Cannes 1981 - Compétition

Jury présidé par Jacques Deray
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1.
Man of Iron (1981)
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A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love... (156 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Palme d'Or
Prix du Jury Œcumenique ” - tibojakin
 
2.
Mephisto (1981)
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Prix du scénario
Prix de la Critique Internationale - F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I. ” - tibojakin
 
3.
Possession (1981)
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A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
“ Prix d'interprétation féminine pour Isabelle Adjani ” - tibojakin
 
4.
Quartet (1981)
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house. (101 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Prix d'interprétation féminine pour Isabelle Adjani ” - tibojakin
 
5.
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
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The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge... (116 mins.)
“ Prix d'interprétation masculine pour Ugo Tognazzi ” - tibojakin
 
6.
Fact (1981)
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This film only evokes one day, the last day of a Lithuanian village of which all the inhabitants have been massacred... (91 mins.)
“ Prix du meilleur second rôle féminin au Festival International du Film pour Elena Solovei ” - tibojakin
 
7.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ Prix du meilleur second rôle masculin au Festival International du Film pour Ian Holm
Prix du Jury Œcuménique - Mention Spéciale ” - tibojakin
 
8.
Bolero (1981)
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Trough fabulous Music this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany... (184 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ Grand Prix de la Commission Supérieure Technique du cinéma français ” - tibojakin
 
9.
Neige (1981)
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An illustration of the more or less weird people in the nightlife of the revel region of a French town... (90 mins.)
“ Prix du cinéma contemporain au Festival International du Film Ex-aequo ” - tibojakin
 
10.
Looks and Smiles (1981)
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Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield... (104 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
“ Prix du cinéma contemporain au Festival International du Film Ex-aequo
Prix du Jury Œcuménique - Mention Spéciale ” - tibojakin
 
11.
Excalibur (1981)
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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ Prix de la meilleure contribution artistique au Festival International du Film ” - tibojakin
 
12.
Light Years Away (1981)
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A young drifter meets up with a strange old man who claims that he has been taught to fly by birds. (107 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
“ Grand Prix Spécial du Jury ” - tibojakin
 
13.
Beau Pere (1981)
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After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy. (123 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
14.
Potteries (1981)
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(91 mins.)
Director: István Gaál
 
15.
Angels of Iron (1981)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Thomas Brasch
 
16.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
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A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. (325 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
17.
La pelle (1981)
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After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. (131 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
18.
Montenegro (1981)
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A bored wealthy housewife on the verge of insanity cuts loose with some lively Yugoslavian immigrants who delight in their bohemian lifestyle. (96 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
19.
Passion of Love (1981)
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In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover... (117 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
20.
National Heritage (1981)
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Second installment of the saga of the Leguineche's preceded by "The National Shotgun" and completed by "National III"... (112 mins.)
 
21.
Flame Top (1980)
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The life of early 20th century author, journalist, and revolutionary Algot Untola (also known as Maiju Lassila... (155 mins.)
 
22.
Thief (1981)
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Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann