Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)

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The Grand Prix is an award of the Cannes Film Festival bestowed by the jury of the festival on one of the competing feature films. It is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or. Prior to its creation, the Special Jury Prize held the “second place.”


Since 1995, the official name of the award has been simply the Grand Prix, but it has had two other names since its creation in 1967: Grand Prix Spécial du Jury (1967-1988), and Grand Prix du Jury (1989-1994).

In addition, the award should not be confused with the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, which is the previous name of the Palme d'Or, the highest prize of the Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Award winners[edit]

Year Film Original title Director(s) Nationality of director *
Awarded as "Grand Prix Spécial du Jury"
1967 Accident Joseph Losey United Kingdom
I Even Met Happy Gypsies Skupljači perja Aleksandar Petrović Yugoslavia
1969 Ådalen 31 Bo Widerberg Sweden
1970 Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto Elio Petri Italy
1971 Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo United States
Taking Off Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia
1972 Solaris Солярис, Solyaris Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union
1973 The Mother and the Whore La Maman et la putain Jean Eustache France
1974 Arabian Nights Il fiore delle Mille e una notte Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
1975 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle Werner Herzog W. Germany
1976 Cría cuervos Carlos Saura Spain
The Marquise of O Die Marquise von O... Éric Rohmer France
1978 The Shout Jerzy Skolimowski Poland
Bye Bye Monkey Ciao maschio Marco Ferreri Italy
1979 Siberiade Сибириада, Sibiriada Andrei Konchalovsky Soviet Union
1980 Mon oncle d'Amérique Alain Resnais France
1981 Les Années lumière Alain Tanner Switzerland
1982 The Night of the Shooting Stars La Notte di San Lorenzo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Italy
1983 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Terry Jones United Kingdom
1984 Diary for my Children Napló gyermekeimnek Márta Mészáros Hungary
1985 Birdy Alan Parker United Kingdom
1986 The Sacrifice Offret Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union
1987 Repentance მონანიება, Monanieba Tengiz Abuladze Soviet Union
1988 A World Apart Chris Menges United Kingdom
Awarded as "Grand Prix du Jury"
1989 Cinema Paradiso Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Italy
Too Beautiful for You Trop belle pour toi Bertrand Blier France
1990 The Law Tilaï Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkina Faso
The Sting of Death 死の棘, Shi no Toge Kōhei Oguri Japan
1991 La Belle Noiseuse Jacques Rivette France
1992 The Stolen Children Il Ladro di bambini Gianni Amelio Italy
1993 Faraway, So Close! In weiter Ferne, so nah! Wim Wenders Germany
1994 To Live 活着, huó zhe Zhang Yimou China
Burnt by the Sun Утомлённые солнцем, Utomlionnie solncem Nikita Mikhalkov Russia
Awarded as "Grand Prix"
1995 Ulysses' Gaze To Vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece
1996 Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier Denmark
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan Canada
1998 Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Roberto Benigni Italy
1999 Humanité Bruno Dumont France
2000 Devils on the Doorstep 鬼子来了 Jiang Wen China
2001 The Piano Teacher La Pianiste Michael Haneke Austria
2002 The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä Aki Kaurismäki Finland
2003 Uzak Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey
2004 Oldboy 올드보이 Park Chan-wook South Korea
2005 Broken Flowers Jim Jarmusch United States
2006 Flanders Bruno Dumont France
2007 The Mourning Forest 殯の森, Mogari no Mori Naomi Kawase Japan
2008 Gomorra Matteo Garrone Italy
2009 A Prophet Un prophète Jacques Audiard France
2010 Of Gods and Men Des hommes et des dieux Xavier Beauvois France
2011 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo The Dardenne Brothers Belgium
2012 Reality Matteo Garrone Italy
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Coen United States
2014 The Wonders Le meraviglie Alice Rohrwacher Italy
2015 Son of Saul Saul fia László Nemes Hungary
2016 It's Only the End of the World Juste la fin du monde Xavier Dolan Canada
2017 120 Beats Per Minute 120 battements par minute Robin Campillo France
2018 BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee United States
2019 Atlantics Atlantique Mati Diop France, Senegal

Multiple winners[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Awards at Cannes Film Festival". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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