by Dr-Faustus | created - 10 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

"The festival is an apolitical no-man's land, a microcosm of what the world would be like if people could make direct contact with one another and speak the same language." - Jean Cocteau

IMDb: Festival Central - Cannes.

IMDb: Cannes Film Festival | Overview.

Official Site: Festival de Cannes.

2019 Cannes Film Festival:

IMDb: Festival Central - Cannes. The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 14 to 25 May, 2019. Alejandro G. Iñárritu served as President of the Jury for the main competition. IMDb: Awards for 2019. Wikipedia: 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

A Brief History of the Palme d'Or:

The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. 1939 to 1954: The highest prize was the 'Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.' 1955: The 'Palme d'Or' was introduced. 1964 to 1974: The 'Palme d'Or' was replaced, once again, by the 'Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.' 1975: The 'Palme d'Or' was re-introduced, and remains so, to this day - Annually awarded to the director of the elected, 'Best Feature Film.'

List Description:

Features all the Cannes Palme d'Or and Grand Prix 'Best Feature Film' winners and their runners-up, from 2019 to 1939. Including; 'Best First Feature Film' - Camera d'Or (Golden Camera) winners.

The festival year appears between the square brackets [Year] followed by the major winners for that year.

Each festival year is accompanied by an IMDb link that will give you a detailed overview of all winners and nominees, in all categories, for that year.

This list is in reverse chronological order.

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1. Cannes Film Festival (1969– )


A festival for international movies, which give each year the Palme d'Or.

Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Edouard Baer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 34

[2019]: The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 14 to 25 May 2019.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu served as President of the Jury for the main competition.

Official Site: Festival de Cannes.

IMDb: Festival Central | Cannes.

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2019.

Wikipedia | 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Alain Delon | Actor | France - In 2002 the Cannes Film Festival began to sporadically award a non-competitive Honorary Palme d'Or to individuals who had achieved a notable body of work but who had never won a competitive Palme d'Or.

Wikipedia: Honorary Palme d'Or. ___________________

Independent Awards

Director's Fortnight:

2019 | Carrosse d'Or award (Golden Coach): John Carpenter - The Golden Coach is a special award given since 2002 during the Directors' Fortnight, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival. It is a tribute paid by directors of the Society of Film Directors to one of their peers, chosen from among filmmakers around the world, "for the innovative qualities of his films, for his audacity and independence".

Previous recipients of the Carrosse d'Or (Golden Coach) award include:

2002: Jacques Rozier 2003: Clint Eastwood 2004: Nanni Moretti 2005: Ousmane Sembene 2006: David Cronenberg 2007: Alain Cavalier 2008: Jim Jarmusch 2009: Naomi Kawase 2010: Agnès Varda 2011: Jafar Panahi 2012: Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2013: Jane Campion 2014: Alain Resnais (posthumously) 2015: Zhangke Jia 2016: Aki Kaurismäki 2017: Werner Herzog 2018: Martin Scorsese

2019 | Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award: Bruno Delbonnel - Originated in 2013, the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography is an annual award that pays tribute to a prominent international director of photography at the Cannes Film Festival.

Previous recipients of the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award include:

2013: Philippe Rousselot 2014: Vilmos Zsigmond 2015: Roger Deakins 2016: Peter Suschitzky 2017: Christopher Doyle 2018: Edward Lachman

Wikipedia: Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography.

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 93,975

[2019]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2019.

Wikipedia | 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

3. Atlantics (2019)

TV-14 | 106 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Mame Bineta Sane, Traore, Coumba Dieng, Arame Fall Faye

Votes: 1,620

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

4. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 5,472

'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize).

5. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A cop of provinces moves Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 1,911

'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize).

6. Our Mothers (2019)

78 min | Drama

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working ... See full summary »

Director: Cesar Diaz | Stars: Emma Dib, Armando Espitia

Votes: 148

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

7. IMDb on the Scene (2015– )
Episode: Cannes Film Festival 2018 (2018)

Not Rated | News

Dave Karger hosts IMDb's coverage of the 71st Cannes Film Festival featuring an advance look at the films, filmmakers, and celebrities at the 12-day event.

