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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 2011
2011

What should have won: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia 

What actually won: The Tree Of Life

When Terrence Malick won his first Palme d’Or for Tree Of Life, pipping Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s elliptical crime drama Once Upon A Time In Anatolia and other worthies in the process, there was virtually nothing contentious about it. With the benefit of hindsight, Anatolia looks like the more enduring of two languorous, beautifully photographed pieces. Was it the excitement of Malick’s Cannes return that tipped it in the Texan’s favourite? Was Anatolia too slow even for the cineastes on the Croisette? Not enough dinosaurs? Whatever the reason, you can make a strong case that they got this one wrong.

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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

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