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By NESTA MORGAN Parable of the Scorpion and the Frog, wayfarers, geographers, their ancient seeds have extinguished the flame. Director Guy Maddin and writer Evan Johnson mummified on screen sketch  “Rumours”with the seven G7 characters Kate Blanchett, Charles Dance, Roy Dupuis, Denis Ménochet, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rolando Ravello, Takehiro Hira and Zlatko Burić. It is screening out of competition at Cannes Nesta  ...

NESTA Sketching: I spotted this Scorpion! A Cannes Classic film and song! A 1st ever crowd funded film “Manthan”

The Manthan scene in Cannes - a classic restoration of film By NESTA MORGAN I spotted this Scorpion! A Cannes Classic film and song! A 1st ever crowd funded film “Manthan” - churning through the care of a classic 500 farmer model of Co-operatives, the story of Amul and India’s White Revolution. The Ocean of Milk imagined by Dr Verghese Kurien, the white revolution with nature yellow colour of milk which comes from a beta-carotene source of pigment found in grass whi...

First Look for WORDS OF WAR Political Drama Thriller with Maxine Peake, Ciarán Hinds and Jason Isaacs

Rolling Pictures, Good Films Collective, and Concourse Media have partnered on WORDS OF WAR, which will launch worldwide sales in Cannes. The new political drama/thriller features an award-winning ensemble cast lead by Maxine Peake, Ciarán Hinds and Jason Isaacs, and is further bolstered by Ian Hart, Naomi Battrick, Harry Lawtey, Ellie Bamber, Agni Scott, Alec Newman, and Ben Miles. The film was written by Eric Poppen and is directed by Ja...


  The Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 77th edition from May 14th to May 25th. The Catalan audiovisual industry was back at  Riviera A4 with selections both in the festival and the market, and with a delegation of near 80 companies!   Official Selection - Cannes Premiere ...

Hong Kong and France signed a film cooperation pact in Cannes

Creative collaboration:  Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung (centre) attends the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding on film and television co-operation between Hong Kong and France. Leading a Hong Kong film industry delegation at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, in France, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung yesterday attended the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on film and television co-operation between Cre...

Ioan Allen, a creator of the Dolby Stereo film program, honored by the Festival de Cannes fo 50 years of Dolby's contributions

Ioan Allen, a creator of the Dolby Stereo film program, receives medal from the Festival de Cannes, marking 50 years of Dolby's work in feature films Following half a century of technical collaboration, the Festival’s Louis Lumière auditorium will also be equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive audio for 2025 Credit photo: Joachim Tournebize   Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, announced that at the 77th edition of the pre...

Isabelle Huppert et l’équipe du film La Prisonnière de Bordeaux sur la Plage Magnum® Cannes

La magie du Festival de Cannes s’intensifie lors d’une nouvelle soirée Magnum@ inoubliable, samedi 18 mai, après la projection très attendue de La Prisonnière de Bordeaux. L’équipe du film, dont la réalisatrice Patricia Mazuy et les talentueuses actrices Isabelle Huppert et Hafsia Herzi, était présente pour ce rendez-vous unique sous les étoiles. Présenté dans le cadre de la Quinzaine des ...

Paolo Sorrentino discusses Parthenope

Today the team behind Parthenope held a press conference to discuss the film’s release. Paolo Sorrentino discussed the vision behind the film as well as the creative process bringing it to fruition. He emphasized the personal nature of the film as a representation of the city in which he grew up.   “(Parthenope) does not judge, as a city doesn’t. She’s a mirror of the city where I grew up.”   They went on to discuss the asthetics and thematic nu...

Motel Destino, directed by Karim Aïnouz, shows at Festival

The neon-hued Motel Destino, a roadside sex hotel steaming under the burning blue skies of the northeastern coast of Brazil, is run by hot-headed Elias and his restless younger wife Dayana. The unexpected arrival of 21-year-old Heraldo, on the run after a botched hit, disrupts the established order. As the tropical noir plays out, loyalties and desires intertwine to reveal that destiny has its own enigmatic design. Directed by : Karim AÏNOUZ Year of production: 2024 Country: Brazil, ...

Grand Tour Premieres at Festival

Rangoon, Burma, 1917. Edward, a civil servant for the British Empire, runs away from his fiancée Molly the day she arrives to get married. During his travels, however, panic gives way to melancholy. Contemplating the emptiness of his existence, the cowardly Edward wonders what has become of Molly… Determined to get married and amused by Edward’s move, Molly follows his trail on this Asian grand tour. Directed by : Miguel Gomes Year of production: 2024 Country: Portugal...

Today is Doc Day at the market

  CELEBRATING THE ANNUAL DOC DAY     Explore the craft of documentary filmmaking! Don't miss Doc Day tomorrow! Join us Tuesday, 21 May from 10:00 to 22:00 for a day packed with panel discussions, director talks & masterclasses, diving deep into the world of documentaries. PLUS, wrap up this special ...

FILM MODE Decrees LAWS OF MAN with Star-Studded Cast, and Makes Market Premiere and Screening in Cannes

New film stars Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Grand Budapest Hotel) Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Scream VI), Richard Brake, (Kingsman, Hannibal Rising, Barbarian), Jacob Keohane (Halloween Kills, Condor’s Nest), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight, The Island)   Film Mode Entertainment and Lost Galleon Films are thrilled to announce the new crime-thriller, Laws of Man, and its Cannes World Market Premiere ...

Israelism, Documentary USA, 2023, Eric Axelman and Sam Eilertsen

  Work on the documentary ISRAELISM started in late 2015 and was completed at the end of 2022. The film was released in February 2023 and offers a challenging interpretation of the contemporary meaning of Jewish identity in the United States against the background of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Axelman and Eilertsen, first-time Jewish filmmakers, provide a cogent and objective analysis of the forces shaping the modern Jewish-American identity and the growing discrepancy between th...

Introducing to Cannes this moving award winning script "Lala: my Redhead" by Nellie K. and Deniz Nala in developmenT

'LALA, MY REDHEAD' Feature film by Nellie K. and Deniz Nala in development stage, with a finalised script  Looking for support: partners and financiers.   Love and poverty, betrayal and wealth - centuries of traditions put to the test! A compelling story intricately woven into a comprehensive exploration of women’s status against the backdrop of the Roma culture. From the director of an award-winning film in Cannes 2023.     “I wor...

Diamant Brut, Agathe Riedinger's feature directorial debut, premieres the second night of the Cannes Film Festival

Diamant brut (English: Wild Diamond), written and directed by Agathe Riedinger, premieres on Wednesday night. This film, an expansion of Riedinger's short film J'attends Jupiter (2017), takes place and was filmed in France's Côte d'Azur. Liane, 19 years old, reckless and incandescent, lives with her mother and her little sister under the dusty sun of Fréjus. Obsessed by beauty and the need to become someone, she sees in reality TV the possibility of being lov...

Cannes' First Ever Immersive Film Competition Starts Today

This year cannes has chosen to open up its prestigious competition to a new branch of immersive films. These are films that push the very definition of cinema by using new and largely untapped mediums. These films use wall projections or virtual reality to enhance the viewer experience by integrating them into the story. There are eight films competing in this new competition, but they are not the first immersive films ever shown at the festival. Carne Y Arena by Alejandro González I&ntil...

The festival has opened with Director Quentin Dupieux - The Second Act

    The Second Act - The film will premier after the opening ceremony to a full house. Florence wants to introduce David, the man she is madly in love with, to her father Guillaume. But David is not attracted to Florence and wants to get rid of her by throwing her into the arms of his friend Willy. The four characters find themselves in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Directed by: Quentin DUPIEUX Year of production: 2024 Country: France Duration: 85 minutes Release...

A New Perspective on the Life of Elizabeth Taylor

By: Harry Marshall Tonight the Cannes Film Festival will reveal Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes, a documentary made from over 70 hours of candid recordings. This new legacy for a classic actress is directed by Nanette Burstein, famous for documentaries such as The Kid Stays in the Picture, and Hillary. In her new project she uses tapes provided largely from Elizabeth Taylor’s own estate to bring a new light to one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Rather than using second hand accoun...

BIRD Playing today at the Grand Theatre

  12 year old Bailey lives with her single dad Bug and brother Hunter in a squat in North Kent. Bug doesn’t have much time for his kids and Bailey who is approaching puberty seeks attention and adventure elsewhere. Directed by : Andrea ARNOLD Year of production: 2023 Country: United Kingdom Duration: 119   CREDITS ANDREA ARNOLD Director ANDREA ARNOLD Screenplay ROBBIE RYAN Cinematography MAXINE CARLIER Production Design JOE BINI Editi...

Opening the curtains of the festival: "The Second Act"

By Isabella Walker The emotions were high and positive as the night started with special guests, Meryl Streep, Greta Gerwig, Juliette Binoche, and many more. The house was full of well-known directors, actors, and actresses, producers. The jury introduced the jury for the 77th Festival de Cannes including Ebru Ceylan, Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Nadine Labaki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Pierfrancesco Favino, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Omar Sy, and on top of that Gret...

The Second Act by Quentin Dupieux: Press Conference

Press conference with Quentin Dupieux, director of "Le Deuxième acte", accompanied by his team : Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel and Raphaël Quenard, at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.     ...

Napoléon as seen by Abel Gance for the opening of Cannes Classics, interview with Frédéric Bonnaud

By Charlotte Pavard NAPOLÉON VU PAR ABEL GANCE © La Cinémathèque française   Napoléon as seen by Abel Gance, screening for the opening of Cannes Classics of the first part (3h40) of Abel Gance’s monumental film (1927), in the presence of Costa-Gavras, president of the Cinémathèque Française, and of Frédéric Bonnaud, its managing director. Bonnaud describes the story of the exceptional reconstruction of thi...

Thailand to Inspire at Cannes Film Festival with "Thai Night: Where Films Come Alive" Gala

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government is proud to announce its prestigious "Thai Night: Where Films Come Alive" gala, taking place on 18 May 2024, at the Cannes Film Festival. Presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, this exclusive event will celebrate Thailand's vibrant film industry and its growing impact on the global stage.   Since 2011, Thai Night has long bee...


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