1963 Cannes Film Festival
The 16th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 23 May 1963. The Palme d'Or went to the Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti; the festival opened with The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1963 film competition:Feature films Armand Salacrou Jury President Rouben Mamoulian Vice President Jacqueline Audry Wilfrid Baumgartner François Chavane Jean De Baroncelli Robert Hossein Rostislav Yurenev Kashiko Kawakita Steven Pallos Gian Luigi Rondi Short films Henri Alekan President Robert Alla Karl Schedereit Ahmed Sefrioui Semih Tugrul The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: 8½ by Federico Fellini The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or: The following feature films were selected to be screened for the 2nd International Critics' Week: The following films and people received the 1963 Official selection awards: Palme d'Or: The Leopard by Luchino Visconti Jury Special Prize: The Cassandra Cat by Vojtěch Jasný Harakiri by Masaki Kobayashi Best Screenplay: Dumitru Carabat, Henri Colpi and Yves Jamiaque for Codine Best Actress: Marina Vlady for The Conjugal Bed Best Actor: Richard Harris for This Sporting LifeShort films Short Film Palme d'Or: Le Haricot by Edmond Séchan In wechselndem Gefälle by Alexander J. Seiler Jury Prize - Short Film: Moj Stan by Zvonimir Berković Special Mention - Short Film: Di Domenica by Luigi Bazzoni & You by István Szabó Short Film Technical Prize: Zeilen by Hattum Hoving FIPRESCI FIPRESCI Prize: This Sporting Life by Lindsay Anderson Le Joli Mai by Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme Commission Supérieure Technique Technical Grand Prize: The Cassandra Cat by Vojtěch Jasný Codine by Henri ColpiOCIC Award The Fiances by Ermanno OlmiOther awards Gary Cooper Award: To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan Best Evocation of a World-Shattering Epic: Optimistic Tragedy by Samson Samsonov 1963 Cannes Film Festival Official website Retrospective 1963 Cannes Film Festival:1963 at Internet Movie Database
Marina Vlady is a French actress. Vlady was born in Hauts-de-Seine to Russian immigrant parents, her father was an opera singer and her mother was a dancer. Her sisters, now all deceased, were the actresses Odile Versois, Hélène Vallier and Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff; the sisters began acting as children and, for a while, pursued a ballet career. From 1955 to 1959, she was married to actor/director Robert Hossein. From 1963 to 1966, she was married to Jean-Claude Brouillet, a French entrepreneur, owner of two airlines and member of French Resistance. Vlady was married to Soviet poet/songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky from 1969 until his death in 1980, she lived with French oncologist Léon Schwartzenberg from the 1980s until his death in 2003. Vlady won the Best Actress Award at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival for The Conjugal Bed. In 1965, she was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. Vlady starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle, portrayed the insightful and protective stepmother in the Italian film Il sapore del grano.
A rare English language role was as Kate Percy in Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight. Her television credits include the 1983 mini-series La Chambre des Dames, she wrote the Aborted Flight, a memoir of her relationship with Vladimir Vysotsky. For a decade, the couple maintained a long-distance relationship as Marina compromised her career in France in order to spend more time in Moscow, his friends pulled strings for him to travel abroad, she joined the Communist Party of France, which gave her an unlimited-entry visa into the Soviet Union, provided Vysotsky with some immunity against prosecution by the government. The problems of his long-distance relationship with Vlady inspired several of Vysotsky's songs. Vlady and partner Léon Schwartzenberg participated in the protests against deportations of Arab workers from France, she accepted a role in a film about a gay couple from Iran. She is continuing her career, both as a writer and as an actress. Among others, she has published a book on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a topic, close to Vysotsky's heart.
