Controversial director Michael Moore's controversial documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 has won the PALME D'OR best movie award at the Cannes Film Festival last night (22MAY04).

The victory has shocked DISNEY - the parent company of the film's producers MIRAMAX - who angrily refused to distribute the movie in an election year, fearing it would incite hatred against American president GEORGE W Bush.

The movie exposes links between the families of Bush and AL QUIDA leader Osama Bin Laden and documents the US-led war on terrorism.

In an emotional acceptance speech the STUPID WHITE MEN author said, "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. The last time I was on an award stage in Hollywood all hell broke loose."

Two years ago Moore won a special award at Cannes for anti-gun documentary Bowling For Columbine and was given a 13-minute-long standing ovation after angrily criticising the war in Iraq in his acceptance speech.

23/05/2004 14:21