2006 Cannes Film Festival

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The 2006 Cannes Film Festival ran from 17 May 2006 to 28 May 2006. Twenty films from eleven countries were in competition for the Palme d'Or. The President of the Official Jury was Wong Kar-wai, the first Chinese director to preside over the jury.[1]

English director Ken Loach won Palme d'Or, with his movie The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Other winners were Pedro Almodóvar (Best Screenplay, Volver) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Best Director, Babel).[2][3] This also marked the first time in three years that no American film, actor, actress, or filmmaker won any awards in Cannes.

The festival opened with the premiere screening of The Da Vinci Code, based on the novel by Dan Brown.[4] Journalists gave the film a cool reception at its first press screening, with loud laughter breaking out at one of the pivotal scenes.[5] Transylvania by Tony Gatlif closed the festival. Paris, je t'aime opened the Un Certain Regard section of the festival.[6]

Jury

Wong Kar-wai, Jury President
Helena Bonham Carter, Jury member

Films in Competition

Un Certain Regard

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2006 Un Certain Regard poster featuring an original drawing by Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.[7]
Monica Bellucci, Jury member
Samuel L. Jackson, Jury member
Patrice Leconte, Jury member
Lucrecia Martel, Jury member

Films out of Competition

Winners

Ken Loach, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.
Tim Roth, Jury member
Zhang Ziyi, Jury member

References

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  2. "Fast Facts: 59th Cannes Film Festival Winners". foxnews. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2006 Cannes Film Festival Winners". Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Da Vinci Code to open 2006 Cannes film festival". theguardian.com. Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Da Vinci Code panned at Cannes". London: dailymail.co.uk. 16 May 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "CANNES 2006 – PREVIEW". Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Posters 2006". Retrieved 10 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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