1997 Cannes Film Festival

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Palme d'OrThe Taste of Cherry, Abbas Kiarostami (Iran) and Unagi (The Eel), Shohei Imamura (Japan)
Grand PrizeThe Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Best ActorSean Penn, She's So Lovely (United States)
Best ActressKathy Burke, Nil by Mouth (Britain)
DirectionWong Kar-Wai, Happy Together (Hong Kong)
ScreenplayJames Schamus, The Ice Storm (United States)
Jury PrizeWestern, Manuel Poirier (France)
Camera d'Or for Film DebutSuzaku, Naomi Kawase (Japan)
TechniqueThierry Arbogast, She's So Lovely (United States) and The Fifth Element (United States)
50th Anniversary PrizeYoussef Chahine
Palme d'Or for Short FilmIs It the Design or the Wrapper?, Tessa Sheridan (Britain)
Special Jury Prize for Short FilmLeonie, Lieven Debrauwer (Belgium) and Les Vacances, Emmanuelle Bercot (France)

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