On this day in film and TV The Pianist won the Palme D’Or at Cannes:
The Pianist is a 2002 biographical drama film produced and directed by Roman Polanski, scripted by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody. It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a Holocaust memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman, a Holocaust survivor. The film was a co-production of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland.
Or in brief:
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
It is available as the book: The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
Or the film:The Pianist  [DVD]