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The global independent industry will all convene in Santa Monica in just a few weeks for AFM23 with hundreds of productions, sales, distribution and buying companies from 70 countries registered. Over 230 companies – from A24 to XYZ - as well as international umbrella stands are set to exhibit - with more still being added. To find out more about the Exhibitors coming to AFM, click on the company’s name on the exhibitor list and you’ll be taken to their profile on The Film Ca...

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Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

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The Marché du Film closes its 2024 edition with record attendence figures!

We are thrilled to have had you with us, whether from near or far, for this fantastic #MDF24 edition. Your impressive attendance surpassed our expectations, making this our LARGEST market edition ever!  An incredible 15,000 of you gathered here at the heart of the film industry so THANK YOU for joining us!  Discover the first highlights of the 2024 Marché du Film below!       ...

ANTON UNLOCKS OVER €100 MILLION IN NEW FINANCING THROUGH INVESTOR GROUP LED BY BLACKROCK-MANAGED FUNDS

Set to Expand Film and TV Output London, UK (May 22, 2024) – Anton Capital Entertainment (“Anton”), a leading independent European film and TV studio, that was the first company to bring institutional slate funding to European production, has secured over €100 million in new financing through a group of institutional investors, led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock. The new financing allows Anton to expand its feature film and television series development ...

805 BEER PREMIERES NEW FILM “ANOTHER EIGHT SECONDS” FEATURING PRO BULL RIDER STETSON LAWRENCE DIRECTED BY KEITH MALLOY

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Another Eight Seconds” is the Latest Film from 805 Beer Following Gripping Life Story of Legendary Bull Rider Stetson Lawrence who retired from the PBR at the height of his career after severe neck injury Paso Robles, CA (embargoed until May 16, 2024) – Today, 805 Beer premiered its latest documentary film directed by acclaimed filmmaker Keith Malloy, “Another Eight Seconds,” which follows 805 Authentico and American pro bull rider Stetson Lawrence. The film is an in...

Jeffrey Dean and Famke Janssen star in the crime thriller "The Postcard Killer" for Director Renny Harlin

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Highland Film Group Handling Worldwide Sales Cannes, France (May 15, 2024) – Jeffrey Dean Morgan (AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Zach Snyder’s The Watchmen), Famke Janssen (MGM/UA’s GoldenEye, 20th Century Fox’s XMen and Taken), Naomi Battrick (Amazon’s “Jamestown” and “A Very English Scandal”) and Denis O'Hare (FX’s “American Horror Story,” Focus Features’ Dallas Buyers Club) are set to star in t...

First look from "Ice Fall" starring Joel Kinnaman

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Sharing the first look photo from the thriller Ice Fall starring Joel Kinnaman (James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, John Woo’s Silent Night), Cara Jade Myers (Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon), Danny Huston (Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman, Rupert Sanders’ upcoming The Crow), Academy Award-nominated and First Nations (Oneida) actor Graham Greene (Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile, Netflix’s “Longmire”)...

WOMEN IN MOTION TALK WITH DONNA LANGLEY

Saturday May 18th at 2PM \ If you wish to attend the Talk, please register by clicking on the link below. A confirmation email will be sent to you before the Talk, subject to availability. Given that places are limited, and for security reasons, guests without a confirmation email will not be admitted. ​Check-in starts at 1.30PM. No entrance after 1.45PM.   The Talks will be broadcast live on Kering’s and its partners’ social media accounts, under the official h...

Asia Tech x Singapore 2024, 02: Plenary with Dario, Mira and Gullnaz

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29 - 31 May 2024 #ATxSG Asia Tech x Singapore 2024, 02: Plenary with Dario, Mira and Gullnaz In this three-day event, May 29-31, Expo Singapore, speakers comprise a virtual who’s who. If you happen to land on the plenary session and find yourself on the fireside, you would be chatting in the august company of Dario Amodei and Mira Murati. Dario Amodei is the CEO of Anthropic, an AI research company. Anthropic is a public benefit corporation, dedicated to building stee...

Seven Samurai turns 70: an interview with Pascal-Alex Vincent

OFFICIAL SELECTION UNCATEGORIZED By Charlotte Pavard, published on 15.05.2024   SEVEN SAMURAI Pascal-Alex Vincent is a filmmaker and lecturer at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University. His documentary Satoshi Kon, l’illusionniste (Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist) was listed in the Cannes Classics selection in 2021. A specialist in Japanese cinema, he talks about Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Restored in 4K by t...

Agathe Riedinger cuts the countless facets of reality TV in Wild Diamond

OFFICIAL SELECTION By Tarik Khaldi, published on 15.05.2024 WILD DIAMOND © Silex Films A new face in French cinema opens the 2024 Competition: Agathe Riedinger, director of Wild Diamond. In her first feature film, she shares her fascination and fears surrounding the extremely complex and contemporary topic of reality TV. “I’m going to be the French Kim K.” Liane is 19 years old and looks to reality TV to escape a stifling future in the south of France. She fits the...

