1962 Cannes Film Festival

The 15th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 23 May 1962.[4] The Palme d'Or went to the O Pagador de Promessas by Anselmo Duarte.[5] The festival opened with Les Amants de Teruel, directed by Raymond Rouleau.

1962 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 15th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by A.M. Rodicq.[1]
Opening filmLes Amants de Teruel
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or
(O Pagador de Promessas)[2]
No. of films35 (In Competition)[3]
2 (Out of Competition)
27 (Short Film)
Festival date7 May 1962 (1962-05-07) – 23 May 1962 (1962-05-23)

During the Cannes Film Festival of 1961, Robert Favre le Bret, Artistic Director of the Cannes Film Festival, with the agreement of the French Union of Film Critics, had decided to establish the International Critics' Week during the next Festival. In 1962, this parallel section of the Festival took place for the first time. Its goal was to showcase first and second works by directors from all over the world, not succumbing to commercial tendencies.[6]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1962 competition:[7]

Feature films

Short films

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

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

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

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

  • Akheytzi by Lada Boyadjieva
  • Anarkali, My Beautiful by Jean-Claude See
  • Big City Blues by Charles Huguenot Van Der Linden
  • Bolchie nepriyatnosti by Vladimir Broumberg, Zinaiida Brumberg
  • Certosa di pavia by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti
  • Clovek pod vodou by Jiri Brnecka
  • Couro de gato by Joaquim Pedro De Andrade
  • Danza Espanola by Juan Gyenes
  • Faces by Edward McConnell
  • Image Of The Sea by Richard Alan Gray
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (La Rivière du Hibou) by Robert Enrico
  • Le Hampi by Claude Jutra, Roger Morilliere, Jean Rouch
  • Les Dieux du feu by Henri Storck
  • Les quatre saisons by Niklaus Gessner
  • Ljubav I Film by Ivo Vrbanic
  • Oczekiwanie (L'attente') by Witold Giersz, Ludwig Perski
  • Pan by Herman Van Der Horst
  • Rodolphe Bresdin by Nelly Kaplan
  • Roma momenti in Jazz by Enzo Battaglia
  • Saguenay by Chris Chapman
  • Szenvedely by Jozsef Nepp
  • Tagebuch eines Reportes by Manfred Durnick
  • Teeth Is Money by Jean Delire, Eddy Ryssack
  • The Australian Landscape Painters by Richard Mason
  • The Sound of Speed by Bruce Kessler
  • Voronet by Ion Bostan
  • Zambesi by Raymond Hancock

Parallel section

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were selected to be screened for the 1st International Critics' Week (1e Semaine de la Critique):[8]


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1962 Official selection awards:[2][9]

Short films[5]

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique[5]

OCIC Award[11]


  1. "Posters 1962". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014.
  2. "Awards 1962: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1962: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1962 - Le Procès de Bresson éclipse la Palme donnée (The Trial of Bresson eclipses the Palme given)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "15ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "History". semainedelacritique.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  7. "Juries 1962". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. "1e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1962". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. "1962 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. "FIPRESCI Awards 1962". fipresci.org. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  11. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1962". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.


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