fourteen gold palms on stage and a controversy over bitumen

DAY 9 – As the festival celebrates its 75th anniversary, several filmmakers, from Rebecca Zlotowski to Guillermo Del Toro, are wondering about the future of their activity. Holy distribution. The Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 75th anniversary in the company of 121 faces of the 7and art. Claude Lelouch, Wim Wenders, Emir Kusturica, Costa Gavras … Read more

Clara Luciani and music in broad daylight

DAY 5 – Cannes nights are on fire, Frédéric Beigbeder defends his vodka and the boss of SACEM thinks that the festival will soon institute a prize for the best soundtracks. A large white Samoyed arrives on the steps of the palace. Panic among the agents. The animal is finally allowed to enter the room. … Read more

“The West doesn’t understand anything about Islam”, according to Swedish director Tarik Saleh

The filmmaker presented to festival-goers Boy from Heaven, a politico-religious thriller inspired by Name of the Rose and taking place around the Islamic University of al-Azhar, in Cairo. “The West is both obsessed with Islam and at the same time does not understand this religion at all“, told AFP on Saturday the director Tarik Saleh, … Read more

A new Nordic wave is sweeping the Croisette

With three Scandinavian directors vying for the Palme d’Or, a new generation of filmmakers is making its mark on the Cannes scene. After Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier, a new generation of Scandinavian filmmakers, sometimes with a double culture, imposes itself on the front of the stage, with no less than three directors in … Read more

an Indian minister and a Portuguese witch

DAY 3 – The continental country, with its 2000 annual productions, is honored by the festival’s Film Market. Long limousines follow one another in front of the Majestic. The hotel lobby buzzes like a train station concourse in Rajasthan. A distinguished old lady makes her way with her walker. Appears Anurag Thakur, black jodhpuri jacket, … Read more

Cannes Film Festival: Brother and Sister, hate the cursed

CRITICAL – Arnaud Desplechin takes up his favorite theme, family neuroses, and brings two members of a sibling who hate each other face to face. A sensual and tormented film. It is snowing on the scene. Alice plays Dublin people. Her brother is a writer. Between them, it’s war. She hates him. Her books hurt … Read more

In Cannes, the #Metoo of French cinema is out of breath

The 50/50 collective, carrier of the movement for a better representation of women in the profession, has been in turmoil since accusations of sexual assault within it. Twenty-one films are in the running for the Palme d’Or this year, but only five are directed by women. For statistics aficionados, the proportion is higher than last … Read more

in Cannes, the promise of parity difficult to keep

Out of 21 films in competition, only five directors are in the running for the statuette. In question? An industry that is still too masculine, defend the organizers. Like an air of deja vu: with five female directors – out of 21 films – in competition, the Cannes Film Festival is struggling to keep its … Read more

Has the Cannes Film Festival fallen in love with gore?

After the coronation of blood Titanium, Cut! which opens the festivities and Future Crimes will test the nerves of the Croisette. One year after the Palme d’Or in Titanium cyberpunk bomb, bloody and without taboo, David Cronenberg promises in competition to dissect living human beings: has the Cannes Film Festival fallen in love with gore? … Read more

Has the Cannes Film Festival fallen in love with gore?

After the coronation of blood Titanium, Cut! which opens the festivities and Future Crimes will test the nerves of the Croisette. One year after the Palme d’Or in Titanium cyberpunk bomb, bloody and without taboo, David Cronenberg promises in competition to dissect living human beings: has the Cannes Film Festival fallen in love with gore? … Read more