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Greta Gerwig, will be the Jury President of the 77th Cannes Film Festival

Greta Gerwig © Ben Rayner Following a year in which she beat every record with her film Barbie, the American director, screenwriter, and actress Greta Gerwig is to preside over the feature film Competition Jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which takes place May 14 – 25 2024. A heroine of our modern times, Greta Gerwig shakes up the status quo between a highly codified cinema industry and an era that is demanding greater expansiveness. And she’s a cinephile. &l...

Cannes: "Michel Ciment a keen eye and a voice"

Michel Ciment © L. Emmanuel / AFP The great critic and writer Michel Ciment passed away yesterday at the age of 85, leaving cinema bereft of his words.The Festival de Cannes without Michel Ciment will never be quite the same. We will miss him. And so will cinema. Michel Ciment was the Chief Editor of Positif magazine, the producer and host of the program Projection privée on France Culture until 2016, a critic for over fifty years on Le Masque et ...

The six new filmmakers in residence at the festival

  ANDREA SLAVIČEK (Croatia) © Nina Duredevic – ZHAO HAO (China) © Yeo Seung Jin - ASMAE EL MOUDIR (Morocco) © Ammar Abd Rabbo - GESSICA GÉNÉUS (Haiti) © Jean Marie Gigon - DIANA CAM VAN NGUYEN (Czech Republic / Vietnam) © David Tichacek - MELTSE VAN COILLIE (Belgium) © Harm Dens ...

Throw back to the 62nd edition Les lauréats The winners

  Amanda Nell Eu, lauréate du Grand Prix accompagnée du jury de la 62e Semaine de la Critique et de Lily Bloom, présentatrice de la cérémonie de clôture Paloma Sermon-Daï, lauréate du Prix French Touch du Jury accompagnée ...

Nanni Moretti - Il Sol Dell'avvenire (A Brighter Tomorrow) review

By Lopa K   Amidst a whirlwind of deep, bitter and philosophical films making up the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2023, Nanni Moretti's Il Sol Dell'avvenire (A Brighter Tomorrow) seems like a refreshing breath of comedic genius. He easily displays that one can tackle important subjects even with comedy and satire, leaving viewers rolling in their seats while wondering about the quirks and follies of the film industry. Nanni Moretti's Il Sol Dell'avv...

Rapito - Marco Bellocchio review from Cannes

  By Lopa K   Italian auter Marco Bellocchio takes Cannes Film Festival 2023 by storm with his film Rapito in the main competition. It is based on the real events of the Mortara case where the Jewish boy, Edgardo is taken from his family on orders of the Church after a former employee reveals that she had baptised him secretly. While the political repercussions that reduced the authority of the Church are recorded, Bellocchio decides to focus on the Mortara family affected by the ...

French director Justine Triet walks off with the Golden Palm at the Festival de Cannes!

After her films "Victoria" in 2016 at the Critics' Week and "Sibyl" in 2019 in the Official Competition, French director Justine Triet returns to the current 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with "Anatomy of a Fall and... and walks off with the Palme d'Or!   It was in Cannes that Triet first crossed paths with Sandra Hüller in 2016, when the German actress appeared in the much-acclaimed film "Toni Erdmann" directed by German film d...

Ampav Guests pictured by John Bernstein

Jeffrey Wright at The Pavilion with Chaz Ebert. One of the most prolific actors of our time, multi-award-winning artist Jeffrey Wright joins us to discuss his illustrious career, spanning theater, film, and television. His credits include HBO’s Westworld, The Bond, and Batman franchises, both the Broadway and film versions of Angels in America and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Asteroid City, which premiered at Cannes this year In Competition. Moderated by Chaz Eber...

Pictures by Brice Anxionnaz captured Day By Day on the red carpet

Brice Anxionnaz is an independent French Press Photographer, and a filmfestivals.com regular correspondant in key festivals (Berlin, Cannes etc). He runs Objectif Festival - +33 6 35 18 19 30 - contact@objectiffestival.fr May25th photo collection   Eric Judor :   Andie MacDowell   Alice Taglioni May 23rd photo collection from the Asteroid City red carpet   Asteroid city red carpet on may 23rd was one of the...

Cannes The awards Neswletter N°8

  PANACHE FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL  WITH AWARDS   Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Aldo Nadal, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Alice Kanterian, Nesta Morgan, Brice Anxionnaz and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor ! Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat ...

Jane Fonda gives Master Class on female-centric filmmaking and climate change at Cannes on closing day

By Moira Jean Sullivan Jane Fonda was a guest at the 76th Cannes Film Festival for a Master Class on May 27 in Salle Buñuel. Later that evening she was called on to present the Palme d' Or from the official jury. For young people today she is an important major star. Many of this new generation knows her through Grace and Frankie with seven seasons from 2015 – 2022. She spoke about the trajectory of her career and her evolution from "a blonde with a lot of h...

The 76th Festival de Cannes winners' list

 © Maxence Parey / FDC After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes, chaired by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor & director Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifron and French direc...

