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THE BELGIAN film Rosetta last night whisked the top Palm d'Or title at the Cannes festival away from the favourite Todo Sobre Di Madre (All About My Mother) - the first film of his the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has allowed to be entered. Emilie Dequenne, the 18-year-old who made her film debut in the title role, also won best actress.

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Stop it, I say! Stop it this minute! We've all got one! Put it away! Is there no end to the shenanigans that now constitute the Cannes Film Festival? These days, they all walk around in their birthday suits mouthing obscenities whilst "high" (dread word!) on cocaine. And where is the glamour? Highly paid British actors and actresses seem only too happy to barge into a buffet luncheon barefoot in denims and a filthy T-shirt.

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On 15 May 1959, the announcement of the major prizes at Cannes heralded the start of a new era. The winning directors were all young, French newcomers; the films were low-budget, independent productions: the nouvelle vague had swept the board.
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