2003 Cannes Film Festival

2003 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 56th Cannes Film Festival featuring an original illustration by Jenny Holzer.[1]
Opening film Fanfan la Tulipe
Closing film Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Elephant)
Hosted by Monica Bellucci[2]
Number of films 20 (En Competition)[3]
19 (Un Certain Regard)
19 (Out of Competition)
20 (Cinéfondation)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date 14 May 2003 (2003-05-14) – 25 May 2003 (2003-05-25)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 2003 Cannes Film Festival started on May 14 and ran until May 25. The Palme d'Or went to the American film Elephant by Gus Van Sant based on the Columbine High School massacre.[4][5]

The festival opened with Fanfan la Tulipe, directed by Gérard Krawczyk and closed with Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, directed by Richard Schickel.[6]


Patrice Chéreau, Jury President
Aishwarya Rai, Jury member
Meg Ryan, Jury member

Films in Competition

Films out of Competition

Un Certain Regard

2003 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Oswaldo Vigas.[7]
Karin Viard, Jury member
Erri De Luca, Jury member
Jean Rochefort, Jury member
Steven Soderbergh, Jury member
Danis Tanović, Jury member
Jiang Wen, Jury member

International Critics' Week

Spotlight on India



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  2. "'Fanfan,' Bellucci to open Cannes fest". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 2003 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  4. "Cannes winners in full". BBC News. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "A disappointing Cannes finishes with controversial decisions". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2003 - PREVIEW". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  7. "Posters 2003". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  8. "Touching tale". 4 May 2003. p. 04 via The Hindu (old).
  9. 1 2 http://rrtd.nic.in/Film%20Bulletin-Apl03.htm
  10. "Vishal Bharadwaj's Makdee to be aired at Cannes". The Times of India.
  11. "The Hindu : Touch and go".

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