Discussion with the filmmakers featured in Room 999 by Lubna Playoust

Wim Wenders & Lubna Playoust - Room 999 (2022) © MK Productions Director Lubna Playoust presented Room 999, in the Agnès Varda theater this Wednesday, May 24th, at 4:45pm. This movie is a collection of contemporary filmmakers testimonies. This screening will be followed by a conversation with some of the filmmakers featured in the film. This discussion will take place Wednesday May 24th at 4:45pm in the press conference room on the 3rd floor of the Palais des Festivals. ...

VIDEO: Opening Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes - Red Carpet - EV - 2023

The red carpet of the Opening Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes ...

Unifrance announces the winners of the 21st Unifrance Short Film Awards

Lions by Beru Tessema received both the Grand Prize and the Be TV Prize of the 21st edition of the Unifrance Short Film Awards, presented on May 25, 2023 at the Unifrance Terrace during the Cannes Film Festival. The Unifrance Short Film Prize arose from our desire to help festivals, broadcasters, and audiences around the world discover the rich palette of French short film production. Over the years, the Unifrance Short Film Awards du court-métrage have established a strong f...

The Closing Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes

 Anaïs Demoustier © Rudy Marmet - Stacy Martin © Sabine Villiard - Ildikó Enyedi © Claude Medale / Getty Images - Orlando Bloom © Samir Hussein / Getty images - Song Kang-ho © DR - Zar Amir Ebrahimi © Joël Saget / AFP - John C. Reilly © Kirk MacKoy / Getty Images - Pete Docter © Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images - Roger Corman © Jeff Ves...

CICAE Grows and Sets Course for the Future with Newly-Elected Board and General Delegate

CICAE Board of Directors gathered in Cannes (from left to right) First row: Domenico Dinoia (FICE, Italy), Marlena Gabryszewska (Stowarzyszenie Kin Studyjnych, Poland) Detlef Rossmann (Casablanca-Kino, Germany), Christian Bräuer (AG Kino – Gilde, Germany), Guillaume Bachy (AFCAE, France), Tibor Bíró (CineFest Miskolc, Hungary). Second row: Marcin Pieńkowski (Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty, Poland), Hannele Marjavaara (Kino Tapiola, Finland), Peggy Johnson (Loft Fil...

The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 62nd Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Audrey Diwan

The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 62nd Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Audrey Diwan, are Grand Prix Grand Prize Tiger Stripes de by Amanda Nell Eu  Prix French Touch du Jury  French Touch Prize of the Jury Il pleut dans la maison (It's raining in the house) de by Paloma Sermon-Daï Prix Découverte Leitz Cine du court métrage Leitz C...

Surprise visit from Martin Scorsese for new Agnès Varda archive of footage from 'The Gleaners' for film students

More than 60 hours of rushes of Agnes Varda’s 2000 documentary feature The Gleaners and I will now be available for the next generation of international filmmakers thanks to a new educational initiative from France’s National Audiovisual Institute (INA) and Ciné-Tamaris (Agnès Varda's company run by her daughter Rosalie Varda). The five-year project offers students a bilingual platform available 24/7 where they can view and download the complete collecti...

Top prizes for Un Certain Regard announced at 75th Festival de Cannes

By Moira Sullivan Top prizes for Un Certain Regard were announced tonite at Cannes. Best film went to Les Pires - "The Worst Ones" directed by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret (France). The film concerns a film shooting in Picasso, a suburb of Boulogne-sur-mer in north France. Four teenagers are chosen to play in the film. and everyone in the neighborhood is surprised: why only take the “worst ones? Jury prize went to the first Pakistani film to screen at ...

Fallen leaves by Aki Kaurismäki sketched by Nesta at the press conference

Fallen Leaves directed by Aki Kaurismaki is a fourth trilogy on Beauty and love in this world, a brief encounter kept simple. Aki sets his colours and two actors against a glow of crimson and offers green and white asparagus tips, the perfect companiment to “Un Vin mousseuz, un tout petit verre, ca s’appetite un aperitif”. There is love and there is comedy, and pride in hard work and very funny Trap (the Finnish translation for Alma’s character). Jussi plays his role w...

Anatomie d'une Chute sketched by Nesta Morgan

The film stars Sandra Hüller as a writer trying to prove her innocence in her husband's death. The film had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2023, where it competed for the Palme d'Or and the Queer Palm, and won the Palm Dog Award.   Sketched by Nesta Morgan during the press conference   Nesta's sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are an origin...

Un certain regard 'new voice' prize goes to Omen, directorial debut of Belgian rapper Baloji

  Omen (Augure), the first feature film by Belgian-Congolese musician and actor Baloji, won the “New Voice” prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. The film screened May 22 stood out from the crowd of films in this section as something special with a rich visual language previously experienced in Baloji's music videos and heard in his electrifying four part symphonic masterpiece, the soundtrack for Augure. This sumptuous  directorial debu...

Leo, Martin and Robert sketched by Nesta for " Killers of The Flower Moon "

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin  Scorsese, Robert De Niro Incorporate story expressed by engagement with language. Truth, Freedom and Who didn’t do or create earnest prayer. Behind the humour is work. Nesta Nesta's sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are an original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta's Sketch Collection commenced in 2007 covering The Berlinale Tale...

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