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1971 Cannes Film Festival


1971 Cannes Film Festival

1971 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 24th Cannes Film Festival
Opening film Gimme Shelter
Closing film Les mariés de l'an II
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (The Go-Between)
Number of films 25 (In Competition)[1]
8 (Out of Competition)
15 (Short Film)
Festival date 12 May 1971 (1971-05-12) – 27 May 1971 (1971-05-27)

The 24th Cannes Film Festival was held on May 12 - 27, 1971. The Palme d'Or went to the The Go-Between by Joseph Losey.[2][3]

The festival opened with Gimme Shelter, a documentary about English rock band The Rolling Stones directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin and closed with Les mariés de l'an II, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.[4][5] The festival paid tribute to Charlie Chaplin and honored him with the title of Commander of the national order of the Legion of Honor.[6][7]


Michèle Morgan, Jury President

Feature film competition

Films out of competition



  1. ^ "Official Selection 1971 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Awards 1971 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1971 - Blast in Cannes". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "From anecdote to legend". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "CHARLIE CHAPLIN STOLE THE SHOW at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "1971: Tribute to Charlie Chaplin". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "25th Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

External links

  • 1971 Cannes Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival 1971
  • Cannes Film Festival:1971 at Internet Movie Database
  • 24ème Festival International du Film - Cannes
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