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1956 Cannes Film Festival

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Closing film  Il tetto
Founded  1946
Location  Cannes, France
1956 Cannes Film Festival httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenbbaCFF
Opening film  Marie-Antoinette reine de France
Awards  Palme d'Or (The Silent World)
Number of films  39 (In Competition) 37 (Short Film)

Sparks 1956 cannes film festival

The 9th Cannes Film Festival was held from 23 April to 10 May 1956. The Palme d'Or went to The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle. The festival opened with Marie-Antoinette reine de France, directed by Jean Delannoy and closed with Il tetto by Vittorio De Sica.



  • Maurice Lehmann (France) (president)
  • Arletty (France)
  • Louise de Vilmorin (France)
  • Jacques-Pierre Frogerais (France)
  • Henri Jeanson (France)
  • Domenico Meccoli (Italy)
  • Otto Preminger (USA)
  • James Quinn (UK)
  • Roger Regent (France)
  • María Romero (Chile)
  • Sergei Vasilyev (Soviet Union)
  • Francis Bolen (Belgium) (short films)
  • Antonin Brousil (Czechoslovakia) (short films)
  • Henri Fabiani (France) (short films)
  • Paul Grimault (France) (short films)
  • Jean Perdrix (France) (short films)
  • Feature film competition

  • Afacerea Protar by Haralambie Boros
  • Cien by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
  • Dalibor by Václav Krška
  • La escondida by Roberto Gavaldón
  • Il ferroviere by Pietro Germi
  • Gli innamorati by Mauro Bolognini
  • Hanka by Slavko Vorkapić
  • The Harder They Fall by Mark Robson
  • Ikimono no kiroku by Akira Kurosawa
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow by Daniel Mann
  • Körhinta by Zoltán Fábri
  • To Koritsi me ta mavra by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Maboroshi no uma by Koji Shima
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Nunnally Johnson
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Man Who Never Was by Ronald Neame
  • Marie-Antoinette reine de France by Jean Delannoy
  • Meeuwen sterven in de haven by Roland Verhavert, Ivo Michiels and Rik Kuypers
  • Mat by Mark Donskoi
  • Le Monde du silence by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle
  • Mozart by Karl Hartl
  • Le mystère Picasso by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Othello by Sergei Yutkevich
  • Pather Panchali by Satyajit Ray
  • Pedagogicheskaya poema by Aleksei Maslyukov and Mechislava Mayevskaya
  • Seido no Kirisuto by Minoru Shibuya
  • Seven Years in Tibet by Hans Nieter
  • Shabab emraa by Salah Abu Seif
  • Shevagyachya Shenga by Shantaram Athavale
  • Sob o Céu da Bahia by Ernesto Remani
  • Sommarnattens leende by Ingmar Bergman
  • Talpa by Alfredo B. Crevenna
  • Tarde de toros by Ladislao Vajda
  • Il tetto by Vittorio De Sica
  • Tochka parva by Boyan Danovski
  • Toubib el affia by Henry Jacques
  • El Último perro by Lucas Demare
  • Walk Into Paradise by Lee Robinson
  • Yield to the Night by J. Lee Thompson
  • Awards

  • Palme d'Or: The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle
  • Jury Special Prize: The Mystery of Picasso by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Best Acting Award: Susan Hayward for I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Best Director: Sergei Yutkevich for Othello
  • Best Human Document: Pather Panchali by Satyajit Ray
  • Best Poetic Humour: Smiles of a Summer Night by Ingmar Bergman
  • Short Film Palme d'Or: The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse
  • Special Mention - Investigative Documentary - Short Film: Together by Lorenza Mazzetti
  • Best Fiction Film - Short: Magdana's Donkey by Tengiz Abuladze and Rezo Chkheidze
  • OCIC Award: The Roof by Vittorio De Sica
  • OCIC Award - Special Mention:
  • The Railroad Man by Pietro Germi
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Nunnally Johnson
  • Pather Panchali by Satyajit Ray
  • References

    1956 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia

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