The Festival of 1995 

A censorship debate is raging due to Robert Rodriguez's violent film »Desperado« which is shown in uncut condition at the festival in 1995. It will first be completely banned in Sweden but will have its Swedish premiere later the same year, but then censored with a few minutes cut. It will take another 15 years before film censorship is completely abolished in Sweden.

1995 is the first time that the guest of honor is not a director or actor – but a fashion designer. Jean Paul Gaultier has been the name for the costume design for several acclaimed films, including Luc Besson's »The Fifth Element«.

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Winners at Stockholm Film Festival in 1995 

Best Film: Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay  
1 km film Grant: Magnus Carlsson 
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Jean-Paul Gaultier 
The FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: Living in Oblivion, Tom DiCillo 

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