Michael Moore takes Cannes Top Honor

by on May 22nd, 2004


CANNES, France (AFP) – Provocative US writer and director Michael Moore was basking in the glow of winning the Cannes film festival’s top prize for his virulently anti-Bush documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11”.

The film, which savages US President George W. Bush for his invasion of Iraq after the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, late Saturday was awarded the Palme d’Or in a stunning announcement that brought immediate international attention.

Damon Dimmick