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VIDEO: RocketMan flamboyant Concert on the Croisette from Elton John... the full story for his fans

For your eyes and your ears....Ladies and gentlemen I give you ....Elton John the Rocketman who plays the piano and sings with Taron Egerton who plays Elton in the movie! enjoy the video. ! Elton John gave a private concert on the Croisette for a happy few gathered at Carlton Beach. The croisette was blocked, and heavy security in place for thisvery exclusive Cannes moment. Filmfestivals is happy to share these moments with our audience...     There was great appre...

Sharkwater Extinction homage from Semaine du Cinéma Positif

The size of a smaller theater at the Cannes film festival doesn’t affect the impact that a film can have on its audience. Sharkwater Extinction is a documentary detailing the shark fishing industry and the effects it has had on shark populations. The film was started by documentarian and conservationist Rob Stewart, who tragically died during filming essentially giving his life to spread awareness of this issue, and was finished by the Rob Stewart Foundation in collaboration with his fam...

Ladj Ly's New Film "Les Miserables" Reflects the Hardships of Impoverished Areas

By Nicholas Leffel   Director Ladj Ly of the film Les Miserables   Today, there was no better way to start off the third day of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival than with a press conference featuring the team from the new French film titled" Les Miserables." The film centers around a group of riot police called into action against protesters deriving from impoverished urban housing estates. Director Ladj Ly gave his remarks relating himself to some of the characters in the...

Press Conference featuring The Dead Don't Die

By Nicholas Leffel Earlier today in a press conference of the first premiere of the Cannes Film Festival, "The Dead Don't Die," director Jim Jarmusch and much of the cast extensively discussed all of the real world implications that were said to have been represented in the film. Of the themes from the apocalyptic horror film, the most notable was that pertaining to society's treatment of the planet and the devestating effects it could have. The response from the table was t...

Masterclass of John Carpenter at Quinzaine opening

Check out our video coverage blow.... More extensive video coming here very soon! What a fun masterclass from the master of genre, humble and witty Watch our video. ...

"The dead don't die" reviewer thinks they should!

I am a huge fan  of the genre, confess binge watching The Walking Dead, then  Z  Nation... but  was very disappointed watching Jim Jarmusch's latest film. The beginning is very slow..., apocalypse as we know it from other Z movies, takes ages to happen. I was hoping for more creative attempts to renew the genre, the humor falls short or totally out of tune at moments. The ending is extremely flat... It seemed to please the audience, but i am not sure the all the fans wi...

Cannes opening ceremony broadcasted live in 600 theatres in France

Edouard Baer, french comedian, hosted the Cannes ceremony with his classic witty style. Iñárritu, the jury president, delivered a long speech in spanish, which everybody seemed to understand and applaud. A few clips from his amazing career weree shown prior the screening of Jim Jarmusch.. This evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Javier Bardem launched the start of the screenings and festivities of the 72nd edition of t...

Jim Jarmusch to open the 2019 Festival de Cannes!

  The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch’s new film, will be screened at the Opening, and in Competition – a world premiere! The 72nd Festival de Cannes will open with the Competition screening of Jim Jarmusch's new film, The Dead Don't Die. On Tuesday May 14th, on the screen of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the film by the American director and screenwriter will be this year’s first Palme d'Or competition screening. In the sleepy small tow...

Meeting the Jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Today, the members of the Jury of the Cannes film Festival all expressed their excitement in pariticipating. For some up and coming members like Elle Fanning, this is a completely new experience and she is completely enthused. The Jury also is celebrating the diversity within its membership, having direcor Alejandro Iñarritu as its first ever Latin-American president. At the confrerence, Iñarritu expressed his gratitude of how both films and filmmaking are chaniging in our modern e...

Press Conference with Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux

Cannes Film Festival director, Therry Frémaux gave some remarks yesterday during press conference. He expressed how special it was that Quentin Tarantino will be returning with his new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a whole 25 years after the release of Pulp Fiction. He also expressed his reasons for choosing Alejandro Inaritu as the Judge for the festival's jury, stating that "there were a lot of reasons to choose him as he comes from a land that is less represented in c...

Cinéma de la Plage, the Festival de Cannes under the stars

  Along with the screenings, encounters and events of the Official Selection held at the Palais des Festivals, the Festival de Cannes reinvents itself at nightfall and transforms the Macé Beach of the Croisette into an open-air cinema. This cinephile and festive event with open access to the audience and festival-goers invites classics, cult or recent films, guests and many musical surprises, from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday 25. CINÉ-KARAOK...

The 72nd Festival de Cannes in numbers

      The Festival de Cannes is sharing its numbers, to follow up on its commitments on gender equality after signing the 5050x2020 statement.   ...

Do not miss filmfestivals.com video coverage of John Carpenter masterclasse and Carosse d'Or at Quinzaine's opening

  The award will be bestowed to John Carpenter master of Fantasy and Horror, at the opening ceremony of Director's Fortnight Former recipients  2018 Martin Scorsese CHECK THE VIDEO  OF THE FULL MASTERCLASS HE GAVE 2017 Werner HERZOG 2016 Aki KAURISMAKI 2015 JIA ZHANGKE 2014 Alain RESNAIS 2013 Jane CAMPION 2012 ...

