1957 Cannes Film Festival

The 10th Cannes Film Festival was held from 2 to 17 May 1957.[4] The Palme d'Or went to the Friendly Persuasion by William Wyler.[5] The festival opened with Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Anderson.[6]

1957 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 10th Cannes Film Festival[1]
Opening filmAround the World in 80 Days
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or
(Friendly Persuasion)[2]
No. of films31 (In Competition)[3]
1 (Out of Competition)
29 (Short Film)
Festival date2 May 1957 (1957-05-02) – 17 May 1957 (1957-05-17)

During the 1957 Cannes Film Festival, Dolores del Río was the first female member of the jury for the official selection.[7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1957 competition:[8]

Feature films

Short films

Feature film competition

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Out of competition

The following film was selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

  • Altitude 7.546 by I. Grek
  • Bolcsok by Ágoston Kollányi
  • Carnival In Quebec by Jean P. Palardy
  • City of Gold by Colin Low, Wolf Koenig
  • Diario Uruguayo by Eugenio Hintz
  • Die Große Wanderung by Walter Suchner
  • Een leger van gehouwen steen by Theo Van Haren Noman
  • Gast auf Erden by Karl Stanzl
  • History of the Cinema by John Halas
  • Il sogno dei gonzaga by Antonio Petrucci
  • Jabulani Africa by Jok Uys, Jamie Uys
  • Koncert na ekranie slask by Witold Lesiewicz
  • La mariee portait des perles by Kurt Baum, Errol Hinds
  • Let nad mocvarom (Flight Above the Marshes) by Aleksandar Petrovic
  • Magic of the Mountains by Moham Dayaram Bhavnani
  • Michel de ghelderode by Luc De Heusch
  • Nessebar by Stephane Topaldjikov
  • Niok l'éléphant by Edmond Sechan
  • Ochotniki iujnikh morey (Les chasseurs des mers du sud) by S. Kogan
  • Paraplícko by Bretislav Pojar
  • Rembrandt, schilder van de mens by Bert Haanstra
  • San Antonio de la Florida by Santos Núñez
  • A Brief History (Scurtă Istorie) by Ion Popescu-Gopo
  • Soseiji Gakkyu by Susumu Hani
  • Splintret emalje by Johan Jacobsen
  • Toute la mémoire du monde by Alain Resnais
  • Vacances Tunisiennes by René Vautier
  • Western Symphonie by Thomas L. Rowe
  • Wiesensommer (Prairie d'été) by Heinz Sielmann


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1957 awards:[2][5]

Short films

Independent awards

OCIC Award[9]


  1. "Posters 1957". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  2. "Awards 1957: All Awards". cinema-francais.fr. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1957: All the Selection". cinema-francais.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1957 - La Loi de Cannes (The Law of Cannes)". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "10ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "Retro Cannes". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. "Honoring the Female Trailblazers of Cannes /2. Dolores del Río". harpersbazaar.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. "Le Jury, Les Prix 1957". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1957". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.


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