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Cannes Film Week : From December 2 to 8, Cannes films came to Buenos Aires!

Cannes films' world tour continues with the Buenos Aires Cannes Film Week from December 2 to 8 2019! The "Semana de Cine" has been held by the Festival de Cannes and the INCAA to coincide with Ventana Sur, the primary Latin American film market, for 11 years. The 2019 Palme d’or and six feature films from the Official Selection of the 72nd edition have been screened in Argentina: PARASITE (Gisaengchung) by Bong Joon Ho - Palme d'or LES ...

12.12.2019 | Cannes's blog

“Festival de Cannes Film Week” at K11 MUSEA announces masterclasses and lineup in Hong Kong

    The Festival de Cannes Film Week in Hong Kong from 12-17 November 2019 © RR Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, join forces with Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 Group, to bring the essence of the world’s most prestigious film festival to Hong Kong. Starting from 12 November in Hong Kong with its opening night celebration, the Festival de Cannes Film Week debuts six films from the...

28.10.2019 | Cannes's blog

Interview with 'Ice on Fire' (2019) Cinematographer Harun Mehmedinovic

Bosnian born award-winning cinematographer Harun Mehmedinovic, known for his Oscar qualifying short 'In the Name of the Son' (2007), is a modern Renaissance man. Of many talents, Harun is also a director, photographer and writer. His photography work has been published by media outlets such as The New York Times, Wired, Time, Forbes, NPR, CNN, Gizmodo, Slate, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Vice, and Washington Post. He has contributed photographs and videos to Vogue Italia, National Geo...

21.07.2019 | Cannes's blog

Interview with Actor Goran Kostic for 'Little Joe' (2019)

Goran Kostic Accomplished and prolific actor/producer Goran Kostic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. His starring role in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (2011) catapulted him to international recognition. Having appeared in next to sixty film and TV performances, he has worked on such prominent titles as 'Children of Men' (2006), 'Hannibal Rising' (2007), 'Taken' (2008), 'The Last Days on...

09.07.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Interview with Bruno Chatelin on the beach for Boyz'n The Hood

Bruno Chatelin and Justice Singleton, 28 years after the presentation in Cannes of her father's film Boyz'n the Hood. Bruno was the distributor (Sony) who brought to Cannes the film and help ed John Singleton spread his unique message, still vividly remembered, an inspiration for many young filmmakers and for her daughter, a pôet and a filmmaker.     On stage speech from Justice Singleton at the Cinema de la Plage Cannes Classics presentation.  ...

14.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

Fatima Al Qadiri composed the original score for director Mati Diop's Atlantics

Atlantics screened on May 16th in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and  received best director award   ...

01.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

Post-classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais composed the original music to Xavier Dolan's new film Matthias & Maxime.

Selected for the Official Competition, the film will be screened on May 22nd in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.       ...

01.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

5 AWARDS in Cannes for Pyramide’s Line Up


01.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

Rocketman, Review: Messed-up multi-millionaire music-maestro

Rocketman, Review: Messed-up multi-millionaire music-maestro Film-makers now need to ask themselves whether it makes good sense to churn out bio-pics with regular frequency. Does the genre hold enough promise to deliver quality cinema? In recent times, many of them are guilty of picking eminent personalities from films and music, with common traits, like troubled childhood, inability to handle fame and fortune, sexual mania or alternative sexual behaviour, and drug abuse. The phenomeno...

01.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes: A chat with Midi Z and screenwriter/actress Ke-Xi Wu about Nina Wu Un certain regard

(Still from Nina Wu, © Luxbox Films)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   If only the films in Competition and those films in other sections such as Un Certain Regard, where Midi Z's ambitious and somewhat disorienting film Nina Wu premiered could also be up for the best actor  awards. If that were the case, then Ke-Xi Wu's dynamic turn as Nina Wu would have hands-down gotten the best actress award, especially since I watched the winning ac...

01.06.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Justice Singleton on the red carpet remembering Boyz n the Hood

We were lucky to be able to capture some amazing moments on may 23 with Justice Singleton; the day Boyz n the Hood was screened on the beach with Cannes Classics.   ...

29.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Press conferences A to Z Cannes Films in Competition

JURY - PRESS CONFERENCE - CANNES 2019 - EV Do not miss the press conference of films in competition A to Z   ATLANTIQUE - Press conference - Cannes 2019 BACURAU - Press conference - Cannes 2019 DOLOR Y GLORIA - Press conference - Cannes 2019 FRANKIE - Press conference - Cannes 2019  GISAENGCHUNG - Press conference - Cannes 2019 ...

28.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

UNIFRANCE celebrates 70th anniversary on the red carpet

  Unifrance gathered more than 70 personalities for an exceptional red carpet on May 20th, during the 72nd Festival de Cannes. This delegation was made up of artists, producers, directors, agents, sales agents, among all those who contribute to making French cinema shine in the world.       The personalities on the red carpet included:   Catherine Alméras - Directrice d...

28.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Emotions with the Cannes winners viewed from the room

For 12 days, the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes has celebrated artists and films from different perspectives, making cinema a celebration of discovery and reunions shared all around the world. Tonight, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Édouard Baer, the Master of Ceremonie, welcomed the Feature Films Jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu to announce the 2019 Awards. PALME D'OR (UNANIMITY) GISAENGCHUN...

28.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Rocketman and Elton John in Cannes: what an amazing day it was

press conference   There was great appreciation all along the panel today at the press conference for Dexter Fletcher's new Elton John biopic titled Rocketman. The film features upcoming stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden. Before the release of the film, many people made various assumptions about comparing its theme to that of Bohemian Rhapsody from last year. But today, director Dexter Fletcher and lead actor Taron Egerton...

28.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Thierry Fremaux at AMPAV

"Cannes is not mine, Cannes is made by everyone, a lot of organizations, a lot of people..."   ...

