Press Conference with Elie Dagher from Lebanon, Cannes 2015, Short Film Winner for Wave 98
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Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, was born May 6, 1938 and is a French explorer, environmentalist, teacher, and filmmaker. He has produced over 80 documentaries and now working on a number of international environmental initiatives including Ocean Futures and Ambassadors of the Environment. Cousteau appeared at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to promote his nearly finished film ODYSSEA 3D, which reveals an up close and personal look at the under water world today and ...
The Icelandic film Rams, by Grímur Hákonarson, has won the Prix Un Certain Regard, the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time that an Icelandic feature film has won a prize at Cannes, so this is understandably a great honor for all involved in the making of the film and for the Icelandic film community in general.
Rams is set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to...
Photo credit to Lauren Faretta
Filip Jan Rymsza, 37, is a Polish-born producer and filmmaker. He resides in Los Angeles, where he manages Royal Road Entertainment, an independent production company.
During the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Filip announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the finishing of legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles' last and never before seen film, 'The Other Side of the Wind'. Since his death in 1985, Welles’ film was embroiled in ...
By Martin I. Petrov
Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and scriptwriter. His third feature film Louder than bombs, and first in the english language after Reprise and Oslo, August 31, was presented in this year’s Competition at Festival De Cannes 2015.
The film tells the story of a single father and his 12 year old son in New York City struggling to rebuild their life after his wife commits suicide.
Read our review of the film here: http://www.film...
FIRST FILM UNDER DEAL ANNOUNCED: ‘CUPID’ – CO-PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY FILMMAKER GARRY MARSHALL, DIRECTED AND CO-WRITTEN BY SCOTT MARSHALL. NEXT THREE MARK R. HARRIS FILMS TO EMPLOY REVOLUTIONARY AURO-3D® IMMERSIVE SOUND FORMAT.
(CANNES) May, 2015: Belgium-based, multi-faceted post-production outfit, GALAXY STUDIOS, announced that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with film producer Mark R. Harris (CRASH, GODS AND MONSTERS, CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN)....
Producer Filip Jan Rymzsa of Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind' attended this year's Cannes Film Festival to hold interviews on the recent Indiegogo Campaign initiated to raise money for finishing the unfinished film. The film to be released in 2015, the centenary year of Orson Welles birth.
Cannes Film Festival, May, 2015 – Forty five years after the first scenes were filmed and 30 years after his death, legendary director Orson Welles’ never-before-s...
The 2015 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Mia Madre by Nanni Moretti (Official Competition)
A well-crafted, fine film suffused with humour that elegantly explores the human journey through loss to new beginnings.
By Martin I. Petrov
César Augusto Acevedo is a Colombian filmmaker. Land and Shade is his first feature film, presented at this year’s Semaine de la Critique.
The story takes us to rural Colombia, where an old man returns to his family after many years of absence to find his son very ill and his wife in denial of leaving the land she so much loves. He is challenged to re-integrate into the family, while at the same time, the circumstances are indicative of a big change i...
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The Palme d’or has been awarded to Dheepan, by Jacques Audiard. the french director had already marked festival history with Un prophète and de Rouille et d Os (Rust and Bone).
After receiving the prize, presented by the actress Cécile de France and the two Presidents of the Feature Films Jury, Joel and Ethan Coen, the laureate said:
"I am very moved. I knew it would have an effect on...
The 68th Festival de Cannes Award Winners
The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes, presided by Joel and Ethan Coen, has revealed the names of the 2015 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. After paying tribute to Jean Zay, a resistance hero and founder of the Festival, Lambert Wilson welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The Belgian actress, Cécile de France, had t...
Interview of Thierry Frémaux by Sophie Soulignac.
BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE directed by Marcia Tambutti Allende, produced by Paola Castillo & coproduced by Martha Orozco won the prize: L'OEIL D'OR the first documentary prize in Cannes!
Un Certain Regard 2015 Awards
Un Certain Regard 2015 presented in competition 19 films hailing from 21 different countries. Four of the works were first films. The Opening film was An by Naomi Kawase.
Under the presidency of Isabella Rossellini (filmmaker - United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director - Saudi Arabia), Panos H. Koutras (director - Greece), Nadine Labaki (director, actress - Lebanon) and Tahar Rahim (actor - France).
CANNES SOUNDTRACK AWARD 05# a été attribué au compositeur LIM GIONG pour “NIE YINNIANG” The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Après Howard Shore en 2014, pour Maps to the Stars de David Cronenberg, Le Cannes Soundtrack Award 2015 de la Meilleure musique originale pour un film de la Compétition Officielle a été décerné à Cannes lors d’un cocktail organisé &...
At the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24, 2015), three prizes have been presented by the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI.
Prize, Official Competition:
"Son of Saul" (Saul Fia) by László Nemes,
(Hungary 2015, 107 min).
Prize, Un Certain Regard:
"Masaan" by Neeraj Ghaywan
(India, France, 2015, 103 min).
Prize, Parallel Sections:
"Paulina" (La Patota) by Santiago Mitre
(Argentine, Brazil, Fr...
Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition
By Martin I. Petrov
How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.
Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...
Ingrid Bergman with her film camera on the road. Courtesy of Mantaray Film
By Moira Sullivan
The festival poster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is a picture of Ingrid Bergman. Her image is used in most of the daily schedules and this is truly because Swedish filmmakerStig Björkman’s documentary - " Jag är Ingrid" (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words,...
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' and 'Therese'
Courtesy of Festival du Films de Cannes, used with permission
By Moira Sullivan
Todd Haynes "Carol" is at the top of the list for Anglo-American critics at Cannes but it is not a top runner for Francophiles. The biopic is artistically executed with soft filters and props from...
Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes
by Moira Sullivan
Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel , Rachel Weisz, Paolo Sorrentino, Michael Caine and Madalina Ghenea at Cannes photoshoot
Courtesy of Festival de Cannes used with permission
The premise of Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalon May 20 is paradoxical. In the end it feels that...
By Moira Sullivan
After days of domination by "Carol" among selected critics Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin " moves a few points ahead of Todd Haynes and surpasses the water mark that has been consistent for days.
"The Assassin" is very much the top contender for the Palme d'Or for this year's Cannes, according to film critics, due to an exceptional mis en scène - costume, makeup, lig...
Created in 1978 to contribute to the recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or prize is awarded to the best first film presented either in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard) or in The Directors’ Fortnight and in the Critics’ Week. The Caméra d’Or prize is handed out during the closing ceremony of the Festival by the president of its jury.
L’OEil d’or - The Documentary Awa...
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has just awarded the 2015 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, selected from among 593 entries from 381 film schoo...
Jury members: Ronit Elkabetz, President
Katell Quillévéré, Peter Suschitzky, Andréa Picard and Boyd van Hoeij
PAULINA (LA PATOTA) by Santiago Mitre
LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA by César Augusto Acevedo
Sony CineAlta Dis...