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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Memoria" wins Cannes Jury Prize

Memoria is a film of exceptional quality directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul starring Tilda Swinton. Upon receiving the Jury Prize Weerasethakul said that the two of them have an important and vital collaboration that they will be continuing in future films. Swinton plays Jessica Holland, an Englishwoman living in Medellín who runs a flower orchard. She visits her sister who is in the hospital in Bogota and begins hearing a haunting booming noise. She has Her...

Titane wins the Palme d'Or at the 74th Festival de Cannes

The winners of the 74th Festival de Cannes © V. HACHE / AFP It's been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing. Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d'or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 July, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has...

The 2021 Un Certain Regard winners' list

PHOTO © Mathilde Gardel Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Caméra d'or. The opening film was Arthur Harari's Onoda - 10 000 nights in the jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the dire...

La Semaine de la Critique announces the Awards winners

  Les lauréats et le Jury de la 60e Semaine de la Critique The winners and the jury of the 60th Semaine de la Critique   ...

7 Short Films selected for the 60th Semaine de la Critique are now on Festival Scope

    Sur Festival Scope | Du 15 au 21 juillet  On Festival Scope | From July 15 to 21 ...

The Cannes Jury has announced the winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

© Mathilde Gardel The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury comprised of Sameh Alaa, Kaouther Ben Hania, Carlos Muguiro, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Pariser and Alice Winocour, has awarded the 2021 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 1835 entries coming from 490 film schools around the world. First Prize  &nbs...

Directors' Fortnight - Darren Aronofsky presents Eddie Alcazar's THE VANDAL meta-scope stop motion animated + live action

THE VANDAL DIRECTED BY EDDIE ALCAZAR DARREN ARONOFSKY PRESENTS Set in a world not unlike mid-20th century America, The Vandal centers on Harold, whose tormented search for peace from traumatic loss results in an unexpectedly destructive awakening after he undergoes a lobotomy. When the procedure “turns his mind inside out” and his great love is suddenly gone, Harold’s desperate search intensifies. WORLD PREMIERE THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY – CANNES &ndash...

Aline by Valérie Lemercier enchants the croisette, the biopic inspired from Celine Dion is the talk of the town

GAUMONT, and french director Valérie Lemercier (writer and director and actress interprenting the singer at different ages) hit  a soft spot at the gala screening with an amazing reception and standing ovation. I was impressed by the style, the creativity in the writing and the very moving rendering of the love story between the singer and her producer /husband.  Smart and moving script, brillant performance, the film is out of competition but in the top talks of the town. ...

CANNES DOCS-IEFTA Work-in-Progress 2021 Award Winner announced: Cent’anni received a 10,000€ Prize

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) In Collaboration With Cannes Docs and The Marché Du Film Is Pleased To Announce For The Third Year The Winner of IEFTA’s 10,000€ Prize For Documentary Works-In-Progress Prize Awarded To:  Cent’anni Directed by Maja Doroteja Prelog — Showcase CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator —   The Monaco-based International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), in the third year of its Docs-In-Prog...

Awards, given by the Jury of the 60th Semaine de la Critique

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The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 60th Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Cristian Mungiu, are Nespresso Grand Prize FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film DUO LI&...

Mia Hansen-Løve's "Bergman Island" nostalgic travelog at Cannes

By Moira Sullivan Mia Hansen-Løve's "Bergman Island" in the official competition at Cannes is a rather superficial attempt to get closer to Ingmar Bergman, by walking in the same places where he made some of his films on Fårö , Sweden at his summer residence. How interesting is it to be sleeping in the same bedroom where Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson did their downward marriage spiral in "Scenes from a Marriage", or walking on the sea roc...

Cannes 2021 a Love chemistry Story “Ali and Ava” from producer Tracy O’Riordan

UK Talent talk with Tracy O’Riordan care of We Are UK Film provides a clue on how to set the “Mo” for a modern and british love story. Ali and Ava, a Director’s Fortnight film written and directed by BAFTA nominated Clio Barnard, teases the audience with a new genesis of deprived humanity story tale and film in the changing weathered landscapes of Bradford. We experience the community in a housing estate with all different tastes and infusions of love chemistry over t...

Nesta Sketching: Cannes Mothering Sunday with Eva Husson and Elizabeth Karlsen - one act of Creativity and Love!

Mothering Sunday has shown us there is life out there “au un act” and at Cannes. The production pitch perfect in the safety space of fiction. Eva postures “I liked, but did she like me?” A Question mothers ask themselves no doubt articulating this in particular, and then for emotional response. Mothering Sunday “takes me out of my head”; imagine the unicorn, a symbol to her for the creativity, love and extension of memory back to the 1920’s. Emotion...

