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Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)

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Grand Prix
The 2024 recipient: Payal Kapadia
Presented byCannes Film Festival
First awarded1967
Currently held byPayal Kapadia
All We Imagine as Light (2024)

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.


The award was first presented in 1967. The prize was not awarded in 1977. The festival was not held at all in 2020. In 1968, no awards were given as the festival was called off mid-way due to the May 1968 events in France. Also, the jury vote was tied, and the prize was shared by two films on 10 occasions (1967, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2011, and 2021–22). Andrei Tarkovsky, Bruno Dumont, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and Matteo Garrone have won the most awards in this category, each winning twice. Three directing teams have shared the award: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani for The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for The Kid with a Bike (2011), and Joel and Ethan Coen for Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Márta Mészáros was the first woman to have won the award, for 1984's Diary for My Children.

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: the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury (1967–1988) and the Grand Prix du Jury (1989–1994).

In addition, the award should not be confused with the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1939–1954; 1964–1974), which was the highest prize of the festival and a precursor to the Palme d'Or.[1]

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Year English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
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
1972 Solaris Солярис 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, France
1975 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle Werner Herzog West Germany
1976 Cría Cuervos Carlos Saura Spain
The Marquise of O Die Marquise von O... Éric Rohmer France, West Germany
1978 Bye Bye Monkey Ciao maschio Marco Ferreri Italy, France
The Shout Jerzy Skolimowski United Kingdom
1979 Siberiade Сибириада Andrei Konchalovsky Soviet Union
1980 My American Uncle Mon oncle d'Amérique Alain Resnais France
1981 Light Years Away Les Années lumière Alain Tanner France, 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[2] United Kingdom
1984 Diary for My Children Napló gyermekeimnek Márta Mészáros Hungary
1985 Birdy Alan Parker[3] United States
1986 The Sacrifice Offret Andrei Tarkovsky Sweden, France, United Kingdom
1987 Repentance მონანიება Tengiz Abuladze Soviet Union
1988 A World Apart Chris Menges United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
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 Sting of Death 死の棘 Kōhei Oguri Japan
Tilaï Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkina Faso, Switzerland, France, Germany, United Kingdom
1991 La Belle Noiseuse Jacques Rivette France, Switzerland
1992 The Stolen Children Il Ladro di bambini Gianni Amelio Italy
1993 Faraway, So Close! In weiter Ferne, so nah! Wim Wenders Germany
1994 Burnt by the Sun Утомлённые солнцем Nikita Mikhalkov Russia, France
To Live 活着 Zhang Yimou China
Awarded as "Grand Prix"
1995 Ulysses' Gaze To Vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece
1996 Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier Denmark, United Kingdom
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 France, Austria, Germany
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 France, United States
2006 Flanders Bruno Dumont France
2007 The Mourning Forest 殯の森 Naomi Kawase Japan
2008 Gomorrah 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 The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Belgium, France
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012 Reality Matteo Garrone Italy, France
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Joel & Ethan Coen[4] United States, United Kingdom, France
2014 The Wonders Le meraviglie Alice Rohrwacher Italy, Switzerland, Germany
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, France
2017 BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 battements par minute Robin Campillo France
2018 BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee[5] United States
2019 Atlantics Atlantique Mati Diop France, Senegal, Belgium
2021 Compartment No. 6 Hytti nro 6 Juho Kuosmanen Finland, Germany, Estonia, Russia
A Hero قهرمان Asghar Farhadi Iran, France
2022 Close Lukas Dhont Belgium, Netherlands, France
Stars at Noon Claire Denis France
2023 The Zone of Interest Jonathan Glazer United Kingdom, Poland
2024 All We Imagine as Light Payal Kapadia India, France, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Multiple winners[edit]

As of 2023, only the following filmmakers have received two "Grand Prix" prizes at Cannes:

Number of Wins Directors Nationality Films Ref(s)
2 Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union Solaris (1972),
The Sacrifice (1986)
Bruno Dumont France Humanité (1999),
Flanders (2006)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey Uzak (2003),
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Matteo Garrone Italy Gomorrah (2008),
Reality (2012)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Awards at Cannes Film Festival". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ Jonathan Trevithick on Twitter: "Monty Python's Grand Prix Special du Jury for 'The Meaning of Life', awarded at Cannes"
  3. ^ Hollywood Flashback: Nicolas Cage First Came to Cannes in 1985 With 'Birdy' - The Hollywood Reporter
  4. ^ 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Win Top Prizes at Cannes - ScreenCrush
  5. ^ Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman wins Grand Prix award from Cannes - Entertainment Weekly
  6. ^ "Andrei Tarkovsky". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Bruno Dumont". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  8. ^ "Nuri Bilge Ceylan". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  9. ^ "Matteo Garrone". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 15 May 2023.

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