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1990 Cannes Film Festival

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Opening film


Cannes, France

1990 Cannes Film Festival

Closing film
The Comfort of Strangers

Palme d'Or (Wild at Heart)

Number of films
18 (En Competition) 21 (Un Certain Regard) 10 (Out of Competition) 12 (Short Film)

The 43rd Cannes Film Festival was held on May 10-21, 1990. The Palme d'Or went to the Wild at Heart by David Lynch.


The festival opened with Dreams, directed by Akira Kurosawa and closed with The Comfort of Strangers, directed by Paul Schrader.


  • Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy)
  • Aleksei German (Russia)
  • Anjelica Huston (USA)
  • Bertrand Blier (France)
  • Christopher Hampton
  • Fanny Ardant (France)
  • Françoise Giroud (France)
  • Hayao Shibata (Japan)
  • Mira Nair (India)
  • Sven Nykvist (Sweden)
  • Feature film competition

  • Come See the Paradise by Alan Parker
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
  • Daddy Nostalgie by Bertrand Tavernier
  • Hidden Agenda by Ken Loach
  • Ju Dou by Zhang Yimou
  • La captive du désert by Raymond Depardon
  • La putain du roi by Axel Corti
  • Mat by Gleb Panfilov
  • Nouvelle Vague by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Przesłuchanie by Ryszard Bugajski
  • Rodrigo D: No futuro by Víctor Gaviria
  • Shi no toge by Kōhei Oguri
  • Stanno tutti bene by Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Taksi-Blyuz by Pavel Lungin
  • Tilaï by Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Ucho by Karel Kachyňa
  • White Hunter Black Heart by Clint Eastwood
  • Wild at Heart by David Lynch
  • Un Certain Regard

  • 1871 by Ken McMullen
  • Abrahams Gold by Jörg Graser
  • The Best Hotel on Skid Row by Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña
  • Chyornaya roza - emblema pechali, krasnaya roza - emblema lyubvi by Sergei Solovyov
  • Hameyu'ad by Daniel Wachsmann
  • Het sacrament by Hugo Claus
  • Innisfree by José Luis Guerín
  • Ke tu qiu hen by Ann Hui
  • Le casseur de pierres by Mohamed Zran
  • Longtime Companion by Norman René
  • Le cantique des pierres by Michel Khleifi
  • Night Out by Lawrence Johnston
  • Ostatni prom by Waldemar Krzystek
  • Pummarò by Michele Placido
  • Scandalo segreto by Monica Vitti
  • The Space Between the Door and the Floor by Pauline Chan
  • Tumultes by Bertrand Van Effenterre
  • On Tour by Gabriele Salvatores
  • V gorode Sochi tyomnye nochi by Vasili Pichul
  • Zamri, umri, voskresni! by Vitali Kanevsky
  • Films out of competition

  • Cry-Baby by John Waters
  • Dreams by Akira Kurosawa
  • Il sole anche di notte by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Korczak by Andrzej Wajda
  • La voce della luna by Federico Fellini
  • Non, ou a Vã Glória de Mandar by Manoel de Oliveira
  • The Comfort of Strangers by Paul Schrader
  • The Little Mermaid by John Musker, Ron Clements
  • The Plot Against Harry by Michael Roemer
  • Umetni raj by Karpo Godina
  • Awards

  • Palme d'Or: Wild at Heart by David Lynch
  • Grand Prix:
  • Shi no toge by Kōhei Oguri
  • Tilaï by Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Jury Prize: Hidden Agenda by Ken Loach
  • Best Actor: Gérard Depardieu for Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Best Actress: Krystyna Janda for Przesłuchanie
  • Best Director: Pavel Lungin for Taksi-Blyuz
  • Short Film Palme d'Or: The Lunch Date by Adam Davidson
  • Best Artistic Contribution: Gleb Panfilov for Mat
  • Technical Grand Prize: Cyrano de Bergerac Pierre Lhomme (cinematographer)
  • Caméra d'Or: Zamri, umri, voskresni! by Vitali Kanevsky
  • Golden Camera - Special Mention:
  • Cas sluhu by Irena Pavlásková
  • Farendj by Sabine Prenczina
  • Perspectives du Cinéma Award: L'Amour by Philippe Faucon
  • Audience Award:
  • Abraham's Gold by Jörg Graser
  • Sur by Fernando Solanas
  • FIPRESCI Prize:
  • Manoel de Oliveira (special award)
  • Lebedyne ozero-zona by Yuri Ilyenko
  • Shi no toge by Kōhei Oguri
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Stanno tutti bene by Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention:
  • Hidden Agenda by Ken Loach
  • Taksi-Blyuz by Pavel Lungin
  • Award of the Youth:
  • Foreign Film: Lebedyne ozero-zona by Yuri Ilyenko
  • French Film: Printemps perdu by Alain Mazars
  • References

    1990 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia