In 2000, Björk crossed over from music to film with the lead role in Lars von Trier’s
Dancer in the Dark. The film won the Palme d’Or that year and Björk was named Best Actress. Several months after Cannes, Björk’s song from the movie, “I’ve Seen It All,” was nominated for an Oscar and she attended the award ceremony in her infamous swan dress. Von Trier’s new film,
Melancholia, will be shown at Cannes this year.