1984 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 37th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original film set by Alexandre Trauner.
|Opening film||Fort Saganne|
|Closing film||The Bounty|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Paris, Texas)|
|No. of films||19 (In Competition)|
14 (Un Certain Regard)
5 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
|Festival date||11 May 1984 – 23 May 1984|
The festival opened with Fort Saganne, directed by Alain Corneau and closed with The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson. During this festival, a private group, under the patronage of the festival's authorities held a side event presenting film trailers. A French jury, presided by Saul Bass, awarded its Grand Prize to the trailer for Flashdance.
In competition - Feature film
- Another Country by Marek Kanievska
- Diary for My Children (Napló gyermekeimnek) by Márta Mészáros
- The Bounty by Roger Donaldson
- Cal by Pat O'Connor
- Day Is Longer Than Night (Dges game utenebia) by Lana Gogoberidze
- The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens element) by Lars von Trier
- Ghare Baire by Satyajit Ray
- Henry IV (Enrico IV) by Marco Bellocchio
- Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders
- The Pirate (La pirate) by Jacques Doillon
- Quilombo by Carlos Diegues
- Los santos inocentes by Mario Camus
- Success Is the Best Revenge by Jerzy Skolimowski
- A Sunday in the Country (Un dimanche à la campagne) by Bertrand Tavernier
- This Is My Country (Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim) by Lino Brocka
- Under the Volcano by John Huston
- Vigil by Vincent Ward
- Voyage to Cythera (Taxidi sta Kythera) by Theodoros Angelopoulos
- Where the Green Ants Dream by Werner Herzog
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
- Abel Gance et son Napoléon by Nelly Kaplan
- Andrei Tarkovsky: A Poet in the Cinema (Un poeta nel Cinema: Andreij Tarkovskij) by Donatella Baglivo
- Feroz by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
- De grens by Leon de Winter
- Le jour S... by Jean Pierre Lefebvre
- Khandhar by Mrinal Sen
- Man of Flowers by Paul Cox
- A Man of Principle (Cóndores no entierran todos los días) by Francisco Norden
- Maria's Day (Mária-nap) by Judit Elek
- El Norte by Gregory Nava
- The Road to Bresson (De weg naar Bresson) by Leo De Boer, Jurriën Rood
- Spinning Wheel (Yeoin janhoksa moulleya moulleya) by Doo-yong Lee
- Le tartuffe by Gérard Depardieu
- Where Is Parsifal? by Henri Helman
Films out of competition
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
- Ajtó by Mária Horváth
- Bottom's Dream by John Canemaker
- Le Cheval de fer by Gérald Frydman, Pierre Levie
- Orpheus and Eurydice by Lesley Keen
- Points by Dan Collins
- Ett Rum by Mats Olof Olsson
- Het Scheppen van een koe by Paul Driessen
- Le Spectacle by Gilles Chevallier
- Chiri by David Takaichvili
- Tip Top by Paul Driessen
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 23rd International Critics' Week (23e Semaine de la Critique):
- Argie by Jorge Blanco (Argentina)
- Bless Their Little Hearts by Billy Woodberry (United States)
- Beyond Sorrow, Beyond Pain (Smärtgränsen) by Agneta Elers-Jarleman (Sweden)
- Boy Meets girl by Léos Carax (France)
- Dreams of the City (Ahlam el Madina) by Mohammed Malas (Syria)
- Etienne, le roi (István, a király) by Gábor Koltay (Hungary)
- White Trash (Kanakerbraut) by Uwe Schrader (W.Germany)
The following films were screened for the 1984 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Atomstodin by Thorsteinn Jonsson
- The Bostonians by James Ivory
- Epílogo by Gonzalo Suarez
- Die Erben by Walter Bannert
- Everlasting Love by Michael Mak
- Ezkimo Asszony Fazik by Janos Xantus
- Flight to Berlin by Christopher Petit
- The Hit by Stephen Frears
- The House of Water (La casa de agua) by Jacobo Penzo
- Memoirs of Prison (Memórias do Cárcere) by Nelson Pereira dos Santos
- Nunca Fomos Tao Felizes by Murilo Salles
- Old Enough by Marisa Silver
- Orinoko – Nuevo Mundo by Diego Risquez
- Raffl by Christian Berger
- Revanche by Nicholas Vergitsis
- Sista Leken by Jon Lindstrom
- Stranger Than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch
- Variety by Bette Gordon
- The Years of Dreams and Revolt (Les Années de rêves) by Jean-Claude Labrecque
- Palme d'Or: Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders
- Grand Prix: Napló gyermekeimnek by Márta Mészáros
- Best Director: Bertrand Tavernier for Un dimanche à la campagne
- Best Screenplay: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra and Thanassis Valtinos for Taxidi stin Kythera
- Best Actress: Helen Mirren for Cal
- Best Actor: Francisco Rabal and Alfredo Landa for Los santos inocentes (Ex aequo)
- Best Artistic Contribution: Peter Biziou (cinematographer) for Another Country
- Short Film Palme d'Or: Le Cheval de fer by Gérald Frydman and Pierre Levie
- Premier Prix: Tchouma by David Takaichvili
- Memoirs of Prison (Memórias do Cárcere) by Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Directors' Fortnight)
- Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders (In competition)
- Voyage to Cythera (Taxidi sta Kythera) by Theodoros Angelopoulos (In competition)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders
- Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Los santos inocentes by Mario Camus
Award of the Youth
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