1966 Cannes Film Festival

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1966 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 19th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Rene Ferracci.[1]
Opening film Modesty Blaise
Closing film Faraon
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Grand Prix du Festival
International du Film

(Signore & Signori)[2]
No. of films 25 (In Competition)[3]
16 (Short Film)
Festival date 5 May 1966 (1966-05-05) – 20 May 1966 (1966-05-20)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 19th Cannes Film Festival was held from 5 to 20 May 1966. To honour the festival's 20th anniversary, a special prize was given.[4]

The Grand Prix du Festival International du Film went to the Signore & Signori by Pietro Germi, in tie with Un homme et une femme by Claude Lelouch.[2] The festival opened with Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey and closed with Faraon, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.[5]


Sophia Loren, Jury President

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1966 film competition:[6][2]

Short film jury
  • Charles Duvanel (Switzerland)
  • Charles Ford (France) (author)
  • Marcel Ichac (France)
  • Jean Vivie (France) (CST official)
  • Bo Widerberg (Sweden)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film:[3]

Short film competition[edit]

The following short films competed for the Grand Prix:[3]

Parallel section[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 5th International Critics' Week (5e Semaine de la Critique):[7]


Pietro Germi, Grand Prix winner
Claude Lelouch, Grand Prix winner

Official selection[edit]

The following films and people received the 1966 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prize[8][2]
Technical Grand Prize[2]
OCIC Award[9]
Other awards
  • Special Mention: Totò, for his acting performance


  1. ^ "Posters 1966". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "19ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Official Selection 1966: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "1966 - A film and a (half) Palme". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pharaoh". atlasfilm.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Juries 1966: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "5e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1966". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1966". fipresci.org. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1967". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 


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