1959 Cannes Film Festival

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1959 Cannes Film Festival
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Official poster of the 12th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jouineau Bourduge.[1]
Opening film Les Quatre Cents Coups
Closing film The Diary of Anne Frank
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Orfeu Negro)
Number of films 26 (In Competition)[2]
2 (Out of Competition)
22 (Short Film)
Festival date 30 April 1959 (1959-04-30) – 15 May 1959 (1959-05-15)
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The 12th Cannes Film Festival was held from April 30 to May 15, 1959.[3] The Palme d'Or went to the Orfeu Negro by Marcel Camus.[4] The festival opened with Les Quatre Cents Coups, directed by François Truffaut and closed with The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens.[5][6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posters 1959". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1959 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1959 - Festival, my love". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards 1959 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Opening of the 1959 festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Shock: Cannes 1959". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cannes Film Festival history". The San Francisco Chronicle. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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