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The new Director General, Paolo Moretti, has announced the names of the selection committee, program advisors and correspondents

  The next Directors’ Fortnight will be held from May 15 to 25, 2019.   A new Programming Team for the Directors’ Fortnight   The Selection Committee   Paolo Bertolin   Paolo Bertolin is a festival programmer, film writer and producer equally splitting his time between Asia and Europe. For the past ten years, he has served as member of the selection committee first, and then as regional consultant for the Venice Fil...

VIDEO - Cannes 2018 closing ceremony red capet

Watch the stars and celebrities flock the red carpet with Sting, Asia Argento, Spike Lee, the jury members, and the cast and team of the Closing film by Terry Giliam : the man who killed don quixote ...

VIDEO - Cannes 2018 John Travolta Hommage to Grease Red Carpet

Celebrating Grease's 40th anniversary in Cannes with a public screening on the beach. Check the red carpet....   ...

video - Cannes 2018, Spike Lee Carpet + Lars von Trier Red Carpet

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BLACKKKLANSMAN by Spike Lee The House That Jack Built by Lars von Trier with Matt Dillon. ...

Interview with Mark Cousins on "The Eyes of Orson Welles" (2018)

Filmmaker Mark Cousins Prolific filmmaker Mark Cousins' latest oeuvre “The Eyes of Orson Welles” (2018) is a documentary about the eponymous genius canon auteur director, his influence on cinema and shaping the collective psyche of our modern culture. Starring Northern Irish-born, Scottish resident director Mark Cousins himself and Orson's daughter Beatrice Welles, they set out to show us who Orson really was, giving us an intimate view of the man behind the mastery. The fi...

Cannes 2018 Ambiance and video

This is my Cannes experience, places and parties I have been to, and people, festival directors, clients or partners I met there.! Fond memories in this slideshow.   ...

Anna Mancino blogging for filmfestivals.com during Cannes

Anna was an editorial contributor for filmfestivals.com during 71st Cannes, some of her contribution are listed below. https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/yes_sir_rohena_geras_film_takes_the_distributors_award https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/the_cast_of_girl_on_the_red_carpet https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/fernando_solanas_lheure_des_brasiers_screened_as_part_of_cannes_classics_thursday_may_17_14h30_in_salle_bunuel https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/ca...

Dallas Fitzmartin blogging for filmfestivals.com during Cannes

    Dallas was an editorial contributor for filmfestivals.com during 71st Cannes, some of his contribution are listed below. https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/animation_day_in_cannes/a_risky_business https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/blackklansmen_an_okay_undercover_story https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/millennium_falcon_takes_a_dive https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/solitude_seen_in_a_crowded_theatre https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/cannes/wh...

Grease was the Word...at Cannes Film Festival

Paramount Pictures hosted a special screening of the enduringly popular cultural phenomenon GREASE at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary.  John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser took part in the Cinéma de la Plage event on May 16th where fans relived the unforgettable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story at a spectacular outdoor screening of the newly restored film on the beach. Thierry Frémaux, Festiva...

The 2018 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki with special mention to Spike Lee's Blackkklansman

The 2018 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to : CAPHARNAÜM by Nadine Labaki (Official Competition) Throughout the Competition, it is women and children, ...

Kering - Women and Motion Award at Cannes

Patty Jenkins won this year's "Kering Women in Motion Award", the director of Wonder Woman. The award was given out at a gala event on May 13 at Cannes. This is one luxury party that most women will never be able to attend or be invited to attend. One attendee this year was Danish actor Mads Mikkelson who is on record for being against the work of women in Sweden presented at equality seminars by the Swedish Film Institute at Cannes 2013. Four theaters in Sweden use a ...

Queer Palm and Camera d’Or to Lukas Dhont's "Girl"

An event that Cannes has still not acknowledged as an official parallel event even if it at Berlin and Venice is the “Queer Palm Award”. This is important in the struggle for inclusion of LGBTQI representation. This year the award went to "Girl" - Lukas Dhont, a bold narrative on a trans teen ballerina (Victor Polster). Selected for “Un Certain Regard” the film won best artistic interpretation (Victor Polster) - non-gender specific for the first time. It is al...

Terry Gilliam dances like an elf for “The Man who Killed Don Quixote”

Terry Gilliam’s “The Man who Killed Don Quixote”, the closing film at Camnnes this year, is “spectacular” with a colorful at times overstuffed mise en scène but the roles for women are still medieval - actress-model-high class escort (Olga Kurylenko and Joana Ribeiro). Although Cervantes wrote the novel, Gilliam a former Palme d’Or nominee, did the time jumping modern spin. Kurylenko as Jacqui is the mistress of The Boss (Stellan Skarsgå...

Asia Argento speaks out at Cannes during closing ceremony

  Tonight at Cannes at the closing ceremony, a bold audacious declaration. Wincing words and truths even for Cate Blanchett. Equality for women in Cannes and the film industry is unfortunately predicated on this raw reality. Asia Argento..... "I was raped by Harvey Weinstein in Cannes in 1997. I was 21-years-old. This festival was his hunting ground. I’m going to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here again. He will never disgrace the...

Cannes positive reviews from At War by Stéphane Brizé

“A story worth telling, well told, the aptly named At War takes a wrenchingly intimate look at hundreds of French factory workers fighting to keep their jobs, with solidarity and conviction as their main weapons against cavalier corporate overlords. Ripped from the headlines, keenly researched and carefully crafted, this fictional tale has near-universal resonance. Although every word is scripted and every camera move pre-planned, the impression is of authentic situations springing spont...

VIDEO - Grand Prix to Black Klansman by Spike LEE

Press Conference BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Damaris Lewis   Photocall BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Damaris Lewis Red Carpet BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier     ...

VIDEO - Palme d'Or Press Conference Manbiki Azoku (Shoplifters) by Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Press Conference MANBIKI KAZOKU by Kore-Eda Hirokazu with Franky Lily, Andô Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kirin, Kairi Jyo, Miyu Sasaki ...

71st Festival de Cannes Awards !

The curtain has come down on the 71st Festival de Cannes, which for the last 12 days has featured artists and films from all four corners of the globe on its screens. Onstage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer, welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided over by Cate Blanchett, for the announcement of the 2018 winners. The event culminated on the Red Carpet, where the prizewinners and...

The International Critics' Prizes in Cannes Film Festival 2018

The jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, has awarded the International Critics' Prize to the following films presented at the 71tst Cannes Film Festival: In the Official Selection: Competition: Buh-Ning (Burning) by Lee Chang-Dong A visually stunning film and an emotionally complex comment on contemporary society. Un Certain Regard: Girl by Lukas Dhont For its bold integrity in tackling gender issues and displaying incredible poise – from a f...

Girl by Lukas Dhont (Un certain regard selection) wins the Queer Palm in Cannes

The Queer Palm is an independently sponsored prize for selected LGBT-relevant films entered into the Cannes Film Festival. The award recognizes a film for its treatment of LGBT themes and gleans from among those films nominated or entered under Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, International Critics' Week, Directors' Fortnight and the ACID section.   The 2018 jury is headed by Syl...

VIDEO - Interview with Terry Gilliam

  Interview DON QUIXOTTE : JONATHAN PRYCE, TERRY GILLIAM, ADAM DRIVER, JOANA RIBEIRO ...

Cannes in Focus with market news and previews May 19

Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival (over 600 articles last edition)! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:  &n...

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