Cannes you beat this Film Festival quiz?

When was the Cannes Film Festival first held?

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It was originally planned to be held in 1939, but was not actually launched until World War II had ended.

Which prestigious prize was first awarded in 1955?

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Grand Prix

François Chalais Prize

The Palme d’Or

Trophée Chopard

Until the introduction of the Palme d’Or, the Grand Prix was awarded to the best film in competition.

Who is the only female director to have received the Palme d’Or?

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Julia Leigh

Lynne Ramsay

Naomi Kawase

Jane Campion

Campion’s “The Piano” took the prize in 1993.

Who was the first woman to act as Cannes Jury President?

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Judy Garland

Olivia de Havilland

Claire Trevor

Katharine Hepburn

The veteran star of “Gone with the Wind” and “The Heiress” was President in 1965.

In which year was the Festival halted in solidarity with the civil unrest sweeping France?

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French directors Jean-Luc Godard & Claude Lelouch announced the cancellation of the Festival seven days after it had opened.

The Jury presidency has only been shared once in the Festival’s history. Who shared it?

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Jean Giono & Joel Coen

René Clair & Sean Penn

Ethan Coen & Luc Besson

Joel & Ethan Coen

The American writing/directing team were jury presidents in 2015.

The Coen Brothers had previously won the Palme d’Or with which film?

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The Big Lebowski

Barton Fink

Miller’s Crossing

The Coen brothers’ classic also won Best Actor for John Turturro and Best Director for the pair.

Only two documentaries have ever won the Palme d’Or. Jacques Cousteau’s “The Silent World” and ____.

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One Day in September

Fahrenheit 9/11

Project Rebirth

No End in Sight

Michael Moore’s study of the War on Terror won in 2004.

Which film, screened as a “work in progress”, shared the Palme d’Or in 1979?

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Apocalypse Now

All That Jazz

The Conversation

Man of Iron

The epic unfinished three-hour version by Coppola shared the Palme d’Or with “The Tin Drum.”

Which Cannes prize is designed to recognize young and emerging talent?

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Vulcan Award

Caméra d’Or


Prix Un Certain Regard

The prize was introduced in 1998.

Who is the only person to win the Best Director prize three times?

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Joel Coen

Ethan Coen

David Lynch

Tony Gatlif

Coen won for “Barton Fink” (1991), “Fargo” (1996) and “The Man Who Wasn’t There”(2001).


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