1974 Cannes Film Festival

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1974 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 27th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Georges Lacroix.[1]
Opening film Amarcord
Closing film S*P*Y*S
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Grand Prix International du Festival (The Conversation)[2]
No. of films 26 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date 9 May 1974 (1974-05-09) – 24 May 1974 (1974-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 27th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 24 May 1974. The Grand Prix International du Festival went to The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola.[2][4]

The festival opened with Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini and closed with S*P*Y*S, directed by Irvin Kershner.[5][6][7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1974 feature film competition:[8]

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

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

  • Akvarium by Zdenka Doitcheva
  • Another Saturday Night by Steven B. Poster, Mik Derks
  • Carnet trouvé chez les fourmis by Georges Senechal
  • Hunger by Peter Foldes - Jury Prize
  • I stala sie swiatlosc by Jerzy Kalina
  • Jocselekedetek by Béla Vajda
  • Leonarduv denik by Jan Švankmajer
  • O sidarta by Michel Jakar
  • Ostrov (Island) by Fyodor Khitruk - Grand Prix International du Festival (for short film)

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 13th International Critics' Week (13e Semaine de la Critique):[9]

  • La Paloma by Daniel Schmid (Switzerland)
  • La Tierra prometida by Miguel Littin (Chile)
  • De part en part by Grzegorz Królikiewicz (Poland)
  • Der Tod des Flohzirkusdirektos (La Mort du directeur du cirque de puces) by Thomas Koerfer (Switzerland)
  • El Espíritu de la colmena by Víctor Erice (Spain)
  • Hearts and Minds by Peter Davis (United States)
  • A Bigger Splash by Jack Hazan (Great Britain)
  • I.F.Stone’s Weekly by Jerry Bruck Jr (United States)
  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived (L’heure de la libération a sonné) by Heiny Srour (Lebanon)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1974 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[10]

Short films
  • Au nom de Jésus by José Rodrigues Dos Santos, Gérard Loubeau (Ivory Coast)
  • Brainwash by Ronald Bijlsma (Netherlands)
  • Film sur Hans Bellmeer by Catherine Binet (France)
  • L'Agression by Frank Cassenti (France)
  • Liberté-Jean by Jean-Michel Carré (France)
  • Stillborn by Ladd Mc Portlan] (United States)
  • Une puce sur un no man's land by Marie-France Molle (France)
  • Winda by Jerzy Kucia (Poland)


The following films and people received the 1974 awards:[2]

The Jury President and the winners of the 1974 Grand Prix
René Clair (left), Jury President 
Francis Ford Coppola, Grand Prix International du Festival winner 
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Grand Prix Spécial du Jury winner 


  1. ^ "Posters 1974". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "27ème Festival International du Film - Cannes" (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1974 : All the Selection". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "1974 - Toute une époque (A whole era)" (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Great Cannes Openers". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Opening of the 1974 Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Juries 1974 : Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "13e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1974". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Quinzaine 1974". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

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