1972 Cannes Film Festival

1972 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 25th Cannes Film Festival
Opening film Malpertuis
Closing film Frenzy
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (La classe operaia va in paradiso and Il Caso Mattei)
Number of films 25 (In Competition)[1]
20 (Out of Competition)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date 4 May 1972 (1972-05-04) – 19 May 1972 (1972-05-19)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 25th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 4–19, 1972. The Palme d'Or went to the La classe operaia va in paradiso by Elio Petri and Il Caso Mattei by Francesco Rosi.[2][3]

The festival opened with Malpertuis, directed by Harry Kümel and closed with Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[4][5][6]


Feature film competition

Films out of competition

Short film competition


Francesco Rosi, one of the winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


  1. "Official Selection 1972 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. "Awards 1972 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. "1972 - Everyone is beautiful, everyone is nice". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "The closing films at Cannes". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Cannes: presentation Malpertuis". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Cannes Film Festival: the winners". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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