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 filmAmarcord
Closing filmS*P*Y*S
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prix du Festival
International du Film

(The Conversation)[2]
No. of films26 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date9 May 1974 (1974-05-09) – 24 May 1974 (1974-05-24)
Cannes Film Festival

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

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


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

Feature films

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
  • I stała się światłość by Jerzy Kalina
  • Jocselekedetek by Béla Vajda
  • Leonarduv denik by Jan Švankmajer
  • O sidarta by Michel Jakar
  • Ostrov (Island) by Fyodor Khitruk

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]

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

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

Short films
  • L'Agression by Frank Cassenti (France)
  • 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)
  • Liberté-Jean by Jean-Michel Carré (France)
  • Une puce sur un no man's land by Marie-France Molle (France)
  • Stillborn by Ladd Mc Portlan] (United States)
  • Winda by Jerzy Kucia (Poland)


Official awards[edit]

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

Short films

Independent awards[edit]


Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[12]


  1. ^ "Posters 1974". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "27ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1974: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ "1974 - Toute une époque (A whole era)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Great Cannes Openers". empireonline.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  6. ^ "The copening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Juries 1974: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 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.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1974". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1977". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1974". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.


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