Stars: Dave Karger, Marion Cotillard, Topher Grace, Spike Lee

Votes: 32

2018 Cannes Film Festival

IMDb: Video Gallery.

8. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 41,943 | Gross: $3.31M

[2018]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2018.

Special Palme d'Or: Le livre d'image (2018) - Awarded for the first time in 2018.

Wikipedia | 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

9. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 170,754 | Gross: $48.69M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

10. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 32,983 | Gross: $1.66M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

11. Girl (II) (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts

Votes: 9,121

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film), Queer Palm, & Un Certain Regard: Best Performance (Victor Polster).

12. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 46,902 | Gross: $1.50M

[2017]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2017.

70th Anniversary Prize Recipient: Nicole Kidman.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Jeffrey Katzenberg | Producer | United States.

Wikipedia | 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

13. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 11,254 | Gross: $0.13M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

14. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 25,206 | Gross: $0.57M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

15. Jeune femme (2017)

97 min | Drama

76 Metascore

In her early thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she'll make it anywhere.

Director: Léonor Serraille | Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly

Votes: 1,972

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

16. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 46,539 | Gross: $0.26M

[2016]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2016.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Jean-Pierre Léaud | Actor | France.

Wikipedia | 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

17. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 18,781

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

18. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 33,508 | Gross: $0.66M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

19. Divines (2016)

105 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

Director: Houda Benyamina | Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda

Votes: 7,339

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

20. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,782 | Gross: $0.25M

[2015]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2015.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Agnès Varda | Director | France.

Wikipedia | 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

21. Son of Saul (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 40,610 | Gross: $1.78M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

22. The Lobster (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman

Votes: 192,682 | Gross: $8.70M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

23. Land and Shade (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

74 Metascore

After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into.

Director: César Augusto Acevedo | Stars: Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Edison Raigosa, Marleyda Soto

Votes: 1,516

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

24. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

Votes: 39,113 | Gross: $0.17M

[2014]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2014.

Wikipedia | 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

25. The Wonders (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 4,089 | Gross: $0.07M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

26. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 44,810 | Gross: $3.49M

'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize).

27. Goodbye to Language (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau

Votes: 5,030

'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize).

28. Party Girl (I) (2014)

96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married.

Directors: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis | Stars: Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis

Votes: 1,202

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film) & Un Certain Regard: Ensemble Prize.

29. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 128,245 | Gross: $2.20M

[2013]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2013.

Wikipedia | 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

30. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 127,488 | Gross: $13.24M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

31. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 19,057 | Gross: $0.28M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

32. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,893 | Gross: $0.05M

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

33. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 86,914 | Gross: $6.74M

[2012]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2012.

Wikipedia | 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

34. Reality (II) (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Aniello Arena, Paola Minaccioni, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone

Votes: 4,693 | Gross: $0.06M

Grand Prix (Runner-up).

35. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 22,186 | Gross: $0.30M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

36. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 78,275 | Gross: $12.80M

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

37. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 159,253 | Gross: $13.30M

[2011]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2011.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipients: Bernardo Bertolucci | Director | Italy & Jean-Paul Belmondo | Actor | France.

Wikipedia | 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

38. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 25,017 | Gross: $1.38M

'Joint' Grand Prix (Runner-up).

39. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 36,161 | Gross: $0.14M

'Joint' Grand Prix (Runner-up).

40. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, JoeyStarr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,734 | Gross: $0.17M

Jury Prize (Third Prize).

41. Las Acacias (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Reluctantly, a dour long-distance truck driver agrees to give a lift to a Paraguayan single mother and her five-month-old daughter to Buenos Aires. Can the palpable silence soften up the taciturn trucker's sullen heart?

Director: Pablo Giorgelli | Stars: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani, Monica Coca

Votes: 2,130

Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

42. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 12,259 | Gross: $0.18M

[2010]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2010.

Wikipedia | 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

43. Of Gods and Men (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History