Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

Annual award presented at the Cannes Film Festival for best directing achievements in a feature film screened as part of festivals official selection add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1955.

Countries: United States (40%), China (40%), France (20%)

Main connections: Edward Yang, Gus Van Sant, David Lynch

 

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This happened only twice, in 1991, when Joel Coen won both awards for "Barton Fink", and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for his film "Elephant" add something


1997

Wong Kar-wai - Cannes Film Festival - His first major international recognition was at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where he won the Best Director prize for "Happy Together"


2000

Edward Yang - He won the Best Director *award at Cannes for his 2000 film "Yi Yi"

 

Edward Yang - However, Yang was most likely known for his film, "Yi Yi" - it was for this film that he received the Best Director at Cannes in 2000, among other notable film *awards


2001

David Lynch - The film performed relatively well at the box office worldwide and was a critical success, earning Lynch a Best Director prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival (shared with Joel Coen for The Man Who Wasn't There) and a Best Director award from the New York Film Critics Association.