Date: 24th May 2004

"Fahrenheit 9/11" Wins Palm d'Or

Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", a scathing indictment of White House actions after the 9/11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's and Louis Malle's "The Silent World" in 1956.

The grand prize, the festival's second-place honor, went to South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's "Old Boy", a blood-soaked thriller about a man out for revenge after years of inexplicable imprisonment.

Source: Press Release