The prestigious Directors Fortnight of the 2017 Cannes Film Fest will kick off with the world premiere of Un beau soleil intérieur, Claire Denis’ ambitious French drama, starring two of the world’s best actors today, Juliette Binoche and Gerard Depardieu.
Oscar nominee Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction) will head up this year’s Un Certain Regard section in this year’s Cannes Film Fest.
Multi-talented, Anna Boden is a film director, cinematographer, editor, and writer. She is still best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson, for which Ryan Gosling won his first Best Actor Oscar nomination. She has been collaborating with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck on many projects. While studying film at NYU, Boden met Fleck […]
In the first decade or so, the significance of the Cannes Film Fest went beyond that of a distinctly cinematic event. While major films were shown in competition, analysis of the jury reveals that many of their members were acclaimed writers and known intellectuals, both French and international. Share this:
The 69th annual Cannes Film Fest was held May 11 to 22, 2016. Australian director George Miller was the President of the Jury for the main competition. French actor Laurent Lafitte was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies. Japanese director Naomi Kawase served as the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury president. American director […]
The 68th Cannes Film Fest was held May 13 to 24, 2015. Joel and Ethan Coen were the Presidents of the Jury for the main competition the first time two people chaired. The Coen brothers each received a separate vote, joined by 7 other jurors. French actor Lambert Wilson was the host for the opening […]
Jean Labadie, president of distributor Le Pacte, lambasted the inclusion of the films in Cannes’ official selection accusing Netflix of promoting “the death of the theaters.”
French actress Sandrine Kiberlain will head this year’s Cannes Film Fest jury of the Camera d’Or. Kiberlain will serve as president of the jury that selects the best first film from across the official selections of the film festival. The two-time Cesar award winner starred in family comedies such as 9 Month Stretch, but began her […]
Of the 19 films in the main competition, only 3 are directed by women.
Cannes Film Fest 2017: Safdies’ Good Time, Starring Oscar Nominees Barkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Good Time by Benny and Josh Safdie Getty Images Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Robert Pattinson star in the Safdie Brothers’ crime drama about a bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. Happy End Michael Haneke Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Isabelle Huppert stars in the French-language drama about a family […]