1978 Cannes Film Festival

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1978 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 31st Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.[1]
Opening film Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver
Closing film Fedora
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (L'albero degli zoccoli)
No. of films 23 (In Competition)[2]
14 (Un Certain Regard)
3 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date 16 May 1978 (1978-05-16) – 30 May 1978 (1978-05-30)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 31st Cannes Film Festival was held on May 16-30. The Palme d'Or went to the L'albero degli zoccoli by Ermanno Olmi.[3] This festival saw the introduction of a new non-competitive section, 'Un Certain Regard', which replaces 'Les Yeux Fertiles' (1975-1977), 'L'Air du temps' and 'Le Passé composé'.[4]

The festival opened with Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver, directed by Emil Loteanu and closed with Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder.[5][6]


Alan J. Pakula, Jury President

Feature film competition[edit]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Films out of competition[edit]

Short film competition[edit]


Ermanno Olmi, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. ^ "Posters 1978". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1978 : All the Selection". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Awards 1978 : All Awards". Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "1978 - Cannes, The Return". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Chronicle of the 1978 Cannes Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Opening of the 1978 Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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