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French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

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The French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (French: Syndicat français de la critique de cinéma et des films de télévision) has awarded 4 prizes ("Prix de la critique", critics prize): the Prix Méliès annually since 1946 to the best French film of the year. The Prix Léon Moussinac, awarded to the Best Foreign Film category was added in 1967. Additionally it awards a Prix Novaïs-Texeira for short films since 1999 and a First Film prize since 2001.

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It also organizes each year the International Critics' Week, the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival.

1940s

  • 1946: La Bataille du rail by René Clément
  • 1947: Le Silence est d'or by René Clair
  • 1948: Paris 1900 by Nicole Védrès
  • 1949: Manon by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • 1950s

  • 1950: Rendezvous in July (Rendez-vous de juillet) by Jacques Becker
  • 1951: Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) by Robert Bresson
  • 1952: Les Belles de nuit by René Clair
  • 1953: The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • 1954: The Red and the Black (Le rouge et le noir) by Claude Autant-Lara
  • 1955: Rififi by Jules Dassin
  • 1956: The Silent World (Le monde du silence) by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Les Grandes Manœuvres by René Clair
  • 1957: La Traversée de Paris by Claude Autant-Lara and A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson
  • 1958: Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati
  • 1959: Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais and The 400 Blows by François Truffaut
  • 1960s

  • 1960: Le Trou by Jacques Becker and A bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard
  • 1961: Last Year at Marienbad by Alain Resnais
  • 1962: Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) by Agnès Varda
  • 1963: The Trial by Orson Welles
  • 1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) by Jacques Demy
  • 1965: The Shameless Old Lady (La vieille dame indigne) by René Allio
  • 1966: The War Is Over (La guerre est finie) by Alain Resnais and Au Hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson
  • 1967: Belle de Jour by Luis Buñuel and Mouchette by Robert Bresson
  • 1968: Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) by François Truffaut
  • 1969: My Night at Maud's (Ma nuit chez Maud) by Éric Rohmer
  • 1970s

  • 1970: The Wild Child (L'enfant sauvage) by François Truffaut
  • 1971: Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) by Éric Rohmer
  • 1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) by Luis Buñuel
  • 1973: Day for Night (La nuit américaine) by François Truffaut
  • 1974: Lacombe Lucien by Louis Malle
  • 1975: Let Joy Reign Supreme (Que la fête commence) by Bertrand Tavernier
  • 1976: The Story of Adele H. (L'histoire de Adèle H.) by François Truffaut
  • 1977: Providence by Alain Resnais
  • 1978: Le dossier 51 by Michel Deville
  • 1979: Perceval le Gallois by Éric Rohmer
  • 1980s

  • 1980: My American Uncle (Mon oncle d'Amérique) by Alain Resnais
  • 1981: Coup de Torchon by Bertrand Tavernier and Garde à Vue by Claude Miller
  • 1982: A Room in Town (Une chambre en ville) by Jacques Demy
  • 1983: Pauline at the Beach (Pauline à la plage) by Éric Rohmer
  • 1984: Full Moon in Paris (Les nuits de la pleine lune) by Éric Rohmer
  • 1985: Death in a French Garden (Péril en la demeure) à by Michel Deville and Sans toit ni loi by Agnès Varda
  • 1986: Thérèse by Alain Cavalier
  • 1987: Goodbye, Children (Au revoir les enfants) by Louis Malle
  • 1988: The Little Thief (La petite voleuse) by Claude Miller
  • 1989: Mr. Hire (Monsieur Hire) by Patrice Leconte
  • 1990s

  • 1990: La Discrète by Christian Vincent
  • 1991: The Beautiful Troublemake (La belle noiseuse) by Jacques Rivette
  • 1992: A Heart in Winter (Un cœur en hiver) by Claude Sautet
  • 1993: Smoking/No Smoking by Alain Resnais
  • 1994: Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • 1995: Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud) by Claude Sautet
  • 1996: Capitaine Conan by Bertrand Tavernier
  • 1997: Same Old Song (On connaît la chanson) by Alain Resnais
  • 1998: The Dreamlife of Angels (La vie rêvée des anges) by Erick Zonca
  • 1999: Sachs' Disease (La maladie de Sachs) by Michel Deville
  • 2000s

  • 2000: The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) by Agnès Varda
  • 2001: Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 2002: To Be and to Have (Être et avoir) by Nicolas Philibert
  • 2003: La trilogie Un couple épatant, Après la vie and Cavale by Lucas Belvaux
  • 2004: Kings and Queen (Rois et reine) by Arnaud Desplechin
  • 2005: The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté) by Jacques Audiard
  • 2006: Private Fears in Public Places (Cœurs), by Alain Resnais
  • 2007: The Secret of the Grain (La graine et le mulet) by Abdel Kechiche
  • 2008: The Beaches of Agnès (Les Plages d'Agnès) by Agnès Varda
  • 2009: A Prophet by Jacques Audiard
  • 2010s

  • 2010: Of Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois
  • 2011: The Minister by Pierre Schöller
  • 2012: Amour by Michael Haneke
  • 2013: Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche
  • 2014: Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • 2015: Fatima by Phillipe Faucon
  • 1960s

