The 60th Cannes Film Festival ran from 16 to 27 May 2007. The President of the Jury was British director Stephen Frears. Twenty two films from twelve countries were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or. The awards were announced on 26 May. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu won the Palme d'Or.
The official poster of the 60th Cannes festival featured Pedro Almodóvar, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Souleymane Cissé, Penélope Cruz, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Wong Kar Wai, all photographed by Alex Majoli.
The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2007 Official Selection:
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2007 Un Certain Regard:
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition:
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2007 Camera d'Or:
The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days||4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile||Cristian Mungiu||Romania|
|The Banishment||Изгнание (Izgnanie)||Andrey Zvyagintsev||Russia|
|Breath||숨 (Soom)||Kim Ki-duk||South Korea|
|Death Proof||Quentin Tarantino||United States|
|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly||Le scaphandre et le papillon||Julian Schnabel||France|
|The Edge of Heaven||Auf der anderen Seite||Fatih Akın||Germany|
|Import Export||Ulrich Seidl||Austria|
|The Last Mistress||Une vieille maîtresse||Catherine Breillat||France|
|Love Songs||Les chansons d'amour||Christophe Honoré||France|
|The Man from London||A londoni férfi||Béla Tarr||Hungary|
|The Mourning Forest||殯の森 (Mogari no mori)||Naomi Kawase||Japan|
|My Blueberry Nights||Wong Kar-wai||Hong Kong|
|No Country for Old Men||Joel and Ethan Coen||United States|
|Paranoid Park||Gus Van Sant||United States|
|Persepolis||Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud||France|
|Promise Me This||Завет (Zavet)||Emir Kusturica||Serbia|
|Secret Sunshine||밀양 (Milyang)||Lee Chang-dong||South Korea|
|Silent Light||Stellet licht||Carlos Reygadas||Mexico|
|We Own the Night||James Gray||United States|
|Zodiac||David Fincher||United States|
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:
The following films were screened specially for the 60th Festival.
Feature film competition
Short film competition
Tous Les Cinemas du Monde (World Cinema) began in 2005 to showcase films from a variety of different countries. From 19 May to 25 May 2007, films were screened from India, Lebanon, Poland, Kenya, Guinea, Angola, Slovenia, and Colombia.
The first two days of this program were devoted entirely to the cinema of India and included films in a number of different languages. The Hindi film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, which screened on 19 May (with Bollywood superstar, Sanjay Dutt, as a Mumbai underworld don, who begins to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi), was particularly well received. In addition, a Maniratnam film, Guru, (starring Abhishek Bachchan, Madhavan and Aishwarya Rai and loosely based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani; Bachchan also made a cameo appearance in Lage Raho Munna Bhai) was also a "critical success". Other films included the Hindi film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal starring John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, Dharm, the Malayalam film Saira, Missed Call, the Tamil film Veyil, and the Bengali film Dosar. Another Tamil language Indian film, Mozhi was shown in the non-prize category at a later date.
Debuting at the Director's Fortnight was Nadine Labaki's Caramel, a charming dramedy about five women who gather at a beauty salon and deal with their everyday problems with men, social expectation, sexuality, and tradition vs. modernizing times. Labaki not only directed and co-wrote the film but plays the lead as well. The rest of the cast is composed mostly of unprofessional actors, all of whom deliver very convincing performances and add a lot of color and depth to the film. Reminiscent of an Pedro Almodóvar picture, Caramel is unique not just for its technical and creative sophistication but also for not tackling any of the religious, political, or war-related issues that have continued to plague its setting, Lebanon, til now. The film proved to be a sleeper at the festival and was distributed in well over 40 countries, becoming an international hit.
The following films and people received the 2007 Official selection awards:
Un Certain Regard
Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist
Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week
Association Prix François Chalais
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