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Cannes


MAY 14 - 25, 2019

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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 ...

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

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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...

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 ...

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 The pentalogy is based on an unpublished autobiography by Shahrbanoo’s friend, Anwar Hashimi.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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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

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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...

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...

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 ...

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 filmfestivals.com is very proud to be associated with as media partner.       IN THE PROGRAM   11:00 am Presentation of the Po...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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   ...

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...

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...

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&...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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