70 years of Cannes Film Festival

• 70 years of Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival has emerged as an alternative to Venice. In 1938, the main Venice prize was awarded to the film Leni Riefenstahl's "Olympia", the American and French delegations left the festival in protest against the fascist position jury. Then, the French began to prepare the festival in the resort town of Cannes, to be held in the next, in 1939. Prevented the Second World War. The first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946. Cannes have always been independent and easy leftism. The latter circumstance explains the fact that there are always welcomed Soviet cinema, even frankly propaganda. Prizes of various kinds on the Croisette received such films as "The Tale of Fiery Years", "Optimistic Tragedy" and even "Lenin in Poland". But the main prize - "Golden Palm" - won a Soviet film - a masterpiece of Michael Kalatozova "The Cranes Are Flying". On the anniversary of the festival, we remember the best domestic films, noted in Cannes in different years.

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

2014. The prize for the "Best scenario" was Andrei Zvyagintsev for the film "Leviathan".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1969. Critics prize was Andrei Tarkovsky for the film "Andrei Rublev".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

2011. A special prize was awarded to Andrey Zvyagintsev for the film "Elena". Zvyagintsev pictured with actress Nadezhda Markina and Elena Liadov at the Cannes Film Festival.

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1987. The director of the film "Repentance" Tengiz Abuladze and actress Ketevan Abuladze with the main prize and a diploma at the Cannes Film Festival.

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1979. Andrei Konchalovsky received the Grand Prix for "Sibiriada".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1972. Grand Prix was Andrei Tarkovsky for the film "Solaris".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1969. Critics prize was Andrei Tarkovsky for the film "Andrei Rublev".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1960. A special prize was awarded to actress Iya Savina for starring in the film "The Lady with the Dog".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1958. The main prize of the festival "Golden Palm" went to the film "The Cranes Are Flying" Michael Kalatozova. This is the only date Russian films, received the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1957. A special prize was awarded to the film "The Forty-First" Gregory Chuhraja.

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1956. Prize "The Best Director" was Sergei Yutkevich, author of the film "Othello".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1946. Grand Prix to the film by Friedrich Ermler "great crisis".

70 years of Cannes Film Festival

1955. Prize "For a cinematic interpretation of the ballet" to the film "Romeo and Juliet" Galina Ulanova in the main party.