1961 Cannes Film Festival

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1961 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 14th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by A.M. Rodicq.[1]
Opening film Che gioia vivere
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Une aussi longue absence and Viridiana)
No. of films 31 (In Competition)[2]
2 (Out of Competition)
27 (Short Film)
Festival date 3 May 1961 (1961-05-03) – 18 May 1961 (1961-05-18)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 14th Cannes Film Festival was held on 3-18 May 1961.[3] The Palme d'Or went to the Une aussi longue absence, directed by Henri Colpi and Viridiana, directed by Luis Buñuel.[4] The festival opened with Che gioia vivere, directed by René Clément.[5] The festival also screened Shirley Clarke's debut film The Connection due to the efforts of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics. The success of the film caused the festival to create International Critics' Week the following year.[6]


Feature film competition[edit]

Films out of competition[edit]

Short film competition[edit]



  1. ^ "Posters 1961". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1961 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1961 - Two palms in the sun". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards 1961 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Eventful climbing of the steps at the 1961 Cannes Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "History". Retrieved 27 February 2016. 

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