Cannes Film Fest 1977: Year 30–Tavianis Padre Padrone Wins Top Award

The 30th Cannes Film Fest was held on May 13–27.

The Palme d’Or went to the Padre Padrone by the Italian brothers, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

A new non-competitive section, ‘Le Passé composé,’ is held at this festival only and focuses on compilations.

The festival opened with The Bishop’s Bedroom, directed by Dino Risi.

It closed with Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill.

Jury Members

 Roberto Rossellini (Italy) (jury president)
  • N’Sougan Agblemagnon (author)
  • Anatole Dauman (France)
  • Jacques Demy (France)
  • Carlos Fuentes (Mexico)
  • Benoîte Groult (France)
  • Pauline Kael (USA) (journalist)
  • Marthe Keller (Switzerland)
  • Yuri Ozerov (Soviet Union)

Feature film competition

  • 3 Women by Robert Altman
  • Bang! by Jan Troell
  • Black Joy by Anthony Simmons
  • Bound for Glory by Hal Ashby (US)
  • Budapesti mesék by István Szabó
  • Car Wash by Michael Schultz
  • Der Amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders
  • The Duellists by Ridley Scott
  • Elisa, vida mía by Carlos Saura
  • Gruppenbild mit Dame by Aleksandar Petrović
  • Ifigeneia by Michael Cacoyannis
  • J.A. Martin photographe by Jean Beaudin
  • Kičma by Vlatko Gilic
  • La Communion solennelle by René Féret
  • La dentellière by Claude Goretta
  • Le camion by Marguerite Duras
  • Rock’n Roll Wolf by Elisabeta Bostan
  • Oi kynigoi by Theodoros Angelopoulos
  • Padre Padrone by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Podranki by Nikolai Gubenko
  • Un borghese piccolo piccolo by Mario Monicelli
  • Un taxi mauve by Yves Boisset
  • Una giornata particolare by Ettore Scol

Awards

Palme d’Or: Padre Padrone by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Best Actor: Fernando Rey for Elisa, vida mía
  • Best Actress: Tie
    • Shelley Duvall for 3 Women
    • Monique Mercure for J.A. Martin photographe
  • Best Music: Norman Whitfield for Car Wash
  • Technical Grand Prize: Car Wash by Michael Schultz
  • Best First Work: The Duellists by Ridley Scott (Unanimously)
  • Short Film Palme d’Or: Küzdök by Marcell Jankovics
  • Jury Prize – Best Short Film: Di Cavalcanti by Glauber Rocha
  • FIPRESCI Prize:
    • Parallel Section: Kilenc hónap by Márta Mészáros
    • Competition: Padre Padrone by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:
    • La dentellière by Claude Goretta
    • J.A. Martin photographe by Jean Beaudin