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Ten years of Palme d’Or

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As the 64th Cannes film festival opens, we take a look at the past ten years of winners and how the films went on to do at the box office and other awards ceremonies.

2001: The Son’s Room by Nanni Moretti

This Italian film depicted the psychological effects on a family and their life after their death of their son. The film won eight other awards and was nominated for a further 24 at ceremonies including the London Critics Film Circle Awards, the Nikkan Sports Film Awards and the European Film Awards.

2002: The Pianist by Roman Polanski

This adaptation of the autobiography of the same name detailed Jewish-Polish musician Władysław Szpilman’s experiences during World War II. As well as the Palme d’Or, The Pianist won the BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Direction, seven French Césars (including for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Adrien Brody) and three Academy Awards, including for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Brody.

 

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