Friday, May 13, 2016

The 20 Best Palme d'Or Winners at the Cannes Film Festival

Though the festival's top honor has gone through a few name changes (technically, a couple of the filmmakers mentioned below never had a Palme d'Or trophy for their mantle), the annual prize is its own form of cinematic time capsule. As with other yearly film awards, those winners aren't always bona fide masterpieces. But there are a significant number of them that have helped shape both the overall artistic direction of the festival and the film industries from which they hail.  Below, we've gathered twenty such films, each iconic in their own way and all part of Cannes' rich tradition.  Brief EncounterYear: 1946 It's only fitting that "Carol," one of last year's...

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