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1977 Cannes Film Festival

The 30th Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 27 May 1977. The Palme d'Or went to the Padre Padrone by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.[4] A new non-competitive section, "Le Passé composé", is held at this festival only and focuses on compilations. This section, along with sections "Les Yeux fertiles" and "L'Air du temps" of the previous two years, were integrated into Un Certain Regard in 1978.[5][6]

1977 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 30th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Polish painter Wojciech Siudmak.[1]
Opening filmThe Bishop's Bedroom
Closing filmSlap Shot
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Padre Padrone)[2]
No. of films23 (In Competition)[3]
45 (Out of Competition)
7 (Short Film)
Festival date13 May 1977 (1977-05-13) – 27 May 1977 (1977-05-27)

The festival opened with The Bishop's Bedroom, directed by Dino Risi[7][8] and closed with Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill.[9]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1977 feature film competition:[10]

Feature films

Official selectionEdit

In competition - Feature filmEdit

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

Parallel sectionsEdit

International Critics' WeekEdit

The following feature films were screened for the 16th International Critics' Week (16e Semaine de la Critique):[11]

  • Ben et Benedict by Paula Delsol (France)
  • Caminandos pasos… Caminando by Federico Weingartshofer (Mexico)
  • Ethnocide by Paul Leduc (Canada - Mexico)
  • Liebe dans leben by Lutz Eisholz (Germany)
  • Le Meurtrier de la jeunesse by Kazuhizo Hasegawa (Japan)
  • Omar Gatlato by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
  • Vingt jours sans guerre by Alexei Guerman (USSR)

Directors' FortnightEdit

The following films were screened for the 1977 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films
  • Claude Chauvy, l'art du tournage en bois]] by Jean-Pierre Bonneau (France)
  • Eggs by John Hubley (United States)
  • Hors-jeu by Georges Schwisgebel (Switzerland)
  • Nights (Nyhtes) by Georges Katakouzinos (Greece)
  • Sauf dimanches et fêtes by François Ode (France)
  • Windy Day by John Hubley, Faith Hubley (United States)


Roberto Rossellini, Jury President
Palme d'Or winner Paolo Taviani with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro

Official awardsEdit

The following films and people received the 1977 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awardsEdit


Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury


  1. ^ "Posters 1977". Archived from the original on 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1977: All Awards". Archived from the original on 4 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1977: All the Selection". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
  4. ^ "30ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1977 - Un Festival particulier (A special Festival)". (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Les différentes catégories de sélections". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 21, article text (OCR)". May 30, 1977. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "The opening films at Cannes". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Juries 1977: Long film". Archived from the original on 17 March 2016.
  11. ^ "16e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1977". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Quinzaine 1977". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  13. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1977". Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1977". Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1977". Retrieved 30 June 2017.


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