1975 Cannes Film Festival

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1975 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 28th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Polish painter Wojciech Siudmak.[1]
Opening film A Happy Divorce
Closing film Tommy
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Chronique
des Années de Braise
No. of films 22 (In Competition)[3]
13 (Out of Competition)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date 9 May 1975 (1975-05-09) – 23 May 1975 (1975-05-23)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 28th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 23 May 1975. The Palme d'Or went to the Chronique des Années de Braise by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina.[4][5] In 1975, a new section, "Les Yeux fertiles", which was non-competitive, was introduced. This section, along with sections "L'Air du temps" and "Le Passé composé" of the next two years, were integrated into Un Certain Regard in 1978.[6][7]

The festival opened with A Happy Divorce (Un Divorce heureux), directed by Henning Carlsen[8][9] and closed with Tommy, directed by Ken Russell.[10]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1975 feature film competition:[11]

Feature films

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

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

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 14th International Critics' Week (14e Semaine de la Critique):[12]

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1975 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[13]

Short films
  • 16+- (Chofuku-Ki) by Shuji Terayama (Japan)
  • 350 by Philippe Pilard (France)
  • Echos d'Alger 1955 by Frank Cassenti (France)
  • L'Economie des sentiments by Daniel Jouanisson (France)
  • Manosolfa by Sandra Coelho de Souza (Brazil)
  • Monopolis by Claude Dubrana, J.P. Zirn (France)
  • Tadii by Nooradin Zarrin Kelk (Iran)


Jeanne Moreau, Jury President

Official awards

The following films and people received the 1975 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[15]


  1. ^ "Posters 1975". festival-cannes.fr 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1975: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1975: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ "28ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1975 - Parfums de Cannes". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ "1976 - Les Affranchis (Goodfellas)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Les différentes catégories de sélections". francofolies.over-blog.es. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Cannes Festival In Subdued Mood". nytimes.com. May 13, 1975. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "The copening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com (in French). Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  10. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com (in French). Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Juries 1975: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  12. ^ "14e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1975". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Quinzaine 1975". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1975". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1977". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.


  • INA: Jeanne Moreau, president of the 1975 jury (interview in French) Jean Moreau states in the interview that more important than even the Main Selection have become the events of the Parallel Section (Directors' Fortnight, International Critics' Week, and Marché du Film) which make possible the existence of the Festival.

External links

  • 1975 Cannes Film Festival (web.archive)
  • Official website Retrospective 1975
  • Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1975 at Internet Movie Database
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