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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Wins Palm D’Or

by | 28th, May 2007

IS there a certain kind of film that wins the big award?

How big a part does the old newspaper mantra “If it bleeds, it leads” play?

The best film in Cannes is, a voted by the great and good, 4 months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The Romanian film is named after the age of the film’s aborted foetus.

The film’s director Cristian Mungiu tells us:

“It looks a little bit to me like (a) fairytale,” a softly spoken Mungui said, adding that the triumph showed “you don’t necessarily need big budgets and big stars to make stories.”

So do certain types of shows win awards?

In the Times, Caitlin Moran looks at why some shows win gongs and other popular shows do not. Although anyone reading the piece may wonder if we remember the winners at all…

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