Rithy Panh will preside the Caméra d'Or Jury

  Revealed by the Festival in 1994 with his first fiction film, The Rice People, Cambodian director Rithy Panh will preside over this year’s Caméra d’Or Jury. Accompanied by a jury of industry professionals, he will award the prize among one of the 22 first works presented by the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Semaine de la Critique. "I&r...

4 Rendez vous in Cannes with Zhang Ziyi, Sylvester Stallone, Alain Delon and Nicolas Winding Refn

The traditional masterclass (La leçon de cinema gives way to 4 Rendez Vous... More is better, right?During Cannes 2019, four Rendez-vous with artists will take place in the Buñuel Theater, replacing the former Cinema Lesson. Four masterclasses with directors, actresses and actors invited to talk about their work and their careers, during Rendez-vous open to all festival-goers.   In this year's program: Zhang Ziyi, Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Winding Refn and A...

Check out the 72nd Festival Official Selection screening times

May 14th 19.30 CÉRÉMONIE D’OUVERTURE 30' OPENING CEREMONY 20.00 | 23.15 THE DEAD DON’T DIE DE/BY JIM JARMUSCH May 15 09.00 | 13.30 THE DEAD DON’T DIE DE/BY JIM JARMUSCH 1H43 18.30 LES MISÉRABLES DE/BY LADJ LY 1H43 22.00 BACURAU DE/BY KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO 2H12 & JULIANO DORNELLES May 16th 08.30 BACURAU DE/BY KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO 2H12 & JULIANO DORNELLES 12.00 LES MISÉRABLES DE/BY LADJ LY 1H43 16.00 ATLANTI...

The Specials, the new film by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will close the 72nd Festival de Cannes !

Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache © Marie-Laure Billette & Ludovic Sarmento // Film poster © Carole Bethuel / Quad – Ten Cinéma     There are films screened on the last eve...

Institut Français Program in Cannes

THE INSTITUT FRANÇAIS AT THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES PROGRAMME Pavilion no. 109, International village (by the Plage du Majestic) — Riviera May 14th to 25th, 2019     THE UNKNOWN SAINT, by director Alaa Eddine Aljem and producer Francesca Duca (La Fabrique Cinéma 2016 / Critics’ Week 2019). © Le Moindre Geste / Altamar Films   The Pavilion and its emblematic programme, La Fabrique Cinema, showcase films from around the world —  help...

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury announced

Composed of 2 women and 3 men from various backgrounds, the short films and Cinéfondation Jury is unveiled. Chaired by Claire Denis, the Jury will name the Short Film Palme d’or winner from among the 11 films selected in Competition. It will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony, on Sunday, May, 25th in the Grand Theatre Lumière. The 5 members of the Jury will also be awarding prizes for three of the 17 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection. ...

The latest Tarantino is ready for Cannes competition, new films announced in the 2019 Selection:

COMPETITION Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (2 hrs 45) “We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be ready until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes! Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in ...

New Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival

  The CICAE and the AFCAE will launch a new Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival in consultation with the Cannes Film festival. The award will be introduced starting from the next edition of the festival. This new award will be given to a film from the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard section) chosen from approximately 40 titles. ...

Un Certain Regard 2019 reveals the Jury members

    Chaired by Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, the Jury of 3 women and 2 men will reveal its prizewinners on Friday, May 24 during the Un Certain Regard Closing Ceremony.   President Nadine Labaki Director & actress / Lebanon   Marina Foïs Actress / France   Nurhan Sekerci-Porst Producer / Germany ...

The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes has been announced

This year’s prestigious competition, unveiled on April 18 and championed by the press, with films from high level filmmakers as well as male and female directors accessing it for the first time, will be appraised by the next Festival de Cannes’ Jury (from 14 to 25 May 2019), inviting this year, under the first ever presidence of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu : four women and four men, from four continents and from seven dif...

The ceremony is about to begin: The Doors by Oliver Stone selected to screen at Cannes Classics

I am thrilled and looking forward to seeing the Doors by Oliver Stone on a big screen again. Than you Cannes Classics, thank you Thierry Fremaux... I had had so much fun working on the french release for Sony Pictures. This, above, was our special poster designed for France. It was  inspired the fantastic teaser trailer, I found the trailer so powerful that I asked Publicis, our ad agency, to work on a poster focused on the final scene where Jim is about to disolve in bright light: The c...

Cannes Classics 2019 announces the selection 23 features and 4 Documentaries

The 25 years of La Cité de la peur, a Midnight Screening of The Shining presented by Alfonso Cuarón, the 50 years of the mythical Easy Rider in the company of Peter Fonda, Luis Buñuel in the spotlight with three films, the attendance of Lina Wertmüller, the Grand Prix of 1951 Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan, a final salute to Milos Forman, the first Japanese animated film in color, the World C...

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