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The Palme d'Or (English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organizing committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.

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1939
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Union Pacific
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
1949
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Third Man
Directed by Carol Reed, the film features amazing cinematography and strange camera angles.
1951
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
1951
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Miss Julie (Fröken Julie)
Directed by Alf Sjöberg
1952
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
Directed by Orson Welles
1952
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due Soldi Di Speranza)
Directed by Renato Castellani
1953
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire De La Peur)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
1954
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Gate of Hell (Jigokumon)
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa
1955
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Marty
Directed by Delbert Mann
1956
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Silent World (Le Monde Du Silence)
Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Louis Malle
1957
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Friendly Persuasion
Directed by William Wyler
1958
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat Zhuravli)"
Directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili
1959
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)
Directed by Marcel Camus
1960
   Palme d'Or winner was   
La Dolce Vita
Directed by Federico Fellini
1961
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Long Absence (Une Aussi Longue Absence)
Directed by Henri Colpi
1961
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Viridiana
Directed by Luis Buñuel
1962
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Keeper of Promises (O Pagador De Promessas)
Directed by Anselmo Duarte
1963
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)
Directed by Luchino Visconti
1964
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies De Cherbourg)
Directed by Jacques Demy
1965
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Knack...And How to Get It
Directed by Richard Lester
1966
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (Signore & Signori)"
Directed by Pietro Germi
1966
   Palme d'Or winner was   
A Man and a Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme)
Directed by Claude Lelouch
1967
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Blowup
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
1969
   Palme d'Or winner was   
If....
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
1970
   Palme d'Or winner was   
MASH
Directed by Robert Altman
1971
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Go-Between
Directed by Joseph Losey
1972
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Mattei Affair (Il Caso Mattei)
Directed by Francesco Rosi
1972
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La Classe Operaia Va in Paradiso)
Directed by Elio Petri
1973
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Hireling
Directed by Alan Bridges
1973
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Scarecrow
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
1974
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Conversation
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
1975
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique Des Années De Braise)
Directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
1976
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Taxi Driver
Directed by Martin Scorsese
1977
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Father and Master (Padre Padrone)
Directed by Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani
1978
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Tree With the Wooden Clogs (L'Albero Degli Zoccoli)
Directed by Ermanno Olmi
1979
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Apocalypse Now
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
1979
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
1980
   Palme d'Or winner was   
All That Jazz
Directed by Bob Fosse
1980
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"Shadow Warrior (Kagemusha)"
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
1981
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Man of Iron
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
1982
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Missing
Directed by Costa-Gavras
1982
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Way (Yol)
Directed by Yilmaz Güney
1983
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama Bushiko)"
Directed by Shohei Imamura
1984
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"Paris, Texas"
Directed by Wim Wenders
1985
   Palme d'Or winner was   
When Father Was Away on Business (Otac Na Službenom Putu)
Directed by Emir Kusturica
1986
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Mission
Directed by Roland Joffé
1987
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Under the Sun of Satan (Sous Le Soleil De Satan)
Directed by Maurice Pialat
1988
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren)
Directed by Bille August
1989
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Sex, Lies and Videotape
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
1990
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Wild at Heart
Directed by David Lynch, starring Laura Dern and Nicholas Cage.
1991
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Barton Fink
Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
1992
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Best Intentions (Den Goda Viljan)
Directed by Bille August
1993
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"Farewell My Concubine"
Directed by Chen Kaige. 1993 co-winner with 'The Piano' by Jane Campion.
1993
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Piano
Directed by Jane Campion. 1993 co-winner with 'Farewell My Concubine' by Chen Kaige.
1994
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Pulp Fiction
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
1995
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Underground
Directed by Emir Kusturica
1996
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Secrets & Lies
Directed by Mike Leigh
1997
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Eel (Unagi)
Directed by Shohei Imamura
1997
   Palme d'Or winner was   
A Taste of Cherry (Ta'm E Guilass)
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
1998
   Palme d'Or winner was   
"Eternity and a Day (Mia Aioniotita Kai Mia Mera)"
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos
1999
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Rosetta
Directed by Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2000
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Dancer in the Dark
Directed by Lars von Trier starring the singer Bjork, based on a true story from Washington State.
2001
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Son's Room (La Stanza Del Figlio)
Directed by Nanni Moretti
2002
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Pianist
Directed by Roman Polanski
2003
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Elephant
Directed by Gus Van Sant
2004
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Fahrenheit 9/11
Directed by Michael Moore
2005
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Child (L'Enfant)
Directed by Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2006
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Ken Loach
2007
   Palme d'Or winner was   
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Romanian film which follows the harrowing journey of two women as they seek an illegal abortion in Communist Romania. Dir. Cristian Mungiu.
2008
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Entre Les Murs (The Class)
Directed by Laurent Cantet
2009
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The White Ribbon
Directed by Michael Haneke
2010
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2011
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Tree Of Life
Directed by Terrence Malick
2012
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Armour
Directed by Michael Haneke
2013
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche (with actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux)


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