Cannes Film Festival ranks at the very top in the eyes of cinema lovers when it comes to a consistent stream of quality pictures and artists. With a tradition dating back to 1930s, born out of spite and a wish to succeed, it never failed to give proper space to the established legends of the seventh art, as well the newcomers to the world of cinema.
However, it did have its fair share of misshaps every now and then. Sometimes spontaneously, and often intentionally in order to avoid the harsh political climates of the past times, the jury of the festival gave out accolades to motion pictures that were subpar to their competition in their respective years.
Here are a few that, due to a number of reasons, failed to take home the main prize at Cannes (some of them were accoladed other awards, such as Grand Prix)