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1974 Cannes Film Festival

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Opening film  Amarcord
Location  Cannes, France
Closing film  S*P*Y*S
Founded  1946
1974 Cannes Film Festival
Awards  Palme d'Or (The Conversation)
Number of films  26 (In Competition) 14 (Out of Competition) 10 (Short Film)

The 27th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 9 - 24, 1974. The Palme d'Or went to The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola.


The festival opened with Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini and closed with S*P*Y*S, directed by Irvin Kershner.


  • René Clair (France)(president)
  • Jean-Loup Dabadie (France)
  • Kenne Fant (Sweden)
  • Félix Labisse (France)
  • Irwin Shaw (USA)
  • Michel Soutter (Switzerland)
  • Monica Vitti (Italy)
  • Alexander Walker (UK)
  • Rostislav Yurenev (Soviet Union)
  • Feature film competition

  • Abu el-Banat by Moshé Mizrahi
  • Angst essen Seele auf by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Les autres by Hugo Santiago
  • La cage aux ours by Marian Handwerker
  • The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Delitto d'amore by Luigi Comencini
  • El santo oficio by Arturo Ripstein
  • Garam Hawa by M. S. Sathyu
  • Himiko by Masahiro Shinoda
  • Il fiore delle Mille e una notte by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Il était une fois dans l'est by André Brassard
  • The Last Detail by Hal Ashby
  • Macskajáték by Károly Makk
  • Mahler by Ken Russell
  • Milarepa by Liliana Cavani
  • The Nickel Ride by Robert Mulligan
  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat by Robert Taylor
  • Poslednata duma by Binka Zhelyazkova
  • La prima Angélica by Carlos Saura
  • Saat el Fahrir Dakkat, Barra ya Isti Mar by Heiny Srour
  • Sovsem propashchiy by Georgi Daneliya
  • Stavisky by Alain Resnais
  • The Sugarland Express by Steven Spielberg
  • Symptoms by José Ramón Larraz
  • Thieves Like Us by Robert Altman
  • Les violons du bal by Michel Drach
  • Films out of competition

  • 1789 by Ariane Mnouchkine
  • Amarcord by Federico Fellini
  • Birds Do It, Bees Do It by Nicolas Noxon, Irwin Rosten
  • Entr'acte by René Clair
  • Henry Miller, Poète Maudit by Michèle Arnault
  • Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson
  • Le Trio Infernal by Francis Girod
  • Les Grandes Manoeuvres by René Clair
  • Once by Mort Heilig
  • Parade by Jacques Tati
  • Picasso, L'Homme et Son Oeuvre by Edward Quinn
  • S*P*Y*S by Irvin Kershner
  • The Homecoming by Peter Hall
  • Toute une vie by Claude Lelouch
  • Short film competition

  • Akvarium by Zdenka Doitcheva
  • Another Saturday Night by Steven B. Poster and Mik Derks
  • Carnet trouvé chez les fourmis by Georges Senechal
  • Hunger by Peter Foldes
  • I stala sie swiatlosc by Jerzy Kalina
  • Jocselekedetek by Béla Vajda
  • Leonarduv denik by Jan Švankmajer
  • O sidarta by Michel Jakar
  • Ostrov by Fyodor Khitruk
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix du Festival International du Film: The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Grand Prix: Il fiore delle Mille e una notte by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Best Actor:
  • Jack Nicholson for The Last Detail
  • Charles Boyer for Stavisky
  • Best Actress: Marie-José Nat for Les violons du bal
  • Best Screenplay: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins and Steven Spielberg for The Sugarland Express
  • Technical Grand Prize: Mahler by Ken Russell
  • Short Film Palme d'Or: Ostrov by Fyodor Khitruk
  • Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Hunger by Peter Foldes
  • FIPRESCI Prize:
  • Competition: Angst essen Seele auf by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Parallel Sections: Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson (declined)
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Angst essen Seele auf by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola
  • References

    1974 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia