2003 Cannes Film Festival

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2003 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 56th Cannes Film Festival featuring an original illustration by Jenny Holzer.[1]
Opening film Fanfan la Tulipe
Closing film Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Elephant)
Hosted by Monica Bellucci[2]
Number of films 20 (En Competition)[3]
19 (Un Certain Regard)
19 (Out of Competition)
20 (Cinéfondation)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date 14 May 2003 (2003-05-14) – 25 May 2003 (2003-05-25)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 2003 Cannes Film Festival started on May 14 and ran until May 25. The Palme d'Or went to the American film Elephant by Gus Van Sant.[4][5]

The festival opened with Fanfan la Tulipe, directed by Gérard Krawczyk and closed with Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, directed by Richard Schickel.[6]


Patrice Chéreau, Jury President
Aishwarya Rai, Jury member
Meg Ryan, Jury member

Films in Competition[edit]

Films out of Competition[edit]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

2003 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Oswaldo Vigas.[7]
Karin Viard, Jury member
Erri De Luca, Jury member
Jean Rochefort, Jury member
Steven Soderbergh, Jury member
Danis Tanović, Jury member
Jiang Wen, Jury member

International Critics' Week[edit]

Spotlight on India



  1. ^ "Posters 2003". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "‘Fanfan,’ Bellucci to open Cannes fest". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Official Selection 2003 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cannes winners in full". BBC News. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "A disappointing Cannes finishes with controversial decisions". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2003 - PREVIEW". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Posters 2003". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ The Hindu : Touching tale
  9. ^ a b http://rrtd.nic.in/Film%20Bulletin-Apl03.htm
  10. ^ "Vishal Bharadwaj's Makdee to be aired at Cannes". The Times of India. 
  11. ^ "The Hindu : Touch and go". 

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