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2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Opening film
Grace of Monaco

Cannes, France

Hosted by
Lambert Wilson

Closing film
A Fistful of Dollars


2014 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'Or (Winter Sleep)

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 14 to 25 May 2014. New Zealand film director Jane Campion was the head of the jury for the main competition section. The Palme d'Or was awarded to the Turkish film Winter Sleep directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.


The festival opened with the long delayed Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan and starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, which played out of competition. The restored 4K version of Sergio Leone's 1964 western A Fistful of Dollars, served as the closing night film. Due to European Parliament elections taking place on 25 May 2014, the winner of the Palme d'Or was announced on 24 May, and the winning film in the Un Certain Regard section announced on 23 May. The festival poster featured Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini's 1963 film , which was presented in the 1963 Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection, within the Out of Competition section.

The Official Selection of films for the 2014 festival, including the line-up for the Main Competition, was announced on 17 April 2014. French actor Lambert Wilson hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

In competition

The films announced to compete for the Palme d'Or were named at the Cannes press conference on 17 April 2014.

Un Certain Regard

Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section.

Out of competition

The following films were screened out of competition:

Midnight screenings
Special screenings
70th anniversary celebration of Le Monde newspaper

Short films

Out of 3,450 submissions, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or. Italian film A passo d'uomo by Giovanni Aloi was removed from the selection because Aloi broke the regulations for the selection.


The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 16 entries (14 fiction films and 2 animation films) were selected, out of more than 1,631 submissions from 320 different schools. Half of the films selected have been directed by women.

International Critics' Week (Semaine de la Critique)

The line-up for the International Critics' Week was announced on 21 April at the section's website. FLA, directed by Djinn Carrénard, and Hippocrate, directed by Thomas Lilti, were selected as the opening and closing films of the Semaine de la Critique section.

Feature films
Special Screenings
Shorts selection

Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)

The line-up for the Directors' Fortnight was announced on 22 April. Girlhood, directed by Céline Sciamma, and Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus, were selected as the opening and closing films of the Directors' Fortnight section.

Feature films
Special screenings
Shorts selection

Cannes Classics

The line-up for the Cannes Classics section was announced on 4 April 2014. Italian actress Sophia Loren was announced as the guest of honour.


Main competition

The full jury for the Main Competition was announced on 28 April 2014:

  • Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (President)
  • Carole Bouquet, French actress
  • Sofia Coppola, American film director
  • Leila Hatami, Iranian actress
  • Jeon Do-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Willem Dafoe, American actor
  • Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and film director
  • Jia Zhangke, Chinese film director
  • Nicolas Winding Refn, Danish film director
  • Un Certain Regard

    The full jury for the Un Certain Regard section was announced on 11 May 2014:

  • Pablo Trapero, Argentine film director (President)
  • Peter Becker, President of the Criterion Collection
  • Maria Bonnevie, Norwegian-Swedish actress
  • Géraldine Pailhas, French actress
  • Moussa Touré, Senegalese film director
  • Cinéfondation and short films

  • Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director (President)
  • Daniela Thomas, Brazilian film director
  • Noémie Lvovsky, French film director
  • Joachim Trier, Norwegian film director
  • Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Chadian film director
  • Caméra d'or

  • Nicole Garcia, French actress and director (President)
  • Richard Anconina, French actor
  • Gilles Gaillard, French technician
  • Sophie Grassin, French journalist and film critic
  • Héléna Klotz, French film director
  • Lisa Nesselson, American journalist and film critic
  • Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgian film director
  • International Critics' Week

    Nespresso Grand Prize
  • Andrea Arnold, English film director (President)
  • Daniela Michele, Mexican film journalist and Founding Director of the Morelia International Film Festival
  • Fernando Ganzo, Spanish film journalist
  • Jordan Mintzer, American film critic
  • Jonathan Romney, English film critic
  • Sony CineAlta Discovery Award for Short Film
  • Rebecca Zlotowski, French film director (President)
  • Tine Fischer, Danish founder and director of the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival
  • Abi Sakamoto, Japanese head of cinema at the French Institute of Japan
  • Benny Dreschel, German film producer
  • Pablo Giorgelli, Argentine film director
  • France 4 Visionary Award
  • Rebecca Zlotowski, French film director (President)
  • Louise Riousse, French film critic
  • Sergio Huidobro, Mexican film critic
  • Andrei Rus, Romanian film critic
  • Guido Segal, Argentine film critic
  • Queer Palm section

