Barry Jenkins goes into the Criterion Closet

Academy Award Nominated Writer and Director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight & Medicine for Melancholy) goes into the Criterion Closet and comes out with the following:

  • Fanny and Alexander- The Theatrical Version and Television Version (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
  • The Apu Trilogy- Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and Apur Sansar (dir. Satyajit Ray)
  • Weekend (dir. Andrew Haigh)
  • John Cassavetes: Five Films- Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night; Constant Forge) (dir. John Cassavetes; Constant Forge directed by Charles Kiselyak)
  • Dekalog (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  • La Haine (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz) 
  • Blood Simple. (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • Fat Girl (dir. Catherine Breillat)
  • Monsoon Wedding (dir. Mira Nair) 
  • Ratcatcher (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
  • George Washington (dir. David Gordon Green)
  • Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
  • The Essential Jacques Demy- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Lola, Bay of Angels, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville (dir. Jacques Demy)
  • The Complete Jacques Tati- Jour De Fete, Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime, Trafic, and Parade (dir. Jacques Tati)

Also making appearances:

  • The River (dir. Jean Renoir)
  • I Am Curious… Blue and Yellow (dir. Vilgot Sjöman)
  • A Brighter Summer Day (dir. Edward Yang)
  • Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  • The Three Colors Trilogy- Red, White, and Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  • La Ciénaga (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
  • Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties- Pleasures of the Flesh, Violence at Noon, Sing a Song of Sex, Three Resurrected Drunkards, and Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (dir. Nagisa Oshima)

With the sixty-ninth Cannes Film Festival only one day away, we’re anxiously anticipating this incarnation of the annual celebration of international cinema and reminded of the wealth of films that have played in years past. For the occasion, we’re basking in images from the collection’s past Cannes winners—films that took home either the Palme d’Or or its precursor, the Grand Prix. 

Criterion’s Cannes Winners of Yore