cannes film – Cannes Fest http://cannesfest.org/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:21:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cannesfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png cannes film – Cannes Fest http://cannesfest.org/ 32 32 The Cannes film “Hold Me Tight” by Mathieu Amalric sold to Kino Lorber https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-film-hold-me-tight-by-mathieu-amalric-sold-to-kino-lorber/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:37:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-film-hold-me-tight-by-mathieu-amalric-sold-to-kino-lorber/ Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Mathieu Amalric’s “Hold Me Tight,” a gripping family drama starring “Phantom Thread” actress Vicky Krieps. Co-produced and sold by Gaumont, the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Adapted from Claudine Galea’s play, “Hold Me Tight” follows Clarisse (Krieps), a mother […]]]>

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Mathieu Amalric’s “Hold Me Tight,” a gripping family drama starring “Phantom Thread” actress Vicky Krieps. Co-produced and sold by Gaumont, the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Adapted from Claudine Galea’s play, “Hold Me Tight” follows Clarisse (Krieps), a mother who has abandoned her family for mysterious reasons and is going through a great emotional upheaval. The film alternates between Clarisse’s adventures on the road and scenes of her husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) struggling to care for their children at home.

Laetitia Gonzalez and Yaël Fogiel of Films du Poisson produced the film with Gaumont, Arte France Cinéma and Lupa Film as co-producers.

After Cannes, the film went on to play in Rotterdam and Busan, as well as two César nominations for Krieps and Best Adapted Screenplay for Amalric. Krieps was also in Cannes last year with Mia Hansen-Love’s “Bergman Island,” which played in competition.

“Hold Me Tight” marks Amalric’s sixth directorial outing. Among his cinematographic achievements are “Barbara”, which won a prize at Un Certain Regard in 2017, and “Tournée”, which won him the prize for best director in competition.

“Mathieu Amalric’s skills as a filmmaker and storyteller are on full display in this deeply emotional yet enigmatic story of love, memory and loss,” said Kino Lorber senior vice president Wendy Lidell, who brokered the agreement with Alexis Cassanet de Gaumont at Rendez-Vous. with French Cinema market in New York, co-organized by Film at Lincoln Center and Unifrance.

“Human hearts and minds often work in strange ways, and here Mathieu and Krieps manage to bring almost unfathomable feelings to the surface,” Lidell added.

Amalric said that “in these difficult times, it’s a huge honor that people like Wendy Lidell and Richard Lorber, who see so many films from around the world, have welcomed ‘Hold Me Tight’ with open arms”.

Cassanet said Kino Lorber has “a long history of distributing the best of French cinema in the United States and Canada”.

“We know Richard and Wendy will embrace Mathieu’s vision and deploy a tailored strategy to better reach North American audiences,” Cassanet added.

Kino Lorber also picked up “On the Edge”, a crime thriller in French by Giordano Gederlini (“Les Misérables”), at the New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema market.

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‘Elvis’ world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival https://cannesfest.org/elvis-world-premiere-at-the-cannes-film-festival/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 18:32:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/elvis-world-premiere-at-the-cannes-film-festival/ “Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann’s drama about the rock and roll legend starring Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Tom Hanks, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Variety confirmed. The movie currently has a June 24 release date, which means it couldn’t open the festival unless Warner Bros. Pictures only […]]]>

“Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann’s drama about the rock and roll legend starring Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Tom Hanks, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Variety confirmed.

The movie currently has a June 24 release date, which means it couldn’t open the festival unless Warner Bros. Pictures only decides to bow it on May 17 to launch the 75th edition. Cannes introduced new rules several years ago that require every opening night film to be released the same day in French theaters.

Luhrmann previously opened the Côte d’Azur festival in style with “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001 and “The Great Gatsby” in 2013.

Besides Butler, who plays the King, and Hanks, who plays Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, the cast also includes Olivia DeJonge and Natasha Bassett. The trailer was released last month to positive buzz.

Luhrmann’s first film since “The Great Gatsby”, “Elvis” explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning more than 20 years, from Presley’s rise to stardom to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the changing cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. At the center of this journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley (DeJonge). Luhrmann wrote the screenplay with Craig Pearce.

Variety predicted the film would play at Cannes, along with George Miller’s “Top Gun” and new film “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Broker,” and Park Chanwook’s “Decision to Leave,” among others.

The official Cannes Film Festival selection will be revealed at a press conference in Paris in the second or third week of April. The festival is set to take place from May 17-28 with new sponsors including TikTok and Brut, as well as French public broadcaster France Télévisions.

