1981 Cannes Film Festival

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Palme d'OrMan of Iron, Andrzej Wajda (Poland)
Special Jury PrizeLight Years Away, Alain Tanner (France/Switzerland)
Best ActorUgo Tognazzi, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (Italy)
Best ActressIsabelle Adjani, Quartet (United Kingdom/France) and Possession (France/Germany)
Supporting ActorIan Holm, Chariots of Fire (United Kingdom)
Supporting ActressElena Solovei, Blood Group Zero (U.S.S.R.)
ScreenplayIstvan Szabo and Peter Dobai, Mephisto (Hungary)
Artistic Contribution to the Poetics of CinemaJohn Boorman, Excalibur (Ireland)
Camera d'Or for Film DebutDesperado City, Vadim Glowna (Germany)
TechniqueLes Uns et les Autres, Claude Lelouch (France)
Contemporary CinemaLooks and Smiles, Ken Loach (United Kingdom)
Neige, Juliet Berto and Jean-Henri Roger (France)
Fipresci PrizeMephisto, Istvan Szabo (Hungary)

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