1993 Cannes Film Festival

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1993 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 46th Cannes Film Festival, featuring still of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman from Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious.[1]
Opening film My Favorite Season
Closing film Toxic Affair
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Ba wang bie ji and The Piano)
Hosted by Jeanne Moreau
No. of films 23 (En Competition)[2]
25 (Un Certain Regard)
5 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date 13 May 1993 (1993-05-13) – 24 May 1993 (1993-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 46th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 13–24, 1993. The Palme d'Or went to Farewell My Concubine by Chen Kaige and The Piano by Jane Campion.[3][4]

The festival opened with My Favorite Season, directed by André Téchiné and closed with Toxic Affair, directed by Philomène Esposito.[5][6][7][8][9]


Feature film competition[edit]

The following films competed for the Palme d'Or.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬 Chen Kaige  China
Body Snatchers N/A Abel Ferrara  United States
Broken Highway N/A Laurie McIness  Australia
Dyuba-Dyuba Дюба-Дюба Aleksandr Khvan  Russia
Falling Down N/A Joel Schumacher  United States
Fiorile N/A Paolo and Vittorio Taviani  Italy
Frauds N/A Stephan Elliott  Australia
Friends N/A Elaine Proctor  South Africa
Faraway, So Close! In weiter Ferne, so nah! Wim Wenders  Germany
King of the Hill N/A Steven Soderbergh  United States
The Man by the Shore L'Homme sur les quais Raoul Peck  Haiti
The Escort La scorta Ricky Tognazzi  Italy
Libera me N/A Alain Cavalier  France
Louis, the Child King Louis, enfant roi Roger Planchon  France
My Favorite Season Ma saison préférée André Téchiné  France
Magnificat N/A Pupi Avati  Italy
Mazeppa N/A Bartabas  France
Much Ado About Nothing N/A Kenneth Branagh  United Kingdom
Naked N/A Mike Leigh  United Kingdom
The Piano N/A Jane Campion  New Zealand
Raining Stones N/A Ken Loach  United Kingdom
Splitting Heirs N/A Robert Young  United Kingdom
The Puppetmaster 戲夢人生 Hou Hsiao-hsien  Taiwan

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Films out of competition[edit]

Short film competition[edit]


Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. ^ "Posters 1993". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1993 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Awards 1993 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "1993 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Will French Film Queens Deneuve, Adjani Get Along? No Cannes Do". Chicago Tribune. 14 May 1993. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cannes Goods". Chicago Tribune. 30 May 1993. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "All the glitter but few glitterati Cannes Film Festival sadly lacking stars CANNES FILM FESTIVAL". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Rockwell, John (14 May 1993). "At Cannes, More Of Everything, Including Films". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Review: 'My Favorite Season'". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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