1997 Cannes Film Festival

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1997 Cannes Film Festival
CFF97poster.jpg
Official poster of the 50th Cannes Film Festival[1]
Opening film The Fifth Element
Closing film Absolute Power
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Ta'm e guilass and Unagi)[2]
Hosted by Jeanne Moreau
No. of films 20 (En Competition)[3]
22 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
Festival date 7 May 1997 (1997-05-07) – 18 May 1997 (1997-05-18)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 50th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 18 May 1997. The Palme d'Or was jointly awarded to Ta'm e guilass by Abbas Kiarostami and Unagi by Shohei Imamura.[4][5][6] Jeanne Moreau was the mistress of ceremonies.[7]

The festival opened with The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, and closed with Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood.[8]

1997 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Milo Manara.[9]

Juries[edit]

Main competition[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 1997 Official Selection:[10]

Camera d'Or[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1997 Camera d'Or:

  • Françoise Arnoul (actress) (France)
  • Gérard Lenne (critic) (France)
  • Jiří Menzel (director) (Czech Republic)
  • Julien Camy (cinephile) (France)
  • Luciano Barisone (critic) (Italy)
  • Nicolas Philibert (director) (France)
  • Olivier Brunet-Lefebvre (cinephile) (France)
  • Ulrich Gregor (cinema historian) (Germany)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

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

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[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 films were screened for the 36th International Critics' Week (36e Semaine de la Critique):[11] Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • The Signalman (Le Signaleur) by Benoît Mariage (Belgium)
  • Marylou by Todd Kurtzman & Danny Shorago (United States)
  • Adios Mama by Ariel Gordon (Mexico)
  • Tunnel of Love by Robert Milton Wallace (U.K.)
  • Muerto de amor by Ramón Barea (Spain)
  • O Prego by João Maia (Portugal)
  • Le Voleur de diagonale by Jean Darrigol (France)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1997 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films
  • Liberté chérie by Jean-Luc Gaget
  • Soyons amis ! by Thomas Bardinet
  • Taxi de nuit by Marco Castilla
  • Tout doit disparaître by Jean-Marc Moutout
  • Y’a du foutage dans l’air by Djamel Bensalah

Awards[edit]

Isabelle Adjani, Jury President
Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or winner
Shōhei Imamura, Palme d'Or winner

Official awards[edit]

The following films and people received the 1997 Official selection awards:[2][13][4]

Golden Camera

Short Films

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prizes[15]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[16]

Award of the Youth[14]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[14]

Association Prix François Chalais

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posters 1997". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1997: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1997: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "50ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cannes Festival 1997". urbancinefile.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cannes, France, 1997". culturekiosque.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "1997 Cannes Film Festival Diaries". filmscouts.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Cannes Film Festival Announces the 1997 Lineup". The New York Times. 23 April 1997. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Posters 1997". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "All Juries 1997". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "36e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1997". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Quinzaine 1997". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "1997 -Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Cannes Film Festival Awards 1997". imdb.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1997". fipresci.org. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1997". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Association Prix François Chalais Cannes 1997". francois-chalais.fr. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

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