Cannes Film Festival 1983-1999

Here’s my third list of films screened at the annual Cannes Film Festival. For the festivals held from 1983-1999 I rank the films I’ve seen that screened in competition and give a grade for each of them.

1983

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2. The King of Comedy (USA) D-

1. The Meaning of Life (UK) A

Palm d’Or: The Ballad of Narayama (Japan)

 

1984

I haven’t seen any films that screened in 1984.

Palm d’Or: Paris, Texas (West Germany)

 

1985

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2. Mask (USA) F

1. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Brazil/USA) A-

Palm d’Or: When Father Was Away on Business (Yugoslavia)

 

1986

1. The Mission (UK) C+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1987

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1. Babette’s Feast (Denmark) A+

Palm d’Or: Under the Sun of Satan (France)

 

1988

Palm d’Or: Pelle the Conqueror (Denmark)

 

1989

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2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (USA) A Palm d’Or Winner

1. Do the Right Thing (USA) A+

 

1990

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1. Cyrano de Bergerac (France) A

Palm d’Or: Wild at Heart (USA)

 

1991

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1. Barton Fink (USA) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1992

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5. Of Mice and Men (USA) B-

4. A Stranger among Us (USA) B

3. Strictly Ballroom (Australia) A

2. Howards End (UK) A

1. The Player (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The Best Intentions (Sweden)

 

1993

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1. Much ado about Nothing (UK) A

Palm d’Or: TIE between Farewell My Concubine (China) & The Piano (New Zealand)

 

1994

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2. The Hudsucker Proxy (USA) A

1,  Pulp Fiction (USA) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1995

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4. Angels and Insects (UK) B-

3. Carrington (UK) B-

2. The Madness of King George (UK) A

1. Ed Wood (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: Underground (Serbia)

 

1996

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2. Secrets and Lies (UK) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

1. Fargo (USA) A+

 

1997

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3. Happy Together (Hong Kong) C

2. L.A. Confidential (USA) A-

1. The Sweet Hereafter (Canada) A+

Palm d’Or: TIE between The Eel (Japan) & Taste of Cherry (Iran)

 

1998

1. Life Is Beautiful (Italy) B+

Palm d’Or: Eternity and a Day (France)

 

1999

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1. The Straight Story (USA)A+

Palm d’Or: Rosetta (Belgium)

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