74th Festival de Cannes: The Awards

It’s been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing. Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d’or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 July, Italian filmmaker … Continúa leyendo 74th Festival de Cannes: The Awards

Un Certain Regard Prizes 2021

Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Camera d’or. The opening film was Arthur Harari’s Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter … Continúa leyendo Un Certain Regard Prizes 2021

The winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury comprised of Sameh Alaa, Kaouther Ben Hania, Carlos Muguiro, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Pariser and Alice Winocour, has awarded the 2021 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 1 835 entries coming from 490 film schools around the … Continúa leyendo The winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

The new film by Mamoru Hosoda will world premiere in Cannes

Belle, the animation film by the Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda will be presented in world premiere during the 74th Festival de Cannes in the Cannes Premiere section. Following Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015), and Mirai (2018), it is the first official Selection for Mamoru Hosoda.  Belle, is the third animation film presented this year at the Festival after Ari Folman’s Where … Continúa leyendo The new film by Mamoru Hosoda will world premiere in Cannes

Rendez-vous with Bong Joon Ho

Bong Joon Ho, the Korean director will be back on the Croisette, after the triumph of Parasite in 2019, the latest Palme d’or to date and the first in the history of Korean cinema. Bong Joon Ho will be one of the special guests at the Opening Ceremony on July 6th and will present an exceptional “Rendez-vous with…” the next day in the Buñuel Theatre of … Continúa leyendo Rendez-vous with Bong Joon Ho

Cinema for the climate

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 by Leonardo DiCaprio. While … Continúa leyendo Cinema for the climate

Mélanie Thierry, President of the Camera d’or Jury

« Nothing is as fragile or as miraculous as a first movie. This testifies to the courage and the faith of all the directors who, after such a long period of seclusion, succeeded in providing us with a window on the outside world. It is a huge honor and a wonderful joy for me to be the President of the Camera d’or Jury. These are … Continúa leyendo Mélanie Thierry, President of the Camera d’or Jury

The 2021 Cannes Classics Selection

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 tribute to director and actor Bill Duke; a close-up on the first African-American director Oscar Micheaux; the 1959 Palme d’Or; the … Continúa leyendo The 2021 Cannes Classics Selection

The “Cannes 2020 Special” is open

The “Cannes 2020 Special”, which offers a preview of four films from the Official Selection 2020 as well as the short films selected in Competition and the film school movies from the Cinéfondation competition, was open yesterday evening on the Croisette! From 27 to 29 October, the general public is invited to celebrate the world of cinema in the city that has hosted the Festival … Continúa leyendo The “Cannes 2020 Special” is open

San Sebastián welcomes the Festival de Cannes!

During the opening evening, José Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastián Festival, will pay special tribute to the Festival de Cannes. Thierry Frémaux, its General Delegate, will also be in San Sebastián by his side. Seventeen films from the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2020 will be presented in different sections including, as part of an unprecedented joint decision, films in competition. … Continúa leyendo San Sebastián welcomes the Festival de Cannes!