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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 before the...

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) I did let him know...

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 one might thin...

Michel Franco on April's Daughters

  Interview and text: Martin I. Petrov    After receiving the Uncertain Regard award for After Lucia in 2012 and competing for the Palm D’or with Chronic in 2015, Mexican director Michel Franco returns in this year's festival with April’s daughters, a family drama starring Emma Suárez (Julieta).    A contemporary take on Mexican middle class, Franco writes and directs a story about a young 17 year old who drops out of school after an unexpec...

Teo Corban - Interview for One Floor Below

Teo Corban is a Romanian actor, working mostly in theatre and known for his appearances in Christian Mungiu’s 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days and the recent Berlinale success Aferim! by Radu Jude. Corban plays Patrascu, the main character in Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below, in this year’s Un Certain Regard section. Patrascu lives a happy family life in contemporary Bucharest. His life is challenged when he witnesses a domestic quarrel that end with a murder.   Would you s...

Radu Muntean: Interview for One Floor Below

Radu Muntean is a Romanian Filmmaker. His fifth feature film One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos) is at the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Festival De Cannes.  Patrascu lives happy family life in contemporary Romania. After he witnesses domestic quarrel that ends up with a murder, Patrascu's world is challenged and he is called to discover a side of his character he never explored before.    Interview: Martin I. Petrov Photo credits: Chloé Vollmer-Lo   ...

Party Girl: Review

REVIEW:Party girlby Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis / France-Un CertainRegard Three young directorsportray the life of Angelique-a girl that likes to party,agirl that adores life. In anunusual social realist drama with touches of documentary,the firstof the three directorsSamuel Theissets a close-up onhis mother Angelique Litzenburger,rewinding her life andcreating a web of memories mixed with a certain dose of fiction. With mostof the cast actingreal-life, the lines between r...

Gosling's Lost River falls flat at Cannes

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One of the most highly-anticipated films of the film festival is Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River. With screenings at 14h, 22h, and press screenings in between, the film gained hype before and on the day of it's premiere. The crowd outside the 22h screening was a large percentage 20-somethings and younger, fans of Gosling's previous works and of the actor himself.  Gosling said a few short words on stage next to the stars of the film, including Christina Hendrix and...

Films for May 21st- Day 8

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard Fantasia: Father got leukaemia. Mother was laid off long ago. She had to borrow money for her husband everywhere. Sister went to a night club to be a waitress secretly and soon became a “call girl”. Lin was cold-shouldered at school because of father’s illness. He became disgusted of school. One ...

Films for May 19- Day 6

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard Dohee-ya (A Girl at my Door): Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she encounters with Dohee who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have somewhat gloomy looking ...

Films for May 17th- Day 4

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard Run: RUN is running away… He has just killed his country’s Prime Minister. Therefore he had to take the face and clothes of a madman wandering throughout the town for months. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with master Tourou, when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker, his incredible ad...

Films for May 16th- Day 3

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard La Chambre Bleue: - "Seriously, Julien, if I were suddenly free, could you free yourself too?"                            - "Say again?" A man and a woman, secretly i...

Un Certain Regard Line up of Competing Films

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IN COMPETITION   Opening Film           Olivier DAHAN GRACE DE MONACO             Out of Competition 1h43         ***         Ol...

PARTY GIRL, a first French film to open Un Certain Regard

    PARTY GIRL, a first film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, has been chosen to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard.  It follows The Bling Ring by the American, Sofia Coppola, which was presented in 2013.  Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, PARTY GIRL shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying,...

Interview with Michael B. Jordan - Cannes Festival Diaries with Nadine Vinzens

Nadine Vinzens gets the chance to talk to Michael B. Jordan, star of the new film, Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler. The film, a competitor in the Un Certain Regard section at the 66th Cannes Fillm Festival, is based on a true story of a man shot to death by a police officer in Oakland, California in 2009. The two talk about Jordan's approach to the difficult role, and they practice a little French along the way. by: Caroline Meintzer ...
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