|Closing film||Thelma & Louise|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Barton Fink)|
|No. of films||19 (En Competition)|
20 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
|Festival date||9 May 1991– 20 May 1991|
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1991 feature film competition:
- Roman Polanski (Poland) Jury President
- Férid Boughedir (Tunisia)
- Whoopi Goldberg (USA)
- Margaret Menegoz (France)
- Natalya Negoda (Soviet Union)
- Alan Parker (UK)
- Jean-Paul Rappeneau (France)
- Hans Dieter Seidel (Germany)
- Vittorio Storaro (Italy)
- Vangelis (Greece)
In competition - Feature filmEdit
The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted.
Un Certain RegardEdit
- Boyz n the Hood by John Singleton
- Burial of a Potato (Pogrzeb kartofla) by Jan Jakub Kolski
- A Captive in the Land by John Berry
- The Chosen One (Ishanou) by Aribam Syam Sharma
- Comrade Chkalov Crosses the North Pole (Perekhod tovarishcha Chkalova cherez severnyy polyus) by Maksim Pezhemsky
- L'entraînement du champion avant la course by Bernard Favre
- Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (Ucieczka z kina 'Wolność') by Wojciech Marczewski
- Fire! (Ta Dona) by Adama Drabo
- Friends, Comrades (Ystävät, toverit) by Rauni Mollberg
- Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse by Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper
- Holidays on the River Yarra by Leo Berkeley
- In the Alleys of Love (Dar kouchehay-e eshq) by Khosrow Sinai
- Lebewohl, Fremde by Tevfik Başer
- Paths of Death and Angels (Halálutak és angyalok) by Zoltán Kamondi
- Revenge (Mest) by Yermek Shinarbayev
- The Tradition (Laada) by Drissa Toure
- Sango Malo by Bassek Ba Kobhio
- Treasure Island (L'île au trésor) by Raúl Ruiz
- Woman of the Port (La mujer del puerto) by Arturo Ripstein
- Yumeji by Seijun Suzuki
Films out of competitionEdit
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:
- Le film du cinéma suisse by Michel Soutter, Jean-François Amiguet
- Jacquot de Nantes by Agnès Varda
- Life Stinks by Mel Brooks
- Madonna: Truth or Dare (aka. In Bed with Madonna) by Alek Keshishian
- Prospero's Books by Peter Greenaway
- Rhapsody in August (Hachigatsu no rapusodī) by Akira Kurosawa
- Thelma & Louise by Ridley Scott
Short film competitionEdit
- Broken Skin by Anna Campion
- Casino by Gil Bauwens
- Les éffaceurs by Gérald Frydman
- Ja, Wałęsa by Jacek Skalski
- Mal de blocs by Marc Saint-Pierre, Nathalie Saint-Gelais
- La Noce by Régis Obadia, Joëlle Bouvier
- Nokturno by Nikola Majdak
- Push Comes to Shove by Bill Plympton
- La vie selon Luc by Jean-Paul Civeyrac
- W.A.L. by Robert Turlo
- With Hands Raised (Z podniesionymi rekami) by Mitko Panov
International Critics' WeekEdit
Feature film competition
- Diabły, diabły by Dorota Kędzierzawska (Poland)
- Laafi - Tout va bien by S. Pierre Yameogo (Burkina Faso)
- Liquid Dreams by Mark S. Manos (United States)
- Robert’s Movie by Canan Gerede (Turkey)
- Sam & Me by Deepa Mehta (Canada)
- Trumpet Number 7 by Adrian Velicescu (United States)
- La Vie des morts by Arnaud Desplechin (France)
- Young Soul Rebels by Isaac Julien (United Kingdom)
Short film competition
- Carne by Gaspar Noé (France)
- Die mysreriosen lebenslinien by David Rühm (Austria)
- Livraison à domicile by Claude Philippot (France)
- A Nice Arrangement by Gurinder Chadha (United Kingdom)
- Once Upon a Time by Kristian Petri (Sweden)
- Petit drame dans la vie d’une femme by Andrée Pelletier (Canada)
- Une Symphonie du havre by Barbara Doran (Canada)
- The Adjuster by Atom Egoyan
- Annabelle partagée by Francesca Comencini
- The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez by Peter Sellars
- Chichkhan by Fadhel Jaïbi, M. Ben Mahmoud
- Danzón by Maria Novaro
- O Drapetis by Lefteris Xanthopoulos
- És mégis... by Zsolt Kézdi-Kovács
- An Imaginary Tale (Une histoire inventée) by André Forcier
- The Indian Runner by Sean Penn
- Lost In Siberia by Alexander Mitta
- Ovo Malo Duse by Ademir Kenović
- Paris Trout by Stephen Gyllenhaal
- Proof by Jocelyn Moorhouse
- Adam's Rib by Vyacheslav Krishtofovich
- Riff-Raff by Ken Loach
- Toto the Hero (Toto le héros) by Jaco Van Dormael
- Suffocating Heat (Caldo soffocante) by Giovanna Gagliardo
- Short films
- Le Caire by Youssef Chahine
- Palme d'Or: Barton Fink by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
- Grand Prize of the Jury: La Belle Noiseuse by Jacques Rivette
- Best Director: Joel Coen for Barton Fink
- Best Actress: Irène Jacob for The Double Life of Véronique (La double vie de Véronique)
- Best Actor: John Turturro for Barton Fink
- Best Supporting Actor: Samuel L. Jackson for Jungle Fever
- Jury Prize:
- Caméra d'Or: Toto le Héros by Jaco Van Dormael
- Caméra d'Or - Special Mention: Proof by Jocelyn Moorhouse & Sam & Me by Deepa Mehta
- Short Film Palme d'Or: With Hands Raised (Z podniesionymi rekami) by Mitko Panov
- Special Jury Prize: Push Comes to Shove by Bill Plympton
- The Double Life of Véronique (La double vie de Véronique) by Krzysztof Kieślowski (In competition)
- Riff-Raff by Ken Loach (Directors' Fortnight)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: La double vie de Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Jungle Fever by Spike Lee & La Belle Noiseuse by Jacques Rivette
Award of the Youth
Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week
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