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Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick screened at the Cannes Film Festival https://cannesfest.org/tom-cruises-top-gun-maverick-screened-at-the-cannes-film-festival/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:55:32 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/tom-cruises-top-gun-maverick-screened-at-the-cannes-film-festival/ House Entertainment Hollywood Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick screened at the Cannes Film Festival The screening of Top Gun: Maverick would mark the first time in 30 years that a Tom Cruise film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, with Far and Away directed by Ron Howard at the film’s gala in 1992. A […]]]>

The screening of Top Gun: Maverick would mark the first time in 30 years that a Tom Cruise film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, with Far and Away directed by Ron Howard at the film’s gala in 1992.

A still from Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. (Photo: TopGunMovie/Twitter)

Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, will be screened at the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Festival sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the long-awaited action show will open in Cannes ahead of its Memorial Day premiere in theaters.

Cannes, however, would not serve as the film’s world premiere, which will be held in San Diego, where the first film was shot. It would be the first time in 30 years that a Cruise film would screen at Cannes. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, premiered at the film’s gala in 1992.

Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun also starring Cruise, will have its North American premiere on May 27.

Paramount and Skydance declined to comment on the screening of the film at the festival, directed by Cruise’s Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.

Maverick also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer returning as the Iceman.

The film has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maverick debuted its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. In August 2021, the first 13 minutes of the film premiered at CinemaCon. The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 17 to 28.

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Kyiv-based Molodist International Film Festival calls on festivals to boycott Russian cinema https://cannesfest.org/kyiv-based-molodist-international-film-festival-calls-on-festivals-to-boycott-russian-cinema/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 01:21:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/kyiv-based-molodist-international-film-festival-calls-on-festivals-to-boycott-russian-cinema/ The Kyiv-based Molodist International Film Festival has written an open letter to the film community calling on other festivals to join the boycott of Russian films in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces. The festival’s statement cites an ongoing effort by modern Russia to “separate culture from politics” and “[use] this […]]]>

The Kyiv-based Molodist International Film Festival has written an open letter to the film community calling on other festivals to join the boycott of Russian films in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces.

The festival’s statement cites an ongoing effort by modern Russia to “separate culture from politics” and “[use] this same culture to distract the West from wars, human rights abuses, censorship and the persecution of political dissidents in Russia.

“There are Russian filmmakers and intellectuals who have expressed their disagreement with and criticism of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine throughout these years, and we know some of them personally,” the statement said. “We are confident, however, that they will understand why we are calling for a complete boycott of Russian films until the Russian military is out of Ukraine and its government compensates for all the damage – because these intellectuals certainly understand that ‘they failed in their struggle.

The Molodist International Film Festival was forced to postpone its 51st edition on Friday due to Russia’s war on Ukraine. The event was scheduled to take place from May 28 to June 5.

“When you plan to give the Russians a voice now, we want you to think about facing representatives of the Ukrainian film industry, festival programmers and filmmakers, and how you will look us in the eye knowing that some of our friends, family members or even some of us may not have survived this war,” the letter concludes. “Perhaps then you will realize what complicity and collective responsibility, when our voices and freedom of expression have been swept away with our lives.”

European film festivals have offered a mix of responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Cannes Film Festival has banned the Russian delegation for its next edition in May. The Venice Film Festival has instituted a similar ban against Russian delegations, although the organization has made the distinction that Russian filmmakers will still be invited to the festival. Molodist’s statement calls these responses “disappointing, not to say toothless statements”.

See Molodist’s full open letter below:

Dear colleagues,

We turn to you now, after two weeks of full-scale Russian war against Ukraine, after the death of several thousand civilians in our country, impending or ongoing humanitarian disasters in several places, two million refugees of Ukraine and the immeasurable destruction of our towns and cities. As war rages in our country, we, representatives of the cultural and creative industries, are fighting on several fronts. Our lives have been uprooted, displaced or almost entirely lost because of this war, and some of us are lucky to still be alive.

We are touched and grateful to the [entirety of] Europe for its support, we know it represents Ukraine. In the midst of this tragedy, we saw great unity around the world to help our country, including our friends and colleagues who joined together to help Ukrainians fight Russia’s unforgivable aggression.

We do not say about Putin, because obviously it is not Putin himself who massacres our compatriots, bombs houses, maternities and hospitals and drops bombs on our heads, in defiance of any law of war or even of elementary humanity. It is the many Russians who are waging this war in the armed forces on Ukrainian territory and in the neighboring parts of Russia and Belarus, as well as those who work in the field of international (dis)information and the vast machine of national propaganda – and even more Russians who vehemently support this war. The war for the destruction of Ukraine, the destabilization of Europe through the greatest potential refugee crisis it has ever known and the change of the world order. Putin now enjoys overwhelming support in his depraved country for this aggression and for his intention to wipe out millions of Ukrainians.

