Hirokazu Kore-eda – Palme d’Or Winner at Cannes
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The Palme d’Or is one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry. Constituted by the Cannes Festival’s Organizing Committee in 1955, the Palme d’Or is the highest award at the Cannes Festival.
Grand Prix du Festival International du Film was the highest award at the Cannes Festival from 1939 to 1954. Palme d’Or was replaced by the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film in 1964. However, it was reintroduced in 1975.
Japanese director Hirokazo Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ was adjudged as the best film to be awarded the Palme d’Or by the Cannes 2018 jury members. On the 19th of May 2018, at the Cannes 71st edition’s closing ceremony, Cate Blanchett, the Jury President and members selected the festival’s most acclaimed entries to judge ‘Shoplifters’ worthy of the highest award Palme d’Or prize.