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The 2021 Cannes Classics Selection announced

  Kinuyo Tanaka © Nikkatsu / Carlotta  As every year, the Festival de Cannes presents a selection of the best restored prints and invites us to explore again the history of Cinema. The curtain rises with Mark Cousins' pre-opening documentary; the rediscovery of director-actor Kinuyo Tanaka and Spanish director actress, screenwriter and producer Ana Mariscal; a tri...

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes: Spike Lee in good company

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes Around the President Spike Lee, five women and 3 men of seven nationalities, coming from five continents will have the privilege to discover the 24 films of the 2021 international Competition. As a reflect of the official Selection, almost the whole world will be part of these long-awaited premieres. Spike Lee - President Director, producer, screenwriter (United States) Mati Diop Director (France, Senegal)   Myl&eg...

Exclusive screening in Cannes of 'The Story of Film: a New Generation' by Mark Cousins

  An exclusive screening for the launch of the Official Selection Tuesday, July 6th 2021 Cinema’s recent past welcomes its immediate future! Original and ultra-contemporary, the latest episode of The Story of Film by Mark Cousins, a masterpiece dedicated to the history of cinema, will be showcased in Cannes on Tuesday, July 6th. Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish filmmaker and author. His films, including The First Movie, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, The Eyes of Orson Welles...

74th Festival de Cannes: Cinema for the climate

Marcher sur l’eau d’Aïssa Maïga © Rousslan Dion, Bonne Pioche Cinéma - 2021   In 2021 and given the urgency of the situation, protecting the environment is at the heart of the Festival de Cannes' preoccupations, reflected up to its Official Selection. The Selection was already bearing that mark, when in 2007, Al Gore was invited for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth that brought him an Oscar and to numerous other films, including those produced ...

Marx Can Wait A new film and an Honorary Palme d'or for Marco Bellocchio

Second guest of honor of this 74th edition after Jodie Foster attending the Opening Ceremony, Italian director Marco Bellocchio will present his new feature film in the Cannes Premiere section, on Friday, July 16th, after having met the audience the previous evening at the “Rendez-vous with…”. And during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, July 17 2021, the Festival will present him with an Honorary Palme d’or, a tribute to his unique œuvre that has marked contem...

Onoda - 10 000 Nights In The Jungle by Arthur Harari Opening Un Certain Regard

For his second feature film and his first time in Official selection, Arthur Harari will open Un Certain Regard with Onoda - 10 000 Nights In The Jungle. Shot in Japanese, this international coproduction tells the story of the soldier Hiroo Onoda that was sent to an island in the Philippines in 1944, to fight against the American offensive. As Japan surrenders, Onoda ignores it, trained to survive at all costs in the jungle, he keeps his war going. He will take 10 000 day...

CLARA SOLA: First images from QUINZAINE 2021 Title

CLARA, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a "healer", she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world.  After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend. This newly awakened force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and m...

The poster of the 74th Festival de Cannes finally revealed

For the immense impatience to finally find ourselves again in the Cannes setting : the seaside ,the palm trees and the silver screen, just like a blank page, that will welcome the films of the Official Selection… For that curious look he is going to put on the work of his fellow filmmakers who bring us news of the World –  of theirs and surely a little bit of ours too… For this personal view that he has shared with us since his very first feature : sho...

The Un Certain Regard lineup at the 74th Festival de Cannes

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 In Competition   Opening Film ANNETTE   Leos CARAX (France)   *** A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE (THE STORY OF MY WIFE) Ildikó ENYEDI (Hungary) BENEDETTA Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands) BERGMAN ISLAND Mia HASEN-...

The Un Certain Regard Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Mounia Meddour © Olivier Vigerie, Daniel Burman © The mediapro Studio, Andrea Arnold © Rankin, Michael Covino © DR, Elsa Zylberstein © Sylvie Lancrenon President Andrea Arnold Director, screenwriter (United Kingdom) Mounia Meddour Director, screenwriter, producer (Algeria) Elsa Zylberstein Actress (France) Daniel Burman Director, producer, screenwriter (Argentina) Michael Covino Director, producer, actor (United States)  ...

The Cannes 2021 Short Films Competition

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This year, the selection committee has viewed 3739 short films. The 2021 Short Films Competition comprises 10 films, from Brazil, Denmark, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Portugal and for the first time in Official Selection Kosovo and Macedonia.     Marija APCEVSKA SEVEREN POL (North Pole) Macedonia 15' Samir KARAHODA PA V...

The Jury and the Selection for Short Films and the Cinéfondation 2021

Kaouther Ben Hania © DR / Sameh Alaa © Mattbed / Tuva Novotny © Henrik Adamsen / Nicolas Pariser © Victor Mirabel / Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère / Carlos Muguiro © Iñigo Royo The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 10 films in Competition, and the three Cinéfondation prizes to the best of the 17 selected films by...