This also concerns many people who work in culture and show business. We know this because most Ukrainians understand Russian due to our horrible past as a Russian colony. So it’s easy for us to check their news or social media to see how their movie stars and filmmakers categorically support the “denazification of Ukraine”. Moreover, many of them are actually from Ukraine or have family in this country. This did not prevent anyone from blindly believing Kremlin propaganda in complete denial of common sense. What we have also seen now is that many of them are saving face in the face of Russia’s growing isolation by signing letters of support for Ukraine and expressing their disapproval of this invasion – a decision hypocritical to many who had enjoyed the benefits of being favored by the Tsar in the years before. What you, so many people in other countries, were blinded to, Ukrainians saw long ago – the establishment of a dictatorship in Russia continuing the tradition of Stalinism, but disguised as an apparent freedom of speech .

As our colleagues put it in this article, “For years, modern Russia has cultivated complex narratives that separated culture from politics while using that same culture to divert Western attention from wars, human rights abuses, censorship and persecution of political dissidents.” A complex system of smoke and mirrors, so to speak, to make you believe in their freedom, and admire the complex and mysterious “Russian soul”, forgetting that it is a bottomless pit of despair and slavery, a culture completely different from European values, in particular, freedom and individualism. What we have now seen in the monstrosities of Russian soldiers in our country.

Perhaps others will be more diplomatic in speaking out like this, but we will not allow ourselves to hold back when we, our friends and loved ones, and all of our countrymen are in very real danger of losing their lives. We see disappointingly modest, not to say toothless, statements from film festivals, such as Cannes, Berlinale, San Sebastian, Venice and others, about this atrocious war – standing alongside Ukraine but paying so much attention to dissident Russians. Admiring their bravery to express themselves, when they should admire, it is the Ukrainians who give their lives for the freedom of our entire European continent. You passionately defend the right of the aggressor’s representatives to be visible internationally, when they should be taking action to change things at home. Committed to freedom of expression, you do not understand the simple fact of giving voice to a seemingly liberal extension of shameless (neo)colonial policies towards Ukraine. When all over the world many businesses and industries, including cultural ones, are cutting off Russia for the horror it is once again inflicting on Ukraine, you are choosing to separate culture from politics as if it had never been true.

For the 44th edition of Molodist in October 2014, after Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, we created a special program of Russian films critical of their authorities and of the company, entitled “Films of Moral Resistance”. To our surprise, even some of these filmmakers have given up on just that title, and we’ve renamed it “Films of Moral Anxiety.” However, several of them eventually withdrew their films. We have thus seen how free these filmmakers were. Since then, Russian films have been banned from participating in Molodist.

Of course, there are Russian filmmakers and intellectuals who have really spoken out in their dopinion and criticism of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine throughout these years, and we know some of them personally. We are convinced, however, that they will understand why we are calling for a complete boycott of Russian films until the Russian army is out of Ukraine and its government compensates for all the damage – because these intellectuals certainly understand that they failed in their struggle.

And when you plan to give the floor to the Russians now, we want you to think about facing representatives of the Ukrainian film industry, festival programmers and filmmakers, and how you will look us in the eye knowing that some of our friends, family members or even some of us may not have survived this war. Perhaps then you will realize what complicity and collective responsibility is, when our voices and our freedom of expression are taken away from us along with our lives. At least then, ask the Russians what they think.

Moldmaker Program Department

Igor Shestopalov, program director
Bohdan Zhuk, programmer
Viktor Hlon, programmer
Oleksandra Prokopenko, programmer
Ruslana Sydorchuk, programmer
Alisa Kovalenko, programmer
Anthelme Vidaud, program coordinator
Maksym Voitenko, technical director

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The Cannes International Film Festival extends its support to Ukraine | The Guardian Nigeria News https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-international-film-festival-extends-its-support-to-ukraine-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 01:13:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-international-film-festival-extends-its-support-to-ukraine-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ The organizers of the Cannes International Film Festival have sent their best wishes and support to the Ukrainian people and to all those who find themselves on its territory following the heavy crisis in which part of Europe finds itself in a state of war. The Cannes Film Festival statement read: “The festival wishes to […]]]>

The organizers of the Cannes International Film Festival have sent their best wishes and support to the Ukrainian people and to all those who find themselves on its territory following the heavy crisis in which part of Europe finds itself in a state of war. The Cannes Film Festival statement read: “The festival wishes to give its full support to the Ukrainian people and to all those who are on its territory. However, however modest it may be, we add our voices to those who oppose this unacceptable situation and denounce the attitude of Russia and its leaders. The organizers also said: “Our hearts go out in particular to Ukrainian artists and film industry professionals, as well as their families whose lives are now in danger. There are those we have never met, and those we met and welcomed at Cannes, who came with works that say a lot about Ukraine’s history and present. During this winter of 2022, the Cannes Film Festival has entered its preparation phase. Unless the assault war ends in conditions that will satisfy the Ukrainian people, it has been decided that we will not host official Russian delegations or accept the presence of anyone connected to the Russian government. While hailing the courage of all those in Russia who took risks to protest against the assault on and invasion of Ukraine, the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival notably singled out artists and film professionals, who have never stopped fighting against the regime and who have refused to be associated with these unbearable actions, and those who are bombing Ukraine. The organizers of the Cannes Film Festival say they will always be at the service of artists and industry professionals who raise their voices to denounce violence, repression and injustice, with the main aim of defending peace and freedom. The 2022 edition of the festival is scheduled from Tuesday May 17 to Saturday May 28, 2022.

…Also, Cannes Lions issues supporting statement
The ORGANIZERS of Cannes Lions also expressed their support for the people of Ukraine, as well as their many partners and community members in Russia, who strongly oppose the actions of the Russian government. The organizers said in a statement that despite their desire to celebrate creativity wherever it comes from, the Cannes Lion board of directors has taken the decision not to accept applications or delegations from Russian organizations in Cannes. Lions or its associated rewards programs. “As an immediate action, Ascential and the Lions will make a significant donation to humanitarian charities working in the affected region,” the statement read, adding that while the Cannes Lions view their position as a small gesture, Cannes Lion will host any and all Ukrainian creatives who can attend the Cannes Lions. Refunds on award submissions for Ukrainian agencies will also be honored. Similarly, a Talent Directory for relevant members of the creative community has been created on the Lions Platform. The organizers encourage the global community to commission and support creation in these troubled times. “Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and other concerned members of the community at this extremely difficult time.”

Camilla Nielsson President to Open iREP 2022
THE iREP International Documentary Film Festival 2022 officially begins with a grand opening with the critically acclaimed film, President, by Camilla Nielsson at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday 17th March. From March 17-20 at various other venues, including its traditional base, Freedom Park Broad Street, and at the Crown Troupe of Africa’s Art Factory Hall in Bariga Lagos, among others, the festival in its 12th edition, explores the theme, Unfiltered: African Stories. Stories from Africa, which is another iteration of its conceptual framework of “Africa in self-conversation”. According to a statement from the festival’s program management, the idea of ​​the 2022 theme is to draw attention to “how Africa is represented or not represented by the filmmakers and storytellers who address its issues”. According to the press release, around 70 films drawn from 28 countries spread over four continents will be presented in the festival which has become a leader in the production and expression of documentary films in West Africa, and by extension on the African continent.

“IREP is delighted to present ‘President’ as ‘an important seminal and nuanced African story that not only fulfills the moral and political prerequisites, but also creative advancement in documentary filmmaking,’ the statement said, adding: The President has screened at several global film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, where it was a major entry, and screened to thunderous applause.The film’s director-producer, Camilla Nielsson , will give a talk on the making of the film and take questions and comments from the audience.The iREP is organized by the Foundation for the Promotion of Documentary Film in Africa and is in collaboration with the San Diego World African Documentary Film Festival, AWDFF, with partnership support from German Films, AgDok, Goethe Institut Lagos, among other local and international organizations. Meanwhile, Garderie Nocturne (Nigh t Nursery), the film that won the Grand Prize for Best Documentary Film at the 2021 Pan-African Film Festival, FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, has been selected as the closing film.

The 67-minute film, directed by Moumouni Sanou, will be the last of more than 60 films to be screened during the four-day festival, which will also include conversations, trainings, workshops, a mentoring session and a panel discussion. producers among other niche elements that set the festival apart from others in its category. Screening on Sunday February 20, as the last of the more than 60 films presented at the festival, Night Nursery, which gained popular appeal after being announced as the winner of the FESPACO 2021 award from Yennenga’s Golden Stallion, is a fascinating story of life and activities in a popular “social” center in Bobo Dioulasso, one of the main cities of Burkina Faso. The film focuses on the experiences of women. Men and fathers are absent, except in the sometimes amusing, sometimes moving stories that Farida and Odile tell about their work. Sanou’s reserved and respectful gaze highlights the advantages of horizontal cinema, which is characterized by the greatest possible attention and sensitivity towards the protagonists. The 67-minute film, produced by African Movie Award Academy (AMAA) jury member Berni Goldblat, is co-produced by Les Films Du Djabadjah (Burkina Faso), Vrai Vrai Films (France).

