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Cannes in Focus with market news and previews May 15


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Yellow Submarine celebrations onboard The Lady Jersey get viral: Yellow is the new thing in Cannes


Networking at Animation Day in Cannes May 16 12:00 to 14:00

Lady Jersey will be our host for the Animation Day networking function May 16 12:00 - 14:00 The Mission A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   - Production Founded  by  Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Animation Film Festival  - Animaze Festival founder) and  Bruno Chatelin ( co founder and Major Buzz Factory consulting founder curator of the BEST FOR FESTS film selection for the circuit). The ...




A Killer Review for "Murder Me, Monster" ("Muere, Monstruo, Muere"/ "Meurs, Monstre, Meurs")

Competing in this year’s Un Certain Regard is “Murder Me, Monster” (“Muere, Monstruo, Muere”; “Meurs Monstre Meurs”) a film that could slay its competition. The Argentinian film, brought to life by director Alejandro Fadel, focuses on a string of murders where each female victim is violently beheaded. The lead detective on the case, Cruz, believes that the local madman (and potential schizophrenic) David is behind the gruesome deaths. However, after hi...

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" Blesses Theaters

Wim Wenders brings one of the world's most well-known personalities to the Festival this year. The Hors Competition film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” tells of the reign of Pope Francis and gives the background of St. Francis of Assissi, the man who took a life of poverty to carry out the work and teachings of God. St. Francis' lifestyle drives the habits and beliefs of Pope Francis, whose actions have caused a stir in the Vatican and in the global Catholic community. S...

Love Looks Different For Different For Different People

  Netemo Sametemo, or Asako 1 & 2, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and starring Masahiro Higashide and Erika Karata, here’s it synopsis, “Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality.” It will premiere tonight at 16:00 at the Grand Theatre Lumiere   Written by Dallas F...

Blackklansman's Story Gets Told

One of the more anticipated movies in the competition, Blackklansman is based on true events about Ron Stallworth, a black police officer living in the 70's, who spearheads an attempt to infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan. Directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Topher Grace and Adam Drive and will be showing in the Grand Theatre Lumiere tonight at 19:30.   Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

Happy As Lazzaro In The Grand Theatre Lumiere

  A happy kind peasant, Lazzaro is a hermit far from the place reigned over by Marquise Alfonsina de Luna. He lives distant from this world until he comes across Tancredi, son of the Marquis and together they bring Lazzaro to this distant world. Directed by Alice Warwacher, "Lazzaro Felice", or "Heureux Comme Lazzaro", or "Happy as Lazzaro" will be showing today at 16:30 in the Grand Theatre Lumière.    Written by Dallas FItzmar...





Real 4D from Pointimovie: new technology to view film, watch our demo on our market booth in Palais -1 22.07

We open a new chapter into the History of Cinema :  « PoinTIMoviE© » is a REVOLUTION in the History of Cinema. On the same level than « talking movies » and color in their time... Our system is Real 4D because it really uses a « Dimension », and the Fourth one : Time. A Real Dimension. We would like you to take you through some of the amazing creative possibilities you could add to your next film project. Come mee...

Take center stage in Cannes! Blast your press releases and invites! Let us shoot and promote for you!

connecting-film-to-festivals-since-1995.gif produces the Cannes Dailies, the Cannes Market News delivering News, Glamour, Biz and Buzz to 370 000 visitors in May. And  10 Cannes Newsletters   Weather forecast for your Cannes 71st activities: glamorous, warm, sunny and successful.   “I sincerely wish you the best of luck with the festival and film market. I have witnessed magic happen for film and talent and have contributed to some amazing success stories in Cannes...

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Taipei Romance under influence avalaible for the festival circuit from our BEST FOR FESTS

TAIPEI by Jason Lester Romance under influence - USA, first feature film 96 minutes "Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting" - Bruno Chatelin Taipei is an adaptation of Tao Lin’s critically-acclaimed, cult favorite novel of the same name. Two young New York writers fall in and out of love amidst a whirlwind of drugs, parties, technology, and travel. As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a my...

Dror Izhar's 'Such Is Life Period' seeking sales agent in Cannes

Synopsis: The movie is a chronicle of one Israeli family, two brothers and one secret, which haunt the director for the past 30 years. In 1986, my brother who was a Kibbutznik, and "The Zionist Foster Kid"(i.e. Israeli paratrooper, a pioneering youth movement [ Israeli scouts], and a model Israeli person, married with 4 children, decided to immigrate to his wife's country-Holland. It was the anniversary of my mother's initial decision to flee from Post Holocaust Europe to Ere...


Wim Wenders Pope Francis A Man of his Word speaks strongly for unity in our divided world.

The team of the Festival Sacré de la Beauté was privileged to be invited at Universal Pictures - Focus International presentation of Wim Wenders' documentary  "Pope Francis a Man of his Word". Monseigneur Le Gall archbishop of Toulouse and Michael Lonsdale took the trip and the stairs to attend the world premiere. Last year in Cannes The Sacred Festival for Beauty had invited Wim Wenders and Dario Vigano Prefect for communication at Vatican, he is the one who ...


