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61st Cannes Festival Opening Ceremony

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AFP The Wednesday evening opening ceremonies for the 61st Cannes Festival featured the In-Competition screening of Blindness, in the presence of director Fernando Meirelles and actors Danny Glover, Julianne Moore, and Gael García Bernal. A number of celebrities were spotted on the red-carpeted steps to the palace, including Un Certain Regard jury president Fatih Akin, Claude Lelouch, and Faye Dunaway. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, also attended the...

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Cannes Festival : 15th session of the Cinéfondation Residence

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 Director Sébastien Lifshitz has chosen, along with the jury over which he has presided, among more than 140 candidates, the six new Cinéfondation Residence winners.This 15th session of the Residence will open its doors to four female directors and two male directors, and will accompany them in the scripting of their first or second feature film until February 15th, 2008, and then assist with the actual preparations of their films.- Emily ATEF (Iranian, age 34), with her 2nd feature-film ...

U23D screening in the Palais

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What a great surprise offered to festival goers yesterday on the occasion of its 60th anniversary:The surprise was not small, and barely announced prior to it: nothing less than U2 band attending the screening of U23D and performing an impromptu concert on the top of the stairs prior to its screening.Around 1 in the morning 10 000 people were gathered around the red carpet and were treated with 3 songs from Bono and Band.wishing a happy anniversary to the festival and a thank you to Thierry Fr...

Start of the Cannes Fim Festival

We arrived in Cannes, set up our booth in the Palais (level 01, booth 23.11) to cover the event, organize events, 3 conferences on the Future of Cinema and experiment with partners on the Second Life Cannes Island.    To follow all our activities: CannesCannes in French Future of Cinema Second Life The Cannes backstage entrance we use to go to our booth is already crowded!  ...

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The wind that shakes the barley: a searing, sometimes harrowing film, with superb cinematography

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SYNOPSIS: In 1920 Ireland, the ordinary people of the land unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless Black and Tan squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for genuine independence. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, a treaty is declared. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and men who have fought side by side, now find themselves pitted against one another as enemies, in disagreement about the t...

Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films

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THE BUG, THE MURDER, THE MONSTER & THE SUICIDE BOMBER For Cannes 2006, Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films from 19 countries, ranging from Bug, by the 70 year old William Friedkin, who famously directed The French Connection (1971) and Rules of Engagement (2000) to Jindabyne, by Australia’s Ray Lawrence who famously directed Bliss (1985) and Lantana (2001). Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller report on the selection. From its inception in 1969 by the French Direc...

Cannes Fest in brief

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The Jury of Un Certain Regard will be presided by Monte Hellman. The Jury of the Golden Camera will be presided by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The Actor's MasterClass will be given on Friday, May 19th by Gena Rowlands. The Music MasterClass by Alexandre Desplat, in dialogue with Jacques Audiard, will take place on Sunday, May 21st. The Cinema MasterClass will be hosted by Sydney Pollack on Thursday, May 25th. On this occasion he will present his documentary SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY. A brand-ne...

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