U.S. director Michael Moore’s controversial anti-Bush documentary “Fahrenheit
9/11″ has won the Palme d’Or best film award at the Cannes film festival in an evening otherwise dominated by Asian films.
“What have you done? I’m completely overwhelmed by this,” an emotional Moore said in his acceptance speech on Saturday.
“The last time I was on an award stage in Hollywood, all hell broke loose,” he added with a laugh.
Moore won a special award in Cannes two years ago for his anti-gun documentary “Bowling for Columbine”, which went on to win an Oscar. Moore drew criticism for his extended acceptance speech in which he spoke out against President George W. Bush.
“Fahrenheit 9/11” attracted acres of publicity before the festival when Disney, the parent company of Miramax which produced the film, said it did not want to distribute the picture in an election year.0