Sunday, May 23, 2004

Michael Moore Wins Top Award at Cannes Film Festival

Filmmaker Michael Moore's (website) powerful anti-Bush documentary has won the Palme d'Or best film award, Cannes' most prestiguous film award (Reuters article).

After its initial showing, the film won a 10-20 minute standing ovation at Cannes, which added extra screenings due to the demand for the film.

The film, produced in American by an American filmmaker, will be distributed throughout the world except in the United States, where corporate politics has prevented the film's distribution so far, prompting cries of media censorship. (See earlier story).