1995 Cannes Film Festival

The 48th Cannes Film Festival was held from 17 to 28 May 1995. The Palme d'Or went to Underground by Emir Kusturica.[4][5]

1995 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 50th Cannes Film Festival an original illustration by Ryszard Horowitz.[1]
Opening filmLa Cité des enfants perdus
Closing filmThe Quick and the Dead
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Underground)[2]
Hosted byCarole Bouquet
No. of films24 (En Competition))[3]
26 (Un Certain Regard)
5 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date17 May 1995 (1995-05-17) – 28 May 1995 (1995-05-28)

The festival opened with La Cité des enfants perdus, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet[6][7] and closed with The Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi.[8] Carole Bouquet was the mistress of ceremonies.[4]


Main competition

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 1995 Official Selection:[10]

Camera d'Or

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1995 Camera d'Or:

  • Michel Deville (Director) (France) President
  • Alberto Barbera (director of the Musée du Cinéma) (Italy)
  • Caroline Million-Rousseau (Cinephile) (France)
  • Didier Beaudet (France)
  • Istvan Gaal (Director) (Hungary)
  • Michel Demopoulos (Critic)
  • N.T. Binh (Distributor)

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]

  • A Hamok Dala by Ferenc Cako
  • Despondent Divorcee by Jonathan Ogilvie
  • Domo by Maurizio Forestieri
  • Gagarine by Alexij Kharitidi
  • Cocoon (Koza) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Les Enfants s'ennuient le Dimanche by Sophie Perez, Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
  • Sortie de Bain by Florence Henrard
  • Swinger by Gregor Jordan
  • The Beast by Rhoderyc C. Montgomery
  • The Pan Loaf by Sean Hinds

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following films were screened for the 34th International Critics' Week (34e Semaine de la Critique):[11]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • An Evil Town by Richard Sears (United States)
  • Movements of the Body by Wayne Traudt (Canada)
  • Ubu by Manuel Gomez (France / Belgium)
  • The Last Laugh by Robert Harders (United States)
  • Adios, toby, adios by Ramón Barea (Spain)
  • Surprise! by Veit Helmer (Germany)
  • Le Pendule by Madame Foucault by Jean-Marc Vervoort (Belgium)

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1995 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1995 Official selection awards:[2]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[13]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[14]

Award of the Youth[15]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[15]

Special Award


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  2. "Awards 1995: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015.
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  4. "48ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. "1995 - Le regard de Cannes (Cannes' Gaze)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  6. Burns, Christopher (26 April 1995). "U.S. Films Top Lineup At Cannes Festival / 48th annual event begins May 17". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. "Cannes Film Festival Opens". apnewsarchive.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "The man from Cannes says yes". The Independent. London. 27 April 1995. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. "Posters 1995". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015.
  10. "All Juries 1995". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  11. "34e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1995". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  12. "Quinzaine 1995". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  13. "FIPRESCI Awards 1995". fipresci.org. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  14. "Jury Œcuménique 1995". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  15. "Cannes Film Festival Awards 1995". imdb.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.


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