1976 Cannes Film Festival
The 29th Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 28 May 1976. The Palme d'Or went to Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese. In 1976, "L'Air du temps", a new section which was non-competitive and focused on contemporary subjects, was introduced. This section, along with sections "Les Yeux fertiles" of the previous year and "Le Passé composé" of the next year, were integrated into Un Certain Regard in 1978.
Official poster of the 29th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Polish painter Wojciech Siudmak.
|Opening film||That's Entertainment, Part II|
|Closing film||Family Plot|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Taxi Driver)|
|No. of films||20 (In Competition)|
25 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
|Festival date||13 May 1976 – 28 May 1976|
In competition - Feature film
- Babatu by Jean Rouch
- Brutti, sporchi e cattivi by Ettore Scola
- Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker
- A Child in the Crowd (Un enfant dans la foule) by Gérard Blain
- The Claw and the Tooth (La griffe et la dent) by François Bel
- Cría cuervos by Carlos Saura
- The Inheritance (L'eredità Ferramonti) by Mauro Bolognini
- Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) by Wim Wenders
- Letters from Marusia (Actas de Marusia) by Miguel Littín
- The Marquise of O (Die Marquise von O...) by Éric Rohmer
- Monsieur Klein by Joseph Losey
- Mrs. Dery Where Are You? (Déryné hol van?) by Gyula Maár
- Next Stop, Greenwich Village by Paul Mazursky
- Nishaant by Shyam Benegal
- Pascual Duarte by Ricardo Franco
- Private Vices, Public Pleasures (Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù) by Miklós Jancsó
- Shadow of Angels (Schatten der Engel) by Daniel Schmid
- Sweet Revenge (Dandy, the All American Girl) by Jerry Schatzberg
- Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese
- The Tenant (Le Locataire) by Roman Polanski
Films out of competition
- 1900 (Novecento) by Bernardo Bertolucci
- L'amour blessé by Jean Pierre Lefebvre
- Anna by Alberto Grifi, Massimo Sarchielli
- Ascension by Olivier Dassault
- Bobby by Marty Ollstein
- The California Reich by Walter F. Parkes, Keith F. Critchlow
- A Delicate Balance by Tony Richardson
- Edvard Munch by Peter Watkins
- Les enfants des autres by Martin Pierlot
- Face to Face by Ingmar Bergman
- Family Plot by Alfred Hitchcock
- Grey Gardens by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
- Hedda by Trevor Nunn
- Hollywood... Hollywood! by Gene Kelly
- The Iceman Cometh by John Frankenheimer
- Illustrious Corpses (Cadaveri eccelenti) by Francesco Rosi
- Labirintus by András Kovács
- The Memory of Justice by Marcel Ophüls
- Notes Towards an African Orestes (Appunti per un'Orestiade Africana) by Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Orlando furioso by Luca Ronconi
- La Pharmacie-Shangaï by Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan
- Le pont de singe by André Harris, Alain De Sedouy
- Sartre par lui-même by Alexandre Astruc, Michel Contat
- Sommergäste by Peter Stein
- Train Landscape by Jules Engel
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 15th International Critics' Week (15e Semaine de la Critique):
- Une Fille unique by Philippe Nahou (France)
- Der Gehulfe by Thomas Koerfer (Switzerland)
- Harvest : Three Thousand Years by Haïlé Gerima (Ethiopia)
- Iracema by Jorge Bodansky, Orlando Senna (Brazil, W. Germany, France)
- Mélodrame by Jean-Louis Jorge (France)
- Le Temps de l’avant by Anne-Claire Poirier (Canada)
- Tracks by Henry Jaglom (USA)
The following films were screened for the 1976 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Anno Domini 1573 (Seljačka buna 1573) by Vatroslav Mimica (Yugoslavia)
- The Battle of Chile (La Batalla de Chile: El golpe de estado) by Patricio Guzman (Chile, Cuba)
- Behindert by Stephen Dwoskin (Germany, Great Britain)
- Le berceau de cristal by Philippe Garrel (France)
- O Casamento by Arnaldo Jabor (Brazil)
- The Devil's Playground by Fred Schepisi (Australia)
- Le diable au cœur by Bernard Queysanne (France)
- Duelle by Jacques Rivette (France)
- L'Eau chaude, l'eau frette by André Forcier (Canada)
- Four Days to Death (Cetiri dana do smrti) by Miroslav Jokic (Yugoslavia)
- Giliap by Roy Andersson (Sweden)
- Gitirana (doc.) by Jorge Bodansky, Orlando Senna (Germany, Brazil)
- Goldflocken by Werner Schroeter (Germany, France)
- Hollywood on Trial (doc.) by David Helpern Jr. (United States)
- L'Empire des sens by Nagisa Oshima (France, Japan)
- Les Nomades by Sid Ali Mazif (Algeria)
- Os Demónios de Alcácer Quibir by José Fonseca e Costa (Portugal)
- Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert by Marguerite Duras (France)
- Der starke Ferdinand by Alexander Kluge (Germany)
- Normande (La tête de Normande St-Onge) by Gilles Carle (Canada)
- We Have Many Names (We har manje namn) (doc.) by Mai Zetterling (Sweden)
- Short films
- Palme d'Or: Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese
- Grand Prix:
- Best Director: Ettore Scola for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi
- Best Actress:
- Best Actor: José Luis Gómez for Pascual Duarte
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