1989 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 42nd Cannes Film Festival, featuring an original illustration by Ludovic.
|Opening film||New York Stories|
|Closing film||Old Gringo|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Sex, Lies,
|No. of films||22 (En Competition)
19 (Un Certain Regard)
10 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
|Festival date||11 May 1989– 23 May 1989|
During the 1989 festival, the first Cinéma & liberté forum was held with the participation of a hundred famous directors from many countries. They discussed about the freedom of expression and signed a declaration protesting against all forms of censorship still existing in the world.
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1989 feature film competition:
- Wim Wenders Jury President
- Christine Gouze-Renal
- Claude Beylie
- Georges Delerue
- Hector Babenco
- Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Peter Handke
- Renée Blanchar
- Sally Field
- Silvio Clementelli
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1989 Camera d'Or:
In competition - Feature filmEdit
The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:
- Black Rain (Kuroi ame) by Shohei Imamura
- Chimère by Claire Devers
- Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) by Giuseppe Tornatore - Special Grand Prix of the Jury
- Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee
- Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark) by Fred Schepisi
- Francesco by Liliana Cavani
- Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal) by Denys Arcand - Jury Prize
- Kuarup by Ruy Guerra
- Lost Angels by Hugh Hudson
- Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte
- Moon Child (El niño de la luna) by Agustí Villaronga
- Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch
- Reunion by Jerry Schatzberg
- Rosalie Goes Shopping by Percy Adlon
- Sex, Lies, and Videotape by Steven Soderbergh - Palm d'Or winner
- Spider's Web (Das Spinnennetz) by Bernhard Wicki
- Splendor by Ettore Scola
- Sweetie by Jane Campion
- Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vešanje) by Emir Kusturica
- Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi) by Bertrand Blier - Special Grand Prix of the Jury
- Torrents of Spring by Jerzy Skolimowski
- The Women on the Roof (Kvinnorna på taket) by Carl-Gustav Nykvist
Un Certain RegardEdit
- Black Sin (Schwarze Sünde) by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
- Devět kruhů pekla by Milan Muchna
- Barroco by Paul Leduc
- Errors of Youth (Oshibki yunosti) by Boris Frumin
- Fool's Mate (Zugzwang) by Mathieu Carrière
- Golden Horseshoes (Safa'ih min dhahab) by Nouri Bouzid
- Malpractice by Bill Bennett
- My 20th Century (Én XX. századom, Az) by Ildikó Enyedi - Camera d'Or
- Piravi by Shaji N. Karun
- The Prisoner of St. Petersburg by Ian Pringle
- Santa Sangre by Alejandro Jodorowsky
- The Tenth One in Hiding (Il decimo clandestino) by Lina Wertmüller
- Thick Skinned (Peaux de vaches) by Patricia Mazuy
- Treffen in Travers by Michael Gwisdek
- Venus Peter by Ian Sellar
- Voices of Sarafina! by Nigel Noble
- Whirlwind (Smertch) by Bako Sadykov
- Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Dalmaga dongjjok-euro gan kkadakeun?) by Bae Yong-Kyun
- Wired by Larry Peerce
Films out of competitionEdit
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition.
- 1001 films by André Delvaux
- 50 ans by Gilles Carle
- Fight for Us (Orapronobis) by Lino Brocka
- Ganashatru by Satyajit Ray
- Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean
- The Monkey Folk (Le peuple singe) by Gérard Vienne
- New York Stories by Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese
- Old Gringo by Luis Puenzo
- Scandal by Michael Caton-Jones
Short film competitionEdit
The following short films competed for the Palme d'Or du court métrage:
- Beau Fixe Sur Cormeilles by Gilles Lacombe
- Blind Alley by Emmanuel Salinger
- Full Metal Racket by William Nunez
- The Gest of Segu (Segu janjo) by Mambaye Coulibaly
- Kitchen Sink by Alison Maclean
- Manly Games (Muzné hry) by Jan Svankmajer
- Performance Pieces (Morceaux Choisis) by Tom Abrams - Jury Prize
- The Persistent Peddler (Le Colporteur) by Claude Cloutier
- Le Théâtre du Père Carlo by Rao Kheidmets
- Yes We Can by Faith Hubley - Jury Prize
International Critics' WeekEdit
- Feature film competition
- Rose of the Desert (Rose des Sables) by Mohamed Rachid Benhadj (Algeria)
- Tjoet Nja’ Dhien by Eros Djarot (Indonesia)
- As Tears Go By by Wong Kar-wai (Hong Kong)
- Waller's Last Trip (Wallers letzter Gang) by Christian Wagner (Germany)
- Arab by Fadhel Jaibi and Fadhel Jaziri (Tunisia)
- La Ville de Yun by U-Sun Kim (Japan)
- Les Poissons morts (Die toten Fische) by Michael Synek (Austria)
- Montalvo et l’enfant by Claude Mourieras (France)
- Black Square (Chyornyy kvadrat) by Iosif Pasternak (USSR)
- Duende by Jean-Blaise Junod (Switzerland)
- Short film competition
- Warszawa Koluszki by Jerzy Zalewski (Poland)
- Le Porte plume by Marie-Christine Perrodin (France)
- Blind Curve by Gary Markowitz (United States)
- The Three Soldiers by Kamal Musale (Switzerland)
- Work Experience by James Hendrie (U.K.)
- Der Mensch mit den modernen Nerven by Bady Minck (Austria)
- Trombone en coulisses by Hubert Toint (Belgium/France)
- Wstega mobiusa by Lukasz Karwowski (Poland)
- La Femme mariée de Nam Xuong by Tran Anh Hung (France)
- Caracas by Michael Schottenberg
- Der 7. Kontinent by Michael Haneke
- Der Philosoph by Rudolf Thome
- Eat a Bowl Of Tea by Wayne Wang
- El Rio que nos Lleva by Antonio del Real
- Gorod Zero by Karen Chakhnazarov
- Il piccolo diavolo by Roberto Benigni
- Maria Von Den Sternen by Thomas Mauch
- Melancholia by Andi Engel
- Niu Peng by Dai Sijie
- Piccoli Equivoci by Ricky Tognazzi
- Sidewalk Stories by Charles Lane
- Sis by Zülfü Livaneli
- Speaking Parts by Atom Egoyan
- Yaaba by Idrissa Ouedraogo
The following films and people received the 1989 awards:
- Palme d'Or: Sex, Lies, and Videotape by Steven Soderbergh
- Grand Prix:
- Jury Prize: Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand
- Best Actor: James Spader for Sex, Lies, and Videotape
- Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark)
- Best Director: Emir Kusturica for Dom za vešanje
- Short Film Palme d'Or: 50 ans by Gilles Carle
- Best Artistic Contribution: Jim Jarmusch for Mystery Train
- Special Mention - Best Short Film:
- Technical Grand Prize: Kuroi ame by Shōhei Imamura
- Special Award: Gregory Peck
- Caméra d'Or: Én XX. századom, Az by Ildikó Enyedi
- Golden Camera - Special Mention:
- Perspectives du Cinéma Award: Erreur de jeunesse by Radovan Tadic
- Audience Award: Manika, une vie plus tard by Fernando Solanas
- FIPRESCI Prize:
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention:
- Award of the Youth:
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