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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
S-Cannes-dal! Great festival films that were scandalously overlooked...

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While Cannes is famed for rewarding the very best films in the world, it can sometimes hand out the big prize to films that vanish from view, while ignoring others that go on to become classics. With that in mind, we've reviewed the last 62-odd years of Cannes winners to identify the winners that have been eclipsed by their defeated competitors, and the great films that were scandalously overlooked...

WORDS HELEN O'HARA
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 2006
2006

What should have won: Volver

What actually own: The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Pedro Almodóvar has been turning up at Cannes for years, and generally getting at least compliments from the prize-givers. But this study of tough women living through trying times in La Mancha was one of his best, and deserved the big prize - which in fact went to Ken Loach's decent but largely forgotten (already) The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Still, Almodóvar took home Best Screenplay, and his leading lady Penelope Cruz took Best Actress, so it wasn't all bad.
 

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

Posted by MartinK75 on Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:44

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

Posted by ernest on Wednesday May 15, 2013, 22:02


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