1961 Cannes Film Festival

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Palme d'OrViridiana, Luis Buñuel (Spain)
A Long Absence, Henri Colpi (France/Italy)
Special Jury PrizeMother Joan of the Angels, Jerzy Kawalerowicz (Poland)
Best ActorAnthony Perkins, Goodbye Again (France/United States)
Best ActressSophia Loren, Two Women (France/Italy)
DirectionJulia Solntzeva, History of the Burning Years (U.S.S.R.)
Gary Cooper Award for Human ValuesA Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie (United States)
Fipresci AwardsHands in the Trap, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (Argentina)
Chronicle of a Summer, Jean Rouch (France)
Catholic Film Office AwardThe Hoodlum Priest, Irvin Kershner (United States)
National Selection: ItalyNebbia, Raffaele Andreassi
Giovedi: Passegiata, Vincenzo Gamma
Girl With a Suitcase, Valerio Zurlini
Che Gioia Vivere, Rene Clement
The Love Makers, Mauro Bolognini

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