1987 Cannes Film Festival

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1987 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 40th Cannes Film Festival, featuring an original illustration by Henri Cueco.[1]
Opening film Un homme amoureux
Closing film Aria
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Sous le soleil de Satan)
No. of films 20 (In Competition)[2]
21 (Un Certain Regard)
28 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
Festival date 7 May 1987 (1987-05-07) – 19 May 1987 (1987-05-19)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 40th Cannes Film Festival was held on 7–19 May 1987. The Palme d'Or went to the Sous le soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat.[3][4][5][6]

The festival opened with Un homme amoureux, directed by Diane Kurys and closed with Aria, directed by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge and Julien Temple.[7][8]


Yves Montand, Jury President

Feature film competition[edit]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Films out of competition[edit]



  1. ^ "Posters 1987". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1987 : All the Selection". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Only Jeers For Cannes Top Winner". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "'Satan' Booed At Cannes Religious Allegory Voted Best Film; Hershey, Mastroianni Best Actors". Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "PIALAT FILM GETS TOP PRIZE AT CANNES". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "1987 - Under the sun Montand". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Cannes Still Gets That Hollywood Feel From Film". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "PIALAT FILM GETS TOP PRIZE AT CANNES". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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