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The Pluto Moment "a reflexion about film making and politics, with whimsical comedy accents à la Hong Sangsoo."

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Edouard Waintrop described The Pluto Moment as "a reflexion about film making and politics, with whimsical comedy accents à la Hong Sangsoo." The film premieres today, May 16th, at 11:45 am at The Directors' Fortnight.   Zhang Ming is a central figure of the 6th Generation. His debut, In Expectation, was unveiled in Forum and won at the very first Busan Festival. But in 1996, a year of tighter control over film industry, it resulted in five years of purgatory. In ...

Where There's Some, There's Something Burning

Tonight, the next film in the competition that will be showing is "Burning"; directed by Lee Chang-Dong the story is decribed as "A mysterious incident takes place among three young persons Jong-soo, Ben, Hae-mi, who have lived in their own way." It stars Yoo Ah-in, Stephen Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo, will be in the Grand Theatre Lumiere at 18:30.     Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

Under the Silver Lake Swims in Tonight

  Under the Silver Lake is a film that sees Sam, a resident of Los Angeles, California, desire stardom and when his neighbor Sarah disappears, he begins an investigation sending him to the dark depths that the City of Angels has to offer. Directed by David Robert Mitchel and starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough will be showing tonight in the Grand Theatre Lumière.    Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

The audience becomes one of the many victims of "The House That Jack Built"

Mythology meets murder in the newest relase from Lars von Trier. Described by some viewers as one of his less violent films, “The House That Jack Built” brings the United States of America’s obsession with serial killers to the big screen. Jack, portrayed by Matt Dillon, is a typical serial killer: unfeeling, anti-social, and impulsive. He tells Verne 5 incidents that defined his bloody career, starting with his first victim (Uma Thurman). By the time the film arrives at its ...

Blackklansmen An Okay Undercover Story

  When the first scene begins to roll in Blackklansmen, I was surprised when, showing a scene from classic movie Gone With the Wind, a man comes in spouting out a white power message, but bloopers included. Then the title shows up after it with a specially funny subtitle that solidifies the fact that this was in fact going to be a comedy. Not that this wasn't told ahead of time, but I didn't know and it made for an interesting movie watching experience. ...

En Guerre Wages War for the Palme D'or

Tonight’s first competitive film is En Guerre, or At War, directed by Stephane Brize and starring Vincent Lindon it is about “After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.”Filmed in only 23 days, It sets to show at the Grand Theatre Lumiere today at 16:00.     Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

The Fire Rises

Saturday, May 14th saw a large crowd showing for HBO’s newest film Fahrenheit 451, based on the book written by Ray Bradbury* of the same name. It stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, and Sofia Boutella and was directed by Ramin Bahrani*, who all graced the red carpet that night to watch Walking in they all meet with booming applause, and were walked to their seat, one by one, as the camera followed them down. Their faces being cased on the screen that was about to show what they&rs...

A Killer Review for "Murder Me, Monster" ("Muere, Monstruo, Muere"/ "Meurs, Monstre, Meurs")

Competing in this year’s Un Certain Regard is “Murder Me, Monster” (“Muere, Monstruo, Muere”; “Meurs Monstre Meurs”) a film that could slay its competition. The Argentinian film, brought to life by director Alejandro Fadel, focuses on a string of murders where each female victim is violently beheaded. The lead detective on the case, Cruz, believes that the local madman (and potential schizophrenic) David is behind the gruesome deaths. However, after hi...

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" Blesses Theaters

Wim Wenders brings one of the world's most well-known personalities to the Festival this year. The Hors Competition film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” tells of the reign of Pope Francis and gives the background of St. Francis of Assissi, the man who took a life of poverty to carry out the work and teachings of God. St. Francis' lifestyle drives the habits and beliefs of Pope Francis, whose actions have caused a stir in the Vatican and in the global Catholic community. S...

Love Looks Different For Different For Different People

  Netemo Sametemo, or Asako 1 & 2, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and starring Masahiro Higashide and Erika Karata, here’s it synopsis, “Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality.” It will premiere tonight at 16:00 at the Grand Theatre Lumiere   Written by Dallas F...

Blackklansman's Story Gets Told

One of the more anticipated movies in the competition, Blackklansman is based on true events about Ron Stallworth, a black police officer living in the 70's, who spearheads an attempt to infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan. Directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Topher Grace and Adam Drive and will be showing in the Grand Theatre Lumiere tonight at 19:30.   Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

Happy As Lazzaro In The Grand Theatre Lumiere

  A happy kind peasant, Lazzaro is a hermit far from the place reigned over by Marquise Alfonsina de Luna. He lives distant from this world until he comes across Tancredi, son of the Marquis and together they bring Lazzaro to this distant world. Directed by Alice Warwacher, "Lazzaro Felice", or "Heureux Comme Lazzaro", or "Happy as Lazzaro" will be showing today at 16:30 in the Grand Theatre Lumière.    Written by Dallas FItzmar...

