|Cannes Film Festival|
The Straight Story premiered on May 21st at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival (12-23 May) in France where it played in competition.
David Lynch: "Well, the Cannes festival is the best film festival in the world and the added suspense of being in competition lends a lot of excitement to it. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Just as it happens in life."
Cannes Press Conference, May 21, 1999