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Cleveland International Film Festival joins boycott of Russian cinema https://cannesfest.org/cleveland-international-film-festival-joins-boycott-of-russian-cinema/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 16:01:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/cleveland-international-film-festival-joins-boycott-of-russian-cinema/ CLEVELAND, Ohio — When the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its 2022 film lineup Monday morning, it featured filmmakers from around the world. But one country particularly absent from the mix was Russia. The festival said in a statement that it had removed its Russian films from its initial lineup, due to the ongoing […]]]>

CLEVELAND, Ohio — When the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its 2022 film lineup Monday morning, it featured filmmakers from around the world. But one country particularly absent from the mix was Russia.

The festival said in a statement that it had removed its Russian films from its initial lineup, due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“No Looking Back” and “Unclenching the Fists” – two films originally scheduled to be part of the festival this year – will not be screened at the festival.

“The Cleveland International Film Festival joins cultural and artistic institutions around the world in standing in solidarity with Ukraine and its sovereign people. For this reason, we have made the difficult decision not to screen at CIFF46 any films produced by Russian-based companies or funded in any way by the Russian Federation,” the festival said in a statement.

CIFF said its decision to remove “No Looking Back” and “Unclenching the Fists” from programming was not based on the films’ content.

“The illegal and brutal actions of the Russian government are being challenged around the world,” CIFF said in a statement. “While we embrace artistic freedom and did not base our decision on any particular film’s content or storytellers, we must recognize that freedom itself is now at stake in Ukraine.”

CIFF has followed the Ukrainian Film Academy’s demand for a worldwide boycott of cinema associated with the Russian state. The organization launched a Change.org Petition calling for a boycott, and it collected more than 9,600 signatures Monday morning.

In its petition, the film academy specifically asked world film festivals not to screen any films created in cooperation with the Russian Federation.

“Several films made by Russia are regularly admitted to the programs of most world film festivals, and significant resources are devoted to their promotion,” the Ukrainian Film Academy shared in its petition. “The result of this activity is not just the dissemination of propaganda messages and distorted facts. It also reinforces the loyalty of Russian culture – the culture of the aggressor state, which has unleashed an unjustified and unprovoked war in Central Europe. Even the presence of Russian films in the program of world film festivals creates the illusion of Russia’s involvement in the values ​​of the civilized world.

Many organizations have already accepted the boycott or agreed not to screen films funded by the Russian Federation. The list includes the european film academy, Toronto International Film Festival and Cannes film festival.

CIFF’s centerpiece “Navalny” involves Russia, but focuses on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after he was poisoned in August 2020 by Russian security forces.

A Ukrainian film, “Klondike”, is included in CIFF’s 2022 lineup. The film focuses on Russian forces entering Ukraine, when a man and his pregnant wife find themselves near the border and struggle to stay safe. The film is based on the 2014 war in Donbass and the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The Cleveland International Film Festival will take place March 30-April 9 at Playhouse Square, and it will also be available to stream April 10-17.

Find more information about clevelandfilm.org.

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The film festival unveils its documentary program https://cannesfest.org/the-film-festival-unveils-its-documentary-program/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-film-festival-unveils-its-documentary-program/ DETAILS have been announced on the lineup for the 11th annual Saltburn Film Festival documentary special. The event, funded by the Northern Film Hub, will take place at the Saltburn Community Theater on Albion Terrace, from Thursday March 10 to Sunday March 13. “It is with great pleasure that we are able to reinstate the […]]]>

DETAILS have been announced on the lineup for the 11th annual Saltburn Film Festival documentary special.

The event, funded by the Northern Film Hub, will take place at the Saltburn Community Theater on Albion Terrace, from Thursday March 10 to Sunday March 13.

“It is with great pleasure that we are able to reinstate the annual Saltburn Film Festival,” said SC&AA Arts Development Manager Wilma Gardiner-Gill. “We have a great lineup this year, with something for everyone.”

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the festival will open with Woof! A celebration of dogs in Silent Films, in conjunction with the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, with musical accompaniment by Jonny Best.

