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2005 Cannes Film Festival
2005 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 58th Cannes Film Festival featuring an original illustration by Frédéric Menant and Tim Garcia.[1]
Opening filmLemming
Closing filmChromophobia
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (L'Enfant)[2]
Hosted byCécile de France
No. of films21 (En Competition)[3]
23 (Un Certain Regard)
16 (Out of Competition)
18 (Cinéfondation)
9 (Short Film)
Festival date11 May 2005 (2005-05-11) - 22 May 2005 (2005-05-22)

The 58th Cannes Film Festival started on 11 May and ran until 22 May 2005.[4] Twenty movies from 13 countries were selected to compete. The awards were announced on 21 May. The Palme d'Or went to the Belgian film L'Enfant by Dardenne brothers.[5][6][7]

The festival opened with Lemming,[8] directed by Dominik Moll and closed with Chromophobia, directed by Martha Fiennes.[9]Cécile de France was the mistress of ceremonies.[10]

2005 Un Certain Regard poster featuring James Dean's portrait by Floyd McCarty from Rebel Without a Cause.[11]


Emir Kusturica, 2005 Jury President
Alexander Payne, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury

Main competition

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2005 Official Selection:[12]

Un Certain Regard

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2005 Un Certain Regard:

  • Alexander Payne (director, screenwriter) (USA) President
  • Betsy Blair (actress) (United States)
  • Eduardo Antin (critic, author) (Argentina)
  • Geneviève Welcomme (journalist) (France)
  • Gilles Marchand (director, screenwriter) (France)
  • Katia Chapoutier (journalist) (Canada)
  • Sandra Den Hamer (director of the Rotterdam Festival) (Netherlands)

Cinéfondation and short films

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition:

Camera d'Or

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2005 Camera d'Or:

  • Abbas Kiarostami (director) (Iran) President
  • Laura Meyer (cinephile) (France)
  • Luc Pourrinet (technician) (France)
  • Malik Chibane (director) (France)
  • Patrick Chamoiseau (writer) (France)
  • Roberto Turigliatto (Festival of Turin) (Italy)
  • Romain Winding (cinematographer) (France)
  • Scott Foundas (critic) (United States)
  • Yves Allion (critic) (France)

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Un Certain Regard

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[3]

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]


The following short films were selected for the competition of Cinéfondation:[3]

  • Vdvoyom (A deux) by Nikolay Khomeriki (France)
  • A Song for Rebecca by Norah McGettigan (Poland)
  • Badgered by Sharon Colman (Great Britain)
  • Bikur Holim by Maya Dreifuss (Israel)
  • Buy It Now by Antonio Campos (United States)
  • El espino by Théo José COurt Bustamante (Cuba)
  • En la oscuridad by Juan Manuel Rampoldi, Marcelo Charras (Argentina)
  • Exit (2004 film) by Robert Depuis (Denmark)
  • Five O' Clock Shadow by Malcolm LAmont (United States)
  • La cerca by Rubén Mendoza (Colombia)
  • La plaine by Roland Edzard (France)
  • Le violon by Heng Yang (China)
  • Slavek The Shit by Grímur Hakonarson (Czechoslovakia, Iceland)
  • Conscience (film) (Svedomí) by Jan Bohuslav (Czechoslovakia)
  • Tiens toi tranquille by Sameh Zoabi (France)
  • Vanilla Song by Jakob Rørvik (Great Britain)
  • Walk On a Little More by Min-young Shim (South Korea)

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

Cannes Classics


Documentaries about Cinema[14]

  • Al'Lèèssi... une actrice Africaine by Rahmatou Keita
  • Ingmar Bergman Complete: Bergman and the Cinema / Bergman and the Theatre / Bergman and Fårö Island by Marie Nyreröd (2004)
  • James Dean: Forever Young by Michael J. Sheridan
  • John Cassavetes by André S. Labarthe
  • Kitano Takeshi Shinshutsu-Kibotsu by Jean-Pierre Limosin
  • Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinema by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Shadowing the Third Man by Frederick Baker

Restored prints[15]

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following films were screened for the 44th International Critics' Week (44e Semaine de la Critique):[16]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • Le grand vent by Valérie Liénardy (Belgium)
  • Respire by Wi Ding Ho (Taïwan)
  • Mirror Mechanics by Siegfried A. Fruhauf (Austria)
  • Blue Tongue by Justin Kurzel (Australia)
  • Imago... by Cédric Babouche (France)
  • Get the Rabbit Back by Mitovski & Kalev (Bulgaria)
  • Jona/Tomberry by Rosto (Netherlands)

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 2005 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[17]

Short films
  • À bras le corps by Katell Quillévéré (19 min.)
  • À mains nues by Agnès Feuvre (26 min.)
  • Consultation Room by Kei Oyama (9 min.)
  • Cosmetic Emergency by Martha Colburn (9 min.)
  • Da Janela Do Meu Quarto by Cao Guimarães (5 min.)
  • Du soleil en hiver by Samuel Collardey (17 min.)
  • Etoile violette by Axelle Ropert (45 min.)
  • Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine by Peter Tscherkassky (17 min.)
  • Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon by Edwin (9 min.)
  • Majorettes by Lola Doillon (16 min.)
  • Nits by Harry Wootliff (11 min.)
  • Résfilm by Sándor Kardos (19 min.)
  • The Buried Forest by Kohei Oguri (1h33
  • Trilogy About Clouds by Naoyuki Tsuji (14 min.)
  • Vinil verde by Mendonça Filho (17 min.)


Luc Dardenne (left) and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Palme d'Or winners
Jim Jarmusch, Gran Prix winner

Official awards

The following films and people received the 2005 Official selection awards:[2]

Un Certain Regard[18]


Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[19][6]

Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist[2]

Ecumenical Jury[20][6]

Award of the Youth[6]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[6]

Awards in the frame of Directors' Fortnight[6]

Association Prix François Chalais


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  2. ^ a b c "Awards 2005: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Official Selection 2005: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
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  8. ^ "Cannes 2005 opening night". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2017.
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  10. ^ "Cécile de France, Mistress of Ceremony". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Posters 2005". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013.
  12. ^ "All Juries 2005". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Cannes Classics - Tribute". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Cannes Classics - Documentaries about Cinema". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Cannes Classics - Restored prints". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "44e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 2005". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "Quinzaine 2005". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "Awards 2005: Un Certain Regard". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016.
  19. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 2005". fipresci.org. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "Jury OEcuménique Palmarés 2005". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 2017.
  21. ^ "Association Prix François Chalais Cannes 2005". francois-chalais.fr. Retrieved 2017.[permanent dead link]


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