American Pavilion Presents: Events for Monday, May 14th (Emerging Filmmaker Showcase Day)

The American Pavilion’s discussions and one-on-one in conversations take place in the Roger Ebert Conference Center and are open to all AmPav members.    Emerging Filmmaker Showcase 11:00AM-1:00PM   INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: DOCUMENTARY FILMS AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 1:30PM  Filmmakers with documentaries at Cannes and industry leaders discuss the current state, and future, of documentary filmmaking ●   Mark Cousins / Director, The Eyes o...


For the UN, Cannes is an Opportunity to Show More Than Film

On Sunday evening, the International Emerging Film Talent Association honoured the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with an event dedicated to raising awareness and support for refugees. Cannes is just one out of multiple stops on the UNHCR’s “world tour". The tour's program is designed to show solidairty with refugees and to share testimonials of now-settled refugees. From job fairs in Canada to delivering messages to young children in Turkey, the UNHCR team introduces hundreds ...


Doc Corner Events for May 15th

DOC DAY  15 MAY 2018 9:30 TO 22:30   E X P L O R 9:30AM to 12:00PM Plage du Gray d’Albion, La Croisette, Cannes Welcoming Café & Croissants Opening words by Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes and Christophe Tardieu, Directeur Général Délégué, CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée Opening Keynote by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet - a f...


Producers Network Events May 15th

BREAKFAST MEETINGS 15 MAY 2018 Plage des Palmes 9:00 (120’) Producers from Poland under the spotlight, presented by The Polish Film Institute PRODUCERS FROM POLAND The Polish Film Institute (PFI) was established in 2005 to help a local film industry to regain its international position by supporting all stages of film production, distribution and promotion. Natalia GRZEGORZEK – KOSKINO Koskino is a production house based in Warsaw and run by Natalia Grz...


European Film Forum in Cannes statement

Dear creatives, Dear professionals, Dear festival-goers, It is my honour to address you in the context of the 71st edition of the Festival de Cannes, which comes in an everchanging world. The digital shift has brought unprecedented opportunities and challenges for our economies and for the audiovisual sector, in particular. A positive wind for women’s empowerment has been blowing in all sectors, and the disequilibrium at stake is no longer acceptable. Women but also men, who used to be t...


Doc Corner Events for May 14th

DOCS-IN-PROGRESS NORWEGIAN SHOWCASE Monday 14 May – 10:00 - 11:30 – Doc Corner Screening Room Presented by: The Norwegian Film Institute The Norwegian Film Institute is a public institution under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. The NFI supports and promotse films, series and games. Norway is experiencing a new dawn for documentary production and the quality of Norwegian docs has risen far beyond the local market. At Doc Corner we present four documentary works in prog...


Doc Corner Events for May 14th

DOCS-IN-PROGRESS NORWEGIAN SHOWCASE Monday 14 May – 10:00 - 11:30 – Doc Corner Screening Room Presented by: The Norwegian Film Institute The Norwegian Film Institute is a public institution under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. The NFI supports and promotse films, series and games. Norway is experiencing a new dawn for documentary production and the quality of Norwegian docs has risen far beyond the local market. At Doc Corner we present four documentary works in prog...


Producers Network Events May 14th

PN - BREAKFAST MEETINGS PRODUCERS FROM CANADA Monday 14 May – 9:00 - 11:00 – Plage des Palmes Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Visit and Jessica ADAMS – JA PRODUCTIONS JA Productions based in Toronto, has produced featur...


Andrea Riseborough and Chris Abbot to star in Brandon Cronenberg’s upcoming sci-fi thriller POSSESSOR.

ARCLIGHT FILMS REPPING WORLDWIDE RIGHTS IN CANNES   Cannes, France (May 11, 2018) Andrea Riseborough (upcoming Nancy, The Death of Stalin, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) and Christopher Abbott (upcoming Catch-22, It Comes At Night, James White) are set to star in Brandon Cronenberg’s (Antiviral) anticipated sophomore feature film Possessor, it was announced today by producers Fraser Ash (Closet Monster, Enemy), Niv Fichman (The Red Violin, Hobo With A Shotgun), an...



Wenders émeut la croisette avec son dernier film Le Pape François un Homme de Parole

L équipe du Festival Sacré de la Beauté a eu l immense joie de pouvoir assister à la première mondiale du film de Wim Wenders Le Pape François un homme de Parole. C'était exceptionnel, émouvant et important. Michael aux anges!!! Jolis moments d'échanges avec le président d'Universal Duncan Clark et Wim Wenders à l issue de la projection. Monseigneur Le Gall (archevêque de Toulouse) avait...

L'Animation à Cannes

Another day of life de Raúl de la Fuente et Damian Nenow (Espagne / Pologne) Chris the swiss d'Anja Kofmel (Suisse) Mirai de Mamoru Hosoda (Japon) Samouni Road de Stefano Savona (Italie) III de Marta Pajek (Pologne) La chute de Boris Labbé (France) Inanimate de Lucia Bulgheroni (Royaume-Uni) Inny de Marta Magnuska (Pologne)   Ce magnifique gâteau de Emma de Swaef et Marc Roels (Belgique) La nuit des sacs plastiques de Gabriel Harel...