1988 Cannes Film Festival

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1988 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 41st Cannes Film Festival, featuring an original illustration by Tibor Timar.[1]
Opening filmLe Grand Bleu
Closing filmWillow
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Pelle erobreren)[2]
No. of films21 (In Competition)[3]
22 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date11 May 1988 (1988-05-11) – 23 May 1988 (1988-05-23)

The 41st Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 23 May 1988. The Palme d'Or went to the Pelle erobreren by Bille August.[4][5][6][7]

The festival opened with Le Grand Bleu, directed by Luc Besson[8][9] and closed with Willow, directed by Ron Howard.[10][11]


Ettore Scola, Jury President of the Main competition

Main competition[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1988 feature film competition:[12]

Camera d'Or[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1988 Camera d'Or:

  • Danièle Delorme (actress) (France) President
  • Bernard Jubard
  • Carlos Avellar (journalist)
  • Chantal Calafato (cinephile)
  • David Streiff (cinephile)
  • Ekaterina Oproiu (journalist)
  • Henry Chapier (critic) (France)
  • Jacques Champreux (director) (France)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature films[edit]

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[3]

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition.

Short film competition[edit]

The following short films competed for the Palme d'Or du court métrage:[3]

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 27th International Critics' Week (27e Semaine de la Critique):[14]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • La face cachée de la lune by Yvon Marciano (France)
  • Metropolis Apocalypse by Jon Jacobs (Great Britain) [16]
  • Artisten (The Artist) by Jonas Grimas (Sweden)
  • Klatka (The cage) by Olaf Olszewski (Poland)
  • Cidadao Jatoba (Citizen Jatoba) by Maria Luiza Aboïm (Brazil)
  • Blues Black and White by Markus Imboden (Switzerland)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following feature films were screened for the 1988 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[17]


Bille August, 1988 Palme d'Or winner

Official awards[edit]

The following films and people received the 1988 Official selection awards:[2]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prizes[18]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[19]

Award of the Youth[20]

Other awards


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  4. ^ "41ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1988 - Un monde à part (A World Apart)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Danish Family Saga Wins Top Cannes Award "Pelle The Conqueror\" Wins The Golden Palm And \"a World Apart" Wins The Special Jury Prize At The Festival, Where Serious Films Prevail". articles.philly.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ Canby, Vincent. "Film View, Before the Revolution - and After". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Cinema de la Plage - The Big Blue (Le Grand Bleu), Besson's marine odyssey". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Jean-marc Barr Comes Out Of 'The Big Blue'". articles.mcall.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Cannes Focuses On Youth The French Film Festival Begins Tonight, Putting New Emphasis On New Filmmakers". articles.philly.com. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Youth Being Served at 41st Cannes Film Festival : 20,000 Converge for French Rite That Focuses on 'Cinema of Next 10 Years'". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  12. ^ "All Juries 1988". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  13. ^ 'Inside the Glitter Machine: Hype and Glory by William Goldman'. Illustrated. 306pp. New York: Villard Books. By Nora Johnson. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 22 Apr 1990: BR12.
  14. ^ "27e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1988". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Need for a universal story". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  16. ^ Metropolis Apocalypse (1988) on IMDb
  17. ^ "Quinzaine 1988". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  18. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1988". fipresci.org. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1988". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1988". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017.


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