1988 Cannes Film Festival
|Opening film||Le Grand Bleu|
|Awards||Palme d'Or (Pelle erobreren)|
|No. of films||21 (In Competition)|
22 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
9 (Short Film)
|Festival date||11 May 1988 – 23 May 1988|
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1988 Camera d'Or:
- Danièle Delorme (actress) (France) President
- Bernard Jubard
- Carlos Avellar (journalist)
- Chantal Calafato (cinephile)
- David Streiff (cinephile)
- Ekaterina Oproiu (journalist)
- Henry Chapier (critic) (France)
- Jacques Champreux (director) (France)
In competition - Feature films
- The Abyss (L'oeuvre au noir) by André Delvaux
- Bird by Clint Eastwood
- The Cannibals (Os Canibais) by Manoel de Oliveira
- Chocolat by Claire Denis
- El Dorado by Carlos Saura
- Drowning by Numbers by Peter Greenaway
- L'enfance de l'art by Francis Girod
- Hanussen by István Szabó
- King of the Children (Hai zi wang) by Chen Kaige
- Love and Fear (Paura e amore) by Margarethe von Trotta
- El Lute II: Tomorrow I'll be Free (El Lute II: mañana seré libre) by Vicente Aranda
- Miles from Home by Gary Sinise
- Pascali's Island by James Dearden
- The Passenger – Welcome to Germany (Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany) by Thomas Brasch
- Patty Hearst by Paul Schrader
- Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren) by Bille August
- The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey by Vincent Ward
- A Short Film About Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Sur by Fernando Solanas
- A World Apart by Chris Menges
- Wuthering Heights (Arashi ga oka) by Yoshishige Yoshida
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
- Among Grey Stones (Sredi serykh kamney) by Kira Muratova
- Antarjali Jatra by Gautam Ghose
- The Harms Case (Slucaj Harms) by Slobodan D. Pesic
- Havinck by Frans Weisz
- Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie by Marcel Ophüls
- It's Happening Tomorrow (Domani accadrà) by Daniele Luchetti
- Katinka (Ved vejen) by Max von Sydow
- Lamento by François Dupeyron
- Lounge Chair (La méridienne) by Jean-François Amiguet
- Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz
- The Mask (La maschera) by Fiorella Infascelli
- Natalia by Bernard Cohn
- Night Journey (Gece Yolculuğu) by Ömer Kavur
- On the Silver Globe (Na srebrnym globie) by Andrzej Żuławski
- The Raggedy Rawney by Bob Hoskins
- The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes) by Francis Mankiewicz
- Rouge of the North (Yuan nu) by Fred Tan
- Sand and Blood (De sable et de sang) by Jeanne Labrune
- A Song of Air by Merilee Bennett
- Stalin's Disciples (Yaldei Stalin) by Nadav Levitan
- Time of Violence (Vreme na nasilie) by Ludmil Staikov
- Why? (Proc?) by Karel Smyczek
Out of competition
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition.
Short film competition
- Ab Ovo / Homoknyomok (Traces of Sand) by Ferenc Cako
- Bukpytacy (Fioritures) by Gary Bardine
- Cat & Mousse by David Lawson
- Chet's Romance by Bertrand Fevre
- Les Dômes du Plaisir by Maggie Fooke
- Out of Town by Norman Hull
- Pas-ta-shoot-ah by Maurizio Forestieri
- Pleasure Domes by Maggie Fooke
- Sculpture Physique by Yann Piquer, Jean Marie Maddeddu
- Super Freak by Gisela Ekholm, Per Ekholm
International Critics' Week
The following feature films were screened for the 27th International Critics' Week (27e Semaine de la Critique):
Feature film competition
- Begurebis gadaprena by Temur Babluani (USSR)
- Full Moon (Dolunay) by Sahin Kaygun (Turkey)
- Tokyo Pop by Fran Rubel Kuzui (USA)
- The Well (Jing) by Yalin Li (China)
- Testament by John Akomfrah (Great Britain)
- Portrait of a Life (Ekti Jiban) by Raja Mitra (India)
- My Dear Subject (Mon cher sujet) by Anne-Marie Miéville (France / Switzerland)
Short film competition
- La face cachée de la lune by Yvon Marciano (France)
- Metropolis Apocalypse by Jon Jacobs (Great Britain)
- Artisten (The Artist) by Jonas Grimas (Sweden)
- Klatka (The cage) by Olaf Olszewski (Poland)
- Cidadao Jatoba (Citizen Jatoba) by Maria Luiza Aboïm (Brazil)
- Blues Black and White by Markus Imboden (Switzerland)
The following feature films were screened for the 1988 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Amerika, Terra Incognita by Diego Risquez
- Daughter of the Nile (Ni luo he nu er) by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
- Die Venusfalle by Robert Van Ackeren
- Distant Voices, Still Lives by Terence Davies
- Ei by Danniel Danniel
- Herseye Ragmen by Orhan Oguz
- La Ligne de Chaleur by Hubert-Yves Rose
- Légendes Vivantes by Nodar Managadzé
- Mars Froid by Igor Minaiev
- Natal da Portela by Paulo Cezar Saraceni
- Noujoum A’nahar by Oussama Mohammad
- Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair
- Summer Thefts (Sarikat Sayfeya) by Yousry Nasrallah
- Soursweet by Mike Newell
- Stormy Monday by Mike Figgis
- The Story of Fausta (Romance Da Empregada) by Bruno Barreto
- Tabataba by Raymond Rajaonarivelo
- The Suitors by Ghasem Ebrahimian
- Palme d'Or: Pelle erobreren by Bille August
- Grand Prix: A World Apart by Chris Menges
- Best Director: Fernando Solanas for Sur
- Best Actress: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May and Linda Mvusi for A World Apart
- Best Actor: Forest Whitaker for Bird
- Best Artistic Contribution: Peter Greenaway for Drowning by Numbers
- Jury Prize: Krótki film o zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Krótki film o zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski (In competition)
- Hôtel Terminus by Marcel Ophüls (Un Certain Regard)
- Distant Voices, Still Lives by Terence Davies (Directors' Fortnight)
Commission Supérieure Technique
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: A World Apart by Chris Menges
- Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes) by Francis Mankiewicz
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