List of past Cannes best film winners

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  • Updated: May 27, 2013 03:32 IST

French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche's graphic lesbian love story "Blue is the Warmest Colour" on Sunday won the top prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

Once known as the Grand Prix, from 1975 the best film award at the festival has been known as the Palme d'Or or Golden Palm.

Here is a list of winners of the coveted prize:
1939: No prize as the festival was halted after 48 hours by Hitler's invasion of Poland.
1946: 11 films shared the top prize, including:
"Open City" by Roberto Rossellini
"Maria Candelaria" by Emilio Fernandez
"Brief Encounter" by David Lean
"The Lost Weekend" by Billy Wilder
1947: Six prizes including:
"Les Maudits" by Rene Clement
"Ziegfeld Follies" by Vincente Minnelli
"Dumbo" by Walt Disney
1949: "The Third Man" by Carol Reed
1951: "Miracle In Milan" by Vittorio de Sica
"Miss Julie" by Alf Sjoberg
1952: "Othello" by Orson Welles
"Due Soldi di Speranza" by Renato Castellani
1953: "The Wages of Fear" by Henri-Georges Clouzot
1954: "The Gate of Hell" (Jigokumon) by Teinosuke Kinugasa
1955: "Marty" by Delbert Mann
1956: "Le Monde du Silence" by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle
1957: "Friendly Persuasion" by William Wyler
1958: "The Cranes are Flying" by Mikhail Kalatoz
1959: "Black Orpheus" by Marcel Camus
1960: "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini
1961: "Viridiana" by Luis Bunuel
"The Long Absence" by Henri Colpi
1962: "The Given Word" by Anselmo Duarte
1963: "The Leopard" by Luchino Visconti
1964: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" by Jacques Demy
1965: "The Knack (...and How to Get It)" by Richard Lester
1966: "A Man and A Woman" by Claude Lelouch
"The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" by Pietro Germi
1967: "Blow-Up" by Michelangelo Antonioni
1968: Cancelled
1969: "If" by Lindsay Anderson
1970: "M*A*S*H" by Robert Altman
1971: "The Go-Between" by Joseph Losey
1972: "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" by Elio Petri
"The Mattei Affair" by Francesco Rosi
1973: "Scarecrow" by Jerry Schatzberg
"The Hireling" by Alan Bridges
1974: "The Conversation" by Francis Ford Coppola
1975: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
1976: "Taxi Driver" by Martin Scorsese
1977: "Padre Padrone" by Paolo Taviani
1978: "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" by Ermanno Olmi
1979: "Apocalypse Now" by Francis Ford Coppola
"The Tin Drum" by Volker Schloendorff
1980: "Kagemusha" by Akira Kurosawa
"All That Jazz" by Bob Fosse
1981: "Man of Iron" by Andrzej Wajda
1982: "Missing" by Costa-Gavras
"Yol" by Yilmaz Guney
1983: "The Ballad of Narayama" by Shohei Imamura
1984: "Paris, Texas" by Wim Wenders
1985: "When Father Was Away on Business" by Emir Kusturica
1986: "The Mission" by Roland Joffe
1987: "Under the Sun of Satan" by Maurice Pialat
1988: "Pelle the Conqueror" by Bille August
1989: "Sex, Lies and Videotape" by Steven Soderbergh
1990: "Wild At Heart" by David Lynch
1991: "Barton Fink" by Joel and Ethan Coen
1992: "The Best Intentions" by Bille August
1993: "Farewell My Concubine" by Kaige Chen
"The Piano" by Jane Campion
1994: "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino
1995: "Underground" by Emir Kusturica
1996: "Secrets & Lies" by Mike Leigh
1997: "The Eel" by Shohei Imamura
"Taste of Cherry" by Abbas Kiarostami
1998: "Eternity and a Day" by Theo Angelopoulos
1999: "Rosetta" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
2000: "Dancer in the Dark" by Lars Von Trier
2001: "The Son's Room" by Nanni Moretti
2002: "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski
2003: "Elephant" by Gus Van Sant
2004: "Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore
2005: "The Child" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
2006: "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" by Ken Loach
2007: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" by Cristian Mungui
2008: "The Class" by Laurent Cantet
2009: "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke
2010: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2011: "The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick
2012: "Love" by Michael Haneke
2013: "Blue is the Warmest Colour" by Abdellatif Kechiche


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