A hymn to save the planet as the Closing Film
of the Festival de Cannes:
Luc Jacquet, director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins (La Marche de l’empereur), will present his fourth feature film, Ice and the Sky, as Closing Film of the 68th Festival de Cannes, Sunday, May 24 in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais...
Content Media will arrive in Cannes with one of the hottest (and by its nature, the coolest) documentaries, as it was revealed today that ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ has been officially selected by Cannes – World Premiering in the Festival’s popular Cannes Classics section.
‘Senna’ meets ‘Bullitt’ in ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ - an extraordinary, moving, white-knuckle drive with one of the great...
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Costa-Gavras as guest of honor, a double celebration of Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, Ousmane Sembène the « father of African cinema, » Gaumont with a place of honor, Argentinians, Hitchcock, Truffaut, Russians, Hungarians, open-air screenings, Marcel Pagnol, Julien Duvivier, documentaries about cinema, restorations from all around the world, The Golden Palm's Legend and the 120 years of the Cinéma...
The Cannes Film Festival announced the majority of its 2015 program in a press conference today. Other films as well as the Cannes competition jury will be published at the end of next week.
The German co-production ONE FLOOR BELOW by Radu Muntean (RO/FR/DE/SE, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, cine plus Filmproduktion) will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard. The film centres on the inner dilemma of a family man who is the witness to a murder, but keeps this knowledge to ...
As announced at the press conference held on 16th April, the Festival de Cannes has completed its Official Selection with the inclusion of the following films:
Cronic by Michel Franco
The Valley of love by Guillaume Nicloux
•UN CERTAIN REGARD
Alias Maria by José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Taklub by Brillante Mendoza
Lamb by Yared Zeleke – 1st film, first entry of Ethiopia in Official Selection...
May 22nd 2015 - Palais des Festivals / Bunuel theater
Thales Angénieux, as Cannes Film Festival Official Partner since 2013, makes a tribute every year to a prominent international director of photography. After Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC) in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Angénieux is honoring this year the English Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins, who has worked closely with the Coen brothers.
Roger A. Deakins : a prolific DoP
Deakins was born in Torquay, ...
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes.
This year they will be joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
The Jury will thus be made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights.
Their task will be to decide am...
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Charles Tesson, the Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique, comments the 2015 selection. With thirteen countries represented and a majority of first films, La Semaine confirms its mission: to discover new talents and to explore the innovative expressions of the cinema worldwide. The upcoming edition will also cast light on the dy namism of the young French cinema, personified by a new generation of very promising actors.
La Semaine de la Critique supports emerging talents with a sele...
Emmanuelle Bercot will open Cannes with her film La Tête Haute - Standing Tall, she will also be the lead actress in My King Mon Roi by Maïwenn.
LA TÊTE HAUTE
Out of Competition
Pierre Lescure et Thierry Fremaux présentent leurs choix et sélections pour la 68ème édition du festival de Cannes
Watch the live conference on video.
La Tête haute © Luc Roux
This year a female director will open the Festival. La Tête haute, a film by Frenchwoman, Emmanuelle Bercot, will open the 68th edition of the Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 13 May.
La Tête haute tells the story of Malony, and his upbringing from six to eighteen years, as a children's judge and social worker try to save him. It was filmed in the ...
THE SHORT FILMS SELECTION AT THE 68TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES
The announcement of the 2015 Official Selection will begin with the short films In Competition and the Cinéfondation selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 68th Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday 16th April.
Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Abderrahmane Sissako, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and th...
Isabella Rossellini © AFP
The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini has kindly agreed to preside the Un Certain Regard Jury, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes made up of twenty films to be announced, along with the films In Competition, at the press conference on 16th April.
The daughter of Italian director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, to whom this year’s Festival de Cannes is to pay tribute, Isabella b...
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Mad Max: Fury Road is stopping off at Cannes, where it will be presented in the Official Selection Out of Competition on Thursday 14th May at the Grand Théâtre Lumière. After a gap of 30 years, the hero of the legendary saga returns, this time played by Tom Hardy after his first epoch-making appearance courtesy of Mel Gibson.
Mad Max: Fury Road transports us to a p...
Film d’animation on a remix of Cannes musical theme "Le Carnaval des animaux" by Camille Saint-Saëns, with an arrangement conceived by two swedish musicians, Patrik Andersson and Andreas Söderström.
For the poster of its 54th edition, La Semaine de la Critique found inspiration in a still from Breathe, second feature film directed by Mélanie Laurent and part of last year’s selection. Lively, bold, freed of all constraint, the heroine played by the actress Lou de Laâge, embodies the breath of fresh air carried by emerging talents. The poster was designed by the Parisian agency “Les bons faiseurs“ from a photograph by Jérôme Plon.
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The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its 11th edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.
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In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.
This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in the footsteps of illustrious directors such as Abbas Kiaros...