Cannes 1994

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1. Barnabo of the Mountains (1994)

124 min | Drama

A man and a woman meet an elf, whose name is Barnabo, and who knows the secret.

Director: Mario Brenta | Stars: Marco Pauletti, Duilio Fontana, Carlo Caserotti, Antonio Vecelio

Votes: 65

In Competition

2. Dear Diary (1993)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Director Nanni Moretti takes a mordant look at Italian life through three antological vignettes presented as the chapters of an open diary.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo, Sebastiano Nardone

Votes: 7,223 | Gross: $0.47M

In Competition

3. A Confucian Confusion (1994)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Li-Mei Chen, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-wen Chen, Danny Deng

Votes: 835

In Competition

4. Exotica (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A man plagued by neuroses frequents the club Exotica in an attempt to find solace, but even there his past is never far away.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 18,206 | Gross: $4.18M

In Competition

5. Dead Tired (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $0.55M

In Competition

6. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, War

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 16,216 | Gross: $2.33M

In Competition

7. Kurochka Ryaba (1994)

117 min | Comedy

A comedy about a successful entrepreneur and her jealous neighbors.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Inna Churikova, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Surin, Gennady Yegorychev

Votes: 377

In Competition

8. The Queen of the Night (1994)

117 min | Drama, Romance

A female cabaret artist has to leave Berlin, Germany, after an incident with the Nazis. Back in her fatherland Mexico she tries and succeeds in remaking her career.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Alberto Estrella, Blanca Guerra, Ana Ofelia Murguía

Votes: 193

In Competition

9. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 16,402 | Gross: $2.02M

In Competition

10. The Whores (1994)

85 min | Drama

Orlanda, Liuccia, Milù, Blu Blu and Veronica live all in Palermo. And they all are prostitutes (Buttane). We can see them spending their days among clients and desperation. Some got ... See full summary »

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi | Stars: Ida Di Benedetto, Guia Jelo, Lucia Sardo, Sandra Sindoni

Votes: 131

In Competition

11. Le joueur de violon (1994)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Arman, a truly brilliant violin player, one day decides to take a break from his career and descends into the bunkering world of tube stations.

Director: Charles Van Damme | Stars: Richard Berry, François Berléand, Bernard Ballet, Valerie Da Motta

Votes: 75

In Competition

12. The Patriots (1994)

TV-MA | 138 min | Thriller

At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal... See full summary »

Director: Eric Rochant | Stars: Yvan Attal, Richard Masur, Allen Garfield, Yossi Banai

Votes: 1,177

In Competition

13. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 4,222 | Gross: $2.14M

In Competition

14. Rice People (1994)

125 min | Drama

In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Peng Phan, Mom Soth, Chhim Naline, Va Simorn

Votes: 268 | Gross: $0.04M

In Competition

15. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

In the Soviet Union in 1936, shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. The accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 14,442 | Gross: $2.62M

In Competition

16. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,838,498 | Gross: $107.93M

In Competition

17. Swaham (1994)

141 min | Drama

The owner of a little tea house in a remote Indian village dies in an accident. The family, wife, son and daughter, get into financial troubles. Their only hope, it seems, is getting the ... See full summary »

Director: Shaji N. Karun | Stars: Aswani, Hari Dass, Bharat Gopy, Mullanezhi

Votes: 57

In Competition

18. The Browning Version (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama

On the verge of forced resignation, a strict old-fashioned teacher rethinks his life.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Modine, Julian Sands

Votes: 3,025 | Gross: $0.46M

In Competition

19. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

Votes: 77,151 | Gross: $2.87M

In Competition

20. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

100 Metascore

A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 91,638 | Gross: $4.04M

In Competition

21. An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

Romania in the 1920s. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache, George Constantin

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.07M

In Competition

22. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 10,488 | Gross: $0.20M

In Competition

23. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $0.04M

In Competition

24. Bab El Oued City (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows the conflict between a young Algerian man and the local Islamic fundamentalists.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Nadia Kaci, Mohamed Ourdache, Hassan Abidou, Mabrouk Ait Amara

Votes: 187

Un Certain Regard

25. Bosna! (1994)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

The carnage in Sarajevo provides the focus of this French documentary which seeks to call attention to the terrible conflict in the hopes of finally ending it. The film is divided into five... See full summary »

Directors: Alain Ferrari, Bernard-Henri Lévy | Star: Bernard-Henri Lévy

Votes: 777

Un Certain Regard

26. Down to Earth (1994)

110 min | Drama

The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Inês de Medeiros, Isaach De Bankolé, Edith Scob, Pedro Hestnes

Votes: 846

Un Certain Regard

27. Clean, Shaven (1993)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

Votes: 5,213

Un Certain Regard

28. Drømspel (1994)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

Agnes, the daughter of the God Indra, is sent down to Earth to research if human complaints are founded in reality, and during her odyssey this is confirmed. She decides to participate to set it right.

