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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 | 1998
1998

What should have won: Festen

What actually won: Eternity And A Day

This was a pretty strong year for world cinema, but the winner at Cannes - Theo Angelopoulos' Eternity And A Day - has not achieved anything close to the staying power of Dogme films Festen and The Idiots, or even The Dream Life of Angels or Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (and we're not even making a case for the Oscar-winning Life Is Beautiful). With Dogme just taking off - and arguably at its most creative - surely one of the two Danish films was the worthy winner.

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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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