Girl's In The Sun Will Have It's Moment To Shine

      Tonights first movie is called Les filles du soleil, or The Girls in the Sun, it follows a group of Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists and a French journalist who’s goal is to cover these women and their fight for freedom. It is directed by Eva Husson and stars Goldshifteh Farhani and Emmanuelle Bercot and will be showing in the Grand Theatre Lumiere at 18:30.   Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

Ashes to Ashes, Love to Loss

In the 2001 scene of the Dotang local underworld, one of the heads of the underworld Bin, falls for Qiao. There time together is short lived as when Bin is attacked by rival gang members, Qiao steps into save him, costing her freedom as she's put away for five years. Upon her release, Qiao goes to find Bin but he refuses to be with her. Ten years pass and Bin goes to find Qiao. This is Jhang Hu Er Nv, or The Ash is Purest White, directed by Jia Zhang-Ke tonight at 19:30 in the Grand Theatr...

The Picture Book Film

With a recent desire to be abstract, director Jean-Luc Goddard will be showing his next film Le Livre D'Image, or The Picture Book. Little is known about this movie except for the short mysterious synopsis "Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand." The movie will be showing tonight in the Grand Théâtre Lumière at 16:30.    Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

The Image Book Film

With a recent desire to be abstract, director Jean-Luc Goddard will be showing his next film Le Livre D'Image, or The Picture Book. Little is known about this movie except for the short mysterious synopsis "Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand." The movie will be showing tonight in the Grand Théâtre Lumière at 16:30.    Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

Video - Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Directors Fortnight awarded Filmmaker legend Martin Scorses with the prestigious Carosse d'OR on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the festival. The Masterclass with Cédric Klapisch, Jacques Audiard, et Rebecca Zlotowski  et Bertrand Bonello followed the presentation of Mean Streets, where young De Niro and Keitel were takig their debut. The film has not taken a ridle.       ...

Interview of Joachim Trier Jury President Critics' Week, talking about Critics responsabilities

Interview Joachim Trier Jury president of the 57th Semaine de la Critique Joachim Trier (born 1 March 1974) is a Norwegian film director raised in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] His father Jacob Trier was the sound technician of The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, a notable film produced in Norway in 1975. Features Reprise (2006) Oslo, August 31st (2011) Louder Than Bombs (2015) Thelma (2017) Shorts Still (2001) Procter (2002) ...

Peer Kleinschmidt creates moving score to ‘My Favourite Fabric’ (Un Certain Regard - Cannes)

German composer Peer Kleinschmidt  creates moving score to pioneering feature debut 'My favourite Fabric' 'My favourite Fabric' by Gaya Jiji will premiere on 11 May @ Un Certain Regard in Cannes      CANNES - German composer Peer Kleinschmidt scored the original soundtrack to groundbreaking film My Favourite Fabric, Syrian director Gaya Jiji's feature debut. The film has been selected in the section 'Un...

The court has ruled Don Quixote in as the 71st Festival de Cannes’ Closing film

Terry Gilliam's film can look at the brighter side of life in Cannes, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Yesterday, on Wednesday 9 May 2018, the French court dismissed the request by Paulo Branco and his production company Alfama Films Production to ban the film from being screened during the Closing night of the Festival de Cannes, on Saturday 19 May.   As such, Paulo Branco and his production company Alfama Films Production have, naturally, seen their claim for compensation from th...

18 MEDIA-supported films in the spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

This year's Cannes Film Festival as well as its parallel competitions, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Semaine de la Critique, will feature eighteen films co-financed by MEDIA, the EU's support programme for the European audiovisual industry. 4 MEDIA-supported films will be competing this year to win the Palme d'Or: Dogman by Matteo Garrone (France, Italy co-production), Girls of the Sun/Les filles du soleil by Eva Husson (France, Belgium, Georgia, and Switzerland co-...

Cold War, Warm Hearts

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, also known for his films Last Resort and My Summer of Love; Zimna Wojna, or Cold War, tells the tale of two musical lovers (who are played by Joanna Kulig and Agata Kulesza) in postwar Poland who join a communist approved folk music troupe. Full of intrigue, this polish film will be seen at the Grand Theatre Lumiere tonight at 22:00.   Written by Dallas Fitzmartin   ...

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