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.
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.
Votes: 110,488 | Gross: $14.93M
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.
4. The Death of Mario Ricci (1983)
100 min | Drama
The tragic accident of an Italian laborer ,working on the Mont Blanc tunnel.
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.
Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla
6. L'Argent (1983)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama
A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.
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.
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 »
Best Artistic Contribution
Technical Grand Prize
9. Adj király katonát (1983)
113 min | Drama
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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?
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.
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.
17. The King of Comedy (1982)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
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?
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.
Votes: 14,428 | Gross: $2.31M
20. Tender Mercies (1983)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Music
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.
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.
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.
23. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 18,735 | Gross: $10.28M