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1988 Cannes Film Festival

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Opening film  Le Grand Bleu
Location  Cannes, France
Closing film  Willow
Founded  1946
1988 Cannes Film Festival
Awards  Palme d'Or (Pelle erobreren)
Number of films  21 (In Competition) 22 (Un Certain Regard) 7 (Out of Competition) 9 (Short Film)

The 41st Cannes Film Festival was held on 11–23 May 1988. The Palme d'Or went to the Pelle erobreren by Bille August.


The festival opened with Le Grand Bleu, directed by Luc Besson and closed with Willow, directed by Ron Howard.


  • Ettore Scola
  • Claude Berri
  • David Robinson
  • Yelena Safonova
  • George Miller
  • Hector Olivera
  • Nastassja Kinski
  • Philippe Sarde
  • Robby Muller
  • William Goldman - Goldman wrote about the experience in his book Hype and Glory.
  • Feature film competition

  • A World Apart by Chris Menges
  • Arashi ga oka by Yoshishige Yoshida
  • Bird by Clint Eastwood
  • Chocolat by Claire Denis
  • Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany by Thomas Brasch
  • Drowning by Numbers by Peter Greenaway
  • El Dorado by Carlos Saura
  • El Lute II: mañana seré libre by Vicente Aranda
  • Hai zi wang by Chen Kaige
  • Hanussen by István Szabó
  • Krótki film o zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • L'enfance de l'art by Francis Girod
  • L'oeuvre au noir by André Delvaux
  • Miles from Home by Gary Sinise
  • Os Canibais by Manoel de Oliveira
  • Pascali's Island by James Dearden
  • Patty Hearst by Paul Schrader
  • Paura e amore by Margarethe von Trotta
  • Pelle erobreren by Bille August
  • Sur by Fernando Solanas
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey by Vincent Ward
  • Un Certain Regard

  • A Song of Air by Merilee Bennett
  • Antarjali Jatra by Gautam Ghose
  • De sable et de sang by Jeanne Labrune
  • Domani accadrà by Daniele Luchetti
  • Gece Yolculuğu by Ömer Kavur
  • Havinck by Frans Weisz
  • Hôtel Terminus by Marcel Ophüls
  • Ved vejen by Max von Sydow
  • La maschera by Fiorella Infascelli
  • La méridienne by Jean-François Amiguet
  • Lamento by François Dupeyron
  • The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes) by Francis Mankiewicz
  • Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz
  • Na srebrnym globie by Andrzej Żuławski
  • Natalia by Bernard Cohn
  • Proc? by Karel Smyczek
  • Yuan nu by Fred Tan
  • Slucaj Harms by Slobodan D. Pesic
  • Sredi serykh kamney by Kira Muratova
  • Yaldei Stalin by Nadav Levitan
  • The Raggedy Rawney by Bob Hoskins
  • Vreme na nasilie by Ludmil Staikov
  • Films out of competition

  • Le Grand Bleu by Luc Besson
  • The Blue Iguana by John Lafia
  • Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam by Bill Couturié
  • Histoire(s) du cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard
  • The Milagro Beanfield War by Robert Redford
  • Willow by Ron Howard
  • International Critics' Week

    Feature films
  • The Love Chariot by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
  • Awards

  • Palme d'Or: Pelle erobreren by Bille August
  • Grand Prix: A World Apart by Chris Menges
  • Jury Prize: Krótki film o zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Best Actor: Forest Whitaker for Bird
  • Best Actress: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May and Linda Mvusi for A World Apart
  • Best Director: Fernando Solanas for Sur
  • Short Film Palme d'Or: Vykrutasy by Garri Bardin
  • Best Artistic Contribution: Peter Greenaway for Drowning by Numbers
  • Technical Grand Prize: Bird, for the quality of the soundtrack
  • Caméra d'Or: Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair
  • Perspectives du Cinéma Award: Bisbille by Roch Stéphanik
  • Audience Award: Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair
  • FIPRESCI Prize:
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives by Terence Davies
  • Hôtel Terminus by Marcel Ophüls
  • Krótki film o zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention: Une femme pour l'hiver by Manuel Flèche
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: A World Apart by Chris Menges
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention: The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes) by Francis Mankiewicz
  • Award of the Youth:
  • Foreign Film: Herseye Ragmen by Orhan Oguz
  • French Film: Mon cher sujet by Anne-Marie Miéville
  • Special Award of the Youth: De bruit et de fureur by Jean-Claude Brisseau
  • References

    1988 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia

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