Burnt by the Sun – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – To Live – Queen Margot – Through the Olive Trees – Clerks – Three Colors: Red

Jurors: Clint Eastwood (president), Pupi Avati, Catherine Deneuve, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Kazuo Ishiguro, Aleksandr Kadjanovsky, Marie-Françoise Leclère, Shin Sang-ok, Lalo Schifrin, Alain Terzian

Palme d'Or:Pulp Fiction, USA, dir. Quentin Tarantino
Grand Jury Prize:Burnt by the Sun, dir. Nikita Mikhalkov
To Live, dir. Zhang Yimou
Jury Prize:Queen Margot, dir. Patrice Chéreau
Best Director:Caro Diario, Nanni Moretti
Best Actress:Queen Margot, Virna Lisi
Best Actor:To Live, Ge You
Best Screenplay: Grosse fatigue, Michel Blanc
Technical Grand Prize: Grosse fatigue, Pitof, visual effects
    Critics Prize:
Exotica, dir. Atom Egoyan
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:Burnt by the Sun, dir. Nikita Mikhalkov
To Live, dir. Zhang Yimou
Camera d'Or (first feature): Coming to Terms with the Dead, dir. Pascale Ferran

Competition Films I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
My Palme d'Or
Pulp Fiction (USA, dir. Quentin Tarantino) -

Through the Olive Trees (Iran, dir. Abbas Kiarostami) -

Exotica (Canada, dir. Atom Egoyan) -

Three Colors: Red (France/Switzerland, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski) -

Queen Margot (France, dir. Patrice Chéreau) -

An Unforgettable Summer (Romania, dir. Lucian Pintilie) -

Burnt by the Sun (Russia, dir. Nikita Mikhalkov) -

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (USA, dir. Alan Rudolph) -

A Pure Formality (Italy/France, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore) -

The Hudsucker Proxy (USA, dir. Joel Coen) -

My Jury Votes:
Best Director:Through the Olive Trees, Abbas Kiarostami
Best Actress:Queen Margot, Isabelle Adjani
Best Actor: Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson
Best Screenplay:Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
Technical Grand Prize:Queen Margot, Moidele Bickel, costume design

Sidebar Selections I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
Wild Reeds (Un Certain Regard: France, dir. André Téchiné) -

I Can't Sleep (Un Certain Regard: France, dir. Claire Denis) -

I Like It Like That (Un Certain Regard: USA, dir. Darnell Martin) -

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Un Certain Regard: Australia, dir. Stephan Elliott) -

Amateur (Directors' Fortnight: USA, dir. Hal Hartley) -

Eat Drink Man Woman (Directors' Fortnight: Taiwan, dir. Ang Lee) -

Fresh (Directors' Fortnight: USA, dir. Boaz Yakin) -

Muriel's Wedding (Directors' Fortnight: Australia, dir. P.J. Hogan) -

Serial Mom (Out of Competition: USA, dir. John Waters) -

Suture (Un Certain Regard: USA, dirs. Scott McGehee and David Siegel) -

Clerks (Critics' Week: USA, dir. Kevin Smith) -

Competition Films I'm Curious to See:
Ranked in order of interest; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
A Confucian Confusion, Taiwan, dir. Edward Yang
To Live, China, dir. Zhang Yimou
Grosse fatigue, France, dir. Michel Blanc
The Whores, Italy, dir. Aurelio Grimaldi
Caro diario, Italy, dir. Nanni Moretti
The Queen of the Night, Mexico, dir. Arturo Ripstein
Swaham, India, dir. Shaji N. Karun
The Rice People, Cambodia, dir. Rithy Panh
The Patriots, France, dir. Eric Rochant
Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs, Russia, dir. Andrei Konchalovsky

Also in Competition: Barnabo of the Mountains, Italy, dir. Mario Brenta
The Browning Version, UK, dir. Mike Figgis
The Violin Player, France/Belgium, dir. Charles Van Damme

Sidebar Films I'm Curious to See:
Listed alphabetically; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
Un Certain Regard: Bab El-Oued City, Algeria, dir. Merzak Allouache
The Butterfly's Dream, Italy, dir. Marco Bellocchio
Casa de Lava, Portugal, dir. Pedro Costa
Clean, Shaven, USA, dir. Lodge Kerrigan
Cold Water, France, dir. Olivier Assayas
Faust, Czech Republic, dir. Jan Svankmajer
Picture Bride, Japan, dir. Kayo Hatta
Xime, Guinea-Bissau, dir. Sana Na N'Hada
Directors' Fortnight: 71 Fragments of a Chronicle of Chance, Austria, dir. Michael Haneke
Bandit Queen, India, dir. Shekhar Kapur
The Cassette, Portugal, dir. Manoel de Oliveira
Coming to Terms with the Dead, France, dir. Pascale Ferran
Lovers, France, dir. Catherine Corsini
The Silences of the Palace, Tunisia, dir. Moufida Tlatli
Trop de bonheur, France, dir. Cédric Kahn
Critics' Week: See How They Fall, France, dir. Jacques Audiard
Zinat, Iran, dir. Ebrahim Mokhtari

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