Director: Unni Straume | Stars: Ingvild Holm, Bjørn Willberg Andersen, Bjørn Sundquist, Lars-Erik Berenett

Votes: 78

Un Certain Regard

29. Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,507

Un Certain Regard

30. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $1.78M

Un Certain Regard

31. Il sogno della farfalla (1994)

111 min | Drama, Romance

Massimo is a young actor who is a spellbinding livewire on stage. A theatre director is moved by his talent and wants to do a play about him, to turn him into a great role to be interpreted... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Thierry Blanc, Simona Cavallari, Nathalie Boutefeu, Roberto Herlitzka

Votes: 85

Un Certain Regard

32. I Can't Sleep (1994)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A serial killer terrorizes Paris at night, but that doesn't stop Daïga and Théo from meeting up, and falling in love.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 1,135 | Gross: $0.11M

Un Certain Regard

33. Johnnie Waterman (1993)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The old man Johnnie lives a peaceful but eccentric rural life with his young wife Veronica. Shortly after conceiving the child they have longed for, Johnnie discovers that he possesses ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Franciszek Pieczka, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Boguslaw Linda, Katarzyna Aleksandrowicz

Votes: 540

Un Certain Regard

34. Cold Water (1994)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

90 Metascore

When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $0.03M

Un Certain Regard

35. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

81 Metascore

The fates of two homosexual partners are divided.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 5,306 | Gross: $0.92M

Un Certain Regard

36. Los Náufragos (1994)

123 min | Drama

After 20 years in exile in Europe, Aron returns to Chile to reunite with himself, and with his family.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Valentina Vargas, Marcelo Romo, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Luis Alarcón

Votes: 23

Un Certain Regard

37. Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

Riyo marries a man more than twice her age. She is devastated and labors in the sugar cane field. At the end she is able to love her husband.

Director: Kayo Hatta | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Akira Takayama, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 1,059 | Gross: $1.24M

Un Certain Regard

38. Without Compassion (1994)

120 min | Crime, Drama

Based on Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment': Ramón is a lonely laws student that lives in a rented room and thinks he has committed the perfect crime, but can't stand the consequences. A story of irrationality, anxiety and suffering.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Diego Bertie, Adriana Dávila, Jorge Chiarella, Marcello Rivera

Votes: 109

Un Certain Regard

39. Sleep with Me (1994)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sarah, Joseph and Frank are BFFs. Joseph and Sarah get married but the evening before she tells Frank with a kiss that it could've been him. Frank continues to have a thing for Sarah.

Director: Rory Kelly | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Eric Stoltz, Meg Tilly, Lewis Arquette

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.16M

Un Certain Regard

40. Suture (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

After his brother tries to kill him, a man survives only to find himself in another man's body.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill

Votes: 1,713 | Gross: $0.10M

Un Certain Regard

41. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 46,728 | Gross: $11.22M

Un Certain Regard

42. Uttoran (1994)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Sen Gupta is a doctor who attends only upper class patients and is forced to confront his own beliefs as he discovers rural India. Thereon a transformation starts from being a cold man to being human.

Director: Sandip Ray | Stars: Bina, Lily Chakravarty, Soumitra Chatterjee, Debatosh Ghosh

Votes: 117

Un Certain Regard

43. Xime (1994)

95 min | Drama

The film tells the tale of Iala, whose authority over his two sons, Raul and Bedan, is shaken. Raul has left to study in a seminary in the big city, where unknown to anyone, he has joined ... See full summary »

Director: Sana Na N'Hada | Stars: Jacquelina Camara, Etelvina Gomes, Aful Macka, Saene Nanque

Votes: 12

Un Certain Regard

44. Xinghua san yue tian (1994)

90 min | Drama, Romance

In Northern China, Xinghua lives with her husband, who makes money by selling stones from the Great Wall. But she is unable to give him a son to inherit this wealth. When her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Li Yin | Stars: Wenli Jiang, Xingli Niu, Shaojun Tian, Guoli Zhang

Votes: 51

Un Certain Regard

45. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

She's the perfect all-American parent: a great cook and homemaker, a devoted recycler, and a woman who'll literally kill to keep her children happy.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 27,143 | Gross: $7.88M

Out of Competition

46. A Game with No Rules (1994)

17 min | Short, Drama, Thriller