2009 Cannes Film Festival

The 62nd Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 May to 24 May 2009. French actress Isabelle Huppert was the President of the Jury. Twenty films from thirteen countries were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or. The awards were announced on 23 May. The film The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band), directed by Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or.[3]

62nd Cannes Film Festival
The poster shows a still from the film L'Avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni.[1]
Opening filmUp
Closing filmCoco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (The White Ribbon)
Hosted byÉdouard Baer
No. of films20 (En Competition)[2]
19 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date13–24 May 2009
Cannes Film Festival

The festival opened with Pixar's film Up,[4][5] directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. This marked the first time that an animated film or a film in 3-D opened the festival. The festival closed with Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky directed by Jan Kounen.[6]

American director Clint Eastwood became the second recipient of the Honorary Palme d'Or, an award given to directors who had established a significant body of work without ever winning a competitive Palme d'Or.[7]

Isabelle Huppert, President of the 2009 Competition Jury
Paolo Sorrentino, President of the 2009 Un Certain Regard Jury
The members of the main competition jury.

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