1983 Cannes Film Festival
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1983 Cannes Film Festival
1983 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 36th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original drawing by Akira Kurosawa.[1]
Opening filmThe King of Comedy
Closing filmWarGames
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Narayama Bushiko)[2]
No. of films22 (In Competition)[3]
16 (Un Certain Regard)
13 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date7 May 1983 (1983-05-07) - 19 May 1983 (1983-05-19)

The 36th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 19 May 1983. The Palme d'Or went to the Narayama Bushiko by Sh?hei Imamura.[4][5]

In 1983, the new building for the main events of the festival, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, was inaugurated.[6] Innitially many described it as "a hideous concrete blockhouse", nicknaming it The Bunker.[7] The festival opened with The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese[8][9] and closed with WarGames, directed by John Badham.[10][11]


Main competition

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1983 feature film competition:[12]

Camera d'Or

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1983 Camera d'Or:

  • Philippe Carcassonne (France)
  • Dan Fainaru (Israel)
  • Monique Gregoire
  • Alexis Grivas (Mexico)
  • Adrienne Hancia (USA)
  • Bernard Jubard (France)
  • Jean-Daniel Simon (France)

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]

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 22nd International Critics' Week (22e Semaine de la Critique):[13]

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1983 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[14]

Short films
  • Alchimie by Michèle Miron, Richard Clark
  • Conte Obscur by Manuel Gómez
  • Dédicace by Marie Brazeau
  • The Life And Death of Joe Soap by Lewis John Cooper
  • Phalloctere by Manuel Gómez
  • Saudade by Carlos Porto de Andrade Jr, Leonardo Crescenti Neto


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1983 Official selection awards:[2][5]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[15]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[16]

Award of the Youth[17]


  1. ^ "Posters 1983". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1983: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1983: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013.
  4. ^ "36ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b "1983 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "The History of the Festival / The 80s: The Modern Era". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "1978-1986: A wind of change". fresques.ina.fr. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Jerry Lewis Is the King at Cannes Film Festival". The New York Times. 9 May 1983. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Great Cannes Openers". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Dionne Jr, E.J. (11 May 1983). "Politics Playing A Part in Cannes Film Festival". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "All Juries 1983". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  13. ^ "22e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1983". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Quinzaine 1983". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1983". fipresci.org. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Jury OEcuménique 1983". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1983". imdb.com. Retrieved 2017.


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