Friday, March 11 will celebrate the work of this year’s guest, contemporary international filmmaker Jeanie Finlay. Originally from Stockton, she is best known for bringing overlooked and unknown stories to a wider audience and spent 2019 in Ireland filming The Last Watch, HBO’s documentary about the making of Game of Thrones’ final series.

Friday presents three of his films. At 2 p.m., Sound it Out presents the last independent record store of the time in Stockton with its owner, his schoolmate Tom Butchart. At 4 p.m., Goth Cruise, the most downloaded movie on the Independent Films Channel, documents the fourth annual Goth Cruise around Bermuda. Finally at 7 p.m., there will be Seahorse, nominated by the British Independent Film Association, about a transgender man pregnant with his own child. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Ms. Findlay.

Saltburn Community Theater

Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. will be the Mark Thomas Project Cinema Tour, when the award-winning comedian and political activist will appear with a mystery guest.

The last screening will take place on Sunday March 13 at 2 p.m. with Where the Stone Dropped, on the history and development of South Gare. This will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Ian Paine and Graham Williamson.

Saltburn held its first film festival in 2007. The brainchild of Ms Gardiner-Gill and with the committed support of the Saltburn Film Society, it was opened by the late Barry Norman and became an annual tradition until 2016.

“There were some amazing times and wonderful guests,” Ms. Gardiner-Gill said. “Mark Herman, who wrote and directed The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, was a special guest. He chose to come to Saltburn rather than the Cannes Film Festival.

She added, “This festival has been a joy to organize and we hope audiences will be delighted with the range of genres on offer,”

Maureen Shevis, a longtime supporter of SC&AA, particularly in film, said: “It was a privilege to work with Wilma. She has a very good knowledge of films, excellent organizational skills, and being a former BBC she was very used to dealing with celebrities.

See www.saltburn arts.co.uk or call 01287 624997 for details.

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Cannes Film Festival Predictions Include Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick https://cannesfest.org/cannes-film-festival-predictions-include-elvis-top-gun-maverick/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 20:48:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/cannes-film-festival-predictions-include-elvis-top-gun-maverick/ The Cannes Film Festival hopes to attract the likes of Baz Luhrmann, George Miller and David Cronenberg for its 75th anniversary. The landmark edition of the sun-drenched celebration of all things movie-related might even land a megastar in the form of Tom Cruise, whom festival organizers bet the bank may be convinced to unveil “Top […]]]>

The Cannes Film Festival hopes to attract the likes of Baz Luhrmann, George Miller and David Cronenberg for its 75th anniversary. The landmark edition of the sun-drenched celebration of all things movie-related might even land a megastar in the form of Tom Cruise, whom festival organizers bet the bank may be convinced to unveil “Top Gun: Maverick,” giving Cannes the kind of dazzling premiere that makes the French festival an unforgettable experience.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17-28 and the full selection will be revealed the third week of April. Of course, things can change and the films that were supposed to arrive on the Croisette can end up taking a detour, either because they won’t be finished in time, or because their teams have rethought their deployment plans. That said, Variety has gathered information from a host of knowledgeable sources to compile the most detailed list yet of the highly anticipated titles we expect to see in May in the south of France.

Sources say Variety that Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux hopes to select a female jury president, and insiders say Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz are among the names that have been discussed so far. Both have films considered for the official selection, with Cotillard in “Brother and Sister” by Arnaud Desplechin and Cruz in “L’immensità” by Emanuele Crialese. For Cruz or Cotillard to chair the jury, their films would have to play out of competition.

While the volume of film submissions for Cannes is comparable to pre-pandemic levels, the 2022 edition will likely enjoy a larger US presence than in 2021. Several studio films are looking to premiere on the French Riviera, according to insiders.

Elsewhere, Variety confirmed that Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon” and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “On Barren Weeds” – both of which are still in post-production – will not play on the French Riviera in May.

Denis told the Berlinale presser for his latest film ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ that ‘Stars at Noon’, starring Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn, was still in early post-production and suggested it wouldn’t open. not in Cannes. Meanwhile, a source close to the production of ‘On Barren Weeds’ said the film requires heavy post-production work and would be a likely contender for Cannes in 2023.

Other films that could roll out in the fall include Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City,’ which has no plans to debut at Cannes despite previous reports; and Maria Schrader’s “She Said”, which will be released on November 18. As previously reported by VarietyNetflix will also skip the festival due to the country’s windowing rule, meaning Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” won’t play there.

Nonetheless, Cannes will still have plenty of glitzy titles to choose from. Here are some of the titles that may be considered:

Top Gun: Maverick
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly
It’s the “planetary blockbuster” that Thierry Fremaux has been dreaming of since 2020, and he was already securing it for an out-of-competition slot in 2020 before the physical edition of the festival was scrapped due to the pandemic. After several delays, Paramount has now dated the film for May 27, just days before the festival ends.

