1977 Cannes Film Festival

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1977 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 30th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Polish painter Wojciech Siudmak.[1]
Opening film The Duellists
Closing film Slap Shot
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Padre Padrone)[2]
No. of films 23 (In Competition)[3]
45 (Out of Competition)
7 (Short Film)
Festival date 13 May 1977 (1977-05-13) – 27 May 1977 (1977-05-27)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 30th Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 27 May 1977. The Palme d'Or went to the Padre Padrone by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.[4] A new non-competitive section, 'Le Passé composé', is held at this festival only and focuses on compilations.[5]

The festival opened with The Bishop's Bedroom, directed by Dino Risi and closed with Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill.[6]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1977 feature film competition:[7]

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[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]

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 16th International Critics' Week (16e Semaine de la Critique):[8]

  • Omar Gatlato by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
  • Ethnocide by Paul Leduc (Canada - Mexico)
  • Liebe dans leben by Lutz Eisholz (Germany)
  • Caminandos pasos… Caminando by Federico Weingartshofer (Mexico)
  • Le Meurtrier de la jeunesse by Kazuhizo Hasegawa (Japan)
  • Ben et Benedict by Paula Delsol (France)
  • Vingt jours sans guerre by Alexei Guerman (USSR)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1977 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[9]

Short films
  • Claude Chauvy, l'art du tournage en bois]] by Jean-Pierre Bonneau (France)
  • Eggs by John Hubley (United States)
  • Hors-jeu by Georges Schwisgebel (Switzerland)
  • Nights (Nyhtes) by Georges Katakouzinos (Greece)
  • Sauf dimanches et fêtes by François Ode (France)
  • Windy Day by John Hubley, Faith Hubley (United States)


Roberto Rossellini, Jury President
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Palme d'Or winners

The following films and people received the 1977 awards:[2]


  1. ^ "Posters 1977". Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1977 : All Awards". Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1977 : All the Selection". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "30ème Festival International du Film - Cannes" (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "1977 - Un Festival particulier (A special Festival)" (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Critics' reactions to the 1977 awards". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Juries 1977 : Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "16e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1977". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Quinzaine 1977". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 

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