Cannes Film Fest 1963: Year 16–Visconti’s The Leopard Wins Top Award

The 16th Cannes Film Fest was held May 9 to 23, 1963.

 

The Palme d’Or went to the The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) by Luchino Visconti, starring Burt Lancaster.

The festival opened with The Birds, directed by Hitchcock

Jury Members

  • Armand Salacrou (France) (president)
  • Rouben Mamoulian (USA) (vice president)
  • Jacqueline Audry (France)
  • Wilfrid Baumgartner (France) (BDF official)
  • François Chavane (France)
  • Jean De Baroncelli (France) (critic)
  • Robert Hossein (France)
  • Rostislav Yurenev (Soviet Union)
  • Kashiko Kawakita (Japan)
  • Steven Pallos (UK)
  • Gian Luigi Rondi (Italy)
  • Henri Alekan (France) (short films president)
  • Robert Alla (France) (short films)
  • Karl Schedereit (West Germany) (short films)
  • Ahmed Sefrioui (Morocco) (short films)
  • Semih Tugrul (Turkey) (journalist) (short films)

Feature film competition

  • Les Abysses by Nikos Papatakis
  • Als twee druppels water by Fons Rademakers
  • Alvorada by Hugo Niebeling
  • L’ape regina by Marco Ferreri
  • Až přijde kocour by Vojtěch Jasný
  • El Buen amorby Francisco Regueiro
  • La Cage by Robert Darène
  • Carambolages by Marcel Bluwal
  • Codine by Henri Colpi
  • I Fidanzati by Ermanno Olmi
  • Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti
  • Jak być kochaną by Wojciech Has
  • Kertes házak utcája by Tamás Fejér
  • Lord of the Flies by Peter Brook
  • Optimisticheskaya tragediya by Samson Samsonov
  • El Otro Cristóbal by Armand Gatti
  • Ouranos by Takis Kanellopoulos
  • Pour la suite du monde by Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault
  • Le Rat d’Amérique by Jean-Gabriel Albicocco
  • Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi
  • This Sporting Life by Lindsay Anderson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan (US)
  • Tyutyun by Nikola Korabov
  • Los Venerables todos by Manuel Antín
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich (US)
  • Wu Ze Tian by Li Han Hsiang

Films out of competition

  • by Federico Fellini
  • The Birds by Hitchcock

Awards:

  • Palme d’Or: Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti
  • Jury Special Prize:
    • Až přijde kocour by Vojtěch Jasný
    • Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi
  • Best Actor: Richard Harris for This Sporting Life
  • Best Actress: Marina Vlady for L’ape regina
  • Best Screenplay: Dumitru Carabat, Henri Colpi and Yves Jamiaque for Codine
  • Best Evocation of a World-Shattering Epic: Optimisticheskaya tragediya by Samson Samsonov
  • Short Film Palme d’Or:
    • Le Haricot by Edmond Séchan
    • In wechselndem Gefälle by Alexander J. Seiler
  • Jury Prize – Short Film: Moj Stan by Zvonimir Berković
  • Special Mention – Short Film:
    • Di Domenica by Luigi Bazzoni
    • Te by István Szabó
  • Gary Cooper Award: To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan
  • OCIC Award: I Fidanzati by Ermanno Olmi