“The Time of Armageddon”
Director: James Gray
Cannes has been trying to bring Gray back for years, and he has a good chance of succeeding with “Armageddon Time,” a coming-of-age tale set in 1980s Queens (Donald Trump and his father Fred are auxiliary characters). Although the film is still in the works, it should be ready by May. Gray, who previously hinted that he had a painful experience at the world premiere of “The Immigrant” in Cannes in 2013, is now open to the idea of ​​returning to the festival with this more intimate film which should be his strongest film since “Two Lovers”. .”

“The son”
Director: Florian Zeller
Zeller, whose feature debut “The Father” had its world premiere in Venice and won two Oscars, is seeking to have his second film, “The Son,” open at Cannes. The film, which shot in London and is – like “The Father” – adapted from a play by Zeller, is currently in post. Zeller is working on the original score with a prestigious composer.

“Three thousand years of nostalgia”
Director: George Miller
With: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba
This film, which has been under the radar, is an epic fantasy romance. It’s a smaller but ambitious film from Cannes regular Miller. He was even president of the jury in 2016 and his last film “Mad Max: Fury Road” was presented at the festival in 2015.

“Future Crimes”
Director: David Cronenberg
With: Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen
The sci-fi thriller will mark Cronenberg’s return to the Croisette 8 years after “Maps to the Stars”. The film, which reunites Cronenberg and Mortensen, who last worked together on “A Dangerous Way,” is set in the not-too-distant future where humans have evolved beyond their natural state.

“Elvis”
Director: Baz Luhrman
Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Natasha Bassett
Although Luhrmann opened Cannes with a bang with “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001 and “The Great Gatsby” in 2013, this highly anticipated biopic headlined by Austin Butler as The King cannot open the festival due to its June 24 release date. The festival has had a new rule in recent years that requires the opening night film to premiere in French theaters on the same day. That said, the Warner Bros. will probably have its world premiere at the festival.

“Light year”
Director: Angus MacLane
Voice cast: Taika Waititi, Chris Evans, Keke Palmer
“Lightyear,” Pixar’s upcoming origin story of the favorite “Toy Story” character, is set to have its out-of-competition world premiere at the festival, continuing the long tradition of Disney/Pixar family films that opened at Cannes. Although the festival is a main showcase for auteur films worldwide, it has also proven to be a brilliant launch pad for animated blockbusters, including “Up”, which even opened the festival in 2009, and “Inside Out” in 2015.

“To show up”
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Michelle Williams, John Magaro, James Le Gros
The film A24 portrays Williams as an artist on the verge of career-changing exposure. Reichardt, who was last in competition with another Williams film, “Wendy and Lucy,” may be one of many female directors to feature in the lineup.

“Tori and Lokita”
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
The two Palme d’Or brothers should return to the Croisette with their latest political film which follows the friendship between two young refugees from Africa exiled in Belgium. The Dardennes brothers were last at Cannes with their 2019 film “Ahmed” which revolved around a young man who becomes radicalized.

“Immensity”
Director: Emanuele Crialese
Stars: Penelope Cruz
Cruz, who just won an Oscar nomination for his performance in Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers” at Cannes, stars in this 1970s Italian film directed by Crialese, the critically acclaimed director of “Respiro.” Presented at Cannes, the film Pathé delivers an intimate portrait of a family in the 1970s, depicting Italian society at a turning point.

“Baby, Box, Broker”
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Stars: Song Kang-ho (“Parasite”), Bae Doona (“Cloud Atlas”, “The Host”), Gang Dong-won (“Peninsula”, “The Priests”).
Kore-eda, who was last at Cannes in 2018 with his Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters,” is set to return with his first Korean-language album, “Baby, Box, Broker.” The film follows a group of individuals who cross paths in a world where boxes are left out for people to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies.

“Departure Decision”
Director: Park Chan-wook
Stars: Tang Wei (“Lust, Caution”, “Black Hat”) and Korean actor Park Hye-il (“The Host”)
The famous Korean director of “Oldboy” and “The Handmaiden” is expected in Cannes with this new film which revolves around a diligent detective who investigates a possible murder case in the mountainous countryside.

“Triangle of Sadness”
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Stars: Woody Harrelson
Ostlund, who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes with his latest film ‘The Square’ in 2017, wrapped filming his ambitious satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’ a year and a half ago and is currently working to cut his cut three hours. Starring Harrelson as a rabid Marxist who captains a cruise for the super-rich, the film was shot on a desert island in Greece and aboard the Christina O, a prestigious yacht whose passengers have included Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.

