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Cannes Film Festival

Celebrate the Cannes Film Festival with our collection of major prize-winners and contenders from previous festivals.

Our collection includes four Palme d'Or winners, two holders of the Caméra d'Or, two Grand Prix classics and two titles from Un Certain Regard, alongside other notable films that have caused a stir on the Croisette over the years.

"It's just the best place to be, like a fairytale."

Marjane Satrapi

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Cannes Film Festival

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