1983 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 36th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original drawing by Akira Kurosawa.
|Opening film||The King of Comedy|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Narayama Bushiko)|
|No. of films||22 (In Competition)|
16 (Un Certain Regard)
13 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
|Festival date||7 May 1983 – 19 May 1983|
In 1983, the new building for the main events of the festival, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, was inaugurated. Innitially many described it as "a hideous concrete blockhouse", nicknaming it The Bunker. The festival opened with The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese and closed with WarGames, directed by John Badham.
In competition - Feature film
- L'Argent by Robert Bresson
- The Ballad of Narayama by Shohei Imamura
- Carmen by Carlos Saura
- Cross Creek by Martin Ritt
- The Death of Mario Ricci (La mort de Mario Ricci) by Claude Goretta
- Duvar by Yılmaz Güney
- Eréndira by Ruy Guerra
- Forbidden Relations (Visszaesök) by Zsolt Kézdi-Kovács
- Heat and Dust by James Ivory
- The King of Comedy by Martin Scorsese
- Kharij by Mrinal Sen
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Oshima
- Monty Python's The Meaning of Life by Terry Jones
- Moon in the Gutter (La Lune dans le caniveau) by Jean-Jacques Beineix
- Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovsky
- One Deadly Summer (L'été meurtrier) by Jean Becker
- The South (El Sur) by Víctor Erice
- Station for Two (Vokzal dlya dvoikh) by Eldar Ryazanov
- The Story of Piera (Storia di Piera) by Marco Ferreri
- Tender Mercies by Bruce Beresford
- The Wounded Man (L'Homme blessé) by Patrice Chéreau
- The Year of Living Dangerously by Peter Weir
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
- Bella Donna by Peter Keglevic
- La bête lumineuse by Pierre Perrault
- Caballo salvaje by Joaquín Cortés
- Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? by Henry Jaglom
- Le certificat d'indigence by Moussa Bathily
- The Eighties (Les Années 80) by Chantal Akerman
- The Haircut by Tamar Simon Hoffs
- The Herdsman (Mu Ma Ren) by Xie Jin
- La matiouette ou l'arrière-pays by André Téchiné
- Nešto između by Srdjan Karanovic
- News Items (Faits divers) by Raymond Depardon
- The Pool Hustlers (Io, Chiara e lo scuro) by Maurizio Ponzi
- Twenty Years of African Cinema (Caméra d'Afrique) by Férid Boughedir
- Ulysse by Agnès Varda
- Zappa by Bille August
Films out of competition
- Angelo My Love by Robert Duvall
- Boat People by Ann Hui
- Walking, Walking (Cammina, cammina) by Ermanno Olmi
- Équateur by Serge Gainsbourg
- Holtpont by Ferenc Rofusz
- The Man in the Silk Hat (L'homme au chapeau de soie) by Maud Linder
- Modori River (Modori-gawa) by Tatsumi Kumashiro
- Streamers by Robert Altman
- The Hunger by Tony Scott
- The Wicked Lady by Michael Winner
- Utu by Geoff Murphy
- WarGames by John Badham
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
- Ad astra by Ferenc Cakó
- Un Arrivo by Dominique De Fazio
- The Butterfly by Dieter Müller
- Don Kichot by Krzysztof Raynoch
- L'Égout by Maria Eugenia Santos
- La Fonte de Barlaeus by Pierre-Henry Salfati
- Haast een hand by Gerrit van Dijk, Jacques Overtoom, Peter Sweenen
- Je sais que j'ai tort mais demandez à mes copains ils disent la même chose by Pierre Levy
- The Only Forgotten Take of Casablanca by Charly Weller
- Too Much Oregano by Kerry Feltham
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 22nd International Critics' Week (22e Semaine de la Critique):
- Betrayal (Løperjenten) by Vibeke Lokkeberg (Norway)
- Carnival in the Night (Yami no kānibaru) by Masashi Yamamoto (Japan)
- Le Destin de Juliette by Aline Issermann (France)
- Faux fuyants by Alain Bergala, Jean-Pierre Limosin (France)
- Lianna by John Sayles (United States)
- Menuet by Lili Rademakers (Belgium/ Holland)
- The Princess (Adj király katonát) by Pal Erdöss (Hungary)
The following films were screened for the 1983 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Anguelos by Georges Katakouzinos
- Another Time, Another Place by Michael Radford
- Barbarosa by Fred Schepisi
- Bolwieser by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- The Compass Rose (La rosa de los vientos) by Patricio Guzman
- Daniel Takes a Train (Szerencsés Dániel) by Pal Sandor
- Dead End Street by Yaky Yosha
- Demons in the Garden (Demonios en el jardín) by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon
- Eisenhans by Tankred Dorst
- Grenzenlos by Josef Rödl
- The House of the Yellow Carpet (La casa del tappeto giallo) by Carlo Lizzani
- Just a Game (Rien qu'un jeu) by Brigitte Sauriol
- Last Days of the Victim (Últimos días de la víctima) by Adolfo Aristarain
- Local Hero by Bill Forsyth
- Miss Lonelyhearts by Michael Dinner (Brief mention in novel)
- No Trace of Sin (Sem Sombra De Pecado) by José Fonseca e Costa
- La rue étroite (Xiao Jie) by Yang Yanjin
- Rupture (al-Inquita - Breakdown) by Mohamed Chouikh
- A Woman in Flames (Die flambierte Frau) by Robert van Ackeren
- Short films
- Alchimie by Michèle Miron, Richard Clark
- Conte Obscur by Manuel Gómez
- Dédicace by Marie Brazeau
- The Life And Death of Joe Soap by Lewis John Cooper
- Phalloctere by Manuel Gómez
- Saudade by Carlos Porto de Andrade Jr, Leonardo Crescenti Neto
- Palme d'Or: The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama Bushiko) by Shōhei Imamura
- Grand Prix: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life by Terry Jones
- Best Director (Grand prix du cinéma de création): Robert Bresson for L'Argent & Andrei Tarkovsky for Nostalghia
- Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla for The Story of Piera
- Best Actor: Gian Maria Volonté for The Death of Mario Ricci
- Best Artistic Contribution: Carmen by Carlos Saura
- Jury Prize: Kharij by Mrinal Sen
- Short Film Palme d'Or: Je sais que j'ai tort mais demandez à mes copains ils disent la même chose by Pierre Levy
- Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Only Forgotten Take of Casablanca by Charly Weller & Too Much Oregano by Kerry Feltham
- Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovsky (In competition)
- Daniel Takes a Train (Szerencsés Dániel) by Pál Sándor (Directors' Fortnight)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Foreign Film: Miss Lonelyhearts by Michael Dinner
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