1996 Cannes Film Festival

1996 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 49th Cannes Film Festival
Opening film Ridicule
Closing film Flirting with Disaster
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (Secrets & Lies)
Hosted by Sabine Azéma
Number of films 22 (En Competition)[1]
25 (Un Certain Regard)
7 (Out of Competition)
14 (Short Film)
Festival date 9 May 1996 (1996-05-09) – 20 May 1996 (1996-05-20)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 49th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 9–20, 1996. The Palme d'Or went to the Secrets & Lies by Mike Leigh.[2][3][4]

The festival opened with Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte[5][6][7] and closed with Flirting with Disaster, directed by David O. Russell.[8][9]


Francis Ford Coppola, Jury President

Feature film competition

Un Certain Regard

1996 Un Certain Regard poster, adapted from an original illustration by Jacques Loustal.[10]

Films out of competition


Mike Leigh, winner of the Palme d'Or at the event.


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  4. "Awards 1996 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
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  6. Wilmington, Michael (21 October 1996). "`Ridicule' Named Best In Chicago Film Fest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
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  10. "Posters 1996". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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