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Mad Max: Fury Road, presented Out of Competition, is all set to take the Croisette by storm. The traditional press conference took place this morning. The film team was made up of the Australian director George Miller, the actress Charlize Theron and the actors Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult. They were accompanied by producer Doug Mitchell and editor Margaret Ann Sixel.
Julianne Moore & Lambert Wilson © AFP / Valery Hache
The temple of world cinema, the Festival de Cannes opened Wednesday night for the 68th time in its history with the desire to be instilled with a fresh inspiration: the inspiration symbolized on the podium of the Grand Théâtre Lumière by the great Coen brothers, surrounded by Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traoré, Rossy De Palma, Sienna Miller, Xavier Dola...
The International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, presents the International Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival ever since its first edition.
The FIPRESCI Jury in Cannes awards three prizes: one in the Official Competition, another in Un Certain Regard, and a third one in either one of the sidebars: the Semaine de la Critique or the Directors' Fortnight.
The members of the 2015 jury are:
Mario Abbade Neto, Brazil, jury President
Borborah Bitopan, India
Alex Masson, Fra...
First ever 4k restoration of "THE THIRD MAN" screening at Cannes Classics tomorrow. Rialto Pictures to release in US in June.
THE THIRD MAN (In glorious new 4k restoration) will screen at Cannes Classic tomorrow.
THE THIRD MAN
Thursday, May 14
Thierry Fremaux promised this year the Festival would open with a good film, no offence to Grace...Lets us all be a witness of that with this moving, sensitive and pouignant film.
Out of Competition - Opening Film
Directed by : Emmanuelle BERCOT
Duration: 119.00 minutes
Emmanuelle BERCOT - Director
Emmanuelle BERCOT - Script / Dialogue
HP will offer attendees at the Festival the chance to capture their Cannes experience. HP branded bikes carrying HP printers will be present on La Croisette, offering on-the-spot photo printing or alternatively, the opportunity to enter a competition to win an HP tablet each day for the most creative ‘HP Selfie on La Croisette’ using #BendTheRules.
Previously, only Woody Allen, in 2002,Clint Eastwood, in 2009, and Bernardo Bertolucci, in 2011, have been granted this supreme distinction by the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes. The award is given to renowned directors whose works have achieved a global impact but who have nevertheless never won the Palme d’or.
Agnès Varda is the first female director to garner the prestigious trophy. With her legendary humo...
Sabine Azéma © Getty Images
The French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or Jury this year, to select the best first film presented in Cannes.
Following in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia, Sabine Azéma is getting ready to dedicate her enthusiasm and love of cinema to the directors of their first film.
She will be accompanied by the director&n...
Trey Edward Shults' KRISHA USA 2015 83min
Krisha (Krisha Fairchild, the director's real-life aunt) is a free-spirited woman who, after an extended period of absence, is reuniting with her close and extended family for a holiday dinner at her sister Robyn's (Robyn Fairchild) house in Texas. Robyn, her husband and her children are all eager to greet Krisha, but from the start a palpable unease permeates the air - an unease that only grows in ...
THE 2015 PROGRAM
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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...
Costa Gavras © AFP / A.C. Poujoulat
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...
>>> FEATURE FILMS
A Perfect Day by Fernando León de Aranoa 1h46
Beyond My Grandfather Allende by Marcia Tambutti 1h37
Worldwide Premiere – First film
Arabian Nights by Miguel Gomes
Volume 1, The Restless One – 2h05
Volume 2, The Desolate One – 2h11
Volume 3, The Enchanted One – 2h05
Les Cowboys by Tho...
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...