  • Bruce LaBruce, Canadian writer and film director (President)
  • Anna Margarita Albelo, Cuban-American film director
  • João Ferreira, Portuguese artistic director and programmer of the Queer Lisboa festival
  • Charlotte Lipinska, French journalist and actress
  • Ricky Mastro, Brazilian film festival programmer of Recifest
  • Awards

    Winter Sleep became the first Turkish film to win the Palme d'Or since Yol won in 1982. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan called the win "a great surprise for me" and dedicated the win to the youth of Turkey as the country undergoes political turmoil and to the victims of the Soma mine disaster. Prior to the start of Cannes, Winter Sleep was considered the favorite to win the Palme d'Or, but when it was shown it met with mixed critical reaction. Some found it to be too long (at 3 hours 16 minutes, it was the longest film at the festival) and difficult to finish, while others called it a great revelation. The jury, however, loved the film. Jury president Jane Campion said "If I had the guts to be as honest about his characters as this director is, I'd be very proud of myself."

    Winter Sleep is the story of Mr. Aydin (played by Haluk Bilginer), a former actor who now runs mountaintop hotel, and his failing marriage. Aydin sees himself as the region's kind ruler, intervening in the business of the towns people below the mountain. In reality, almost everyone, including his wife, dislikes Aydin. He has a pompous column in the local newspaper and is writing a book on history of the Turkish theatre. When the slow season approaches the guests depart, the fighting between Aydin, his wife, his sister who lives with him, and the village people begins. Conversations dominate the film as the inner workings of the characters are slowly revealed.

    The runner-up Grand Prix award went to the rite-of-passage drama The Wonders. Julianne Moore won the best actress prize or her portrayal of a demented Hollywood diva in Maps to the Stars. Timothy Spall took the best actor prize for his portrayal of a marine painter in Mr. Turner. Bennett Miller was named as best director for his work on Foxcatcher. The Jury Prize was split between the drama Mommy and the drama Goodbye to Language.

    Official selection

    In Competition
  • Palme d'Or – Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Grand Prix – The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher
  • Best Director – Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
  • Best Screenplay – Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin for Leviathan
  • Best Actress – Julianne Moore for Maps to the Stars
  • Best Actor – Timothy Spall for Mr. Turner
  • Jury Prize – Mommy by Xavier Dolan and Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Un Certain Regard
  • Un Certain Regard Award – White God by Kornél Mundruczó
  • Un Certain Regard Jury Prize – Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund
  • Un Certain Regard Special Prize – The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize – The cast of Party Girl
  • Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actor – David Gulpilil for Charlie's Country
  • Cinéfondation
  • First Prize – Skunk by Annie Silverstein
  • Second Prize – Oh Lucy! by Atsuko Hirayanagi
  • Third Prize – Sourdough by Fulvio Risuleo and The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs
  • Golden Camera
  • Caméra d'Or – Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis
  • Short Films
  • Short Film Palme d'Or – Leidi by Simón Mesa Soto
  • Special Mention:
  • Aïssa by Clément Trehin-Lalanne
  • Yes We Love by Hallvar Witzø
  • Parallel sections

    Directors' Fortnight
  • Art Cinema Award – Love at First Fight by Thomas Cailley
  • SACD Prize – Love at First Fight by Thomas Cailley
  • Europa Cinemas Label Award – Love at First Fight by Thomas Cailley
  • Illy Prize for Short Film – Heartless by Nara Normande and Tião
  • Special Mention – It Can Pass Through the Wall by Radu Jude
  • International Critics' Week
  • Nespresso Grand Prize – The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • France 4 Visionary Award – The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • SACD Award – Hope by Boris Lojkine
  • Sony CineAlta Discovery Award for Short Film – Young Lions of Gypsy by Jonas Carpignano
  • Canal+ Award – Crocodile by Gäelle Denis
  • Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award – The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • Independent awards

    FIPRESCI Prize
  • In Competition – Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Un Certain Regard – Jauja by Lisandro Alonso
  • Parallel Sections – Love at First Fight by Thomas Cailley (Director's Fortnight)
  • Ecumenical Jury
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Commendations:
  • The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • Beautiful Youth by Jaime Rosales
  • Queer Palm Jury
  • Queer Palm Award – Pride by Matthew Warchus
  • Palm Dog Jury
  • Palm Dog Award – the canine cast of White God
  • Prix François Chalais
  • François Chalais Prize – Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist
  • Vulcan Award – Dick Pope for Mr. Turner (cinematography)
  • Cannes Soundtrack Award
  • Howard Shore for Maps to the Stars
  • References

    2014 Cannes Film Festival Wikipedia

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