1992 Cannes Film Festival

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1992 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 45th Cannes Film Festival, featuring a portrait of German actress Marlene Dietrich by Don English.[1]
Opening filmBasic Instinct
Closing filmFar and Away
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Den goda viljan)[2]
No. of films21 (En Competition)[3]
20 (Un Certain Regard)
15 (Out of Competition)
12 (Short Film)
Festival date7 May 1992 (1992-05-07) – 18 May 1992 (1992-05-18)

The 45th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 18 May 1992. The Palme d'Or went to the Den goda viljan by Bille August.[4][5][6]

The festival opened with Basic Instinct, directed by Paul Verhoeven[7] and closed with Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard.[8][9]


Gérard Depardieu, Jury President

Main competition[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1992 feature film competition:[10]

Camera d'Or[edit]

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1992 Camera d'Or:

  • André Delvaux (director) (Belgium) President
  • David Meeker (foreign delegate) (United Kingdom)
  • Gérard Mordillat (director) (France)
  • Gian Piero Brunetta (journalist) (Italy)
  • Joao Lopes (journalist) (Portugal)
  • Olivier Bauer (actor) (France)
  • Pierre Favre (critic) (France)
  • Richard Hasselmann (cinephile) (France)

Official selection[edit]

In competition - Feature film[edit]

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[3]

Films out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition[edit]

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were screened for the 31st International Critics' Week (31e Semaine de la Critique):[11]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • Floating by Richard Heslop (United Kingdom)
  • Home Stories by Matthias Müller (Germany)
  • Les Marionnettes by Marc Chevrie (France)
  • Le Petit chat est mort by Fejria Deliba (France)
  • Revolver by Chester Dent (United Kingdom)
  • The Room by Jeff Balsmeyer (United States)
  • Sprickan by Kristian Petri (Sweden)

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were screened for the 1992 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films
  • L’autre Célia by Irène Jouannet
  • F.X. Messerschmidt sculpteur (1736-1783) by Marino Vagliano
  • Juliette by Didier Bivel
  • Le Trou de la corneille by François Hanss
  • Léa by Christophe Debuisne
  • Pilotes by Olivier Zagar
  • Versailles Rive Gauche by Bruno Podalydès
  • Voleur d’images by Bruno Victor-Pujebet


Bille August, Palme d'Or winner
Cast and crew of Basic Instinct, opening film of the 1992 Cannes Film Festival

Official awards[edit]

The following films and people received the 1992 Official selection awards:[2]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prize[13]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[14]

Award of the Youth[15]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[15]


  1. ^ "Posters 1992". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1992: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Selection 1992: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  4. ^ "45ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  5. ^ "1992 - Les joueurs (The players)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 1992". nicksflickpicks.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Film View- On the Beach at Cannes With the American Force". nytimes.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "August Film Tops Cannes". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. films will dominate Cannes film festival". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "All Juries 1992". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  11. ^ "31e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1992". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Quinzaine 1992". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  13. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1992". fipresci.org. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Jury Œcuménique 1992". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1992". imdb.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.


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