1998 Cannes Film Festival

1998 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 51st Cannes Film Festival.
Opening film Primary Colors
Closing film Godzilla
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)
Hosted by Isabelle Huppert[1]
Number of films 22 (En Competition)[2]
27 (Un Certain Regard)
8 (Out of Competition)
15 (Cinéfondation)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date 13 May 1998 (1998-05-13) – 24 May 1998 (1998-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 51st Cannes Film Festival was held on May 13–24, 1998.[3][4] The Palme d'Or went to the Greek film Mia aioniotita kai mia mera by Theo Angelopoulos.[5][6]

The festival opened with Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols, and closed with Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich.[7][8][9] Lulu on the Bridge, directed by Paul Auster, opened the Un Certain Regard section.[1]


Martin Scorsese, Jury President

Feature film competition

Un Certain Regard

1998 Un Certain Regard poster, an original illustration by Kang Woohyun.[10]

Films out of competition



Theodoros Angelopoulos, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


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  2. "Official Selection 1998 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "CANNES '98:WHAT'S IN THE CANNES". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "CANNES 1998 – THE FESTIVAL FILMS". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Awards 1998 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "CANNES 1998: NEWS (2)". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  7. "1998 Cannes Film Festival Lineup". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  8. "Cannes opens quietly". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  9. Turan, Kenneth (13 May 1998). "Year of the Bigfoot : 'Godzilla' is just the biggest example of the strong American presence--from movies even to the jury president--at the 51st Festival International du Film.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  10. "Posters 1998". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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