1979 Cannes Film Festival

1979 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 32nd Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original illustration by Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.[1]
Opening film Hair
Closing film À nous deux
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Apocalypse Now and Die Blechtrommel)
Number of films 21 (In Competition)[2]
12 (Un Certain Regard)
8 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
Festival date 10 May 1979 (1979-05-10) – 24 May 1979 (1979-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 32nd Cannes Film Festival was held on May 10 - 24. The Palme d'Or went to the Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola and Die Blechtrommel by Volker Schlöndorff.[3][4]

The festival opened with Hair, directed by Miloš Forman and closed with À nous deux, directed by Claude Lelouch.[5][6]


Feature film competition

Un Certain Regard

Films out of competition

Short film competition


Francis Ford Coppola, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.
Volker Schlöndorff, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. "Posters 1979". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. "Official Selection 1979 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "1979 - Un Certain Regard, a Certain Smile". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "Awards 1979 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Selection of the 1979 Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Lauren Bacall and Yves Montand special guests at the opening gala 1979". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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