The Cannes Film Festival turns 70: the Italian movies that won the Palme d'Or
On September 20, the Cannes Film Festival turns 70.
In fact, the first edition was scheduled 1 to 30 September 1939 with a president of exception: Louis Lumière. The declaration of war of France and the United Kingdom to Germany of 3 September 1939 closed prematurely that experience.
The first actual edition then began on September 20 (hereinafter a video on the first edition)
Since then the festival has grown to become one of the great events of world cinema.
The most prestigious award is definitely the Palme d'Or award for the best film (in fact until 1954 and then from 1964 to 1974 the jury of the Cannes Film Festival has awarded the best film with the Grand Prix of the International Film Festival, It consisted of a work by a contemporary artist).
There are many films prestigious winners of the maximum trophy of the Festival. And the Italians?
The Italians winning films were twelve (in 1972 are awarded ex-aequo two Italian films).
The first film to win was "Rome, Open City" by Roberto Rossellini in 1946.
The last "The Son's Room" by Nanni Moretti in 2001.
It is now fifteen years since Italy does not win the top prize.
With the hope to see again soon an Italian film won the Palme d'Or, a rundown on past winners.
"Rome, open city" (1946) by Roberto Rossellini
"Miracle in Milan" (1951) by Vittorio De Sica
"Two Cents Worth of Hope" (1952) by Renato Castellani
"The Sweet Life" (1960) by Federico Fellini
"The Leopard" (1963) by Luchino Visconti
"The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" (1966) by Pietro Germi
"Blow-up" (1967) di Michelangelo Antonioni
"Lulu the Tool" (1972) by Elio Petri
"The Mattei Affair" (1972) by Francesco Rosi
"My Father My Master" (1977) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
"The Tree of Wooden Clogs" (1978) by Ermanno Olmi
"The Son's Room" (2001) by Nanni Moretti