Le festival de Cannes se penche sur « Le Cinéma pour le Climat » la conférence

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Conférence de presse  Dimanche 11 juillet à 15h00 Palais des Festivals - salle de conférence de presse - 3e étage   À l’occasion du 74e Festival de Cannes, et de la sélection éphémère « Le Cinéma pour le Climat », Magali Payen, fondatrice du mouvement On Est Prêt et Cyril Dion, auteur et réalisateur, du documentaire Animal, souhaitent appeler le monde du cinéma à agir ...

Mark Cousins The Story of Film and a comedy crazy cut on bits of paper at Cannes

At Cannes 2021 we MULL with director Mark Cousins over The Story of Film he sets in context with a classic title journey from “Love Me Tonight” to “Lover’s Rock”, both sure destinations for film enthusiasts to engage in after their spell of lockdown. Mark asks us to jump from now to then with him and inside ourselves to experience his story of film and the fertility of film. We experience now through his story this new generation of film spanning from 2010 to 2020 ...

En direct de (Live from) la Semaine de la Critique

  Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, réalisateur, director & Omar Abdi, acteur, actor  The Gravedigger's Wife (La Femme du fossoyeur)   Au Miramar At the Miramar ...

Paul Verhoeven's medieval passion play Benedetta receives long standing ovation at Cannes

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Whatever 82 year old Paul Verhoeven is up to with his latest film Benedetta he surely has created an intriguing narrative in this true story of a 17th century nun that falls in love with Bartolomea, played by Belgian actors Virginie Efira and Daphne Patakia. Verhoeven throws in some amazing and contemporary twists in the film with Sister Benedetta as a transgender who takes on the guards of the Nuncio (Lambert Wilson) and the plague linked to homop...

Who cares about the Cannes Screen Daily grid critics?

Courtesy 74th Festival de Cannes So the 74th Official Jury may be primarily women who have directed headed by Spike Lee- judging 24 films, four made by women, but the Screen Cannes Daily is still stacked with film critics who are not, and who will judge the films as well. The participating critics are: Tim Robey/Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, UK Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, UK Anton Dolin, Meduza, Film Art, Russia Julien Gester/Didier Péron, Libération, France Miche...

VIDEO : The VELVET UNDERGROUND Red Carpet ambiance

  Red Carpet of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND with directorTodd HAYNES. producers Christine VACHON, Julie GOLDMAN, Carolyn HEPBURN and Christopher CLEMENTS with editor Adam KURNITZ   ...

Jodie Foster receives Special Palme d'Or at 74th Festival de Cannes

Courtesy of Festival de Cannes At the opening ceremony of the 74th Festival de Cannes, Jodie Foster and wife, actress and photographer Alexandra Hedison, arrived on the Red Carpet along with President Spike Lee and members of the jury and the ensemble for Leos Carax’ opening film Annette. They were greeted by Cannes festival director Thierry Frémaux and French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot. After the screening Foster gave a concise and moving ...

VIDEO: Cannes 74 Jury gathered in the press conference

AroundJury President Spike LEE  Mati DIOP (France, Sénégal), Mélanie LAURENT (France), Mylène FARMER (Canada, France), Maggie GYLLENHAAL (Etats-Unis), Jessica HAUSNER (Autriche), Tahar RAHIM (France), Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brésil) and SONG Kang-Ho (Corée du Sud)       ...

VIDEO: Annette on the red carpet, opening the festival

ANNETTE red carpet presentation with Leos CARAX (France). Marion COTILLARD, Adam DRIVER et Simon HELBERG &  musicians Ron MAEL and Russell MAEL. Annette is a 2021 musical film directed by Leos Carax (in his English-language debut), and with a screenplay by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Carax, from an original story, music and songs by the band. It stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. ...

Bong Joon Ho, returns to Cannes 2 years after his Palme d'Or for Parasite!

The Korean director will be back on the Croisette, after the triumph of Parasite in 2019, the latest Palme d'or to date and the first in the history of Korean cinema. Bong Joon Ho will be one of the special guests at the Opening Ceremony on July 6th and will present an exceptional "Rendez-vous with..." the next day in the Buñuel Theatre of the Palais des Festivals. Among other surprises in store for ...

Day 1 at Semaine de la Critique

J-1D-1 Au Miramar At the Miramar Demain Tomorrow    8:30   ROBUSTE Constance Meyer (1H35/VOSTA) 11:30* THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE Khadar Ayderus Ahmed (1H22/VOSTF+A) 14:30* ROBUSTE Constance Meyer (1H35/VOSTA) 17:15* THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE Khadar Ayderus Ahmed (1H22/VOSTF+A) 19:45* ROBUSTE Constance Meyer...

The new film by Mamoru Hosoda will world premiere in Cannes July 15th

Belle by Mamoru Hosoda © 2021 Studio Chizu   Belle, the animation film by the Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda will be presented in world premiere during the 74th Festival de Cannes in the Cannes Premiere section. Following Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015), and Mirai (2018), it is the first official Selection for Mamoru Hosoda. Belle, is the third animation film presented this year at the Festival after Ari Folman’s Where is Anne Frank and The Summit of the...

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