1987 Cannes Film Festival
The 40th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 19 May 1987. The Palme d'Or went to the Sous le soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat, a choice which was considered "highly controversial" and the prize was given under the jeers of the public. Pialat is quoted to have retorted "You don’t like me? Well, let me tell you that I don’t like you either!"
Official poster of the 40th Cannes Film Festival, featuring an original illustration by Henri Cueco.
|Opening film||Un homme amoureux|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Sous le soleil de Satan)|
|No. of films||20 (In Competition)|
21 (Un Certain Regard)
28 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
|Festival date||7 May 1987 – 19 May 1987|
The festival opened with Un homme amoureux, directed by Diane Kurys and closed with Aria, directed by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge and Julien Temple. The 1987 Festival also paid tribute to Federico Fellini.
In competition - Feature film
- Aria by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple
- Barfly by Barbet Schroeder
- The Belly of an Architect by Peter Greenaway
- Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Cronaca di una morte annunciata) by Francesco Rosi
- Dark Eyes (Oci ciornie) by Nikita Mikhalkov
- La famiglia by Ettore Scola
- Field of Honor (Champ d'honneur) by Jean-Pierre Denis
- The Glass Menagerie by Paul Newman
- Repentance (Monanieba) by Tengiz Abuladze
- The Last Manuscript (Az utolsó kézirat) by Károly Makk
- A Man in Love (Un homme amoureux) by Diane Kurys
- Pierre and Djemila (Pierre et Djemila) by Gérard Blain
- Prick Up Your Ears by Stephen Frears
- Shinran: Path to Purity (Shinran: Shiroi michi) by Rentarō Mikuni
- Shy People by Andrei Konchalovsky
- Subway to the Stars (Um Trem para as Estrelas) by Carlos Diegues
- Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) by Maurice Pialat
- Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) by Wim Wenders
- Yeelen by Souleymane Cissé
- Zegen by Shohei Imamura
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
- A Gathering of Old Men by Volker Schlöndorff
- A Month in the Country by Pat O'Connor
- And the Pursuit of Happiness by Louis Malle
- Babette's Feast (Babettes Gaestebud) by Gabriel Axel
- Blind Chance (Przypadek) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
- The Distant Land (Das weite Land) by Luc Bondy
- Epidemic by Lars von Trier
- A Girl from Hunan (Xiangnu xiaoxiao) by Xie Fei and U Lan
- Hôtel de France by Patrice Chéreau
- The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba) by Mario Camus
- Hud by Vibeke Løkkeberg
- Iron Earth, Copper Sky (Yer demir gök bakir) by Zülfü Livaneli
- Italian Postcards (Cartoline italiane) by Memè Perlini
- Jenatsch by Daniel Schmid
- The Serpent's Way (Ormens väg på hälleberget) by Bo Widerberg
- A Simple Death (Prostaya smert) by Alexander Kaidanovsky
- Robinsonada or My English Grandfather (Robinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli Papa) by Nana Djordjadze
- Sofia by Alejandro Doria
- Someone to Love by Henry Jaglom
- A Successful Man (Un hombre de éxito) by Humberto Solás
Films out of competition
- Aida by Clemente Fracassi
- The Black Cannon Incident (Hēi Pào Shìjiàn) by Huang Jianxin
- Boris Godunov by Vera Stroyeva
- Caméra arabe by Férid Boughedir
- Le cinéma dans les yeux by Laurent Jacob, Gilles Jacob
- Don Quixote (Don Quichotte) by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
- Feathers by John Ruane
- Intervista by Federico Fellini
- Good morning Babilonia by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
- Hôtel du Paradis by Jana Bokova
- L'Inhumaine by Marcel L'Herbier
- Louise by Abel Gance
- Macbeth by Claude d'Anna
- The Medium (Il medium) by Gian Carlo Menotti
- Pagliacci by Franco Zeffirelli
- Radio Days by Woody Allen
- Raising Arizona by the Coen brothers
