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.
|Closing film||Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (The White Ribbon)|
|Hosted by||Édouard Baer|
|No. of films||20 (En Competition)|
19 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Short Film)
|Festival date||13–24 May 2009|
The festival opened with Pixar's film Up, 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.
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.