1996 Cannes Film Festival

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1996 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 49th Cannes Film Festival[1]
Opening film Ridicule
Closing film Flirting with Disaster
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Secrets & Lies)[2]
Hosted by Sabine Azéma
No. of films 22 (En Competition)[3]
25 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date 9 May 1996 (1996-05-09) – 20 May 1996 (1996-05-20)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 49th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 20 May 1996. The Palme d'Or went to the Secrets & Lies by Mike Leigh.[4][5][6][7]

The festival opened with Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte[8][9][10] and closed with Flirting with Disaster, directed by David O. Russell.[11][12]

1996 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Jacques Loustal.[13]


Main competition[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 1996 Official Selection:[14]

Camera d'Or[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1996 Camera d'Or:

  • Françoise Fabian (Comedian) President
  • Antoine Simkine (Fédération Nationale des Industries)
  • Daniel Schmid (Director)
  • Gian Luca Farinelli (Cinephile)
  • Jacques Kermabon (Critic)
  • Ramon Font (Critic)
  • Sandrine Gady (Cinephile)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[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]

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]

  • 4 maneras de tapar un hoyo by Guillermo Rendon Rodriguez, Jorge Villalobos de La Torre
  • Attraction by Alexeï Diomine
  • Brooms by Luke Cresswell, Steve Mcnicholas
  • Estoria do gato e da lua by Pedro Miguel Serrazina
  • Film Noir by Michael Liu
  • Les fourmis rouges by Pierre Erwan Guillaume
  • Oru Neenda Yathra by Murali Nair
  • Passeio com Johnny Guitar by João César Monteiro
  • Petite Sotte by Luc Otter
  • Sin #8 by Barbara Heller
  • Small Deaths by Lynne Ramsay - Jury Prize
  • Szél (Wind) by Marcell Iványi - Short Film Palm d'Or winner
  • The Beach by Dorthe Scheffmann
  • This Film Is a Dog by Jonathan Ogilvie

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were screened for the 35th International Critics' Week (35e Semaine de la Critique):[15]

Feature film competition
Short film competition
  • Planet Man by Andrew Bancroft (New Zeland)
  • A Summer Dress (Une robe d’été) by François Ozon (France)
  • 'La Grande migration by Youri Tcherenkov (France)
  • Le Réveil] by Marc Henri Wajnberg (Belgium)
  • The Slap by Tamara Hernandez (United States)
  • La Tarde de un matrimonio de clase media by Fernando Javier León Rodríguez (Mexico)
  • Derrière le bureau d’acajou by Johannes S. Nilsson (Sweden)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1996 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[16]


Francis Ford Coppola, Jury President
Mike Leigh, Palme d'Or winner

The following films and people received the 1996 awards:[2]


  1. ^ "Posters 1996". Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1996 : All Awards". Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1996 : All the Selection". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "49ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "1996 - Le 11ème jour... (The 11th Day)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Secrets and Lies' takes top honor at Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "1996 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "John Sayles' 'Star' not lone draw as Cannes Film Festival openss". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Wilmington, Michael (21 October 1996). "`Ridicule' Named Best In Chicago Film Fest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "France: Highlights From The 49th Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Maslin, Janet (26 May 1996). "Film View;At Cannes, The Star Was Quality". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "1996 Cannes Film Festival Diaries". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Posters 1996". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "All Juries 1996". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "35e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1996". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Quinzaine 1996". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 

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