Les Années déclic (The Declic Years), a cinematographic portrait of Raymond Depardon

OFFICIAL SELECTION By Benoit Pavan, published on 15.05.2024 THE DECLIC YEARS In the restored Les Années déclic (The Declic Years) screened at Cannes Classics, photographer Raymond Depardon dips into his archives and memories of 1957-1977 to bring audiences a cinematographic portrait and eyewitness account of the decades that shook French society. “What was going on in my head? I don’t know. I wanted to be a photographer, someone who hunted down images. This card...

Restoring Tasio: interview with director Montxo Armendáriz

OFFICIAL SELECTION By Charlotte Pavard, published on 13.05.2024 TASIO © Mercury Films Restoration of Tasio (1984), a drama by Basque director Montxo Armendáriz presented at Cannes Classics. The Spanish filmmaker’s camera captures the life of Tasio, a charcoal burner in the mountains. The profession has now all but disappeared, but was of great economic and social importance until the 1960s. Interview. How did the film come about? In 1981, I made a documentary called C...

Furiosa’s tumultuous youth

OFFICIAL SELECTION UNCATEGORIZED By Charlotte Pavard, published on 15.05.202 FURIOSA : UNE SAGA MAD MAX The fifth instalment in George Miller‘s post-apocalyptic Mad Max series. With Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the Australian filmmaker continues his cult saga, this time shining the spotlight on the character of Furiosa. Actress Anna Taylor-John takes on the title role, delving into the heart of the fiery warrior, portraying her in her youth. Chris Hemsworth plays Dr. Dementus, a name ...

When the Light Breaks, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s vision

OFFICIAL SELECTION By Charlotte Pavard, published on 15.05.2024   WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS © Compass Film For the opening of the Un Certain Regard selection, the Debussy theatre welcomes the Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson with Ljósbrot (When the Light Breaks) : a subtle film about mourning and how to approach it, which was originally a short film.   What inspired you to begin work on this film? Ever since experiencing the loss of a friend as a youn...

Faye, as seen by Laurent Bouzereau

FAYE © Photo by Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images / Courtesy of Liam Dunaway O'Neill Incandescent Bonnie alongside Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde, formidable Vicki Anderson in The Thomas Crown Affair, Faye Dunaway has been one of the greatest actresses of American cinema since the 60s. After making documentaries on Roman Polanski and William Friedkin, Laurent Bouzereau has chosen to devote a portrait to the Chinatown star, listed in the Cannes Classics selection, in the presence of...

Portrait of The Girl with the Needle, by Magnus Von Horn

THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE Following Efterskalv ((The Here After), screened as a preview at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2015, and then Sweat, in the Official Selection of the 2020 Festival de Cannes, the Swedish director Magnus Von Horn is back at Cannes with Pigen Med Nålen (The Girl with the Needle), a new feature film, this time in Danish. In the running for the Palme d’or, the Swedish director is experimenting with a new artistic approach, a history film. Inspired by a t...

Moi Aussi (Me Too), Judith Godrèche on finding one’s voice

MOI AUSSI © Maneki films The 2024 Festival de Cannes welcomes the new short film Moi Aussi (Me Too), a poignant creation from Judith Godrèche . The actress first moved behind the camera in 2010 with Toutes les filles pleurent (All Girls Cry). In the 2024 Official Selection, the film will be screened in her presence during the opening ceremony of Un Certain Regard. At the dawn of a new day, a young girl findsherself confronted with a staring crowd, with everyone in it bearing the...

JIM JARMUSCH WRAPS SHOOTING ON HIS LATEST FEATURE

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FATHER MOTHER SISTER BROTHER   The film stars Adam Driver, Mayim Bialik, Tom Waits, Charlotte Rampling, Cate Blanchett, Vicky Krieps, Indya Moore and Luka Sabbat  The Match Factory boards project and will launch international sales at the Cannes Film Festival while Jarmusch completes Post-Production in New York  Photo credit ©Carole Bethuel MAY 16, 2024 - Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming feature Father Mother Sister Brother has wrapped production in Paris following shoo...

Spotlight on the conferences program at the Market

Check out highlights of inspiring talks and panels with today's industry leaders. EXPLORE OVER 70 CONFERENCES IN CANNES Dive into the #MDF24 Conference Schedule! Get ready for our BIGGEST conference lineup to date! Explore this year's diverse selection of engaging talks with world-class speakers tackling all of today's trending topics: AI, film finance, sustainability, well-being & more! ...

Festival de Cannes Opening Ceremony live in French cinemas

© Valery Hache / AFP The Festival de Cannes is pleased to announce that it will share its Opening event with cinema-goers again this year. Both Opening ceremony and film will be broadcast live in hundreds of French cinemas, an initiative of the Festival de Cannes, together with France Télévisions, FNCF (Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français) and CNC (Centre National du Cinéma), with the friendly support of AFCAE (Association Franç...

Le Deuxième Acte (The Second Act), Quentin Dupieux’s new comic mise en abyme

THE SECOND ACT © Chi-Fou-Mi / Arte France Cinéma In thirteen films, Quentin Dupieux has made the absurd a genre unto itself. The unclassifiable and prolific French director is opening the 77th Festival de Cannes Out of Competition with Le Deuxième acte (The Second Act), a new comedy that is a mirror effect of cinema, promising an edition focused on the essence of film. Just this once, Quentin Dupieux has deliberately chosen to keep quiet and not say anything about his thirte...

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