Cannes Film Fest 1958: Year 11–Paul Newman Wins Best Actor for Long Hot Summer

The 11th Cannes Film Fest was held from May 2 to 18, 1958.

The top award, Palme d’Or, went to the Letyat Zhuravli by Mikhail Kalatozov.

Jury Members

Marcel Achard (France) (president)

  • Tomiko Asabuki (Japan)
  • Bernard Buffet (France)
  • Jean De Baroncelli (France) (critic)
  • Helmut Käutner (West Germany)
  • Dudley Leslie (UK)
  • Madeleine Robinson (France)
  • Ladislao Vajda (Spain)
  • Charles Vidor (USA)
  • Sergei Yutkevich (Soviet Union)
  • Cesare Zavattini (Italy)
  • Norman McLaren (Canada) (short films)
  • Jean Mitry (France) (short films)
  • Krishna Riboud (India) (short films)
  • Edmond Séchan (France) (short films)
  • Jerzy Toeplitz (Poland) (short films)

Feature film competition

  • The Brothers Karamazov by Richard Brooks (USA)
  • La Caleta olvidada by Bruno Gebel
  • Ciulinii Bărăganului by Louis Daquin
  • Desire Under the Elms by Delbert Mann (USA)
  • En Djungelsaga by Arne Sucksdorff
  • L’eau vive by François Villiers
  • Giovani mariti by Mauro Bolognini
  • Goha by Jacques Baratier
  • Letyat zhuravli by Mikhail Kalatozov
  • The Long, Hot Summer by Martin Ritt (USA)
  • Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati
  • Ni liv by Arne Skouen
  • Nära livet by Ingmar Bergman
  • Orders to Kill by Anthony Asquith
  • Parash Pathar by Satyajit Ray
  • Pardesi by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and Vasili Pronin
  • Rosaura a las 10 by Mario Soffici
  • Sissi- Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin by Ernst Marischka
  • To teleftaio psema by Michael Cacoyannis
  • L’uomo di paglia by Pietro Germi
  • Vasvirág by János Herskó
  • La Venganza by Juan Antonio Bardem
  • Visages de bronze by Bernard Taisant
  • Das Wirtshaus im Spessart by Kurt Hoffmann
  • Yukiguni by Shirō Toyoda
  • Zizkovská romance by Zbyněk Brynych


  • Palme d’Or: Letyat Zhuravli by Mikhail Kalatozov
  • Jury Prize: Tie
    • Goha by Jacques Baratier
    • Visages de bronze by Bernard Taisant
    • Jury Special Prize: Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati
  • Best Actor: Paul Newman for The Long, Hot Summer
  • Best Actress: Ensemble–Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs and Ingrid Thulin for Nära livet
  • Best Director: Ingmar Bergman for Nära livet
  • Best Screenplay: Massimo Franciosa, Pasquale Festa Campanile and Pier Paolo Pasolini for Giovani mariti
  • Special Mention: Tatiana Samoylova for Letyat zhuravli
  • Short Film Palme d’Or: La Joconde: Histoire d’une obsession by Henri Gruel and Jean Suyeux