1979 Cannes Film Festival

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1979 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 32nd Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original illustration by Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.[1]
Opening film Hair
Closing film À nous deux
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Apocalypse Now and Die Blechtrommel)
Number of films 21 (In Competition)[2]
12 (Un Certain Regard)
8 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
Festival date 10 May 1979 (1979-05-10) – 24 May 1979 (1979-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 32nd Cannes Film Festival was held on May 10 - 24. The Palme d'Or went to the Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola and Die Blechtrommel by Volker Schlöndorff.[3][4]

The festival opened with Hair, directed by Miloš Forman and closed with À nous deux, directed by Claude Lelouch.[5][6]


Feature film competition[edit]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Films out of competition[edit]

Short film competition[edit]


Francis Ford Coppola, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.
Volker Schlöndorff, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. ^ "Posters 1979". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1979 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1979 - Un Certain Regard, a Certain Smile". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards 1979 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Selection of the 1979 Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lauren Bacall and Yves Montand special guests at the opening gala 1979". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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