The Golden Palm's Legend
Alexis Veller
2015 - 70 min - Suisse

It is the symbol of the Cannes Film Festival and rewards year after year the best film of the official selection. In 1997, Caroline Scheufele, Co-Chairmowan of Chopard, redesigned it upon the request of Pierre Viot, Chairman of the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Chopard manufactures the trophy every year on a complimentary basis
The Palm is made of massive 18-carat gold, is hand-cast in a plaster mould, then fixed on a cushion of unique cut crystal. Since 2014, at Chopard’s suggestion, it is made of "Fairmined" certified gold, according to the firm decision of the Genevan maison, in a pioneer spirit, to support sustainable development in the high luxury field.
As of 2014, Jane Campion is the only female director to have won the Palme d’Or, for "The Piano". Only six film directors belong to the narrow circle of the "double winners": Francis Ford Coppola, Shoei Imamura, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, the Dardenne brothers and Michael Haneke.

Author-Director : Alexis Veller
Photography : Sébastien Gonon, Benjamen Fatras
Sound : Clément Maleo
Editing : Franck Zahler
Original Music : Thomas Dappelo
Delegate Producer : AV Prod


Distributor : AV Prod


2015 - Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France) : Sélection officielle pour l'Œil d'or & Cannes Classics