28.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

It Must Be Heaven: Elia Suleiman's Quirky Premiere Wowed Cannes Audience

It Must Be Heaven: Elia Suleiman's Quirky Premiere Wowed Cannes Audience (It Must Be Heaven Premiere, Elia Suleiman, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   I was lucky to watch the premiere of Elia Suleiman's glorious film with the director, cast and crew in the main theater. There was plenty of applause to go around, which was no shock to me. It Must Be Heaven world premiered in the Grand Theatre Lumiere was an entertainin...

27.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: A LIFE IN SOUNDTRACK homage to Bertrand Tavernier in Cannes

© Tinpong, Sutichak, Bertys30 Fruitbat   A LIFE IN SOUNDTRACK Through this event organized with the Cannes Film Festival, Sacem distinguishes a personality (documentary filmmaker, filmmaker, journalist, director of institution or director of phonographic collection) for his commitment to film music and composers.   This year, Sacem and the Cannes Film Festival wish to pay tribute to Bertrand Tavernier.   On this occasion, Bertrand Tavernier...

27.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Cannes 72 Best moments

Best moments cptured on camera, my personal best was the red carpet for Boyz n the Hood, a second tim for me in Cannes, this time opening the floor to Justice Singleton, John singleton's oldest daughter.   ...

27.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

An amazing day in Cannes with Justice Singleton celebrating Boyz n the Hood

  "Bruno you changed my life the way you changed my dad's life, you have to know that !" Can you think of any sweeter thank you? Amazing! I organized this beautiful day of homage to John Singleton with her daughter in Cannes with the same passion I did for the launch in Cannes, knowing that everything we would do now would resonate dearly for her. Walk along the croisette, the Carlton...scouting the spots where pictures with her dad had been taken...    ...

27.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Margot Robbie explains her role as Sharon Tate in' Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

"She's the light"… "She's the heartbeat of the movie". Margot Robbie explains her role to NYTimes critic Farah Nayeri as Sharon Tate in ‘Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood' by Quentin TARANTINO at the press conference at Cannes. "That's how Quentin explained it to me". And that must be why she hardly has any speaking lines in the film. Robbie defended the film by explaining her role was not so much words as emotions. That she d...

26.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes press questions Abdellatif Kechiche's "Brown Bunny"

“Mektoub” from Abdellah Kechiche’s new film Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo  on the trail of "Mektoub, My love: Canto Uno" has a complex meaning in Arabic ("written") but one cannot help but notice that letters and the pronunciation of "ME k TOU b" are found in #METOO. Kechiche took his time to answer questions at the press conference of his new film at Cannes. He chastised journalists for their "inferior cameras" (cellphones) and ask...

26.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

72nd Cannes official jury speaks out about "cinematic decisions"

Elle Fanning The jury members for the 72:e Festival de Cannes were unanimously taken in by Palme d’Or winner The Parasite by South Korean director BONG Jo ho. Atlantics by French filmmaker Matti Diop, according to Italian jury member Alice Rohrwacher, last year's best screenplay award winner for Happy as Lazzaro , won the heart of the jury, a film about men and young boys who die at sea and the women they leave behind at shore. Although the awards this year were given to...

26.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Awards of the 72nd edition of Festival de Cannes

For 12 days, the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes has celebrated artists and films from different perspectives, making cinema a celebration of discovery and reunions shared all around the world. Tonight, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Édouard Baer, the Master of Ceremonie, welcomed the Feature Films Jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu to announce the 2019 Awards. PALME D'OR (UNANIMITY) ...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Winners of the 58th Semaine de la Critique

    Prizes awarded by La Semaine de la Critique's Jury Ciro Guerra, president of the jury Amira Casar, Marianne Slot, Djia Mambu & Jonas Carpignano Nespresso
 Grand Prize J'AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY) by Jérémy Clapin Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR (A WHITE, WHITE DAY) by Hly...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Un Certain Regard Awards 2019

    Un Certain Regard 2019 presented 18 films in competition. 9 of them were first films. The Opening film was LA FEMME DE MON FRERE by Monia Chokri. Under the presidency of Nadine Labaki (director and actress, Lebanon), the Jury was comprised of Marina Foïs (actress, France), Nurhan Sekerci-Porst (producer, Germany), Lisandro Alonso (director, Argentina) and Lukas D...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

ASIA DEBUT: "Festival de Cannes Film Week" at K11 MUSEA this November

The Festival de Cannes Film Week in Hong Kong - K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside from 12-17 November 2019 © RR     Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, join forces with Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 Group and Executive vice-Chairman of New World Development, to bring the essence of the world’s most prestigious film festival to Hong Kong with the Festival de Cannes Film Week. ...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes on tour in Paris and in 4 French cities !

The spirit of the Festival lives on! From May 24, a series of events will be bringing Official Selection films to Paris' cinemas as well as in Rennes, Nantes, Lyon and Toulouse. An incredible opportunity for movie lovers to discover the films at almost exactly the same time as the festival-goers in Cannes – and in some cases several months before they are released in cinemas.     CANNES IN PARIS, RENNES, NANTES, LYON AND TOULOUSE FRIDAY 24 TO SUNDAY 26 MAY - IN PATH&E...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

"Sibyl" Stuns Audiences with Masterful Editing

  “I found a description that was good, I don't know how I composed the character, but for me it was more like a decomposition of the character.” This is what actress Virginie Efira mentioned this morning while explaining how she prepared to play her role in last night’s premiere film Sibyl.   The film follows a therapist, played by Efira, who chooses to quit her job to pursue her longtime aspiration of writing a hit novel. Just before she quits, she decides ...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Queer Palm goes to Céline Sciamma's "Portrait of a Woman on Fire"

The Queer Palm award for the 72:e Festival de Cannes went to Céline Sciamma's "Portrait of a Woman on Fire" in a ceremony presided over by jury president Virginie Ledoyen, the first time a woman has won the award in the feature film category.  In the 10 year history of the Queer Palm founded by Franck Finacne Maduiera, this competition is gaining in importance and widely supported by the Cannes festival that provides passes for the jury to attend the diverse selectio...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

REST IN PEACE JOHN IT WAS AN HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU It was also amazing to be able to walk your daugther in Cannes on your footsteps, honoring your career. Check the video of that amazing day! I am also very proud of my contribution to the international success of the film starting with a blast in cannes, and a marketing campaign designed with our french touch (eventually exported for the other Sony territories) ! It is the only time in my career in film where I have been abl...

25.05.2019 | Cannes's blog | 1 comments

Sylvester Stallone returns to Cannes as Rambo 26 years after his red carpet screening of Cliffhanger!

Happy to have Stallone revive my memory lane! I had so much fun organising the premiere of Cliffhanger in Cannes for the Amfar Charity event at Hotel du Cap in 1993 (with Liz Taylor as chairwoman). My team had organized among other crazy things  5 climbers coming down from the roof of the Palais with ropes, Eye of Tiger music on the red carpet ...and as a nice conclusion to the evening: Sly telling my "Best day in my Life" I still the cecho and music to my hear. Sylvester...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Alain Delon receives Honorary Palme d'Or

  Alain Delon gave a teary-eyed acceptance speech for his Honorary Palme d' Or at a ceremony at the Grand Salle on May 20. He was accompanied by his daughter Anouchka Delon who introduced him before he came up to the podium. Delon relied on her support and she in turn helped him through what appeared to be for him a difficult and humbling experience. In his acceptance speech the 83 year old veteran French actor said he would be leaving his fans amidst protests from the audience who ...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Stallone returns to the Croisette!

  A whole 37 years after the release of Rambo - First Blood in 1987, Sylvester Stallone himself returned back to the Croisette on friday to promote his new film Rambo V - Last Blood, which will be releasing this coming Fall.    The last time Stallone was featured on the Red Carpet in Cannes, it was for the premiere of his hit film Cliffhanger. The action flick star was honored last night with special screening of Ted Kotcheff’s Rambo - First Blood in the Grand Thé...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Parasite Deserves All the Awards: Press Conference for Bong Joon Ho and his Flawless Cast

(Parasite Press Conference, Bong Joonho, Song Kangho and cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Parasite, the new exceptional film from Korean auteur Bong Joonho, is a strong contender for the coveted Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Audiences were brought to laughter, silence, shock, contemplation and back around again by this remarkable piece of cinema. The cast clearly enjoyed the time they spent with Bong ...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Personal Cannes Favorite: Italian Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller at age 90 Presented Seven Beauties

  (Lina Wertmüller, Cannes Classics, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller made movie history in 1977 when she became the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for her 1975 film Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties). It starts off making you laugh and then progresses through an array of emotions before finally hitting you so hard that if the tears aren'...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Stallone heats up the Cannes: First Blood on the croisette "Best day in my life...he told me last time in Cannes"

Sly was in Cannes some decades ago for Cliffhanger, I was handling his film for Sony: this is what he told me on the red carpet BEST DAY IN MY LIFE. More... Sly: ...another one for you, welcome back for Rambo 5. ...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Top prize in Semaine de la Critique to J'AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY) by Jérémy Clapin

The winners for the Critics week (Semaine de le critique) have already been announced – and Nespresso who generously bestows complimentary coffee on tired and weary critics each year in the Palais has given the top prize for the best of 7 features to J'AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY) by Jérémy Clapin, an animated feature about Naoufel , a young man from North Africa who grows up in Paris. He who loses his hand and tries to complete himself , scripted by t...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Robert Rodriguez: Masterclass and Screening of Red 11

(Robert Rodriguez and the cast of Red 11, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Athough I waited in line for three hours to try to get into one of the two press screenings for Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood and didn't make it in either screening the day definitely wasn't a total bust. Instead, I rushed over to Director's Fortnight to join the Masterclass that Mr. Robert Rodr...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

La Belle époque Press Conference with Nicolas Bedos and Fanny Ardant

(Nicolas Bedos and his cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER La Belle époque from French writer/director/actor Nicolas Bedos screened out of competition and the press conference was full of laughs. The director and his lively actors including the exquisite Fanny Ardant, Guillame Canet, Daniel Auteuil, and Doria Tillier really showed their love for one another throughout the conference. (Daniel Auteuil, Fanny Ardant, Nicolas...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Claire Denis and the Jury have announced the winners of the 22nd Cinéfondation Selection

Jury and Award Winners of the Cinéfondation 2019 © Deborah Neris / FDC The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury headed by Claire Denis and including Stacy Martin, Eran Kolirin, Panos H. Koutras and Cătălin Mitulescu, has awarded the 2019 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2 000 e...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes Festival, 72nd edition viewed by Alan Schoenauer

Aloha Cannes Forever it's over the 72nd closing  of Cannes on the terrace of the photocall, it was the 23rd Festival for Patrick and my 40th Cannes International Film Festival. Two nominations for the prize of the photographers entitled by the Jury "Kiss of Cinema" picture of Nicolas Winding Refn and Miles Teller, and "Touched by the Grace" photo of Roschdy Zem.   Chiara Mastroianni award for female performance at Un Certain Regard tells to the cam...

24.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

J'AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY) by Jérémy Clapin, Grand Prize winner at Semaine de la critique

The winners for the Critics week (Semaine de la critique) have already been announced – and Nespresso who generously bestows complimentary coffee on tired and weary critics each year in the Palais has given the top prize for the best of 7 features -  Nespresso Grand Prize to J'AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY)  by Jérémy Clapin, an animated feature about Naoufel , a young man from North Africa who grows up in Paris. The enchanting story is  about a m...

