Annal: 1995 Festival de Cannes Jury Awards for Feature Films

Results of the Festival de Cannes in the year 1995.

Film:Underground

Underground

Emir Kusturica

This sprawling, exhausting, deeply moving Palme d’Or winner represents the pinnacle of Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s considerable abilities, and what is easily one of the best cinematic achievements of the 1990s. It encapsulates 50 turbulent years of Yugoslavian history, from the outbreak of World War II in the 1940s to the destruction of this once-great nation in the 1990s.

When we first meet Marko (Miki Manojlovic) and Blacky (Lazar Ristovski), it’s hard to take these jokers seriously. All they want to do is party their lives away. But the Nazi shelling…

Film:Ulysses' Gaze

Ulysses' Gaze: (To Vlemma tou Odyssea)

Theo Angelopoulos

The Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, winner of the top prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for Eternity and a Day, will never build an audience of casual filmgoers. But then he doesn’t mean to. Demanding, difficult, portentous, Angelopoulos makes films in his own deliberate style: sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes mystifying. When he’s at his best, as in the beautiful and devastating Landscape in the Mist, the results can be spellbinding. Ulysses’ Gaze is a typically fascinating, typically long (three hours) work. Harvey Keitel, moving…

Film:N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir

N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir: (Don't Forget You're Going to Die)

Xavier Beauvois

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