The Long Day Closes – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – And Life Goes On – Hyenas – El Viaje – The Player – Stolen Children


Jurors: Gérard Depardieu (president), Pedro Almodóvar, John Boorman, René Cleitman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlo Di Palma, Nana Dzhordzhadze, Lester James Peries, Serge Toubiana, Joële Van Effenterre
 

 
Palme d'Or:The Best Intentions, Sweden, dir. Bille August
Grand Jury Prize:Stolen Children, Italy, dir. Gianni Amelio
Jury Prize:Dream of Light (El Sol del membrillo), Spain, dir. Victor Erice
An Independent Life, Russia, dir. Vitali Kanevsky
Best Director:The Player, Robert Altman
Best Actress:The Best Intentions, Pernilla August
Best Actor:The Player, Tim Robbins
45th Anniversary Prize: Howards End, UK, dir. James Ivory
Technical Grand Prize: The Voyage/El viaje, Fernando E. Solanas, director
FIPRESCI/International
    Critics Prize:
Dream of Light (El Sol del membrillo), Spain, dir. Victor Erice
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:Stolen Children, Italy, dir. Gianni Amelio
Caméra d'or (first feature): Mac, dir. John Turturro



Competition Films I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
My Palme d'or
Dream of Light (El Sol del membrillo) (Spain, dir. Victor Erice) -

Hyenas (Senegal, dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty) -

The Long Day Closes (UK, dir. Terence Davies) -

Howards End (UK, dir. James Ivory) -

The Player (USA, dir. Robert Altman) -

Basic Instinct (USA, dir. Paul Verhoeven) -



Sidebar Selections I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
Bad Lieutenant (Un Certain Regard: USA, dir. Abel Ferrara) -

Beauty and the Beast (Out of Competition: USA, dirs. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise) -

And Life Goes On (Un Certain Regard: Iran, dir. Abbas Kiarostami) -

Reservoir Dogs (Out of Competition: USA, dir. Quentin Tarantino) -

The Ox (Un Certain Regard: Sweden, dir. Sven Nykvist) -

Strictly Ballroom (Un Certain Regard: Australia, dir. Baz Luhrmann) -



Competition Films I'm Curious to See:
Ranked in order of interest; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
The Best Intentions, Sweden, dir. Bille August
La Sentinelle, France, dir. Arnaud Desplechin
The Journey/El viaje, Argentina, dir. Fernando E. Solanas
Léolo, Canada, dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon
Crush, New Zealand, dir. Alison Maclean
Simple Men, USA, dir. Hal Hartley
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, USA, dir. David Lynch
Stolen Children, Italy, dir. Gianni Amelio
In the Country of Juliets, France, dir. Mehdi Charef
An Independent Life, Russia, dir. Vitali Kanevsky
Luna Park, Russia, dir. Pavel Lounguine
Dark at Noon, Portugal/France, dir. Raul Ruiz
Of Mice and Men, USA, dir. Gary Sinise

Also in Competition: Casanova's Return, France, dir. Edouard Niermans
A Stranger Among Us, USA, dir. Sidney Lumet


Sidebar Films I'm Curious to See:
Listed alphabetically; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Un Certain Regard: American Me, USA, dir. Edward James Olmos
The Blue Eyes of Yonta, Guinea-Bissau, dir. Flora Gomes
Cousin Bobby, USA, dir. Jonathan Demme
Modern Crimes, , dir. Alejandro Agresti
Through an Open Window, US, dir. Eric Mendelsohn
Directors' Fortnight: Badook, Iran, dir. Majid Majidi
Benny's Video, Austria, dir. Michael Haneke
Bezness, Tunisia, dir. Nouri Bouzid
Bob Roberts, USA, dir. Tim Robbins
Mac, USA, dir. John Turturro
My New Gun, US, dir. Stacy Cochran
Out of Competition: As in Heaven, Iceland, dir. Kristín Jóhannesdóttir
Far and Away, US/Ireland, dir. Ron Howard
Map of the Human Heart, Australia/Canada/France/US, dir. Vincent Ward
The Oak, Romania, dir. Lucian Pintilie
Sarafina!, South Africa, dir. Darrell James Roodt

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