23.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Céline Sciamma's "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" a top contender for Palme d'Or

  It is exciting to note that Céline Sciamma, one of the founders of the French 50/50 by 2020 and her new film Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu ("Portrait Of A Lady On Fire") is one of the top contenders for the Palme d’Or, as she climbs the steps in Cannes after Water Lilies (2007) in Un Certain Regard. Sciamma is one of two women part of the official selection this year of 20 films. Her film is a period piece from 1770 about young artist Marianne ...

23.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

A message from Justice Singleton

Look at the cap Justice  is wearing, the same as her dad in Cannes 28 years ago at The Boyz n the Hood screening!.   We ended up organising this trip in less than a week discussing with Thierry Fremaux on top of th ered carpet and with help of Gerald Duchaussoy and Frédérique Ballion which i thank here warmly for all the great support. Justice flew from LA the very day of the memorial she had organized for her dad. This is how Justice considered taking a trip to Can...

23.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Remembering Boyz'n The Hood in Cannes with Justice Singleton and the distributor of the film

Panel at the American Pavilion May 23 panel at 5:00 sharp, photocall at 4:45. Cannes Classics presentation of the restaured print of Boyz 'n The Hood, 9.30 pm may 23 with stage presentation of Justice Singleton. Justice Singleton in conversation at the American Pavilion with Bruno Chatelin. John' eldest daughter flew from Los Angeles where she lives and works as a producer, a writer and a poet. Justice Singleton wanted to be in Cannes on the footsteps of her father the minute...

23.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Panels and round tables of Positive Cinema Week, may 23

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO PRESENTATION   PANELS AND ROUND TABLES AT THE CNC BEACH   May 23   ROUND TABLES ON POSITIVE CINEMA   Cinema at the service of social justice     Meetings open to the public   Gray d'Albion Beach   Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes       + 10h00 - 10h30: INTRODUCTION   Word of welcome Discussion on Positive Cinema: ...

23.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

French Riviera Film Festival Wraps Up Inaugural Year With Special Awards Ceremony

The inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), celebrating short film and short-form content, is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. FRFF, produced by Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International (, was held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa ( Winners were announced at on May 19 at a gala awards ceremony that featured a sp...

22.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

AFI World Peace Initiative in Cannes reception may 21

Pictures John Gosier ...

22.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Chicuarotes: Gael García Bernal Cheered on by Jury President Alejandro González Iñárritu

(Chicuarotes World Premiere, Gael García Bernal and cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER Cannes 2019 Jury President Alejandro González Iñárritu joined a packed house to cheer on Gael García Bernal at the world premiere of his film Chicuarotes. Bernal and his team were thrilled to introduce their film to the world at the Salle du Soixantième on Monday evening. Bernal was in very high spirits befor...

22.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Fatih Akin Sighting at Salle du Soixantième for Chicuarotes Premiere

  (Chicuarotes World Premiere, Fatih Akin © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER I had the pleasure of chatting with Fatih Akin for a moment after the glorious world premiere of Gael García Bernal's film Chicuarotes, which screened in the Un Certain Regard section.  Although I wasn't fortunate enough to snag an interview with Akin at Berlinale 2019 to discuss his film Der Goldenen Handschuhe (The Golden Glove)...

22.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - hottest red carpet and 7 minutes standing ovation

Leonardo DiCaprio, left, Quentin Tarantino, Daniela Pick, David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt      Not everyone got lucky, those who did gave the film a 7 minutes standing ovation. Reminder: QT received the Palme d'Or once already for Pulp Fiction... ...

22.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Photos from "The Young Ahmed" Press Conference

          Photos by Nicholas Leffel ...

21.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Premiere of Midi Z's Film Nina Wu and Quentin Tarantino as Surprise Audience Member

(Midi Z, cast and crew before the world premiere of Nina Wu, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER Nina Wu is an interesting film that hits a hard punch, and it's clear that Midi Z has enjoyed his share of Quentin Tarantino films in addition to other filmmaking greats. It made its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section today. It's no surprise to this film journalist that QT showed up for this screening. This is the kind of film that o...

21.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

"Frankie," a Spectacle on Love and the End of Love

Last night, spectators filed into the palais eagerly to see the premiere of Ira Sachs' new film "Frankie" featuring longtime French film star Isabelle Huppert. Huppert plays a role similar to her own life; an experienced French actress who takes some time off from the silver screen. But, unlike in real life, Huppert's character is dying from terminal cancer and decides to spend some of her final moments on a family vacation in the Portuguese countryside. From critics and othe...

21.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

First press reactions for THE WILD GOOSE LAKE by Diao Yinan -in competition

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE by Diao Yinan In Competition - Cannes Film Festival Official Selection   MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL SCREEN "Hyper-stylish manhunt drama laces slow-burn atmospherics with abrupt outbursts of staccato action" "A significant crossover with serious export potential"   (The Wild Goose Lake' l...

21.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Producer of A Hidden Life in town

Elisabeth Bentley (producer of A Hidden Life by Terrence Malik) and her husband were in town in Cannes with many projects and a busy schedule launching her new company Marginalia. We sat down at Better World Forum to discuss .   Elisabeth Bentley began working to bring the story of Franz Jagerstatter to the screen in 2006 and started collaborating directly with Franziska Jagerstatter, Franz Jagerstatter’s widow, in 2010. Bentley’s previous films include BEAUTIFUL D...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

A Hidden Life Press Conference with August Diehl and Valerie Pachner

(Cannes Film Festival Press conference room, 20 May 2019, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   When August Diehl was asked how he thinks that this Terrence Malick film can uplift society he had this to say: "This is something that I will know better once I see the film more and more...Being someone who says no and not really judging others, if there were more people like this especially in Europe with all of the political developments maybe ...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

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Do not hesitate to ask for a quote if you need a video crew, Editorial Booster for your film screening, event, or trade advertising... Promotion in our dailies and newsletter reaching 197 000 film professionals. Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies  Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché I Editor Bruno Chatelin +33 6 80 99 57 34 ...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Photos and Quotes from the Press Conference for Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    "I wanted to depict a love story and make the audience feel in love. I wanted to talk about women artists and women painters specifically... We think about how we look at things and how someone looks at someone else, it's a range of things, that is it's a whole palette of things." -Céline Sciamma     "Celine suggest that I played the part of an artist who discovers her own identity and I thought she had a very powerful role as a wom...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE / First Press Reactions

  PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE by Céline Sciamma “GRADE A. A Masterpiece. A devastatingly unforgettable story of love and memory. As perfect a film as any to have premiered this year. Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic. A profoundly tender story about the process of self-discovery and becoming. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a period romance that’s traditional in some ways, progressive in others, and a...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

THE WHISTLERS / First Press Reactions

THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu “An oversized, deliciously twisted ride that run...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

ATLANTICS Press Reactions and reviews

ATLANTICS by  Mati Diop "This shape-shifting Senegalese drama is pure cinematic poetry. Slipping in and out of modes with a magician’s confidence, Atlantics is mysterious and mythic, with a wizardly use of sound and some unforgettable images." ★★★★★ The Telegraph - Tim Robey "An intriguingly poetic movie with a seductive mystery, Atlantics is a voodoo-realist drama that has much to say about the contemporary developing world. It’s a winter&r...

20.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Images from the FIDLab cocktail in Cannes yesterday

Good things all around at the FIDLab cocktail in Cannes yesterday. Association co-directors introduced the upcoming projects featured in the next FIDMarseille event.         Photos by Nicholas Leffel ...

19.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Princess Ubolratana of Thailand Makes an Appearance at the Thai Night in Cannes

Some images from Princess Ubolratana appearance yesterday at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.             Photos by Nicholas Leffel ...

19.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Director of "The Wild Goose Lake" Gives Some Passionate Responses on his Film

    Some of director Dao Yinan's responses:     When asked about character building:   "Yes relationship is very tricky. They are under a lot of pressure so the characters feel alone. I didn't want it (the film) to be conveyed in words but in actions and these delicate feelings (of the characters) are expressed in actions not words so that it would match the style of the film."     When asked about why he chose the cast:   &...

19.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: Lelouch The best years of a life Trailer

English subtitled trailer for legendary director Claude Lelouch’s film, THE BEST YEARS OF A LIFE. His film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the out-of-competition section this evening, May 18th.   We’d love for you to share this with your readers.   LINK TO TRAILER: THE BEST YEARS OF A LIFE       The film reunites France’s iconic actors Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant in the follow-up to Lelouch’s ...

18.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Jessica Hausner’s New Sci-fi Film Brings Excellent Visual and Audible Representation in Cannes

  A lot of enthusiasm today coming from the Austrian/British panel of the film Little Joe which premiered yesterday on the Red Carpet. The film follows characters who live in a futuristic society that is heavily invested in bioengineering. Scientists discover a new flower that causes those who smell it to feel happy, but much darker things lie underneath the flowers positive effects.   It seemed this morning that the press was really intrigued by how the film represented its theme...

18.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

"Rocketman" Makes a Huge Impression at the Cannes Film Fest

  There was great appreciation all along the panel today at the press conference for Dexter Fletcher's new Elton John biopic titled Rocketman. The film features upcoming stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden. Before the release of the film, many people made various assumptions about comparing its theme to that of Bohemian Rhapsody from last year. But today, director Dexter Fletcher and lead actor Taron Egerton praised the efforts and the production of the 2018 ...

17.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

"Atlantique" is Breaking Barriers with the First Black Woman Filmmaker in Cannes History

  French Senegalese director and actress Mati Diop made it very clear that we have a lot of work to do as an industry for she is the first Black female director in competition in the history of the film festival. When asked how she feels about this, she responded by stating that it feels very late to be having this achievement and this should have been something done long before the year of 2019.    Her film, Atlantique, follows a group construction workers from Dakar looking...

17.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

VIDEO: RocketMan flamboyant Concert on the Croisette from Elton John... the full story for his fans

For your eyes and your ears....Ladies and gentlemen I give you ....Elton John the Rocketman who plays the piano and sings with Taron Egerton who plays Elton in the movie! enjoy the video. ! Elton John gave a private concert on the Croisette for a happy few gathered at Carlton Beach. The croisette was blocked, and heavy security in place for thisvery exclusive Cannes moment. Filmfestivals is happy to share these moments with our audience...     There was great appre...

17.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Sharkwater Extinction homage from Semaine du Cinéma Positif

The size of a smaller theater at the Cannes film festival doesn’t affect the impact that a film can have on its audience. Sharkwater Extinction is a documentary detailing the shark fishing industry and the effects it has had on shark populations. The film was started by documentarian and conservationist Rob Stewart, who tragically died during filming essentially giving his life to spread awareness of this issue, and was finished by the Rob Stewart Foundation in collaboration with his fam...

16.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Ladj Ly's New Film "Les Miserables" Reflects the Hardships of Impoverished Areas

By Nicholas Leffel   Director Ladj Ly of the film Les Miserables   Today, there was no better way to start off the third day of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival than with a press conference featuring the team from the new French film titled" Les Miserables." The film centers around a group of riot police called into action against protesters deriving from impoverished urban housing estates. Director Ladj Ly gave his remarks relating himself to some of the characters in the...

16.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Press Conference featuring The Dead Don't Die

By Nicholas Leffel Earlier today in a press conference of the first premiere of the Cannes Film Festival, "The Dead Don't Die," director Jim Jarmusch and much of the cast extensively discussed all of the real world implications that were said to have been represented in the film. Of the themes from the apocalyptic horror film, the most notable was that pertaining to society's treatment of the planet and the devestating effects it could have. The response from the table was t...

15.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Masterclass of John Carpenter at Quinzaine opening

Check out our video coverage blow.... More extensive video coming here very soon! What a fun masterclass from the master of genre, humble and witty Watch our video. ...

15.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

"The dead don't die" reviewer thinks they should!

