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The Best Director Award (French: Prix de la mise en scène) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946.

There have only been two occasions where the winner also won the Palme d'Or, the highest award at the festival. They are in 1991, when Joel Coen won for Barton Fink, and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for Elephant.

Award Winners

Year Film Director
1946 La Bataille du rail France René Clément
1947 no award this year
1948 festival not held
1949 The Walls of Malapaga France René Clément
1950 festival not held
1951 Los olvidados Spain/Mexico Luis Buñuel
1952 Fanfan la Tulipe France Christian-Jaque
1953 no award this year
1954 no award this year
1955 Rififi United States Jules Dassin
Heroes of Shipka Soviet Union Sergei Vasilyev
1956 Othello Soviet Union Sergei Yutkevich
1957 A Man Escaped France Robert Bresson
1958 Brink of Life Sweden Ingmar Bergman
1959 The 400 Blows France François Truffaut
1960 no award this year
1961 Chronicle of Flaming Years (Povest plamennykh let) Soviet Union Yuliya Solntseva
1962 no award this year
1963 no award this year
1964 no award this year
1965 Forest of the Hanged (Padurea spânzuratilor) Romania Liviu Ciulei
1966 Lenin in Poland (Lenin v Polshe) Soviet Union Sergei Yutkevich
1967 Ten Thousand Days (Tízezer nap) Hungary Ferenc Kósa
1968 festival not held
1969 Antônio das Mortes Brazil Glauber Rocha
All My Compatriots Czechoslovakia Vojtech Jasny
1970 Leo the Last United Kingdom John Boorman
1971 no award this year
1972 Red Psalm (Még kér a nép) Hungary Miklós Jancsó
1973 no award this year
1974 no award this year
1975 Orders Canada Michel Brault
Section spéciale France/Greece Costa Gavras
1976 Brutti, sporchi e cattivi Italy Ettore Scola
1977 no award this year
1978 Empire of Passion Japan Nagisa Oshima
1979 Days of Heaven United States Terrence Malick
1980 no award this year
1981 no award this year
1982 Fitzcarraldo West Germany Werner Herzog
1983 L'Argent1 France Robert Bresson
Nostalghia1 Soviet Union Andrei Tarkovsky
1984 A Sunday in the Country France Bertrand Tavernier
1985 Rendez-vous France André Téchiné
1986 After Hours United States Martin Scorsese
1987 Wings of Desire West Germany Wim Wenders
1988 Sur Argentina Fernando Solanas
1989 Time of the Gypsies Yugoslavia Emir Kusturica
1990 Taxi Blues Soviet Union Pavel Lungin
1991 Barton Fink United States Joel Coen
1992 The Player United States Robert Altman
1993 Naked United Kingdom Mike Leigh
1994 Caro diario Italy Nanni Moretti
1995 La Haine France Mathieu Kassovitz
1996 Fargo United States Joel Coen
1997 Happy Together Hong Kong Wong Kar-Wai
1998 The General United Kingdom John Boorman
1999 All About My Mother Spain Pedro Almodóvar
2000 Yi Yi Republic of China Edward Yang
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There United States Joel Coen
Mulholland Drive United States David Lynch
2002 Chi-hwa-seon South Korea Im Kwon-taek
Punch-Drunk Love United States Paul Thomas Anderson
2003 Elephant United States Gus Van Sant
2004 Exils France Tony Gatlif
2005 Caché Austria Michael Haneke
2006 Babel Mexico Alejandro González Iñárritu
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly United States Julian Schnabel
2008 Üç Maymun Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2009 Kinatay Philippines Brillante Mendoza

Note 1: This year the award name changed to Grand Prix du cinéma de creation.

Repeated winners

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