Cannes Film Festival 1965-1982

Here’s week two of my spotlight on the Cannes Film Festivals. I’m ranking all the films I’ve seen that screened in competition each year of the festival and give grades to each. This week, it’s those that the festival showed between 1965 and 1982.

1965

1. The Knack…And How to Get It (UK) C+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1966

1. Doctor Zhivago (USA) C+

Palm d’Or: TIE between The Birds, the Bees, and the Italians (Italy) and A Man and a Woman (France)

 

1967

1. Blow-Up (UK) B- Palm d’Or Winner

 

1969 (No festival in 1968)

 

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2. My Night at Maud’s (France) A

1. Easy Rider (UK) A+

Palm d’Or: If… (UK)

 

1970

1. M*A*S*H (USA) C+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1971

1. Death in Venice (Italy) D

Palm d’Or: The Go-Between (UK)

 

1972

 

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2. Jeremiah Johnson (USA) A-

1. The Ruling Class (UK) A+

Palm d’Or: TIE between The Martei Affair (Italy) and The Working Class Go to Heaven (Italy)

 

1973

1. Godspell (USA) C-

Palm d’Or: TIE between The Hireling (UK) and Scarecrow (USA)

 

1974

 

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2. The Sugarland Express (USA) C-

1. The Conversation (USA) A Palm d’Or Winner

 

1975

Palm d’Or: Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Algeria)

 

1976

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2. Bugsy Malone (USA) B+

1. Taxi Driver (USA) A- Palm d’Or Winner

 

1977

2. Car Wash (USA) C

1. Bound for Glory (USA) B-

Palm d’Or: Padre Padrone (Italy)

 

1978

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1. Coming Home (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Italy)

 

1979

 

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4. Norma Rae (USA) C

3. Days of Heaven (USA) C+

2. The China Syndrome (USA) A-

1. Apocalypse Now (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: TIE between Apocalypse Now (USA) and The Tin Drum (West Germany)

 

1980

1. Breaker Morant (Australia) B+

Palm d’Or: TIE between All that Jazz (USA) and Kagemusha (Japan)

 

1981

1. Chariots of Fire (UK) F

Palm d’Or: Man of Iron (Poland)

 

1982

1. Missing (Greece) D+

Palm d’Or: TIE between Missing (Greece) and The Way (Turkey)

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