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Monday, May 26, 2008

Cannes goes to the dogs!

The contribution of dogs to film is being recognized Internationally, with the addition of The Palm Dog award, presented at Cannes. This year marks the 8th year the award has been presented at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Past winners include Mops, Marie Antoinette's dog in Sophia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' in 2006, and Bruno in the 2005 Mongolian film "The Cave of the Yellow Dog".

This year's winner is a mutt named Lucy, whose owner gets arrested for stealing dog food while on a road trip to Alaska in the film 'Wendy and Lucy' by Kelly Reichardt.

"The film's got everything -- dog food, the dog pound and the dogged determination of a down and out," said Rose, a journalist who every year is joined by leading British film critics at Cannes to pick the best screen mutt.

Check out this vid of the history of the Palm Dog award!

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