1974 Cannes Film Festival

The 27th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 24 May 1974. The Grand Prix du Festival International du Film went to The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola.[2][4]

1974 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 27th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Georges Lacroix.[1]
Opening filmAmarcord
Closing filmS*P*Y*S
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prix du Festival
International du Film

(The Conversation)[2]
No. of films26 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date9 May 1974 (1974-05-09) – 24 May 1974 (1974-05-24)

The festival opened with Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini[5][6] and closed with S*P*Y*S, directed by Irvin Kershner.[7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1974 feature film competition:[8]

Feature films

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix International du Festival:[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]

  • Akvarium by Zdenka Doitcheva
  • Another Saturday Night by Steven B. Poster, Mik Derks
  • Carnet trouvé chez les fourmis by Georges Senechal
  • Hunger by Peter Foldes
  • I stala sie swiatlosc by Jerzy Kalina
  • Jocselekedetek by Béla Vajda
  • Leonarduv denik by Jan Švankmajer
  • O sidarta by Michel Jakar
  • Ostrov (Island) by Fyodor Khitruk

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 13th International Critics' Week (13e Semaine de la Critique):[9]

  • A Bigger Splash by Jack Hazan (Great Britain)
  • De part en part by Grzegorz Królikiewicz (Poland)
  • El Espíritu de la colmena by Víctor Erice (Spain)
  • Hearts and Minds by Peter Davis (United States)
  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived (L’heure de la libération a sonné) by Heiny Srour (Lebanon)
  • I.F.Stone’s Weekly by Jerry Bruck Jr (United States)
  • La Paloma by Daniel Schmid (Switzerland)
  • La Tierra prometida by Miguel Littin (Chile)
  • Der Tod des Flohzirkusdirektos (La Mort du directeur du cirque de puces) by Thomas Koerfer (Switzerland)

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1974 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[10]

Short films
  • L'Agression by Frank Cassenti (France)
  • Au nom de Jésus by José Rodrigues Dos Santos, Gérard Loubeau (Ivory Coast)
  • Brainwash by Ronald Bijlsma (Netherlands)
  • Film sur Hans Bellmeer by Catherine Binet (France)
  • Liberté-Jean by Jean-Michel Carré (France)
  • Une puce sur un no man's land by Marie-France Molle (France)
  • Stillborn by Ladd Mc Portlan] (United States)
  • Winda by Jerzy Kucia (Poland)


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1974 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[12]


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  2. "27ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. "Official Selection 1974: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1974 - Toute une époque (A whole era)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. "Great Cannes Openers". empireonline.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  6. "The copening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "Juries 1974: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. "13e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1974". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  10. "Quinzaine 1974". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  11. "FIPRESCI Awards 1974". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  12. "Jury Œcuménique 1977". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  13. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1974". imdb.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.


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