1978 Cannes Film Festival

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1978 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 31st Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.[1]
Opening film Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver
Closing film Fedora
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (L'albero degli zoccoli)[2]
No. of films 23 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Un Certain Regard)
3 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date 16 May 1978 (1978-05-16) – 30 May 1978 (1978-05-30)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 31st Cannes Film Festival was held from 16 to 30 May 1978. The Palme d'Or went to the L'albero degli zoccoli by Ermanno Olmi.[4] This festival saw the introduction of a new non-competitive section, 'Un Certain Regard', which replaces 'Les Yeux Fertiles' (1975-1977), 'L'Air du temps' and 'Le Passé composé'.[5]

The festival opened with Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver, directed by Emil Loteanu[6][7] and closed with Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder.[8]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1978 feature film competition:[9]

Feature films

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

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

Un Certain Regard

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[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 17th International Critics' Week (17e Semaine de la Critique):[10]

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1978 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[11]


Alan J. Pakula, Jury President
Ermanno Olmi, Palme d'Or winner

Official awards

The following films and people received the 1978 Official selection awards:[2]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[13]


  1. ^ "Posters 1978". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1978: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1978: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ "31ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1978 - Cannes, Le Retour (Cannes, The Return)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. ^ "At the Movies". nytimes.com. May 19, 1978. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "The opening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Juries 1978: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  10. ^ "17e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1978". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Quinzaine 1978". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  12. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1978". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1978". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.


  • INA: Opening of the 1978 Festival (commentary in French)
  • INA: Chronicle of the 1978 Cannes Festival (commentary in French)

External links

  • 1978 Cannes Film Festival (web.archive)
  • Official website Retrospective 1978
  • Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1978 at Internet Movie Database
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