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2005 Cannes Film Festival

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Opening film

Cannes, France

Palme d'Or (L'Enfant)

Closing film


Hosted by
Cécile de France

2005 Cannes Film Festival

The 2005 Cannes Film Festival started on May 11 and ran until May 22. Twenty movies from 13 countries were selected to compete. The awards were announced on May 21. The Palme d'Or went to the Belgian film L'Enfant by Dardenne brothers.


The festival opened with Lemming, directed by Dominik Moll and closed with Chromophobia, directed by Martha Fiennes.


  • Emir Kusturica, director, President
  • Javier Bardem, actor
  • Fatih Akın, director
  • Nandita Das, actress
  • Salma Hayek, actress
  • Toni Morrison, writer
  • Benoît Jacquot, director
  • Agnès Varda, director
  • John Woo, director
  • Films in Competition

  • Bashing by Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Battle in Heaven by Carlos Reygadas
  • Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmusch
  • Don't Come Knocking by Wim Wenders
  • Hidden by Michael Haneke
  • The Child by Dardenne brothers
  • Election by Johnnie To
  • Free Zone by Amos Gitai
  • A History of Violence by David Cronenberg
  • Kilometre Zero by Hiner Saleem
  • Last Days by Gus Van Sant
  • Lemming by Dominik Moll
  • Manderlay by Lars von Trier
  • To Paint or Make Love by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
  • Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide by Marco Tullio Giordana
  • Shanghai Dreams by Wang Xiaoshuai
  • Sin City by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez
  • Tale of Cinema by Hong Sang-soo
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones
  • Three Times by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Where the Truth Lies by Atom Egoyan
  • Un Certain Regard

  • Blood by Amat Escalante
  • The Bow by Kim Ki-duk
  • Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures by Marcelo Gomes
  • Dark Horse by Dagur Kári
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu
  • Delwende by S. Pierre Yameogo
  • Down in the Valley by David Jacobson
  • Le filmeur by Alain Cavalier
  • The Forsaken Land by Vimukthi Jayasundara
  • Havana Blues by Benito Zambrano
  • I Am Guilty by Christoph Hochhäusler
  • Jewboy by Tony Krawitz
  • Johanna by Kornél Mundruczó
  • The King by James Marsh
  • Lower City by Sérgio Machado
  • Marock by Laïla Marrakchi
  • Northeast by Juan Diego Solanas
  • My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? by Shinji Aoyama
  • One Night by Niki Karimi
  • Sleeper by Benjamin Heisenberg
  • Time to Leave by François Ozon
  • Yellow Fella by Ivan Sen
  • Zim and Co. by Pierre Jolivet
  • Films out of Competition

  • Avenge But One of My Two Eyes by Avi Mograbi
  • C'est pas tout à fait la vie dont j'avais rêvé by Michel Piccoli
  • Chromophobia by Martha Fiennes
  • Cindy: The Doll Is Mine by Bertrand Bonello
  • Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul by Fatih Akın
  • Dalkomhan insaeng by Kim Jee-woon
  • Darshan - L'étreinte by Jan Kounen
  • Joyeux Noël by Christian Carion
  • Kirikou and the Wild Beasts by Michel Ocelot and Bénédicte Galup
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Shane Black
  • The Burnt Theatre by Rithy Panh
  • Match Point by Woody Allen
  • Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream by Stuart Samuels
  • Operetta tanuki goten by Seijun Suzuki
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith by George Lucas
  • The Power of Nightmares by Adam Curtis
  • Awards

  • Palme d'Or: L'Enfant, by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
  • Grand Prix: Broken Flowers, by Jim Jarmusch
  • Best Actress Award: Hanna Laslo in Free Zone
  • Best Actor Award: Tommy Lee Jones in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • Best Director Award: Caché by Michael Haneke
  • Best Screenplay Award: Guillermo Arriaga for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • Prix du Jury: Shanghai Dreams, by Wang Xiaoshuai
  • Prix un certain regard: The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu by Cristi Puiu
  • Prix François Chalais: Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide, by Marco Tullio Giordana
  • Palme d'Or du court métrage - Podorozhni (Wayfarers) directed by Igor Strembitskyy
  • References

    2005 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia