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Ladj Ly's New Film "Les Miserables" Reflects the Hardships of Impoverished Areas

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Director Ladj Ly of the film Les Miserables

Today, there was no better way to start off the third day of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival than with a press conference featuring the team from the new French film titled" Les Miserables." The film centers around a group of riot police called into action against protesters deriving from impoverished urban housing estates. Director Ladj Ly gave his remarks relating himself to some of the characters in the film who come from these neighborhoods explaining how he himself grew up in such an area as well.

The film also features young actors Al Hassan Ly and Issa Perica with roles of boys who grow up in said areas. "It's always good to reserve hope, hope for the future," Ladj Ly mentioned when explaining the roles of both of the young teenagers.

When asked about why the film shares the same title as the famous Victor Hugo book, Ly explained that where the film was shot doesn't happen to be very far from where Hugo wrote Les Miserables in 1862 and the characters in the film share the level of poverty of many in the characters from Hugo's novel.

Press Conference featuring The Dead Don't Die

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Earlier today in a press conference of the first premiere of the Cannes Film Festival, "The Dead Don't Die," director Jim Jarmusch and much of the cast extensively discussed all of the real world implications that were said to have been represented in the film. Of the themes from the apocalyptic horror film, the most notable was that pertaining to society's treatment of the planet and the devestating effects it could have. The response from the table was that the film equally...
 

Masterclass of John Carpenter at Quinzaine opening

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Check out our video coverage blow.... More extensive video coming here very soon! What a fun masterclass from the master of genre, humble and witty Watch our video. ...
 

Sharkwater Extinction screens May 16 at 12:00 at Theatre Alexandre 3 in Cannes

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Sharkwater Extinction from the Award Winning Director of Sharkwater and Revolution has been selected to play at the Positive Cinema Week in Cannes. We would be thrilled to have you attendthis very spoecial screening which will be introduced by Rob's parents Brian and Sandy, and Patrice Theroux the exceutive prodducer who completed the film after Rob tragic diving accident on the shooting. Sharkwater Extinction screens May 16 at Alexandre 3 Cinema at 12:00 noon sharp (19 Boulevard Ale...
 

 

 
 

Free event open to all! Would you like to participate in one or more of the events organized as part of Positive Film Week? All events are free but registration is necessary to access and reserve your place. We cannot wait to welcome you! Check some trailer excerpts.
 
 

Do not miss the Discount registration at Cannes Film Finance Forum and Immersive Summit May 17

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International Film Finance Forum & Immersive Summit | May 17, 2019 • Intercontinental Carlton Hotel | View in your browser    
On May 17th, hear from the founders and high level executives at STXinternational, Cloudlight Entertainment, Solstice Studios, Anton, Three Point Capital, See-Saw Films, Arclight Films, ICM Partners, Voltage Pictures, Secret Cinema, and more!  Register with code FEST21 and save ! and join leading visionaries in the world of film finance, co-production, risk mitigation, and foreign sales. Our event will take place on May 17th at the Carlton Ballroom on the Croisette.
 
 

Better Wold Forum returns to Cannes with The Ocean Impact Day May 18

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In Cannes The MBWF Declares the 18th of May as "Ocean Impact Day" to raize global awareness about the health of our Oceans.

United Arab Emirates will be country of honor, with the presence of his excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

Late Rob Stewart will receive an Ocean Conservationist Hero Award for his leagcy and his final film Sharkwater Extinction, Brian Sandy Stewart his parents and Patrice Theroux executive producer to receive the award. 

 


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The Marché Buzz: Day 3

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Movies and Morals

The Cannes film festival has a focus on inclusivity, meaning filmmakers and film companies from all over the world are welcome to attend and then expand the film industry back to their native countries. With that being said, one country in particular has a questionable history that conflicts with bringing the film industry home: Saudi Arabia. Last year at the festival, Saudi Arabia had its own pavilion on the Croisette in hopes of creating relationships between the country and international film companies, specifically to bring Hollywood- type productions to their own industry. The country had intended to become a movie capital in the Middle East, but with the political unrest caused by the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi between last year’s festival and this year’s, the nation has seemed to back track in regard to support of industry expansion. This year, there is no Saudi Arabian pavilion, and much less positive attention. Despite these set-backs, many companies are still showing interest saying the country can effectively modernize. 

Imax has announced their intent to expand in Saudi Arabia despite “moral issues” because of market potential. AMC is following the same path, planning to open dozens of theaters in a country that just recently lifted a ban on having theaters at all. Even with the support of many individuals in the film industry, Saudi Arabia has been keeping a low profile at the festival this year, and all of these issues between morals and movie markets have made it difficult for the country to create international relationships and bring the industry into their country. The country essentially started from nothing in regard to its now present film industry, and with the support of major companies like Imax, only more can be done to further the presence of movies in this modernizing country. 

Made in Russia brings all genres to Cannes 2019

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Made in Russia, the united stand of Russian content, kicks off its second year at Marche du film with an extensive line-up of full-length and short films. Organized by Russian Export Center and officially operated by Expocontent company, the stand hosts 17 national companies with their new projects.

Art Pictures Studio presents two highly-awaited sequels, co-produced with Vodorod company. The flagship one is part two of the sci-fi blockbuster Attraction 2 by FyodorBondarchuk. The renowned film director, producer and founder of Art Pictures Studio will present the sequel and other projects of the company at the showcase for international partners. The second part of Ice is also in production. This feature movie is a last year hit in Russia and it’s among the top highest grossing films in national box-office of 2018....
 

Friday 17 May at the Marché du Film

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Daily Screening Program 
 

Pavilion Design Awards were given may 16 to...

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The Pavilion Design Award ceremony took place on Thursday 16 in the afternoon at the Café des Palmes. The jury composed of Pierre Lescure, Beki Probst and Clara Geliot gave the following prizes: the Pavilion Design Award 2019 goes to the Netherlands Pavilion, which has been honored for its outstanding creativity, celebrating the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt. The jury highlighted the symbol...
 

Friday 17 may at AMPAV

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Friday – May 17, 2019 At 11:00 AM, join us Building a Global Village, Frame by Frame in partnership with Film Independent who have cultivated the careers of filmmakers and built a community of artists across the US. As we broaden our scope globally, we get to explore with international filmmakers, mentors, and partners building bridges of collaboration between visual storytellers across international borders. Dive into this discussion with Eric d’Arbeloff (Co-President, Roadsi...
 

Exclusive: The Dark Dance / La Danza Nera by Mauro John Capece previews trailer in Cannes

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LA DANZA NERA - THE DARK DANCE: A Thriller Noir Film by Mauro John Capece, Starring Corinna Coroneo, Franco Nero...
A taste of Italian Revolutionary Cinema

The trailer will be revealed in Cannes May 21st 2019 from 10.30Am to 11.30AM  by invitation  Italian Pavillon - Salon Marta - Hotel Majestic

Two new features films from Summer Hills Films debut at Cannes

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Young Lance makes a new friend: a pint-sized, self-aware, crazy little dude: Baby Frankenstein. He enlists the help of Truth, the sassy girl-next-door, to protect his new friend from those that are hell-bent on capturing Baby Frankenstein for a huge reward. As the potential captors close in, Lance, Truth, and Baby Frankenstein must decide what they will risk for freedom.
Genre: Family, Fantasy.  See Trailer
Summer Hill Films is a U.S. theatrical distributor and worldwide sales company with international and domestic appeal. In Cannes: 13-21 May, 2019 – Booth: Marina Club/Riviera H6.  Meet Ted Chalmers in Cannes.
 

First Cannes for young upcoming filmmaker Lina Yuchen Guan Li

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A dream is about living in a chaotic life but still insisting on hope. The Concert of Life  Drama 2019 Nicholas Plasko   SYNOPSIS A young boy who has a dream of being a conductor, but, harsh life, especially his needy family, forced him to face reality. It seems that there is no way he can make his dream come true. However, the dream already has been regarded as a symbol of his aspiration for goodliness.   Director Info and Background:  Lina Yu...
LUST FOR CONTROVERSY, written by Richard Spencer, America’s top celebrity editor, is currently featured in the 2019 Nice Film Market (it won Best Unproduced Screenplay). It’s the epic true story of French artist Gustave Courbet, who was called the most arrogant man in France, and, if he were alive today, would be insulted that a movie hasn’t already been made about him! Hear him counting at least five films for Van Gogh and about half a dozen for Coco ...
 