Vlady has continued acting on stage. She came out with a one-woman show based on her book about Vysotsky. Film Marina Vlady and Vladimir Vysotsky, songs by Marina Vladi and music by Vladimir Vysotsky Marina Vlady on IMDb Marina Vlady at Cinémathèque française Marina Vlady at AllMovie Marina Vlady at the TCM Movie Database
La Symphonie pastorale (film)
La Symphonie pastorale is a 1946 French language film drama directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Michèle Morgan and Pierre Blanchar. The film is based on the novella La Symphonie Pastorale by André Gide and adapted to the screen by Jean Aurenche; the film score was by Georges Auric. At the 1946 Cannes Film Festival, it won the Grand Prix and the Best Actress award for Michèle Morgan, it was the film chosen to be shown at the opening gala of the Cameo cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland, in March 1949, a rare surviving print with English subtitles was shown there again in 2009 to celebrate the film's 60th anniversary, courtesy of the BFI. The pastor of a mountain village adopts Gertrude; as Gertrude grows up into an attractive young woman, the pastor, now middle-aged, realises that he is in love with her. To his chagrin, his adopted son, Jacques, is in love with Gertrude though he is shortly to be married to another woman. Jacques’s fiancée is jealous of Gertrude and arranges for her to see a doctor in the hope that she might be cured and to enable Jacques to choose between the two women.
Miraculously, Gertrude’s sight is restored and she returns to the village a changed woman. Unable to accept Jacques' love and disappointed by the pastor's affections for her, she realises that her former happiness has been lost forever; this film supplies a second, deeper meaning. The blind girl comes to dominate the pastor's consciousness as he guides her from being the brutish creature seen in our first glimpse of her, into an accomplished and attractive young woman, his obsession with her damages his family life. There is no indication of carnal attraction between her; this alternative interpretation is that the blind girl is a kind of demon who takes over his consciousness, with the result of wrecking his family life and marring his surface saintliness. This meaning is cued for us by his wife's growing worry. La Symphonie Pastorale on IMDb La Symphonie Pastorale at AllMovie La Symphonie Pastorale at filmsdefrance.com
1952 Cannes Film Festival
The 5th Cannes Film Festival was held from 23 April to 10 May 1952. As in the previous three festivals, the entire jury of this festival was made up of French persons, with Maurice Genevoix as the Jury President; the Grand Prix of the Festival went to the Two Cents Worth of Hope by Renato Castellani and Othello by Orson Welles. The festival opened with An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli; the following people were appointed as the Jury of the competition: Maurice Genevoix Jury President André Lang Chapelain-Midy Charles Vildrac Evrard De Rouvre Gabrielle Dorziat Georges Raguis Guy Desson Jacques-Pierre Frogerais Jean Dréville Jean Mineur Louis Chauvet Madame Georges Bidault Pierre Billon Raymond Queneau Tony Aubin The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix: The following film was selected to be screened out of competition: The Crimson Curtain by Alexandre Astruc The following films and people received the 1952 awards:Feature Films Grand Prix Two Cents Worth of Hope by Renato Castellani Othello by Orson Welles Best Director: Christian-Jaque for Fanfan la Tulipe Best Screenplay: Piero Tellini for Cops and Robbers Best Actress: Lee Grant for Detective Story Best Actor: Marlon Brando for Viva Zapata!
Best Cinematography: The Tale of Genji by Kōzaburō Yoshimura Best Music: Sven Sköld for One Summer of Happiness Jury Special Prize: We Are All Murderers by André Cayatte Best Lyrical Film: The Medium by Gian Carlo MenottiShort films Grand Prix: T Schot is te boord! by Herman van der Horst Prix spécial du Jury: Indian Village by Arne Sucksdorff Prix pour la couleur: Animated Genesis by Peter Foldes, Joan Foldes Prix spécial du Jury - film scientifique ou pédagogique: Groenland: Vingt mille lieux sur les glaces by Marcel Ichac, Jean-Jacques Languepin OCIC Award Two Cents Worth of Hope by Renato Castellani Special Mention: La Vie de Jésus by Marcel Gibaud Institut National de l'Audiovisuel: Opening of the 1952 Festival INA: List of award-winners at the 1952 Cannes Festival 1952 Cannes Film Festival Official website Retrospective 1952 Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1952 at Internet Movie Database
Ingrid Lilian Thulin was a Swedish film actress. Thulin was born in Sollefteå, Ångermanland, northern Sweden, the daughter of Nanna and Adam Thulin, a fisherman, she took ballet lessons as a girl and was accepted by The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm 1948. She was married to Harry Schein, the founder of the Swedish Film Institute, for more than 30 years until 1989, although they had lived separately for many years before the divorce, she bought an apartment in Paris, France in the early 1960s and some years a beach house in San Felice Circeo. In 1970 she became a resident of Sacrofano, where she lived for 34 years, she returned to Sweden for medical treatment and died from cancer in Stockholm, Sweden, 20 days shy of her 78th birthday. Her memories were published in 1992. For many years she worked with Ingmar Bergman. Thulin appeared in Bergman's Wild Strawberries, The Magician, Winter Light, The Silence, The Rite and Cries and Whispers, she shared the Best Actress award at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival and received a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in 1964, the first year the award was given out, for her performance in The Silence.
