It’s only been called off a handful of times in its history but in 1968 the Cannes Film Festival ended prematurely due to the student protests that were sweeping the country. Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut took to the stage to declare the festival closed, citing the struggle of the workers and students rioting in the streets of Paris. We take a look at the result of that revolutionary gesture at the festival: the creation of the Directors Fortnight.

Encore: The May ’68 youth revolt reverberates in Cannes

It’s only been called off a handful of times in its history but in 1968 the Cannes Film Festival ended prematurely due to the student protests that were sweeping the country. Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut took to the stage to declare the festival closed, citing the struggle of the workers and students rioting in the streets of Paris. We take a look at the result of that revolutionary gesture at the festival: the creation of the Directors Fortnight.