 
 

Adventure Boyz by Howard J Ford has a world premiere in the Market May 18

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Screening Saturday 18th May 6pm Lerins 1 with director and cast in attendance.

'World Rights are available' (Excluding UK Theatrical). RSVP

'The Goonies' meets 'Home Alone'. The worlds first Family movie designed to get our young audiences off devices and back into real life adventures has it first screening in Cannes 2019! : When a notorious crime boss (Jon Campling ‘Harry Potter’s infamous ‘Death Eater’) and his men steal a hoard of jewels from England’s Largest Castle, the last thing they expected to be up against, were two boys on BMX and their speedway racing dad! www.adventure-boyz.com/

From multi award-winning director of Never Let Go(Sony Pictures) /The Dead/The Dead 2 India, Adventure Boyz is Howard J Ford's first family movie and has already hit the news headlines (BBC UK).

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Summer Hill Films Cannes Line-Up @ Marina Club H-6

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Summer Hill Films is a U.S. theatrical distributor and worldwide sales company with international and domestic appeal. Come See Us in Cannes! 13-21 May, 2019 – Booth: Marina Club/Riviera H6 Mobile: +1-623-476-9150 Meet Ted Chalmers in Cannes   
 
 

Sharkwater Extinction opens the series of projections of Films from Positive Cinema Week

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Sandy and Brian Stewart, Rob's parents took the trip from Toronto to attend the screning in Cannes of Sharkwater Extinction. With The directors of Sochi Film Awards where the film had won a prize. With Sam Bobino who runs Positive Cinema Week   ...
 

 

The annual Variety reception at Unifrance terrace

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Claudia Eller adressing the audience. ...
 

Norwegian Lunch with upcoming filmmakers in Cannes

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May 16 1pm at the Scandinavian terrace ...
 

CINÉMOI ‘Stars united for good’ Haute Couture Gala in Cannes

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The film and fashion industries elite turned out in force this evening for the CINÉMOI ‘STARS UNITED FOR GOOD’ HAUTE COUTURE GALA to raise funds for the Children Uniting Nations organisation. The glamourous charity fundraising event was hosted at The Members Lounge during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.   The night of film, fashion and philanthropy was hosted by Daphna Edwards Ziman; President of Cinémoi and Vincent De Paul. Guests were ...

ANITA new title at Radiant Films International

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  Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominated actress Ashley Judd (Divergent series, De-Lovely, Double Jeopardy) and Primetime Emmy award winner Neil Patrick Harris (CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”, Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, Gone Girl) have signed to star in the upcoming biopic Anita, from writer Chad Hodge (creator and showrunner of TNT’s acclaimed dramatic thriller series “Good Behavior” starring Michelle Dockery a...
 

Rebel Road Launches New Distribution Arm at Cannes

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Brian Presley’s Rebel Road Entertainment has launched their new distribution arm at Cannes.  The first title to be released will be THE GREAT ALASKAN RACE this fall in the U.S.; there’s also two new exec hires listed below, and stills attached for the film.    ‘The Great Alaskan Race’ is first film to be released nationwide in Fall of 2019   Veteran film industry producer, actor and writer/director Brian Presley and his Rebel Road Entertainment...
 

FIrst look photo from Brandon Cronenberg’s upcoming sci-fi thriller POSSESSOR

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    THE HIGHLY ANTICIAPTED SCI-FI THRILLER ‘POSSESSOR’ FROM BRANDON CRONENBERG   ARCLIGHT FILMS REPPING SALES IN CANNES   Leading international sales company Arclight Films is repping sales to Brandon Cronenberg’s upcoming sci-fi thriller POSSESSOR.   Possessor stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, with Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and was previously picked up by Well Go for U.S. distribution...

