1979 Cannes Film Festival

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Palme d'OrThe Tin Drum, Volker Schloendorff (Germany)
Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola (United States)
Special Jury PrizeSiberaid, Andrei Mikhalkov Kontchalovksy (U.S.S.R.)
Best ActorJack Lemmon, The China Syndrome (United States)
Best ActressSally Field, Norma Rae (United States)
DirectionTerrence Malick, Days of Heaven (United States)
Best Supporting ActorStefano Madia, Dear Papa (Italy)
Best Supporting ActressEva Mattes, Woyzeck (Germany)
Camera d'Or for Film DebutNorthern Lights, John Hanson and Rob Nilsson (United States)
TechniqueNorma Rae, Martin Ritt (United States)
Special HomageMiklos Jancso in recognition of his ensemble of work
Fipresci Prize
Competing FilmApocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola (United States)
Non-Competing FilmsAngi Vera, Pal Gabor (Hungary)
Black Jack, Ken Loach (United Kingdom)
Ecumenical Award (Mixed Catholic and Protestant Jury)Rough Treatment, Andrzej Wajda (Poland)

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