1983 Cannes Film Festival

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The 36th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 19 May 1983. The Palme d'Or went to the Narayama Bushiko by Shōhei Imamura.[4][5]

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1983 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 36th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original drawing by Akira Kurosawa.[1]
Opening filmThe King of Comedy
Closing filmWarGames
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Narayama Bushiko)[2]
No. of films22 (In Competition)[3]
16 (Un Certain Regard)
13 (Out of Competition)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date7 May 1983 (1983-05-07) – 19 May 1983 (1983-05-19)
Cannes Film Festival

In 1983, the new building for the main events of the festival, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, was inaugurated.[6] Initially many described it as "a hideous concrete blockhouse", nicknaming it The Bunker.[7] The festival opened with The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese[8][9] and closed with WarGames, directed by John Badham.[10][11]