Untitled “Hamlet” adaptation
Director: Ali Abbassi
Stars: Noomi Rapace
Swedish-Danish-Iranian filmmaker Abbasi won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard award with ‘Border’ and could make his competition debut at this year’s festival with that genre twist on William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, titled by Rapace.

“Rodeo”
Director: Lola Quivoron
Each year, the Cannes competition honors a young director who makes his debut in a daring feature film, such as “Les Misérables” by Ladj Ly. This year’s list could boast Quivoron’s “Rodeo,” which is produced by “Annette” producer Charles Gillibert and revolves around a young woman who infiltrates an underground dirt-bike community in France. Quivoron is one of the many directors expected in the Official Selection. With women winning top prizes at Cannes (“Titane” by Julia Ducournau), Venice (“Happening” by Audrey Diwan) and Berlin this year (“The Two Sides of the Blade” by Claire Denis), Fremaux will increase probably gender balance, especially in competition. .

Manori Ravindran, Peter Debruge, Brent Lang and Nick Vivarelli contributed to this report.

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The Cannes Film Festival is considering Iris Knobloch as its first female president https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-film-festival-is-considering-iris-knobloch-as-its-first-female-president/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 19:33:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-cannes-film-festival-is-considering-iris-knobloch-as-its-first-female-president/ Scheduled to celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, the Cannes Film Festival will likely be chaired by a female executive for the first time. Variety confirmed that Iris Knobloch, the former boss of WarnerMedia France, Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland, is well placed to succeed Pierre Lescure who was re-elected for a third term in […]]]>

Scheduled to celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, the Cannes Film Festival will likely be chaired by a female executive for the first time. Variety confirmed that Iris Knobloch, the former boss of WarnerMedia France, Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland, is well placed to succeed Pierre Lescure who was re-elected for a third term in June 2020 and plans to step down after the next editing.

Knobloch has not yet been elected by the board of directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which brings together public authorities and film industry professionals, but the executive of German origin based in Paris is driven by prominent personalities. within the French government. These include Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot and Dominique Boutonnat, the president of the National Film Board who is still under official investigation for alleged sexual assault, according to the French news site. Satellifacts. The vote will take place at the next board meeting.

Although presiding over Cannes is more of an honorary role than an operational one, it requires special skills to navigate the internal politics of the festival and work smoothly alongside Thierry Fremaux, artistic director and general delegate of the event, in addition to help find new sponsors. While Fremaux will continue to lead all creative decisions and discussions with international actors and filmmakers, having a former American studio boss like Knobloch as Cannes president would, in principle, be beneficial in attracting more Americans to pitch their films. on the Croisette.

Knobloch resigned from WarnerMedia in June 2021 after a 25-year tenure in various executive roles. Prior to leaving the company, she oversaw strategy and marketing activities for WarnerMedia France, Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Soon after, she launched a $300 million European special-purpose acquisition company with powerful backers, including French billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault who runs luxury brand Kering, official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival. The new company was supposed to invest in the entertainment and leisure industries.

Before Lescure, an ingenious journalist and high-level media executive who co-founded the pay-TV group Canal Plus in 1984, Cannes was chaired by Gilles Jacob for 13 years.

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Cannes Film Festival bans Russia from 2022 https://cannesfest.org/cannes-film-festival-bans-russia-from-2022/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 18:09:41 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/cannes-film-festival-bans-russia-from-2022/ Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article PARIS — The Cannes film festival said in a statement on Tuesday that it would ban official Russian delegations from its 2022 festival unless the conflict in […]]]>

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PARIS — The Cannes film festival said in a statement on Tuesday that it would ban official Russian delegations from its 2022 festival unless the conflict in Ukraine ends.

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He added that the festival would only admit official Russian delegations if the conflict in Ukraine ended in a way acceptable to the Ukrainian people.

The organizers of the festival, however, praised the courage of the Russians who took the risk of protesting against the aggression and the invasion of Ukraine.

“Among them there are artists and film professionals who have never stopped fighting against the current regime and who are in no way associated with these intolerable acts and those who bomb Ukraine,” they said. they stated.

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Cannes, one of the world’s top film festivals, was launched in 1939 in part to protest Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s interference with the then-leading Venice film festival.

“Faithful to its own history, which began in 1939 in the resistance against fascist and Nazi dictatorships, the Cannes Film Festival will always be at the side of artists… who denounce violence, repression and injustice”, a- he declared.

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