1971 Cannes Film Festival

The 24th Cannes Film Festival was held from 12 to 27 May 1971. The Palme d'Or went to The Go-Between by Joseph Losey.[4][5]

1971 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 24th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by French artist René Ferracci.[1]
Opening filmGimme Shelter
Closing filmLes mariés de l'an II
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (The Go-Between)[2]
No. of films26 (In Competition)[3]
8 (Out of Competition)
15 (Short Film)
Festival date12 May 1971 (1971-05-12) – 27 May 1971 (1971-05-27)
Cannes Film Festival

The festival opened with Gimme Shelter, a documentary about English rock band The Rolling Stones directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin and closed with Les mariés de l'an II, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.[6][7] The festival paid tribute to Charlie Chaplin and honored him with the title of Commander of the national order of the Legion of Honor.[8][9]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1971 film competition:[10][4]

Feature films

Short films

  • Véra Volmane (France) (journalist) President
  • Charles Duvanel (Switzerland)
  • Etienne Novella (France)

Official selectionEdit

In competition – Feature filmEdit

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix International du Festival:[3]

Films out of competitionEdit

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

Short film competitionEdit

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

  • Astronaut Coffee Break by Edward Casazza
  • Centinelas del silencio by Robert Amram
  • Fair Play by Bronislaw Zeman
  • Hans Hartrung by Christian Ferlet
  • I mari della mia fantasia by Ernesto G. Laura
  • Jardin by Claude Champion
  • La fin du jeu by Renaud Walter
  • Le coeur renverse by Maurice Frydland
  • Memorial by James Allen
  • Mixed-Double by Bent Barfod
  • Patchwork by Georges Schwizgebel, Claude Luyet, Daniel Suter, Manolo Otero, Gérald Poussin
  • Paul Delvaux, ou les femmes défendues by Henri Storck
  • Star Spangled Banner by Roger Flint
  • Stuiter by Jan Oonk
  • Une statuette by Carlos Vilardebo

Parallel sectionsEdit

International Critics' WeekEdit

The following feature films were screened for the 10th International Critics' Week (10e Semaine de la Critique):[11]

Directors' FortnightEdit

The following films were screened for the 1971 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films
  • Apotheosis by John Lennon, Yoko Ono (United Kingdom)
  • Cannes, 70... by Jean-Paul Jaud (France)
  • Essai à la mille by Jean-Claude Labrecque (Canada)
  • Estado de sitio by Jaime Chávarri (Spain)
  • Grumes by Jean-Pierre Bonneau (France)
  • Habitude by Dan Wolman (Israel)
  • La belleza by Arturo Ripstein (Mexico)
  • La Pierre qui flotte by Jean-Jacques Andrien (Belgium)
  • Le Cri by Paul Dopff (France)
  • Le Vampire de la Cinémathèque by Roland Lethem (Belgium)
  • Le voyage du Lieutenant Le Bihan by László Szabó (France)
  • Les bulles du cardinal by Ody Roos (Luxembourg)
  • Meatdaze by Jeff Keen (United Kingdom)
  • Mégalodrame by Alain Colas (France)
  • Moment by Stephen Dwoskin (United Kingdom)
  • Monangambeee by Sarah Maldoror (Angola)
  • Mortem by Adam Schmedes (Denmark)
  • Okasareta hakui by Kōji Wakamatsu (Japan)
  • Please Don't Stand On My Sunshine by Ned McCann (Australia)
  • R.S.V.P. by W. Pinkston, J. Mason V. (United States)
  • Rosée Du Matin by Jean Dasque (France)
  • Sex by David Avidan (Israel)
  • Sur les traces de Baal by Abdellatif Ben Ammar (Tunisia)
  • Underground Again by Laure Guggenheim (France)
  • Venceremos] by Pedro Chaskel (Chile)
  • Viva Cariri by Geraldo Sarno (Brazil)


Michèle Morgan, Jury President
Joseph Losey, Palme d'Or winner

Official awardsEdit

The following films and people received the 1971 Official selection awards:[2][4][5]

Short films

Independent awardsEdit


Commission Supérieure Technique[14]

OCIC Award[14]

Other awards[14]


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  2. ^ a b "Awards 1971 : All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
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  4. ^ a b c d "24ème Festival International du Film – Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "1971 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. ^ "From anecdote to legend". cannes.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Charlie Chaplin Stole the Show at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival". nla.gov.au. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "1971: Tribute to Charlie Chaplin". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013.
  9. ^ "25th Cannes Film Festival". ina.fr. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Juries 1971: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  11. ^ "10e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1971". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Quinzaine 1971". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  13. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1971". fipresci.org. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  14. ^ a b c "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1971". imdb.com. Retrieved 2 July 2017.


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