Art House Cinema in Europe: "We are talking about cinemas, and protecting cinemas"

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There was a conference today about art house cinema in Europe. The discussion was lead by Roxane Arnold, François Amyé, Christian Bräuer, Christine Eloy, Katarzyna Siniarska, and Carla Simón. A major point made at the conference was how the definition of art house films differs from country to country and so does the audience, which makes it difficult to make any generalizations on how art house cinemas are doing. However, it seems like older people are the ones...
 

Five-Minute Standing Ovation For Documentary FOR SAMA

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Last night, the documentary film For Sama, received a five-minute standing ovation. The film documents the life of Waad Al-Kateab and her husband, Hamza Al-Kateab as they fight for their freedom during the Syrian revolution. It covers the revolution from when it started at the University of Aleppo to when it ended and how both Waad and Hamza fight to save lives at the hospital they created together. The film is a love letter to their daughter, Sama, who was born during the revoluti...
 

 

Paris-based company Royal Gypsy Productions launches in Cannes

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In the presence of Michele Laroque and Caterina Murino, France Berthou and Ysé Brisson will be in Cannes to present their new Paris-based company Royal Gypsy Productions, as well as an overview of their first projects. Michele Laroque and Caterina Murino Berthou was CEO of Sofracima, a French production company that produced over 90 movies, shorts and documentaries, and she also founded two international film festivals. Brisson is the co-founder of Tribes Entertainment (Canada) and ...
 
 
 

Program at the india Pavilion

 
Cannes Film Festival 2019 India Pavilion 110, International Village Riviera (As on 15th May 2019)   The official opening of the Pavilion was held in the morning of May 15th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm   Welcome Address: Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)   Address by: Mr. Jerome Paillard, Executive Director, Marche Du Film Festival, Cannes Film Market Mr....
 

El Guardia Based on The True Story of Visionary Juan Rosado Premieres in Cannes Marché Du Film

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cast, director, executive producers, and the couple who inspired the film! 
 
El Guardia, the inspiring motion picture based on the true story of the highly acclaimed businessman, life coach and best-selling author Juan Rosado made its grand debut at the Marché du Film in Cannes, France. The film was inspired by Rosado's empowering book Rags to Riches (El Guardia Que Compró Su Sueño). El Guardia premiered on May 15, 2019  8pm  at Les Arcades ...
 

Big Things at the Roskino Afternoon Party

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Earlier today, the Roskino tent at the Russian Pavillion held a sizable gathering in which Russian and international producers, marketers, press, and actors mingled over cocktails. Among the well-known faces, none was more well known than that of famous Russian film critic and honarary president of FIPRESCI, Andrei Plakhov.  Ekaterina Mtsituridze, Roskino's General Director, presented the well acclaimed critic to the eager crowd who welcomed him dearly. Plakhov then announced the releas...
 

The Marché Buzz: Day 2

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With the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and with that the Marché Du Film just having opened yesterday, everyone has been buzzing about the opening film. Fans and critics alike had high hopes for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie centered film as it did receive the honor of commencing the festival, but this hopes were quickly shattered after the premiere. The Marché Du Film and the publications covering the festival have centered around this film on the second day here in Cannes. These publi...
 

My two offices in Cannes

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Spritz at the Majestic beach ...and coffee and orange juice at the Lounge in the market...with a smile. and a view... Life is hard...Bruno chatelin ...
 

John Carpenter's Masterclass at Quinzaine's Opening

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This year to open the Quinzaine in Cannes, John Carpenter was interviewed for a Masterclass. Later today he will be honored with the Carosse d'Or award. Watch the clip below to hear what he has to say about politics, filmmaking, and Twitter trolls:     ...
 
 

Filmfestivals.com named Best Festival Strategist 2019 - France & Recognised Leaders in Film Marketing Consulting Services

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Film Festivals.com Best Festival Strategist 2019 - France & Recognised Leaders in Film Marketing Consulting Services - France 2019     Acquisition International Magazine have announced the winners of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. In these times of financial and economic up...

 

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