1956 Cannes Film Festival

1956 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 9th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Marcel Huet.[1]
Opening film Marie-Antoinette reine de France
Closing film Il tetto
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (The Silent World)
Number of films 39 (In Competition)[2]
37 (Short Film)
Festival date 23 April 1956 (1956-04-23) – 10 May 1956 (1956-05-10)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 9th Cannes Film Festival was held from 23 April to 10 May 1956.[3] The Palme d'Or went to The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle.[4] The festival opened with Marie-Antoinette reine de France, directed by Jean Delannoy and closed with Il tetto by Vittorio De Sica.[5][6]


Feature film competition


Jacques-Yves Cousteau, One of the winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. "Posters 1956". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. "Official Selection 1956 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "1956 - Under the sky of Cannes". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "Awards 1956 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Opening of the 1956 festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Closing evening of the 1956 Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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