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8 Must-See Prize-Winning Films From The Cannes Film Festival

8 Must-See Prize-Winning Films From The Cannes Film Festival

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Updated: 15 June 2017

2016’s roster of winners featured a large number of familiar faces, and nearly all of the victorious films had directors with previous Cannes experience, including the top three: Ken Loach (Palme d’Or), Xavier Dolan (Grand Prix), and Andrea Arnold, who took home a record-breaking third Jury Prize this year.  The prize-winning films were set across the globe, and shot in languages ranging from Persian to Tagalog.  Read on for our top picks.

Palme d’Or

I, Daniel Blake
Director: Ken Loach

Grand Prix

Juste la fin du monde (“It’s only the end of the world”)
Director: Xavier Dolan

Jury Prize

American Honey
Director: Andrea Arnold

Best Director

Bacalaureat (“Graduation”)
Director: Cristian Mungiu

Personal Shopper
Director: Olivier Assayas

Best Screenplay, Best Actor

Forushande (The Salesman)
Screenplay, director: Asghar Farhadi
Actor: Shahab Hosseini

Best Actress

Ma’Rosa
Actress: Jaclyn Jose
Director: Brilliante Mendoza

Palme d’Or Short Film

Timecode
Director: Juanjo Gimenez