Cannes Film Festival 1999
Jury President: David Cronenberg
Other Jurors: Dominique Blanc, Doris Dörrie, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Hendricks, Holly Hunter, George Miller, Maurizio Nichetti, Yasmina Reza, André Téchiné


Palme d'Or:Rosetta, Belgium, dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Grand Jury Prize:L'Humanité, dir. Bruno Dumont
Jury Prize:The Letter, dir. Manoel de Oliveira
Best Director:All About My Mother, Pedro Almodóvar
Best Actress:L'Humanité, Séverine Caneele
Rosetta, Emilie Dequenne
Best Actor:L'Humanité, Emmanuel Schotté
Best Screenplay:Moloch, Aleksandr Sokurov
Technical Grand Prize: The Emperor and the Assassin, Tu Juhua, production design
FIPRESCI/International
    Critics Prize:
New Dawn, dir. Emilie Deleuze
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:All About My Mother, dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Camera d'Or (first feature): Throne of Death, dir. Murali Nair


Competition Films I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
My Palme d'Or
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (USA, dir. Jim Jarmusch) -

The Straight Story (USA, dir. David Lynch) -

Pola X (France, dir. Léos Carax) -

Rosetta (Belgium, dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) -

Time Regained (France, dir. Raul Ruiz) -

All About My Mother (Spain, dir. Pedro Almodóvar) -

Wonderland (UK, dir. Michael Winterbottom) -

Limbo (USA, dir. John Sayles) -

L'Humanité (France, dir. Bruno Dumont) -

Cradle Will Rock (USA, dir. Tim Robbins) -

Felicia's Journey (Canada, dir. Atom Egoyan) -

8½ Women (UK, dir. Peter Greenaway) -



My Jury Votes:
Best Director:Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Jim Jarmusch
Best Actress:All About My Mother, Cecilia Roth
Best Actor: The Straight Story, Richard Farnsworth
Best Screenplay:Pola X, Léos Carax and Jean-Pol Fargeau
Technical Grand Prize:Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The RZA, music


Sidebar Selections I Have Seen:
Ranked in order of preference
 
The Blair Witch Project (Directors' Fortnight: USA, dirs. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez) -

La Petite vendeuse de soleil (Senegal/France, dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty) -

Ratcatcher (Un Certain Regard: UK, dir. Lynne Ramsay) -

The War Zone (Directors' Fortnight: UK, dir. Tim Roth) -

Judy Berlin (Un Certain Regard: USA, dir. Eric Mendelsohn) -

The Virgin Suicides (Directors' Fortnight: USA, dir. Sofia Coppola) -

The Limey (Out of Competition: USA, dir. Steven Soderbergh) -

The Five Senses (Directors' Fortnight: Canada, dir. Jeremy Podeswa) -

An Ideal Husband (Out of Competition: UK, dir. Oliver Parker) -

edTV (Out of Competition: USA, dir. Ron Howard) -



Competition Films I'm Curious to See:
Ranked in order of interest; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Moloch, Russia, dir. Aleksandr Sokurov
The Letter, Portugal, dir. Manoel de Oliveira
Kadosh, Israel, dir. Amos Gitaï
Tales of Kish, Iran, dirs. Abolfazl Jalili, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and Naser Taghvai
The Emperor and the Assassin, China, dir. Chen Kaige
Kikujiro, Japan, dir. Takeshi Kitano
No One Writes to the Colonel, Mexico, dir. Arturo Ripstein

Also in Competition: Love Will Tear Us Apart, Hong Kong, dir. Nelson Yu Lik-Wai
The Nanny, Italy, dir. Marco Bellocchio
Our Happy Lives, France, dir. Jacques Maillot


Sidebar Films I'm Curious to See:
Listed alphabetically; more on this year's lineup here (opens in a new window)
 
Un Certain Regard: Away with Words, Hong Kong/Japan, dir. Christopher Doyle
Harem, Turkey/Italy, dir. Ferzan Ozpetek
New Dawn, France, dir. Emilie Deleuze
The Other, Egypt, dir. Youssef Chahine
Sicilia!, France, dirs. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
The Winslow Boy, USA, dir. David Mamet
Directors' Fortnight: Agnes Browne, Ireland, dir. Anjelica Huston
Charisma, Japan, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
East Is East, UK, dir. Damien O'Donnell
The Last September, UK, dir. Deborah Warner
South, Belgium/France, dir. Chantal Akerman
Summer of Sam, USA, dir. Spike Lee
Out of Competition: The Barber of Siberia, Russia, dir. Nikita Mikhalkov
Dogma, USA, dir. Kevin Smith
Farewell, Home Sweet Home!, France, dir. Otar Iosseliani
My Best Fiend, Germany, dir. Werner Herzog

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