Bonnie and Clyde

A Look Back at the Cannes Palme D’or Winners from the 60s: ‘If…’

By 1968, America and Europe were completely amerced in the sociological shift between its former Silent Generation traditions and impeding counterculture. Shocking concepts, like anti-establishment thinking, racial integration, drug dependency, and sexual awareness, revolutionized the way society viewed the environment around them. Among these eye-opening revolutions, the medium of New Wave cinema not only explored these alternative live styles, but did so in a way that gave succeeding generations the chance to explore counterculture hands on, through a first-person lens of emotion and deceit.

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