Cannes Film Festival 2003
Jury President: Patrice Chéreau
Other Jurors: Erri De Luca, Jiang Wen, Aishwarya Rai, Jean Rochefort, Meg Ryan, Steven Soderbergh, Danis Tanovic, Karin Viard


Palme d'Or:Elephant, USA, dir. Gus Van Sant
Grand Jury Prize:Distant (Uzak), dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Jury Prize:At Five in the Afternoon, dir. Samira Makhmalbaf
Best Director:Elephant, Gus Van Sant
Best Actress:The Barbarian Invasions, Marie-Josée Croze
Best Actor:Distant (Uzak), Muzaffer Özdemir and Emin Toprak
Best Screenplay:The Barbarian Invasions, Denys Arcand
FIPRESCI/International
    Critics Prize:
Father and Son, dir. Aleksandr Sokurov
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:At Five in the Afternoon, dir. Samira Makhmalbaf
Camera d'Or (first feature): Reconstruction, dir. Cristoffer Boe


Competition Films I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
My Palme d'Or
Dogville (Denmark, dir. Lars von Trier) -

Father and Son (Russia, dir. Aleksandr Sokurov) -

At Five in the Afternoon (Iran, dir. Samira Makhmalbaf) -

Mystic River (USA, dir. Clint Eastwood) -

Elephant (USA, dir. Gus Van Sant) -

Distant (Uzak) (Turkey, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan) -

The Barbarian Invasions (Canada, dir. Denys Arcand) -

Swimming Pool (France, dir. François Ozon) -

The Brown Bunny (USA, dir. Vincent Gallo) -



My Jury Votes:
Best Director:Father and Son, Aleksandr Sokurov
Best Actress:Dogville, Nicole Kidman
Best Actor: Distant (Uzak), Muzaffer Özdemir and Emin Toprak
Best Screenplay:At Five in the Afternoon, Samira Makhmalbaf
Technical Grand Prize:Elephant, Harris Savides, cinematography


Sidebar Selections I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
Time of the Wolf (Out of Competition: Austria, dir. Michael Haneke) -

Since Otar Left (Critics' Week: France, dir. Julie Bertuccelli) -

Osama (Directors' Fortnight: Afghanistan, dir. Siddiq Barmak) -

Crimson Gold (Un Certain Regard: Iran, dir. Jafar Panahi) -

The Triplets of Belleville (Out of Competition: France, dir. Sylvian Chômet) -

Off the Map (Critics' Week: USA, dir. Campbell Scott) -

The Fog of War (Out of Competition: USA, dir. Errol Morris) -

The Mother (Directors' Fortnight: UK, dir. Roger Michell) -

Japanese Story (Un Certain Regard: Australia, dir. Sue Brooks) -

She's One of Us (Critics' Week: France, dir. Siegrid Alnoy) -

Young Adam (Un Certain Regard: UK, dir. David Mackenzie) -

American Splendor (Un Certain Regard: USA, dirs. Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman) -

The Matrix Reloaded (Out of Competition: USA, dirs. Larry and Andy Wachowski) -



Competition Films I'm Curious to See:
Ranked in order of interest; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Shara, Japan, dir. Naomi Kawase
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Part 1, The Moab Story, UK, dir. Peter Greenaway
Bright Future, Japan, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Ce jour-là, France, dir. Raul Ruiz
Carandiru, Brazil, dir. Hector Babenco
Strayed, France, dir. André Téchiné
Tiresia, France, dir. Bertrand Bonello
Purple Butterfly, China, dir. Lou Ye

Also in Competition: Les Côtelettes, France, dir. Bertrand Blier
Incantato, Italy, dir. Pupi Avati
La Petite Lili, France, dir. Claude Miller


Sidebar Films I'm Curious to See:
Listed alphabetically; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Un Certain Regard: The Best of Youth, Italy, dir. Marco Tullio Giordana
Drifters, Taiwan/China, dir. Wang Xiaoshuai
Playing 'In the Company of Men', France, dir. Arnaud Desplechin
The Southern Cross, Argentina, dir. Pablo Reyero
A Thousand Months, Morocco, dir. Faouzi Bensaidi
Directors' Fortnight: Bright Leaves, USA, dir. Ross McElwee
Kitchen Stories, Norway, dir. Bent Hamer
No Rest for the Brave, Austria/France, dir. Alain Guiraudie
Public Affairs, France, dir. Mathieu Amalric
Critics' Week: Reconstruction, Denmark, dir. Christoffer Boe
Out of Competition: Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, USA, dir. Richard Schickel
Ghosts of the Abyss, USA, dir. James Cameron
S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Cambodia, dir. Rithy Panh

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