Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)
The Best Director Award (French: Prix de la mise en scène) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the "official section" of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946.
There have only been two occasions where the winner also won the Palme d'Or, the highest award at the festival. They are in 1991, when Joel Coen won for Barton Fink, and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for Elephant.
- Joel Coen (with Ethan Coen, non-credited) (1991, 1996, 2001)
- René Clément (1946, 1949)
- Sergei Yutkevich (1956, 1966)
- Robert Bresson (1957, 1983)
- John Boorman (1970, 1998)
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