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Old 05-19-2012, 12:07 AM
Best And Worst Of The Cannes Palme D'Or Winners Since 2000

With Cannes getting started, I thought it would be good to look back at the last decade and see how their choices hold up.

What were the best and worst decisions by the Jury?

Were there betters films in contention than the ones that were chosen?

You can rank the movies if you want or just list what you think the best and worst were.


Here are the winners:

2000 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)
2001 The Son's Room (Nanni Moretti)
2002 The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
2003 Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)
2005 L'enfant (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
2008 The Class (Laurent Cantet)
2009 The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2011 The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:25 AM
I've only seen The Pianist, Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Tree of Life. All 3 are excellent but The Tree of Life is my fav of the three.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:25 AM
1. Dancer in the Dark (9/10)
2. The White Ribbon (9/10)
3. The Tree of Life (8/10)
4. L'Enfant (8/10)
5. The Pianist (8/10)
6. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (8/10)
7. Elephant (7/10)
8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (7/10)
9. The Class (7/10)
10. Fahrenheit 9/11 (7/10)
11. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (6/10)

Haven't seen The Son's Room.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:38 AM
The only one I haven't seen is The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

For the most part, I think the choices are pretty good, with the best ones being made in the 2nd half of the decade.

Fahrenheit 9/11 was just an odd choice though.


The Son's Room is pretty good, but I know most people would say Mulholland Drive should have taken it.

Moulin Rouge and The Piano Teacher were also major films in contention that year, the latter winning Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert.

I'll have to look at the other years to see what other films were playing.

Last edited by Matchbox225; 05-19-2012 at 12:40 AM..
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:06 AM
1.) The White Ribbon -10/10
2.) The Tree of Life -9/10
3.) Fahrenheit 9/11 -9/10
4.) 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days -8/10
5.) L'Enfant -8/10
6.) Elephant -8/10
7.) The Son's Room -8/10
8.) The Class -8/10
9.) The Pianist -7.5/10

Been too long since I've seen and had a complicated viewing of Dancer in The Dark, though based on my memory it would be in 10th place as good, not great. Haven't seen Wind or Boonmee and need to.

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:15 AM
10/10 The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)

9/10 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)

8/10 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
8/10 The Class (Laurent Cantet)

7/10 The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
7/10 The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)

6/10 The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)
6/10 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)

5/10 L'enfant (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:03 PM
1. The Tree of Life - 9/10
2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days - 9/10
3. Elephant - 8/10
4. The Pianist - 8/10
5. Dancer in the Dark - 8/10
6. Fahrenheit 9/11 - 7/10
7. L'enfant - 7/10
8. The Class - 7/10

Need to get around to seeing the rest of the winners, especially since they're practically all in my netflix queue.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:38 PM
The only film I absolutely hate on that list in Elephant. I made a rant about it when it first came out. Seriously that film sucks dick and I'd rather watch paint dry.

My favorite is probably Tree of Life, followed by The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:30 PM
1. The Pianist (10/10)
2. The White Ribbon (9/10)
3. The Tree of Life (9/10)
4. The Class (8/10)
5. Elephant (8/10)
6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (7/10)

I haven't seen a few of them, but the ones I have seen have all been quite good.

Elephant is an interesting one. I don't love the film, but I found the approach of just letting us observe these people going through an every day routine before something that none of them saw coming happens was really powerful. Scary stuff.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:40 PM
1. The Tree Of Life - 10/10
2. Dancer In The Dark - 10/10
3. The Pianist - 10/10
4. Farhenheit 9/11 - 10/10
5. The Class - 9/10
6. The White Ribbon - 8/10
7. Elephant - 8/10
8. The Wind That Shakes The Barley - 7/10
9. 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days - 7/10
10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - 5/10
11. L'Enfant - N/A
12. The Son's Room - N/A

I haven't seen the last 2 yet.

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Old 05-19-2012, 08:24 PM
1. The White Ribbon (10/10)
2. The Pianist (9/10)
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (9/10)
4. The Class (9/10)
5. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (8/10)
6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (6/10)
7. Elephant (4/10)
8. The Tree of Life (3/10)
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:54 PM
Only seen three of them.

Dancer In the dark 9/10
The Pianist 8/10
White ribbon 7/10
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:12 AM
2002 The Pianist (Roman Polanski) 9/10
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach) 8/10
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore) 8/10
2003 Elephant (Gus Van Sant) 7/10
2009 The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke) 7/10
2011 The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick) 6/10

In order.

I need to see the rest.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:04 AM
I've only seen two:

"The Tree of Life" (2011) A+
"The Pianist" (2002) A


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