1994 Cannes Film Festival

1994 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 47th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original drawing by Federico Fellini.[1]
Opening film The Hudsucker Proxy
Closing film Serial Mom
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Pulp Fiction)
Hosted by Jeanne Moreau
Number of films 23 (En Competition)[2]
21 (Un Certain Regard)
11 (Out of Competition)
8 (Short Film)
Festival date 12 May 1994 (1994-05-12) – 23 May 1994 (1994-05-23)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 1994 Cannes Film Festival started on 12 May and ran until 23 May. The Palme d'Or went to the American film Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino.[3][4][5]

The festival opened with The Hudsucker Proxy, directed by Joel Coen and closed with Serial Mom, directed by John Waters.[6][7][8]


Official Selection

Clint Eastwood, president of the Jury of the official selection, during the festival.

Camera d'Or

Feature film competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country/countries
Barnabo delle montagne Mario Brenta Italy
The Browning Version Mike Figgis United Kingdom
Swaham Shaji N. Karun India
Caro diario Nanni Moretti Italy / France
Du li shi dai 獨立時代 Edward Yang Taiwan
Exotica Atom Egoyan Canada
Grosse Fatigue Michel Blanc France
The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen United Kingdom / United States
Huozhe Zhang Yimou China
Kurochka Ryaba Andrei Konchalovsky Russia
La reina de la noche Arturo Ripstein Mexico
La Reine Margot Patrice Chéreau France
Le buttane Aurelio Grimaldi Italy
Le joueur de violon Charles Van Damme France / Belgium
Les patriotes Éric Rochant France
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Alan Rudolph United States
Neak sre Rithy Panh Cambodia
Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino United States
Trois couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski France / Poland / Switzerland
Un été inoubliable Lucian Pintilie Romania / France
Una pura formalità Giuseppe Tornatore Italy / France
Utomlyonnye solntsem Nikita Mikhalkov Russia / France
Zire darakhatan zeyton Abbas Kiarostami Iran

Un Certain Regard

Films out of competition

Directors' Fortnight


Quentin Tarantino, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. "Posters 1994". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  2. "Official Selection 1994 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "Cannes' conclusion gives Eastwood a break, American filmmakers accolades". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. Turan, Kenneth (24 May 1994). "Surprise Pick: 'Pulp Fiction' : Cannes report: Quentin Tarantino's film is the third movie about the underbelly of American life to win the Palme d'Or in the last six years.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. Maslin, Janet (23 September 1994). "FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: PULP FICTION; Quentin Tarantino's Wild Ride On Life's Dangerous Road". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Great Cannes Openers". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  7. "Fewer American films in Cannes competition". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  8. Maslin, Janet (24 May 1994). "A Dark Comedy Wins at Cannes". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  9. "Anurag Kashyap: 'The perception of India cinema is changing'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  10. "Shekhar Kapur, exclusive interview". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 2015-10-20.

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