1997 Cannes Film Festival

1997 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 50th Cannes Film Festival
Opening film The Fifth Element
Closing film Absolute Power
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Ta'm e guilass and Unagi)
Hosted by Jeanne Moreau[1]
Number of films 20 (En Competition)[2]
22 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Out of Competition)
11 (Short Film)
Festival date 7 May 1997 (1997-05-07) – 18 May 1997 (1997-05-18)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 50th Cannes Film Festival was held on 7–18 May 1997. The Palme d'Or was jointly awarded to Ta'm e guilass by Abbas Kiarostami and Unagi by Shohei Imamura.[3][4]

The festival opened with The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, and closed with Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood.[5]


Isabelle Adjani, Jury President

Feature film competition

Un Certain Regard

1997 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Milo Manara.[6]

Films out of competition


Abbas Kiarostami, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. "1997 Cannes Film Festival Diaries". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. "Official Selection 1997 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "CANNES FESTIVAL 1997". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "CANNES, FRANCE, 1997". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Cannes Film Festival Announces the 1997 Lineup". The New York Times. 23 April 1997. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Posters 1997". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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