1988 Cannes Film Festival

1988 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 41st Cannes Film Festival, featuring an original illustration by Tibor Timar.[1]
Opening film Le Grand Bleu
Closing film Willow
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Pelle erobreren)
Number of films 21 (In Competition)[2]
22 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date 11 May 1988 (1988-05-11) – 23 May 1988 (1988-05-23)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 41st Cannes Film Festival was held on 11–23 May 1988. The Palme d'Or went to the Pelle erobreren by Bille August.[3][4][5]

The festival opened with Le Grand Bleu, directed by Luc Besson and closed with Willow, directed by Ron Howard.[6][7][8][9]


Ettore Scola, Jury President

Feature film competition

Un Certain Regard

Films out of competition

International Critics' Week

Feature films


Bille August, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


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