The 5th Cannes Film Festival was held from 23 April to 10 May 1952. As in the previous three festivals, the entire jury of this festival was made up of French persons, with Maurice Genevoix as the Jury President.  The Grand Prix of the Festival went to the Two Cents Worth of Hope by Renato Castellani and Othello by Orson Welles. The festival opened with An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli.
|1952 Cannes Film Festival|
Official poster of the 5th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Piva.
|Opening film||An American in Paris|
|Awards||Grand Prize of the Festival|
(Two Cents Worth of Hope
|No. of films||43 (In Competition)|
1 (Out of Competition)
51 (Short Film)
|Festival date||23 April 1952 – 10 May 1952|
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the competition:
The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix:
The following film was selected to be screened out of competition:
The following films and people received the 1952 awards: Feature Films
A Devil of a Woman (German: Der Weibsteufel) is a 1951 Austrian drama film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.A Night of Love (film)
A Night of Love (Arabic: Lailat gharam) is a 1951 Egyptian film directed by Ahmed Badrakhan and starring Mahmoud El-Meliguy. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Amar Bhoopali
Amar Bhoopali (English : The Immortal Song, France : Le Chant Immortel) is a 1951 Indian film, produced and directed by V. Shantaram, written by Vishram Bedekar. It is a true story about a simple cow herder who has an innate gift of poetry set in waning days of Maratha confederacy c. early 19th century. It is an ode to the saffron flag of Marathas, calling on people to rise again against the foreign enemy. It was nominated in the category of Grand Prize of the Festival at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Christian-Jaque
Christian-Jaque (byname of Christian Maudet; 4 September 1904 – 8 July 1994) was a French filmmaker. From 1954 to 1959, he was married to actress Martine Carol, who starred in several of his films, including Lucrèce Borgia (1953), Madame du Barry (1954), and Nana (1955).
Christian-Jaque's 1946 film A Lover's Return was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.
He won the Best Director award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival for his popular swashbuckler Fanfan la Tulipe. At the 2nd Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Silver Bear award for the same film. In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.Christian-Jaque began his motion picture career in the 1920s as an art director and production designer. By the early 1930s, he had moved into screenwriting and directing. He continued working into the mid-1980s, though from 1970 on, most of his work was done for television. In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.Christian-Jaque was born in Paris. He died at Boulogne-Billancourt in 1994.Dead City (film)
Dead City (Greek: Nekri politeia) is a 1951 Greek drama film directed by Frixos Iliadis. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Desires (film)
Desires (German: Das Letzte Rezept) is a 1952 German drama film directed by Rolf Hansen. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.María Morena
María Morena is a 1951 Spanish drama film directed by José María Forqué and Pedro Lazaga. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Mexican Bus Ride
Ascent to Heaven (Spanish: Subida al cielo) is a 1952 Mexican comedy film directed by Luis Buñuel and starring Lilia Prado. It is also known as Mexican Bus Ride in the United States. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Nami (film)
Nami (波, Nami) is a 1951 Japanese film directed by Noboru Nakamura. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.No Greater Love (1952 film)
No Greater Love or Heart of the World (German: Herz der Welt) is a 1952 West German historical drama film directed by Harald Braun. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Berlin.One Summer of Happiness
One Summer of Happiness (Swedish: Hon dansade en sommar - She danced for a summer) is a 1951 Swedish film by director Arne Mattsson, based on the 1949 novel Sommardansen (The Summer Dance) by Per Olof Ekström. It was the first Swedish film to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. Today, the film is mainly known for its nude scenes, which caused much controversy at the time and, together with Ingmar Bergman's Summer with Monika (1953), spread the image of Swedish "free love" around the world.Pasó en mi barrio
Pasó en mi barrio is a 1951 Argentine film directed by Mario Soffici. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.The Crimson Curtain (1953 film)
The Crimson Curtain (French: Le Rideau cramoisi) is a 1953 French short film directed by Alexandre Astruc. It was screened at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival, but not entered into the competition.The Evil Forest
The Evil Forest (Spanish: Parsifal) is a 1951 Spanish drama film directed by Daniel Mangrané. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.The Smugglers' Banquet
The Smugglers' Banquet (French: Le Banquet des fraudeurs) is a 1952 Belgian crime film directed by Henri Storck. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.The Tale of Genji (1951 film)
The Tale of Genji (Japanese: 源氏物語, Genji monogatari) is a 1951 Japanese drama film directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura. It is based on the piece of Japanese literature of the same name. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Three Women (1952 film)
Three Women (French: Trois femmes) is a 1952 French film directed by André Michel. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.Two Cents Worth of Hope
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Italian: Due soldi di speranza) is a 1952 film directed by Renato Castellani.
It shared the Grand Prix prize with the film Othello at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.We Are All Murderers
We Are All Murderers (French: Nous sommes tous des assassins, also known as Are We All Murderers?) is a 1952 French film written and directed by André Cayatte, a former attorney. It tells the story of René, a young man from the slums, trained by the French Resistance in World War II to kill Germans. He continues to kill long after the war has ended, as it is all he knows.
It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize.
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