Winner of the David di Donatello Awards 1974, Thulin was nominated for the BAFTA Award the same year. In 1980, she was the head of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. Leva på'Hoppet'. Director: Göran Gentele Foreign Intrigue, with Robert Mitchum. Director: Sheldon Reynolds Smultronstället / Wild Strawberries, with Victor Sjöström. Director: Ingmar Bergman Ansiktet / The Magician. Director: Ingmar Bergman Domaren / The Judge. Director: Alf Sjöberg Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with Glenn Ford. Director: Vincente Minnelli Nattvardsgästerna / Winter Light, with Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow and Gunnel Lindblom. Director: Ingmar Bergman Agostino. Director: Mauro Bolognini Tystnaden / The Silence, with Gunnel Lindblom. Director: Ingmar Bergman Return from the Ashes, with Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar. Director: J. Lee Thompson La guerre est finie / The War Is Over, with Yves Montand. Director: Alain Resnais Vargtimmen / Hour of the Wolf, with Max von Sydow. Director: Ingmar Bergman La caduta degli dei / The Damned, with Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger.
Director: Luchino Visconti Riten / The Rite, with Ingmar Bergman and Gunnar Björnstrand. Director: Ingmar Bergman Viskningar och Rop / Cries and Whispers, with Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson. Director: Ingmar Bergman La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls, with Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach. Director: Aldo Lado En handfull kärlek / A Handful of Love. Director: Vilgot Sjöman La Cage, with Lino Ventura. Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre Salon Kitty, with Helmut Berger. Director: Tinto Brass The Cassandra Crossing, with Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster. Director: George Pan Cosmatos Efter repetitionen / After the Rehearsal, with Erland Josephson. Director: Ingmar Bergman Il Giorno Prima / Contrôle, with Ben Gazzara, Burt Lancaster, Kate Nelligan. Director: Giuliano Montaldo Cowie, Peter: Sweden 1. An Illustrated Guide... to the Work of the Leading Directors, Players and other Key Figures in Swedish Cinema, with Credits and Plot outlines to more than seventy important Films, Index to 1,000 Titles, A. Zwemmer Ltd.
London Cowie: Sweden 2. A Comprehensive Assessment of the Themes and Directors in Swedish Cinema, A. Zwemmer Ltd. London Cowie: Film in Sweden. Stars and Players, Tantivy Press, London Ingrid Thulin on IMDb Ingrid Thulin at the Internet Broadway Database Ingrid Thulin Official Website Ingmar Bergman Face to Face on Ingrid Thulin Bergman's leading lady dies at 76 Bergmanorama on Ingrid Thulin Ingrid Thulin: Northern Light Ingrid Thulin at Find a Grave
A Big Family
A Big Family is a 1954 Soviet drama film directed by Iosif Kheifits. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, it was based on Vsevolod Kochetov's novel Zhurbiny. Sergei Lukyanov as Matvei Zhurbin Boris Andreyev as Ilya Matveyevich Zhurbin Vera Kuznetsova as Agafya Karpovna Zhurbina Aleksey Batalov as Aleksei Zhurbin Vadim Medvedev as Anton Zhurbin Boris Bityukov as Kostya Zhurbin Iya Arepina as Tanya Zhurbina Klara Luchko as Lida Zhurbina Ekaterina Savinova as Dunyasha Zhurbina Pavel Kadochnikov as Skobelev Yelena Dobronravova as Katya Travnikova Nikolai Gritsenko as Club Manager Nikolai Sergeyev as Basmanov Larisa Kronberg as Zinaida Ivanova 1955 – 1955 Cannes Film Festival – Special prize for best acting ensemble. A Big Family on IMDb