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1957 Cannes Film Festival

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Location  Cannes, France
Founded  1946
1957 Cannes Film Festival
Opening film  Around the World in 80 Days
Awards  Palme d'Or (Friendly Persuasion)
Number of films  31 (In Competition) 1 (Out of Competition) 29 (Short Film)
Festival date  2 May 1957 (1957-05-02) – 17 May 1957 (1957-05-17)

The 10th Cannes Film Festival was held on 2-17 May 1957. The Palme d'Or went to the Friendly Persuasion by William Wyler. The festival opened with Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Anderson.



  • André Maurois (France) (president)
  • Jean Cocteau (France) (honorary president)
  • Maurice Genevoix (France)
  • Georges Huisman (France) (historian)
  • Maurice Lehmann (France)
  • Marcel Pagnol (France)
  • Michael Powell (UK)
  • Jules Romains (France)
  • Dolores del Río (Mexico)
  • George Stevens (USA)
  • Vladimir Volchek (Czechoslovakia)
  • Claude Aveline (France) (short films)
  • Roman Karmen (Soviet Union) (short films)
  • Albert Lamorisse (France) (short films)
  • Alberto Lattuada (Italy) (short films)
  • Jean Vivie (France) (CST official) (short films)
  • Feature film competition

  • The Bachelor Party by Delbert Mann
  • Betrogen bis zum jüngsten Tag by Kurt Jung-Alsen
  • La Casa del ángel by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
  • Celui qui doit mourir by Jules Dassin
  • Dolina miru by France Štiglic
  • Don Kikhot by Grigori Kozintsev
  • Elokuu by Matti Kassila
  • Faustina by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
  • Friendly Persuasion by William Wyler
  • Funny Face by Stanley Donen
  • Gotoma the Buddha by Rajbans Khanna
  • Guendalina by Alberto Lattuada
  • High Tide at Noon by Philip Leacock
  • Ila Ayn by Georges Nasser
  • Kanał by Andrzej Wajda
  • Kome by Tadashi Imai
  • Két vallomás by Márton Keleti
  • La 'Moara cu noroc' by Victor Iliu
  • Le notti di Cabiria by Federico Fellini
  • Qivitoq by Erik Balling
  • Rekava by Lester James Peries
  • Rose Bernd by Wolfgang Staudte
  • Same Jakki by Per Høst
  • Shiroi sanmyaku by Sadao Imamura
  • Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin by Ernst Marischka
  • Det sjunde inseglet by Ingmar Bergman
  • Sorok pervyy by Grigori Chukhrai
  • Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut by Robert Bresson
  • Yangtse Incident by Michael Anderson
  • Zemya by Zahari Zhandov
  • Ztracenci by Miloš Makovec
  • Films out of competition

  • Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Anderson
  • Awards

  • Palme d'Or: Friendly Persuasion by William Wyler
  • Jury Special Prize:
  • Kanał by Andrzej Wajda
  • The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman
  • Best Actor: John Kitzmiller for Dolina miru
  • Best Actress: Giulietta Masina for Nights of Cabiria
  • Best Director: Robert Bresson for A Man Escaped
  • Special Mention: Gotoma the Buddha by Rajbans Khanna
  • Special Award: The Forty-first by Grigori Chukhrai
  • Best Romantic Documentary: Shiroi sanmyaku by Sadao Imamura
  • Short Film Palme d'Or: Scurtă Istorie by Ion Popescu-Gopo
  • OCIC Award - Special Mention:
  • He Who Must Die by Jules Dassin
  • Nights of Cabiria by Federico Fellini
  • References

    1957 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia