Date: 24th May 2004
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