Annal: 1988 Festival de Cannes Jury Awards for Feature Films

Results of the Festival de Cannes in the year 1988.

Film:Pelle the Conqueror: (Pelle erobreren)

Pelle the Conqueror: (Pelle erobreren)

Bille August

Pelle the Conqueror is a Scandinavian drama which won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film and a Best Actor nomination for Max (The Exorcist) Von Sydow. Set at the end of the 19th century, it tells of a widowed Swedish farmer who goes looking for a better life in Denmark with his young son, Pelle (a fine Pelle Hvenegaard). Much like Life is Beautiful (1998) the heart of the film is the bond between father and son and their dreams for a better world. Although the photography brings an austere beauty to the bleak coastlands of…

Film:A World Apart

A World Apart

Chris Menges

South Africa, 1963. Communist Gus Roth (Jeroen Krabbe) is forced to flee Johannesburg to escape arrest, leaving his activist wife Diana (Hershey) to continue their crusade against apartheid. But when Diana is wrenched from her three daughters and jailed under the notorious 90-day Detention Act, she and her family face the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom.

Film:A Short Film About Killing

A Short Film About Killing: (Krótki film o zabijaniu)

Krzysztof Kieslowski

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