Ten years of Palme d’Or1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
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 WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw 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 CÃ©sars (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.