  • 1968: Blowup (Italy) by Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 1969: Csillagosok, katonák (Hungary) by Miklós Jancsó
  • 1970s

  • 1970: Rosemary's Baby (USA) by Roman Polanski
  • 1971: Andrey Rublyov (Soviet Union) by Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 1972: Death in Venice (Italy) by Luchino Visconti
  • 1973: Roma (Italy) by Federico Fellini
  • 1974: Family Life (UK) by Ken Loach
  • 1975: Amarcord (Italy) by Federico Fellini
  • 1976: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (West Germany) by Werner Herzog
  • 1977: Cría cuervos (Spain) by Carlos Saura
  • 1978: Dersu Uzala (Soviet Union) by Akira Kurosawa
  • 1979: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Italy) by Ermanno Olmi
  • 1980s

  • 1980: Not awarded
  • 1981: The Elephant Man (USA) by David Lynch
  • 1982: Christ Stopped at Eboli (Italy) by Francesco Rosi
  • 1983: The Night of the Shooting Stars (Italy) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and Yol (Turkey) by Yılmaz Güney and Serif Gören
  • 1984: Fanny and Alexander (Sweden) by Ingmar Bergman
  • 1985: Paris, Texas (West Germany) by Wim Wenders
  • 1986: The Purple Rose of Cairo (USA) by Woody Allen
  • 1987: Hannah and Her Sisters (USA) by Woody Allen
  • 1988: Wings of Desire (West Germany) by Wim Wenders
  • 1989: The Dead (USA) by John Huston and Bagdad Café (West Germany) by Percy Adlon
  • 1990s

  • 1990: A Short Film About Killing (Poland) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • 1991: Dekalog (Poland) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • 1992: The Double Life of Véronique (Poland) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • 1993: Man Bites Dog (Belgium) by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde and The Story of Qiu Ju (China) by Zhang Yimou
  • 1994: Raining Stones (UK) by Ken Loach
  • 1995: Exotica (Canada) by Atom Egoyan
  • 1996: Land and Freedom (UK) by Ken Loach and Ulysses' Gaze (Greece) by Theodoros Angelopoulos
  • 1997: Secrets & Lies (UK) by Mike Leigh
  • 1998: Hana-bi (Japan) by Takeshi Kitano
  • 1999: Life Is Beautiful (Italy) by Roberto Benigni
  • 2000s

  • 2000: Eyes Wide Shut (UK/USA) by Stanley Kubrick
  • 2001: Yi Yi (Taiwan) by Edward Yang
  • 2002: No Man's Land (Bosnia-Herzegovina) by Danis Tanović
  • 2003: Talk to Her (Spain) by Pedro Almodóvar
  • 2004: Elephant (USA) by Gus Van Sant
  • 2005: Lost in Translation (USA) by Sofia Coppola
  • 2006: A History of Violence (USA) by David Cronenberg
  • 2007: Volver (Spain) by Pedro Almodóvar
  • 2008: The Lives of Others (Germany) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • 2009: There Will Be Blood (USA) by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • 2010s

  • 2010: The White Ribbon (Austria) by Michael Haneke
  • 2011: Another Year (UK) by Mike Leigh
  • 2012: Melancholia (Denmark) by Lars von Trier
  • 2013: A Touch of Sin (China) by Jia Zhangke
  • 2014: Winter Sleep (Turkey) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • 2015: Son of Saul (Hungary) by László Nemes
  • 2000s

  • 2001: Ressources humaines by Laurent Cantet
  • 2002: De l'histoire ancienne by Orso Miret
  • 2003: Se souvenir des belles choses by Zabou Breitman
  • 2004: Since Otar Left by Julie Bertucelli
  • 2005: Brodeuses by Éléonore Faucher
  • 2006: Little Jerusalem by Karin Albou
  • 2007: Le Pressentiment by Jean-Pierre Darroussin
  • 2008: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
  • 2009: Adieu Gary by Nassim Amaouche
  • 2010s

  • 2010: Belle Épine by Rebecca Zlotowski
  • 2011: Angel & Tony by Alix Delaporte
  • 2012: Louise Wimmer by Cyril Mennegun
  • 2013: Me, Myself and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne
  • 2014: Love at First Fight by Thomas Cailley
  • 2015: The Wakhan Front by Clément Cogitore
  • Best First Foreign Film

  • 2014: Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan & Germany) by Emir Baigazin
  • 2015: Titli (India) by Kanu Behl
  • Best Short Film

  • 1984 : Coup de feu by Magali Clément
  • 1999 : Les Aveugles by Jean-Luc Perréard
  • 2000 : Ressources humaines by Laurent Cantet
  • 2001 : Soufflé by Delphine Coulin
  • 2002 : Intimisto by Licia Eminenti
  • 2003 : Nosferatu Tango by Zoltán Horváth
  • 2004 : Anna, 3 kilos 2 by Laurette Polmanss
  • 2005 : Sous mon lit by Jihane Chouaib
  • 2006 : Stricteternum by Julien Legrand
  • References

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Wikipedia


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