CAIRO - May 28, 2017: The Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or prize, will be awarded late Sunday. Egypt Today is reminding you of the previous 10 winners.
2016: I, Daniel Blake (Britain)
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A BAFTA Film Award winner of the “Outstanding British Film of the Year”, this movie is about a sick old carpenter who fights the system bureaucracy to receive employment and support allowance.
2015: Dheepan (France)
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Also nominated for BAFTA Film Award, this is a crime movie about three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war in Sri Lanka and go to France with the dream of rebuilding their lives.
2014: Winter Sleep (Turkey)
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The movie takes place in ventral Anatolia, in which a man who runs a small hotel with his wife with whom he has a turbulent relationship, and his sister who is already in pain because of her recent divorce. As the winter snow falls, the hotel becomes cozy their shelter and trap at the same time.
2013: Blue is the Warmest Colour (France)
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Nominated for a Golden Globe award, this is an erotic romantic drama movie about two lesbian young women who meet and start discovering their desires.
2012: Amour (Austria)
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The Oscar winner of the best Foreign Film of the year, this is a drama about an octogenarian couple who’s relation is strongly tested as the wife’s health deteriorates.
2011: The Tree of Life (US)
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Nominated for three Oscars, it’s a fantasy movie that takes place in 1950s, in which a son struggles with his parents’ incompatible teachings.
2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand)
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It is a fantasy, comedy, and drama movie about a man who remembered his many previous lives on his deathbed.
2009: The White Ribbon (Austria)
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Nominated for two Oscars, the movie takes place in Germany shortly before WWI about some bizarre events that happen in a certain village.
2008: The Class (France)
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Also nominated for an Oscar, the movie is about a Parisian teacher and his racially diverse students.
2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)
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Also nominated for a Golden Globe award; the movie events take place in the 1980’s about a woman who helps her friend in arranging illegal abortion.
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