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1996 Cannes Film Festival

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1996 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 49th Cannes Film Festival[1]
Opening filmRidicule
Closing filmFlirting with Disaster
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Secrets & Lies)[2]
Hosted bySabine Azéma
No. of films22 (En Competition)[3]
25 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date9 May 1996 (1996-05-09) – 20 May 1996 (1996-05-20)

The 49th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 20 May 1996. The Palme d'Or went to Secrets & Lies by Mike Leigh.[4][5][6][7]

The festival opened with Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte[8][9][10] and closed with Flirting with Disaster, directed by David O. Russell.[11][12] Sabine Azéma was the mistress of ceremonies.[4]

1996 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Jacques Loustal.[13]
1996 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Jacques Loustal.[13]


Main competition

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 1996 Official Selection:[14]

Camera d'Or

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1996 Camera d'Or:

  • Françoise Fabian (Comedian) President
  • Antoine Simkine (Fédération Nationale des Industries)
  • Daniel Schmid (Director)
  • Gian Luca Farinelli (Cinephile)
  • Jacques Kermabon (Critic)
  • Ramon Font (Critic)
  • Sandrine Gady (Cinephile)

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Un Certain Regard

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[3]

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

  • 4 maneras de tapar un hoyo by Guillermo Rendon Rodriguez, Jorge Villalobos de La Torre
  • Attraction by Alexeï Diomine
  • Brooms by Luke Cresswell, Steve Mcnicholas
  • Estoria do gato e da lua by Pedro Miguel Serrazina
  • Film Noir by Michael Liu
  • Les fourmis rouges by Pierre Erwan Guillaume
  • Oru Neenda Yathra by Murali Nair
  • Passeio com Johnny Guitar by João César Monteiro
  • Petite Sotte by Luc Otter
  • Sin #8 by Barbara Heller
  • Small Deaths by Lynne Ramsay
  • Szél (Wind) by Marcell Iványi
  • The Beach by Dorthe Scheffmann
  • This Film Is a Dog by Jonathan Ogilvie

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following films were screened for the 35th International Critics' Week (35e Semaine de la Critique):[15]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • Planet Man by Andrew Bancroft (New Zealand)
  • A Summer Dress (Une robe d’été) by François Ozon (France)
  • La Grande migration by Youri Tcherenkov (France)
  • Le Réveil by Marc Henri Wajnberg (Belgium)
  • The Slap by Tamara Hernandez (United States)
  • La Tarde de un matrimonio de clase media by Fernando Javier León Rodríguez (Mexico)
  • Derrière le bureau d’acajou by Johannes S. Nilsson (Sweden)

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1996 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[16]

Short films
  • La Faim by Siegfried (18 min.)
  • La Fille et l’amande by Bénédicte Brunet (15 min.)
  • Vacances A Blériot by Bruno Bontzolakis (25 min.)
  • Virage Nord by Sylvain Labrosse (15 min.)


Francis Ford Coppola, Jury President
Francis Ford Coppola, Jury President
Mike Leigh, Palme d'Or winner
Mike Leigh, Palme d'Or winner

Official awards

The following films and people received the 1996 Official selection awards:[2]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[17]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[18]

Award of the Youth[19]

  • Foreign Film: White Night (Layla Lavan) by Arnon Zadok
  • French Film: Les aveux de l'innocent by Jean-Pierre Améris

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[19]

  • Mercedes-Benz Award: Les aveux de l'innocent by Jean-Pierre Améris
  • Canal+ Award: Planet Man by Andrew Bancroft

Award the First Multimedia Day at the 49th Cannes Film festival


  1. ^ "Posters 1996". Archived from the original on 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1996: All Awards". Archived from the original on 20 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1996: All the Selection". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b "49ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1996 - Le 11ème jour... (The 11th Day)". (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Secrets and Lies' takes top honor at Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "1996 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "John Sayles' 'Star' not lone draw as Cannes Film Festival opens". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. ^ Wilmington, Michael (21 October 1996). "`Ridicule' Named Best In Chicago Film Fest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "France: Highlights From The 49th Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  11. ^ Maslin, Janet (26 May 1996). "Film View-At Cannes, The Star Was Quality". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  12. ^ "1996 Cannes Film Festival Diaries". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Posters 1996". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  14. ^ "All Juries 1996". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  15. ^ "35e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1996". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Quinzaine 1996". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  17. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1996". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1996". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  19. ^ a b c "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1996". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Bay Area artist wins CyberPoster Contest at Cannes Film Festival". Micro Publishing News. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.


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