I am a huge fan  of the genre, confess binge watching The Walking Dead, then  Z  Nation... but  was very disappointed watching Jim Jarmusch's latest film. The beginning is very slow..., apocalypse as we know it from other Z movies, takes ages to happen. I was hoping for more creative attempts to renew the genre, the humor falls short or totally out of tune at moments. The ending is extremely flat... It seemed to please the audience, but i am not sure the all the fans wi...

15.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes opening ceremony broadcasted live in 600 theatres in France

Edouard Baer, french comedian, hosted the Cannes ceremony with his classic witty style. Iñárritu, the jury president, delivered a long speech in spanish, which everybody seemed to understand and applaud. A few clips from his amazing career weree shown prior the screening of Jim Jarmusch.. This evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Javier Bardem launched the start of the screenings and festivities of the 72nd edition of t...

15.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Jim Jarmusch to open the 2019 Festival de Cannes!

  The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch’s new film, will be screened at the Opening, and in Competition – a world premiere! The 72nd Festival de Cannes will open with the Competition screening of Jim Jarmusch's new film, The Dead Don't Die. On Tuesday May 14th, on the screen of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the film by the American director and screenwriter will be this year’s first Palme d'Or competition screening. In the sleepy small tow...

14.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Meeting the Jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Today, the members of the Jury of the Cannes film Festival all expressed their excitement in pariticipating. For some up and coming members like Elle Fanning, this is a completely new experience and she is completely enthused. The Jury also is celebrating the diversity within its membership, having direcor Alejandro Iñarritu as its first ever Latin-American president. At the confrerence, Iñarritu expressed his gratitude of how both films and filmmaking are chaniging in our modern e...

14.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Press Conference with Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux

Cannes Film Festival director, Therry Frémaux gave some remarks yesterday during press conference. He expressed how special it was that Quentin Tarantino will be returning with his new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a whole 25 years after the release of Pulp Fiction. He also expressed his reasons for choosing Alejandro Inaritu as the Judge for the festival's jury, stating that "there were a lot of reasons to choose him as he comes from a land that is less represented in c...

14.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cinéma de la Plage, the Festival de Cannes under the stars

  Along with the screenings, encounters and events of the Official Selection held at the Palais des Festivals, the Festival de Cannes reinvents itself at nightfall and transforms the Macé Beach of the Croisette into an open-air cinema. This cinephile and festive event with open access to the audience and festival-goers invites classics, cult or recent films, guests and many musical surprises, from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday 25. CINÉ-KARAOK...

13.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

The 72nd Festival de Cannes in numbers

      The Festival de Cannes is sharing its numbers, to follow up on its commitments on gender equality after signing the 5050x2020 statement.   ...

13.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Do not miss video coverage of John Carpenter masterclasse and Carosse d'Or at Quinzaine's opening

  The award will be bestowed to John Carpenter master of Fantasy and Horror, at the opening ceremony of Director's Fortnight Former recipients  2018 Martin Scorsese CHECK THE VIDEO  OF THE FULL MASTERCLASS HE GAVE 2017 Werner HERZOG 2016 Aki KAURISMAKI 2015 JIA ZHANGKE 2014 Alain RESNAIS 2013 Jane CAMPION 2012 ...

12.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Rithy Panh wille Preside the Caméra d'Or Jury

  Revealed by the Festival in 1994 with his first fiction film, The Rice People, Cambodian director Rithy Panh will preside over this year’s Caméra d’Or Jury. Accompanied by a jury of industry professionals, he will award the prize among one of the 22 first works presented by the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Semaine de la Critique. "I&r...

11.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

4 Rendez vous in Cannes with Zhang Ziyi, Sylvester Stallone, Alain Delon and Nicolas Winding Refn

The traditional masterclass (La leçon de cinema gives way to 4 Rendez Vous... More is better, right?During Cannes 2019, four Rendez-vous with artists will take place in the Buñuel Theater, replacing the former Cinema Lesson. Four masterclasses with directors, actresses and actors invited to talk about their work and their careers, during Rendez-vous open to all festival-goers.   In this year's program: Zhang Ziyi, Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Winding Refn and A...

11.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Check out the 72nd Festival Official Selection screening times


10.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Specials, the new film by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will close the 72nd Festival de Cannes !

Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache © Marie-Laure Billette & Ludovic Sarmento // Film poster © Carole Bethuel / Quad – Ten Cinéma     There are films screened on the last eve...

08.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

Institut Français Program in Cannes

THE INSTITUT FRANÇAIS AT THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES PROGRAMME Pavilion no. 109, International village (by the Plage du Majestic) — Riviera May 14th to 25th, 2019     THE UNKNOWN SAINT, by director Alaa Eddine Aljem and producer Francesca Duca (La Fabrique Cinéma 2016 / Critics’ Week 2019). © Le Moindre Geste / Altamar Films   The Pavilion and its emblematic programme, La Fabrique Cinema, showcase films from around the world —  help...

03.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury announced

Composed of 2 women and 3 men from various backgrounds, the short films and Cinéfondation Jury is unveiled. Chaired by Claire Denis, the Jury will name the Short Film Palme d’or winner from among the 11 films selected in Competition. It will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony, on Sunday, May, 25th in the Grand Theatre Lumière. The 5 members of the Jury will also be awarding prizes for three of the 17 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection. ...

03.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

The latest Tarantino is ready for Cannes competition, new films announced in the 2019 Selection:

COMPETITION Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (2 hrs 45) “We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be ready until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes! Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in ...

02.05.2019 | Cannes's blog

New Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival

  The CICAE and the AFCAE will launch a new Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival in consultation with the Cannes Film festival. The award will be introduced starting from the next edition of the festival. This new award will be given to a film from the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard section) chosen from approximately 40 titles. ...