- Return of a Citizen (Awdat mowatin) by Mohamed Khan
- Slam Dance by Wayne Wang
- Something Wild by Jonathan Demme
- The Sentimental Bloke by Raymond Longford
- The Whales of August by Lindsay Anderson
- Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer
- Wahnfried (Richard et Cosima) by Peter Patzak
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
- Doigté by Gyula Nagy
- Imagine by Zbigniew Rybczynski
- L'homme Qui Plantait des Arbres by Frédéric Back
- La Mort Soudaine et Prématurée du Colonel K.K. by Milos Radovic
- The Four Wishes (Les Quatre Vœux) by Michel Ocelot
- Maestro by Alex Zamm
- Palisade by Laurie McInnes
- Pleines de Grâce by Nicole Van Goethem
- Your Face by Bill Plympton
- Transatlantique by Bruce Krebs
- Academy Leader Variations by Martial Wannaz, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Stanislaw Lenartowicz, David Ehrlich, Jane Aaron, Skip Battaglia, Paul Glabicki, George Griffin, Al Jarnow, Piotr Dumala, Daniel Suter, Yan Ding Xian, A. D., Hu Jin Qing, Lin Wen Xiao, He Yu Men, Chang Guang Xi, Georges Schwizgebel, Claude Luyet, Jerzy Kucia
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 26th International Critics' Week (26e Semaine de la Critique):
- Dead Man's Letters (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka) by Konstantin Lopushanskiy (USSR)
- Du mich auch by Anja Franke, Dani Levy, Helmut Berger (W.Germany / Switzerland)
- Ngati by Barry Barclay (New Zealand)
- Yam Daabo by Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
- The Tree We Hurt (To dendro pou pligoname) by Dimos Avdeliodis (Greece)
- Angelus novus by Pasquale Misuraca (Italy)
- Où que tu sois by Alain Bergala (France)
The following films were screened for the 1987 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Guardian Angel (Andjeo Cuvar) by Goran Paskaljevic
- Diary of a Mad Old Man by Lili Rademakers
- Dilan by Erden Kiral
- Heaven by Diane Keaton
- A Hungarian Fairy Tale (Hol Volt, Hol Nem Volt) by Gyula Gazdag
- Home of the Brave by Laurie Anderson
- The Photograph (I Photographia) by Nicos Papatakis
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing by Patricia Rozema
- Made In U.S.A. by Ken Friedman
- Malom a pokolban by Gyula Maar
- Mascara by Patrick Conrad
- Matewan by John Sayles
- Wedding in Galilee (Urs al-Jalil) by Michel Khleifi
- Panorama du cinéma sud-africain indépendant (director not stated)
- Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Alan Clarke
- Street Smart by Jerry Schatzberg
- The Surfer by Frank Shields
- Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit) by Jean-Claude Lauzon
- Shadows in Paradise (Varjoja paratiisissa) by Aki Kaurismäki
- Wish You Were Here by David Leland
- Palme d'Or: Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) by Maurice Pialat
- Grand Prix: Repentance (Monanieba) by Tengiz Abuladze
- Best Director: Wim Wenders for Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin)
- Best Actress: Barbara Hershey for Shy People
- Best Actor: Marcello Mastroianni for Dark Eyes (Oci ciornie)
- Best Artistic Contribution: Stanley Myers (composer) for Prick Up Your Ears
- Jury Prize:
- 40th Anniversary Prize: Intervista by Federico Fellini
- Caméra d'Or: Robinsonada or My English Grandfather (Robinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli Papa) by Nana Djordjadze
- Repentance (Monanieba) by Tengiz Abuladze (In competition)
- Wedding in Galilee (Urs al-jalil) by Michel Khleifi (Directors' Fortnight)
- Wish You Were Here by David Leland (Directors' Fortnight)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Technical Grand Prize: Le cinéma dans les yeux by Gilles Jacob, Laurent Jacob
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Monanieba by Tengiz Abuladze
- Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: Babettes gæstebud by Gabriel Axel & Yeelen by Souleymane Cissé
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