Cannes: The Year of Living Less Dangerously

Political harangues give way to cooler fare

The Cannes Film Festival caught a political fever last year, and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 copped the top-prize Palme d'Or. This May anti-Bush harangues gave way to cooler fare: family dramas and open-ended mysteries. L'Enfant, by the Belgian Dardenne brothers, took the highest honor. But here are this Riviera veteran's personal palmes:

•BEST FILM IN THE COMPETITION

Marco Tullio Giordana's Once You're Born, a smart, heartfelt Italian drama about illegal immigrants--which was also many critics' pick for Worst Film in the Competition.

•BEST FILM OUT OF THE COMPETITION

Adam Curtis' British documentary The Power of Nightmares. Like Fahrenheit but with a...

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