30.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Un Certain Regard 2019 reveals the Jury members

    Chaired by Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, the Jury of 3 women and 2 men will reveal its prizewinners on Friday, May 24 during the Un Certain Regard Closing Ceremony.   President Nadine Labaki Director & actress / Lebanon   Marina Foïs Actress / France   Nurhan Sekerci-Porst Producer / Germany ...

30.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes has been announced

This year’s prestigious competition, unveiled on April 18 and championed by the press, with films from high level filmmakers as well as male and female directors accessing it for the first time, will be appraised by the next Festival de Cannes’ Jury (from 14 to 25 May 2019), inviting this year, under the first ever presidence of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu : four women and four men, from four continents and from seven dif...

30.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

The ceremony is about to begin: The Doors by Oliver Stone selected to screen at Cannes Classics

I am thrilled and looking forward to seeing the Doors by Oliver Stone on a big screen again. Than you Cannes Classics, thank you Thierry Fremaux... I had had so much fun working on the french release for Sony Pictures. This, above, was our special poster designed for France. It was  inspired the fantastic teaser trailer, I found the trailer so powerful that I asked Publicis, our ad agency, to work on a poster focused on the final scene where Jim is about to disolve in bright light: The c...

26.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes Classics 2019 announces the selection 23 features and 4 Documentaries

The 25 years of La Cité de la peur, a Midnight Screening of The Shining presented by Alfonso Cuarón, the 50 years of the mythical Easy Rider in the company of Peter Fonda, Luis Buñuel in the spotlight with three films, the attendance of Lina Wertmüller, the Grand Prix of 1951 Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan, a final salute to Milos Forman, the first Japanese animated film in color, the World C...

26.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Discover the selection of the 58th La Semaine de la Critique

Discover the trailer of the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique: Charles Tesson, Artistic director, presents the selection of 15 short films and 11 first and second features from 18 countries that will be screened in Cannes between May 15th and 23rd. COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION ABOU LEILA Amin Sidi-Boumédiène CENIZA NEGRA (LAND OF ASHES) Sofía Quirós Ubeda HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR ...

24.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and anti netflix positions saluted

The AFCAE (French Association of Art House Cinemas) and the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) commends the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival made on 18th April relating to the Official Selection, for which every film taking part in the competition should have a release in movie theatres in France. It is a reminder of the artistic and cultural values of cinema. As more filmmakers have pointed out, the movie theatre is the place where films should be showcased on the b...

24.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

51st Directors’ Fortnight Official Selection of features and Shorts

Discover the list of feature films and short films selected at the 51st Directors’ Fortnight.   FEATURE FILMS Alice et le Maire (Alice and the Mayor) Nicolas Pariser (France) World premiere And Then We Danced Levan Akin (Suède · Sweden, Géorgie · Georgia, France) World premiere ...

23.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight), has selected The Orphanage (Parwareshgah) by female Afghan director

  The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight), has selected The Orphanage (Parwareshgah), the second part of Shahrbanoo Sadat’s pentalogy, as one of the feature films it will be showing this year. Her first feature film, Wolf and Sheep, the first of a total of 5 films planned, screened at the sidebar in 2016 and was awarded with the main prize. The pentalogy is based on an unpublished autobiography by Shahrbanoo’s friend, Anwar Hashimi.   The Orp...

23.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Short Films Selections at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, held on Thursday, April, 18th at 11am, discover the Short Films in Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection 2019. Presided by Claire Denis, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will award the 3 Prizes of the Cinéfondation on Thursday 23rd May. The Short Film Palme d'or will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 25th May. The 2019 Short ...

19.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Alain Delon, Honorary Palme d'or at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Alain Delon © Harcourt  In 2019, the Festival de Cannes has decided to award Alain Delon with an Honorary Palme d'or to pay tribute to his wonderful presence in the history of film. After Jeanne Moreau, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Agnès Varda and Jean-Pierre Léaud, the Festival de Cannes is proud and delighted that the legendary actor who starred in Luchino Visconti's&nb...

18.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes Official Selection announced this morning in Paris

Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux : just for Fun : faces ! Just for our fun in Cannes: the selection watch the full presentation and practice your french!   Opening film Jim JARMUSCH   THE DEAD DON'T DIE   1h43   ***   Pedro ALMODÓVAR DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY) 1h52 ...

18.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

MIRA NAIR, 2019 patron of the Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut Français

Mira Nair, director and producer, works on both documentaries and fiction, and feels just as at home in independant cinema as she does in the enigmatic world of Hollywood. In 1988, she became the first Indian filmmaker to take home a Camera d’Or. She also directed the first Disney film shot entirely on the African continent. Since 2004, through the Maisha Film Lab, she has been using her experience to help emerging filmmakers from around the world. For all of these reasons, the Fabrique Ci...

17.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Agnes Varda on the Cannes poster...

  The official poster of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival shows Agnès, in the bright sunlight! Agnès Varda returns once more to Caannes, all the way up on the poster,       All the way up. As high as she could go. Perched on the shoulders of an impassive technician. Clinging to a camera, which seems to absorb her entirely. A yo...

16.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Critic's Week Jury complete, presided by Ciro Guerra

President Ciro Guerra Colombia Ciro Guerra’s work throughout his 4 short films and 4 features is very personal; it conveys a new outlook on Colombia, witnessing a generation whose express will is to, once again, claim ownership of living spaces. “We grew up as prisoners of cities. Deeply violent, dangerous, poor cities with rampant inequalities. The current generation tries to return to these abandoned spaces and find in them a real identity.” After ...

12.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Positive Cinema Week will unveil its Cannes program on April 16th in Paris

    On April 16th, at 11:00 am at the Publicis Cinéma on the Champs Elysées, the Semaine du Cinéma Positif will launch and unveil the program: a week of debates and screenings around positive, committed cinema that proposes solutions and changes our view of the world. An event that is very proud to be associated with as media partner.       IN THE PROGRAM   11:00 am Presentation of the Po...

