1972 Cannes Film Festival

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1972 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 25th Cannes Film Festival.[1]
Opening filmL'aventure c'est l'aventure
Closing filmFrenzy
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (La classe
operaia va in paradiso

and Il Caso Mattei)[2]
No. of films25 (In Competition)[3]
20 (Out of Competition)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date4 May 1972 (1972-05-04) – 19 May 1972 (1972-05-19)

The 25th Cannes Film Festival was held from 4 to 19 May 1972. The Palme d'Or went to the La classe operaia va in paradiso by Elio Petri and Il Caso Mattei by Francesco Rosi.[2][4]

The festival opened with L'aventure c'est l'aventure, directed by Claude Lelouch[5][6] and closed with Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1972 feature film competition:[8]

Feature films

Short films

  • Frédéric Rossif (France) President
  • Istvan Dosai (Hungary) (Cinématographie official)
  • Vicente Pineda (Italy) (journalist)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Films out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition[edit]

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 11th International Critics' Week (11e Semaine de la Critique):[9]

  • Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès by René Vautier (France)
  • Fritz the Cat by Ralph Bakshi (United States)
  • The Hamburg Uprising of 1923 (Der Hamburger Aufstand Oktober 1923) by Reiner Etz, Gisela Tuchtenhagen, Klaus Wildenhahn (W. Germany)
  • Dirty Money (La Maudite Galette) by Denys Arcand (Canada)
  • Pilgrimage by Beni Montreso (United States)
  • The Trial of Catonsville Nine by Gorgon Davidson (United States)
  • Winter Soldier (Anonymous) (United States)
  • Prata Palomares by André Faria (Brazil) (screening was canceled at the request of the Brazilian government)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1972 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[10]

Short films
  • Autoportrait d'un pornographe by Robert Swaim (France)
  • Camille ou la comédie catastrophique by Claude Miller (France)
  • Celui qui venait d'ailleurs by Atahualpa Lichy, J.P. Torok (France)
  • Das Kaputte Kino by H.H.K. Schoenherr (Switzerland)
  • Death of a Sandwichman by G. Henderickx, Robbe De Hert (Belgium)
  • Drug Abuse by Pat Lehman (United States)
  • Empereur Tomato-Ketchup by Shuji Terayama (Japan)
  • Homo Augens by Ante Zaninovic (Yougoslavie)
  • Kamasutra Rides Again by Bob Godfrey (Great Britain)
  • La Chute by Paul Dopff (France)
  • Le Cabot by P. Letellier J. (France)
  • Le Sourire by Paul Dopff (France)
  • Légendes et chateaux by Patrick Hella (Belgium)
  • Luger by Georges Bensoussan (France)
  • Saint-Denis sur Avenir by Sarah Maldoror (France)
  • Yunbogi no nikki by Nagisa Oshima (Japan)


Joseph Losey, Jury President
Francesco Rosi, Grand Prix winner

Official awards[edit]

The following films and people received the 1972 Official selection awards:[2][4]

Short films

Independent awards[edit]


Commission Supérieure Technique

Other awards[12]


  1. ^ "Posters 1972". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "25ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1972: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b "1972 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. ^ "L'Aventure c'est l'aventure". festival-lumiere.org (in French). Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  6. ^ "L'Aventure c'est l'aventure: Sea, sex & classe!". cinecomedies.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Juries 1972: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. ^ "11e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1972". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Quinzaine 1972". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  11. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1972". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1972". imdb.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017.


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