Cannes Film Festival 1983 (in competition)

by themhmmdali | created - 06 Jun 2017 | updated - 06 Jun 2017 | Public

Jury president: William Styron (USA)

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1. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Votes: 6,878

Palme d'Or

2. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 110,488 | Gross: $14.93M

Grand Prix

3. The Case Is Closed (1982)

95 min | Drama

The servant boy, a minor, engaged in a middle class family dies mysteriously locked in a kitchen.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Anjan Dutt, Mamata Shankar, Sreela Majumdar, Indranil Moitra

Votes: 160

Jury Prize

4. The Death of Mario Ricci (1983)

100 min | Drama

The tragic accident of an Italian laborer ,working on the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Director: Claude Goretta | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Magali Noël, Heinz Bennent, Mimsy Farmer

Votes: 122

Best Actor: Gian Maria Volontè

5. The Story of Piera (1983)

105 min | Biography, Drama

This erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Marcello Mastroianni, Angelo Infanti

Votes: 600

Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla

6. L'Argent (1983)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

95 Metascore

A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Vincent Risterucci

Votes: 7,900

Best Director (Joint)

7. Nostalgia (1983)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano, Patrizia Terreno

Votes: 21,399 | Gross: $0.01M

Best Director (Joint)

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

8. Carmen (I) (1983)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía, Marisol

Votes: 2,816

Best Artistic Contribution

Technical Grand Prize

10. Cross Creek (1983)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Votes: 1,510 | Gross: $0.20M

11. The Wall (1983)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Nicolas Hossein

Votes: 3,646

12. El Sur (1983)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A woman reflects on her childhood relationship with her father, attempting to understand the depths of his despair and the truth of his myths.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín, Lola Cardona

Votes: 4,230

13. Eréndira (1983)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in ... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Irene Papas, Claudia Ohana, Michael Lonsdale, Oliver Wehe

Votes: 570

14. One Deadly Summer (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery

Oozing sensuality, a young woman arrives in a small town and gets married to the local mechanic. Was it love at first sight? What links her enigmatic presence to the family's piano? Is it curiosity or is it something far more sinister?

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon, Jenny Clève

Votes: 4,030

15. Heat and Dust (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. As Anne delves into the history of her grand-aunt, she is led to reconsider her own life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Julian Glover

Votes: 1,502 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Wounded Man (1983)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Roland Bertin, Lisa Kreuzer

Votes: 823

17. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 81,736 | Gross: $2.50M

18. The Moon in the Gutter (1983)

R | 137 min | Drama

He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they?

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Victoria Abril, Bertice Reading

Votes: 1,214

19. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 14,428 | Gross: $2.31M

20. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

76 Metascore

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 8,956 | Gross: $8.44M

21. Forbidden Relations (1983)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

Based on a true story, a love affair develops between a half brother and half-sister. When pregnancy results and word gets out the public is outraged.

Director: Zsolt Kézdi-Kovács | Stars: Lili Monori, Miklós Székely B., Mari Töröcsik, György Bánffy

Votes: 142

22. A Railway Station for Two (1983)

141 min | Drama, Romance

A waitress from the provincial railway station falls in love with an accidental passenger. Before this passenger lies the menace of distant prison for the crime he didn't commit.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Oleg Basilashvili, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nonna Mordyukova

Votes: 2,739

23. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

Votes: 18,735 | Gross: $10.28M



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