Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)

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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. Prior to its creation, the Special Jury Prize held the “second place.”


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: Grand Prix Spécial du Jury (1967-1988), and Grand Prix du Jury (1989-1994).

In addition, the award should not be confused with the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, which is the previous name of the Palme d'Or, the highest prize of the Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Year Film Original title Director(s) Country of origin
Awarded as "Grand Prix Spécial du Jury"
1967 Accident # Joseph Losey   United Kingdom
I Even Met Happy Gypsies # Skupljači perja Aleksandar Petrović   Yugoslavia
Festival interrupted, no awards given that year because of the May 1968 events in France
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   United States
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
No award given that year
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   United Kingdom
1984 Diary for my Children Napló gyermekeimnek Márta Mészáros   Hungary
1985 Birdy Alan Parker   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,   Italy
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   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   United States
2019 Atlantics Atlantique Mati Diop   France,   Senegal,   Belgium
Festival not held, no awards given that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Compartment No. 6 # Hytti nro 6 Juho Kuosmanen   Finland,   Germany,   Estonia,   Russia
A Hero # قهرمان Asghar Farhadi   Iran,   France
# Denotes Ex-aequo win

Multiple winnersEdit

The following individuals received two Grand Prix awards:

Wins Director Nationality
2 Nuri Bilge Ceylan   Turkey
Bruno Dumont   France
Matteo Garrone   Italy
Andrei Tarkovsky   Soviet Union

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Awards at Cannes Film Festival". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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