1968 Cannes Film Festival

1968 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 21st Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Beaugendre.[1]
Opening film Gone with the Wind
Closing film Rocky Road to Dublin
(Final film screened)
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards No awards given
Hosted by Grace Kelly[2]
Number of films 28 (In Competition)[3]
4 (Out of competition)[3]
11 (Short Film)[3]
11 (Films screened from in-competition)[2]
17 (Films cancelled from in-competition)[2]
Festival date 10 May 1968 (1968-05-10) – 24 May 1968 (1968-05-24)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 21st Cannes Film Festival was to have been held on May 10 24, 1968, before being curtailled due to the turmoil of May 1968 in France.[4]

The festival opened with the restored version of Gone with the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming.[5][6] Peter Lennon's documentary Rocky Road to Dublin was to be the final film screened at the festival on 17 May.[7][8] Immediately after the screening Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Lelouche got on stage and announced that, in solidarity with the workers and the students who were protesting across France, the festival was to end.[9] Many of the directors withdrew their films from the festival.[2] Next day on May 18, 1968, the screening of Peppermint Frappé by Carlos Saura was canceled, which caused commotion in the audience who wanted the festival to go on.[10][11][12] Finally on May 19, five days before the end of festival's scheduled, the festival was called off. American film actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly served as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies.[2]


Feature film competition

The following films were due to compete for the Palme d'Or:[13]

Feature films out of competition

See also


  1. "Posters 1968". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Flashback: Cannes 1968". Variety. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 "Official Selection 1968 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  4. "1968 - On the beach, pavers". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "1968 Cannes Film Festival opening film gone with the wind". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "The History of Cannes". RTÉ News. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  7. "Rocky Road to Dublin". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  8. "Righteous Eire". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  9. "Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, and François Truffaut". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  10. "1968 Cannes fest revisited". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  11. "Cannes 1968: Fighting on the Beaches". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  12. "Cannes 1968". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  13. "Festival de Cannes: 1968 In Competition". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-03-12.

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