The Directors Fortnight unveils its 2021 poster

The image, by photographer and filmmaker Daniel Mercadante, is part of his series “The Enchanted Forest”, and was created through a process that combines long exposure photography, light projection and juxtapositions. The artist “paints” the trees with the coloured light of handheld flashlights and, using long exposure techniques, explores the temporal dimension that photography shares with cinema. The wide spectrum of colours reflects the richness and diversity of con...

The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office

The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office, following Aïda Belloulid’s departure towards new professional horizons. © Olivier Vigerie   She took office on June 1st and will manage, with the press office team, the whole press events of the 74th Edition.  Making her first steps at the French Cinémathèque in 2005, Agnès Leroy built most of her professional career alongside Bruno Barde at the Public Sys...

The Directors Fortnight unveils its 2021 selection

  Paolo Moretti and his selection committee have unveiled the selection of Directors’ Fortnight’s 53rd edition. Discover the list of the selected long and short films.  More information will soon be available on our website. FEATURE FILMS A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano 1h38  A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia 1h30 – First feat...

Cannes 74 lineup revealed in Paris

Photo Bruno Chatelin On Thursday 3 June at 11am, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the Official Selection of the 74th Festival de Cannes at the UGC Normandie in Paris. Discover the list of selected films in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premières, and Special Screenings. In Competition  Opening Film ANNETTE   Leos CARAX (...

Cristian Mungiu, La Semaine de la Critique Jury President

  La Semaine de la Critique is delighted to announce that Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, whose remarkable career is closely tied to the Cannes Film Festival, will be the President of its 60th edition's Jury. Throughout his 5 feature films, a majority of which premiered in Cannes, Cristian Mungiu has crafted a body of work rooted in his country's History. Cristian Mungiu studied first English literature, then g...

How to safely participate to cannes

  Spike Lee is waiting for us... Join him at the 74th edition of the Festival de Cannes : the Official Selection of this 74th edition will be revealed today June 3rd, with announcements regarding the juries and other events due to be made within the coming weeks. 18,000 professionals and journalists have already applied for their accréditations. Feel free to join them ! Festival de Cannes 2021 (festival-cannes.com) In accordance with the French goverment's provisio...

Jodie Foster Special guest of the Opening Ceremony and the Honorary Palme d'or of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Following Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon, Jodie Foster will receive the Festival’s Honorary Palme d'or in recognition of a brilliant artistic journey, a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time. Guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony which will take place on the stage at the Palais des festival on Tuesday, July ...

Cannes 74 selection will be revealed June 3rd

June 3rd at 11 am paris time, the Cannes 2021 selection will be revealed live on video by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux streaming live on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Dailymotion.   #Cannes2021 ...

“Black Nights Goes to Cannes” is part of the PÖFF’s 25th birthday celebrations - call for projects is open

      For the first time Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is joining the well established Marché du Film showcase "Goes to Cannes" with an aim to present 5 international film projects in post-production stage at the Marché du Film in July. “Black Nights Goes to Cannes” is part of the PÖFF’s 25th birthday celebrations, in a year where PÖFF’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event also celebrates ...

Annette & Leos Carax, Marion Cotillard & Adam Driver will open the 74th Festival de Cannes!

Nine years after the remarkable Holy Motors, presented in competition, Leos Carax will unveil in Cannes his new feature, a film eagerly awaited by cinephiles around the world. Annette, Carax’s first film in English, will open the Cannes 74th International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 6th. Photo ©️CG Cinéma International  Set in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a si...

The Festival de Cannes commits for the environment

Wherever we are in the world, we face decisive environmental challenges. In 2021, conscious of its role and duties, the Festival de Cannes puts in place a series of measures aiming at implementing its presence and future in an essential movement of which the cultural events must be committed environmental campaigners. The Festival de Cannes thus intends to start the third decade of the 21st century with an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action:   Res...

Cannes 2020: the full coverage of the festival with 342 articles

Sadly, like thousand of festival goers, we have missed attending the Cannes 2020 edition. THE REMOTE COVERAGE CAN BE FOUND BELOW  WHILE OUR COVERAGE FROM THE VIRTUAL MARKET ON OUR CANNES MARKET DAILIES CAN BE FOUND HERE/ Cannes 2020 playlist on our VIDEO CHANNEL  PICTURES from Cannes     Closing of the "Cannes 2020 Special”: I'm Afraid to Forget Your Face wins the Palme d'or for Short Films Sameh Al...

Thank you Mister President... Spike is back to Cannes

France, Cannes hold a very special place in Spike Lee's heart,  he had his Cannes debut in 1986, and a great start to his career! The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, th...

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