Red Carpet RESTER VERTICAL : Alain Guiraudie, Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiery, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy, Sébastien Novac.
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Memories of Underdevelopment, 1968.
Director, Tomas Gutierrez Alea: restored B/w print from Cineteca di Bologna with introduction by Martin Scorcese on the tricky restoration process.
Stars Sergio Corrieri and Daisy Granados as the good looking lovers of the tale. Landmark Cuban film set in Havana between 1961 when many Cubans fled the country after the Fidel Castro led communist takeover and the Missile Crisis of late 1962 --in between th...
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Naomi Kawase and including Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza, has awarded the 2016 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 2 350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world.
Un Certain Regard 2016 presented in competition 18 films hailing from 20 different countries. 7 of the works were first films. The Opening film was ESHTEBAK (CLASH) by Mohamed Diab.
Under the presidency of Marthe Keller (actress - Switzerland), the Jury was comprised of Jessica Hausner (director, producer - Austria), Diego Luna (actor, director, producer - Mexico), Ruben Östlund (director - Sweden) and Céline Sallette (actress - France).
“The jury was h...
Actress KATE HUDSON looked stunning at The Harmonist Party wearing the Atelier Swarovski Cosmic bag in metallic pink, the Mira earrings in silver and Kalix spiral ring in crystal moonlight.
credit: Atelier Swarovski.
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1. God of my People, MKT --Odissa Indian doc on reincarnation of local god Jagganath, ritual celebrated every seventeen years in Oddissa state near Bengal. A film by Madhab Panda, director of festival favorite " I KALAM" (2011) -- Very colorful but color of print was unfortunately washed out and pallid.
2. Treasure (Tezoro, in Ladino) -- XLNT doc on the unknown story of the holocaust of the Greek Jews in WWII ~
A three part symphon...
Since 2004, the Cannes Film Festival has been a landscape in giving access to a wide selection of international short films, at their SFC (Short Film Corner). This year is no exception and a short film that caught our eyes was “Baher, Her Mind”.
Writer Reza Tafakor brings us the journey of a young Iranian woman, after she falls suspicious of her husband’s potential affair with another woman. Seeking the truth, Baher sinks into this delusional state of mind, where ima...
Stunning Iranian 'Baher' premieres in Cannes Film Festival 'Short Film Corner'
Mahtab Keramati in Hassan Akhondpour's Baher at Cannes Film Festival 'Short Film Corner'
Courtesy of Hassan Akhondpour, reprinted with permission
San Francisco Examiner
May 21, 2016
The world premiere of Hassan Akh...
Yes, Women Cannes!
The second Kering and Festival de Cannes Women in Motion awards were presented to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon at the annual Presidential Dinner in Cannes yesterday, May 18. Three promising young women were also awarded for their film-making gift.
American actors Geena Davis, Academy-Award winner, and Susan Sarandon, Academy-Award and BAFTA-award winner, picked up the second annual 'Women in Motion Award' at the Festival de Cannes.
The two stars of Thelm...
Diane Baratier has arrived on the Cannes Croisette to present the famous 1963 French all star classic "Dragées au Poivre" .She is the daughter of the director, Jacques Baratier, and herself a highly regarded director of photography. The film will be projected in the restored classics section of the festival in the Salle Buñuel of the Grand Palais today. Ms. Baratier was the DOP on the last seven films of French master director Eric Rohmer. She comes from an emblematic Fil...
For the first time in Competition, Alain Guiraudie comes back to Cannes with Staying Vertical (Rester Vertical), an exploration of contemporary relationships in the jungle of the modern world that are tangled with symbols connected to tradition, religion and of course a serious dose of romantic and simultaneously raw eroticism.
Rester Vertical - Alain Guiraudie / Cannes Competition 2016
Your previous film Stranger by the lake was much more intimate and personal whereas h...
Bilal learns that bravery is in the mind not the weapon.
Courtesy of Barajoun Entertainment, used with permission
Bilal - A New Breed of Hero
By Moira Sullivan
San Francisco Examiner.com
May 16, 2016
The world premiere of “Bilal”, an animated historical epic premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Market May 14, the first of its kind made with computer generated anim...
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The opening Red Carpet Gala of the festival on Wednesday Msy 11 was Woody Allen's latest amuse-Gueule (that's French for Tasty morsel) entitled "Café Society" which most critics agreed was not exactly top drawer Allen, but not bad either, and an easy-going entry into what promises to be a heavy duty festival week -- actually eleven days.
There was a shaky moment at the opening ceremony on Wednesday night -- as Variety...
In advance of the premiere of Bright Lights, a documentary with unseen before archive footage focusing on her life and relationship with her mother Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher came by the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Market to talk about Women in the film industry, Hollywood, Star Wars and many more.
Sitting side by side with her dog Gary that stole all the attention from the press, Carrie threw in some humorous answers to hot topics about her career and her relationship with...
To celebrate the russian presence in Cannes this year, the country's representatives organised a succesful champagne reception at the Film Market gathering media and market professionals to speak about Russian cinema and its new horisons. One of the biggest moments for Russian cinema this year in Cannes is the film "Uchenik (Student)" by Kirill Serebrennikov, part of this year's Un Certain Regard official selection.
Here are some photos from the event yesterday afternoon...
Dubai’s debut animated feature tells the captivating tale of Bilal, a young boy forced into slavery, but who dreams of throwing off his chains and becoming a great warrior.
The film is based on the life of the historical figure Bilal Ibn Rabah, an African slave who became one of the early followers of the Prophet Muhammad and the first muezzin in history to call for prayer.
Set in a desert valley in western Saudi Arabia, Mecca, during the earliest Islamic ages of 580-640 AD, Bi...
In 2016, the Festival de Cannes has decided to carry out a complete revamp of our digital media. By the time the makeover is complete in 2017, we aim to be able to offer cinema professionals and moviegoers a brand new web environment that will reflect the latest graphical and ergonomic trends.
In keeping with our vocation, the Festival will be seeking to showcase and support the cinema inter...
Monday, May, 16th, the Festival de Cannes will welcome Robert De Niro in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals for a unique and special screening in Official Selection of Hands of Stone by Venezuelan director Jonathan Jakubowicz.
The movie is about the common history of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duràn (Edgar Ramírez) and manager and coach Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) who is going to take him to the highest worldwide successes of...
A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.
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