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1970 Cannes Film Festival

1970 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 23rd Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by French artist René Ferracci.[1]
Opening film Les Choses de la vie
Closing film Le Bal du Comte d'Orgel
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (MASH)
Number of films 25 (In Competition)[2]
8 (Out of Competition)
12 (Short Film)
Festival date 2 May 1970 (1970-05-02) – 16 May 1970 (1970-05-16)

The 1970 Cannes Film Festival was the 23rd competition. This year, Robert Favre LeBret, the founder of the festival, decided not to include any films from Russia and Japan (their flags were missing on the Croisette). He was tired of the "Slavic spectacles and Japanese samurai flicks." [3][4] The Russians took back their juror Sergei Obraztsov (head of Moscow puppet theater) and left the jury panel with only eight members.

The Palme d'Or went to the MASH by Robert Altman.[5][6] The festival opened with Les Choses de la vie, directed by Claude Sautet and closed with Le Bal du Comte d'Orgel, directed by Marc Allégret.[7][8]


Feature film competition

Films out of competition



  1. ^ "Posters 1970". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Selection 1970 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ REX REED (1970, June 21). HOW I WENT TO THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AND HATED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Los Angeles Times, p. o32. Retrieved June 24, 2008
  4. ^ Todd McCarthy (2013, May 18).Cannes: Todd McCarthy Recalls Altman and Blind Date With Margot Kidder. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2013
  5. ^ "Awards 1970 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "1970 - Cannestock". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Opening of the 1970 Cannes Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "What is Cannes for you?". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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