Best final post-1969 film by someone who won the Palme d'Or between 1949 and 1969

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Started in 1949 because that's when they started awarding it to a single film (ties excepted)

Final films are theatrical releases only, not including concert films.

I'm assuming Richard Lester isn't going to make another film, but I've left Claude Lelouch out, as he might.

Poll Results

Cet obscur objet du désir / That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, 1977) 11
L'innocente / The Innocent (Luchino Visconti, 1976) 2
Filming Othello (Orson Welles, 1978) 2
The Return of the Musketeers (Richard Lester, 1989) 1
Milou en mai / May Fools (Louis Malle, 1990) 1
Al di là delle nuvole / Beyond the Clouds (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1990) 1
Alfredo, Alfredo (Pietro Germi, 1972) 0
Trois places pour le 26 / Three Seats for the 26th (Jacques Demy, 1988) 0
Os Trombadinhas (Anselmo Duarte, 1980) 0
Follow Me! (Carol Reed, 1972) 0
La isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo / The Mysterious Island (Henri Colpi, 1973) 0
The Voice of the Moon (Federico Fellini, 1990) 0
Bahia (Marcel Camus, 1976) 0
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (William Wyler, 1970) 0
Night Crossing (Delbert Mann, 1982) 0
Il viaggio / The Voyage (Vittorio De Sica, 1974) 0
The Whales of August (Lindsay Anderson, 1987) 0

Alba, Thursday, 3 June 2021 22:50 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, and strictly speaking it wasn't the Palme d'Or for some of these years, so going by whatever the top Cannes prize was, as per Wikipedia

Alba, Thursday, 3 June 2021 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

Malle made two films after Milou en Mai - Damage and Vanya on 42nd Street.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 3 June 2021 23:59 (two weeks ago) link

Damn. So he did. Not sure how I cocked that up. Consider a vote for Milou en Mai to be one for Vanya on 42nd Street

Alba, Friday, 4 June 2021 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

L'innocente / The Innocent (Luchino Visconti, 1976)

groovemaaan, Friday, 4 June 2021 00:45 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen three: L'Innocente is probably a better Visconti film than Obscure Object is a Buñuel film. Filming Othello is worth watching but it's basically a DVD extra ahead of its time.
I was put off watching the Antonioni film because to this day I'm not clear how much of it he actually directed.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 4 June 2021 01:44 (two weeks ago) link

There's an utterly bizarre scene in L'Innocente where a maid runs into a room, picks a baby out of its cradle and screams, "Mamma mia! It's dead, it's dead", etc. while the live baby onscreen in her arms is squirming and moving.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 4 June 2021 01:46 (two weeks ago) link

The Antonioni film is horrible. I wouldn't recommend it.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 4 June 2021 23:35 (two weeks ago) link

Best part of the Antonioni film is him hanging out with Mastroianni in the making of doc.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 4 June 2021 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

All I remember about it is Irène Jacob as a nun telling her suitor that if she were to have an affair with him it would be like lighting a candle in a room full of the light of Jesus or something. Which I guess had some power if it’s stuck with me for 30 years.

Alba, Friday, 4 June 2021 23:52 (two weeks ago) link

Though, I have a feeling that line is in the trailer, which I probably saw a couple of times too and there’s nothing like the power of repetition.

Alba, Friday, 4 June 2021 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

I don't know anything about Michel Camus, but one of only two imdb reviews for Bahia is tantalizing, given its obscurity:

Alba, Saturday, 5 June 2021 00:03 (two weeks ago) link

I love the thought of the perfect memory of this song staying with him for 30 years.

I then found it, which stopped me having a vicarious experience along the same lines.

Alba, Saturday, 5 June 2021 00:05 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 10 June 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

It was always going to be a race for second place here.

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 June 2021 01:34 (one week ago) link

Still more or less my favourite film of all time

imago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 07:17 (one week ago) link

I voted for Beyond the Clouds for sentimental reasons, because I saw it at the NYFF.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 June 2021 12:41 (one week ago) link

Figured the winner would win. Recall that Musketeers film being pretty good.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 June 2021 12:42 (one week ago) link

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