1984 Cannes Film Festival

The 37th Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 23 May 1984. The Palme d'Or went to the Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders.[4][5][6]

1984 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 37th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original film set by Alexandre Trauner.[1]
Opening filmFort Saganne
Closing filmThe Bounty
LocationCannes, France
Founded1946
AwardsPalme d'Or (Paris, Texas)[2]
No. of films19 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Un Certain Regard)
5 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date11 May 1984 (1984-05-11) – 23 May 1984 (1984-05-23)
Websitefestival-cannes.com/en

The festival opened with Fort Saganne, directed by Alain Corneau[7][8] and closed with The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson.[9] 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.[10]

Juries

Main competition

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1984 feature film competition:[11]

Camera d'Or

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1984 Camera d'Or:[4]

  • Mehmet Basutcu (Turkey)
  • José Luis Guarner (Spain)
  • Bernard Jubard (France)
  • Michel Jullien
  • Samuel Lachize (France) (critic)
  • Serge Leroy (France)
  • Fee Vaillant (West Germany)

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

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

Un Certain Regard

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[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]

  • 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

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 23rd International Critics' Week (23e Semaine de la Critique):[12]

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1984 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[13]

Awards

Official awards

The following films and people received the 1984 Official selection awards:[2][14]

Golden Camera

Short films

  • Short Film Palme d'Or: Le Cheval de fer by Gérald Frydman and Pierre Levie
  • Premier Prix: Tchouma by David Takaichvili

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[15]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[16]

Award of the Youth

References

  1. "Posters 1984". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013.
  2. "Awards 1984: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014.
  3. "Official Selection 1984: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013.
  4. "37ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. "As Jury Ponders, Cannes Cuts Deals". The New York Times. 23 May 1984. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. "It Was U.S.A. Weekend At Cannes Film Festival". The New York Times. 21 May 1984. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. Dionne Jr, E.J. (12 May 1984). "Cannes Festival Opens Without The '83 Fanfare". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "The opening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. Vinocur, John (14 May 1984). "A Festival Of Trailers Is Featured At Cannes". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  11. "Juries 1984: Feature film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016.
  12. "23e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1984". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  13. "Quinzaine 1984". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  14. "1984 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  15. "FIPRESCI Awards 1984". fipresci.org. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  16. "Jury Œcuménique 1984". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  17. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1984". imdb.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.

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