12.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

CLAIRE DENIS to preside over the Short Films & Cinéfondation Jury for Cannes 72

Claire Denis © C. Alvarez/Getty Images   French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis is to lead the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Claire Denis will succeed Abderrahmane Sissako, Naomi Kawase, Cristian Mungiu and Bertrand Bonello. On Thursday May 23, along with her jury, she will award the three prizes of the Cinéfondation among the 17 film students’ works presented. On Saturda...

06.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

The Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français announces the ten projects selected for this year's Festival de Cannes

AFRICA Burkina Faso: Organisme Religieusement Modifié by Simplice Ganou — Documentary, second feature film Produced by Saoudah Carole Kafando / Tilé Fari Films Rwanda: Tanzanite by Kantarama Gahigiri — Fiction, second feature film Produced by Kivu Ruhorahoza/ PW Tunisia: Fouledh by Mehdi Hmili — Documentary, second feature film Produced by Moufida Fedhila/ Yol Film House   LATIN AMERICA Argentina: Three Brothers&n...

01.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Directors Fortnight 2019 reveals poster! a very interesting perspective

Both naturalistic and transfigured, photographer Robert Schlaug’s picture evokes a road to travel as well as an acceleration, an eye movement. Between realism and digital artifact, the artist’s intervention disrupts codes and questions our perception, recalling the spirit of the films presented over the last 50 years by the Directors’ Fortnight. ...

01.04.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes conference announced on Film Financing: European strategies to boost cultural diversity

Saturday 18 May, 9.30 - 11.30 (doors open at 9.10) organized by l'Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel.  Venue: Olympia cinema, 5 Rue de la Pompe, 06400 Cannes Join us in Cannes for this year's must-attend European Audiovisual Observatory cinema conference! We'll be asking just how today’s European films are financed:   How is the fin...

28.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

John Carpenter to receive the Carosse d'or during Cannes - Director's fortnight

The Carrosse d’Or will be awarded to John Carpenter during the 51st Directors’ Fortnight Opening Ceremony   ...

28.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Nadine Labaki, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury 2019

  Nadine Labaki's three feature films catapulted her to international fame, from the Festival de Cannes’ red carpet to the Oscars ceremony a few months ago. The director, actress and screenwriter's career was first launched on the Croisette, and it is here that all her films have been unveiled.   "I remember back when I used to come to Cannes as a film student, I was so excited to experience the world's most prestigious festival," she stated. "Back t...

28.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Cannes 2019 first poster revealed: 58th Critics Week

On the poster of this 58th Semaine de la Critique, Félix Maritaud, winner of the Louis Roederer Foundation Prize for Revelation, devotes himself to the goal of the photographer Aurélie Lamachère with the complicity of the agency "Les bons faisueurs".   Captured in the blue hour, the actor is one with the disturbing character in search of love that he embodies in SAUVAGE, first feature film by Camille Vidal-Naquet presented in competition at the Cr...

21.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

15 Projects for 15th edition of L'Atelier 2019 have been announced

L'Atelier 2019 © RR The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its fifteenth 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&...

19.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Paul Dano on Wildlife

Paul Dano is an American actor, known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine, There will be blood, Prisoners, Youth. Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal is his directorial debut, based on the novel by Richard Ford.  What really spoke to you in this script?    I really wanted to do a film for a long time. And I’m glad it was this book that fell in my hands at the right time. I had read some short stories form the same writer before and I really love...

07.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Pierre Deladonchamps & Vincent Lacoste on Sorry Angel (Cannes 2018 Competition)

Pierre Deladonchamps is a French actor and filmmaker, known for Stranger by the lake, Golden Years & House of Time. In Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite) by Christophe Honoré portrays a 90s Parisian gay writer who develops a relationship with a young student, Vincent Lacoste, who is also one of France's youngest talents, known for Amanda and The French Kissers.  Bodies are very important in Christophe’s films. How did you get comfortable with that?  &nb...

06.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Christophe Honoré on his new film Sorry Angel (Cannes Competition)

  Christophe Honoré is one of the most iconic contemporary French writers and directors, mostly known for Beloved, Metamorphoses & Les Chansons d'amour. Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite), which tells the story of two gay men from different backgrounds who meet in the turbulent Paris of the 90s, premieres in Competition at the 71st Festival De Cannes.    Did the idea come from a very personal place?    It’s a mixture of very personal e...

05.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Alejandro González Iñárritu Jury President of the Festival de Cannes 2019

 © Brigitte Lacombe   Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu is to be President of the Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, taking place in May 2019.   “Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career, he has declared. I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the Jury. Cinema runs through the veins of the planet and this festival has been its heart. We o...

01.03.2019 | Cannes's blog

Organisation of the selection committee of the 2019 Festival de Cannes

    Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes and Christian Jeune, Director of the Film Department and Deputy General Delegate, have appointed Stéphanie Lamome as Artistic Advisor of the Film Department. Already a member of the selection committee, which includes eight peopl...

18.01.2019 | Cannes's blog

Welcome Aïda Belloulid new head of press in Cannes

  The Festival de Cannes is reshuffling its press department and has named AÏDA BELLOULID as Head of the Press Office. First and foremost, she will be handling international as well as domestic print & digital press. Equally, as a Publicist, she will be responsible for press accreditations, as well as organising screenings and press conferences. She will be working alongside FRÉDÉRIC CASSOLY and CLÉMENT LEMOINE, who are to remain in charge of au...

11.01.2019 | Cannes's blog

The new Director General, Paolo Moretti, has announced the names of the selection committee, program advisors and correspondents

  The next Directors’ Fortnight will be held from May 15 to 25, 2019.   A new Programming Team for the Directors’ Fortnight   The Selection Committee   Paolo Bertolin   Paolo Bertolin is a festival programmer, film writer and producer equally splitting his time between Asia and Europe. For the past ten years, he has served as member of the selection committee first, and then as regional consultant for the Venice Fil...



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