72nd Cannes Film Festival

Another May and yet another Cannes Film Festival. This year from 14th to 25th of May Cannes will become a hub for cinema, art and all the latest trends in the film industry during 72nd Cannes Film Festival

 

Poster for 72nd Cannes Film Festival

 

Before the festival can start jury has to be appointend or in Cannes Film Festival there are four juries that are appointed by Festival de Cannes board of directors – Jury du Festival de Cannes (Bestows the awards for the films in the Compétition section), Jury du Court Métrage (for short films in the Compétition and Cinéfondation sections of the festival), Un Certain Regard Jury (for films in the Un Certain Regard section), Caméra d’Or Jury (jury selects the winner of the Caméra d’Or award, for best film from a first-time director in the official selection, International Critics’ Week, and Directors’ Fortnight sections)

 

Jurors come form all around the word and from various backgrounds in the film industry. This years Jury is non like any other, probably because as it’s the firs ever presidence of a Latino-American filmakers – Alejandro González Iñárritu who’s film The Revenant has received awards in Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globes. Other Jury members for Jury du Festival de Cannes include American Actress Elle Fanning, actress and director Maimouna N’Diaye, director, screenwriter and editor Kelly Reichardt, Italian director and screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher, author of graphic novels and filmmaker Enki Bilal, director, screenwriter and editor Robin Campillo, director, screenwriter and producer Yorgos Lanthimos and director and screenwriter from Poland Pawel Powlikowski.

 

Claire Denis is the president for the Jury du Court Métrage and together with Actress Stacy Martin and Directors, Eran Kolirin, Panos H. Koutras and Cãtãlin Mitulescu will award the best short films in the Compétition as well as Cinéfondation sections of the festival. Un Certain Regard Jury this year consists of French actress Marina Foïs who’s the president, German producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, and directors Lisandro Alonso and Lukas Dhont. And last, but definitely not least Caméra d’Or Jury. Rithy Panh a director from Cambodia is the president and the rest of the team consists of French directors Alice Diop and Sandrine Marques, Cinematographer Benoît Delhomme and Sound Engineer Nicolas Naegelen.

 

The 2019 Feature Films Jury Poster

 

The pressure is high to review a huge amount of films and find that one that stands out from the rest. Here’s the full list of movies

Competition

A HIDDEN PLACE – Terrance MALICK / ATLANTIQUE – Mati DIOP / BACURAU – Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO, Juliano DORNELLES / PAIN AND GLORY – Pedro ALMODOVAR /  FRANKIE – Ira SACHS / PARASITE – BONG Joon Ho / THE TRAITOR – Marco BELLOCCHIO /  IT MUST BE HEAVEN –  Elia SULEIMAN / THE WHISTLERS – Corneliu PORUMBOIU / YOUNG AHMED – Luc DARDENNE, Jean-Pierre DARDENNE / LES MISÉRABLES – Ladj LY /  LITTLE JOE – Jessica HAUSNER / MATTHIAS AND MAXIME – Xavier DOLAN /  MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO – Abdellatif KECHICHE /THE WILD GOOSE LAKE – DIAO Yinan /  ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin TARANTINO / PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE – Céline SCIAMMA / OH MERCY I – Arnaud DESPLECHIN / SIBYL Justine TRIET /  SORRY WE MISSED YOU – Ken LOACH /  THE DEAD DON’T DIE – Jim JARMUSCH, Jim JARMUSCH

 

Un Certain Regard

THE INVISIBLE LIDE OF EURIDICE GUSMAO / ADAM / BEANPOLEKantemir BALAGOV /  BULL –  Annie SILVERSTEIN / ON A MAGICAL NIGTH – Christophe HONORE / HOMEWARD – Nariman ALIEV / JOAN OF ARC – Bruno DUMONT / THE BEARS’ FAMOUS INVASION – Lorenzo MATTOTTI / A BROTHER’S LOVE – Monia CHOKRI / THE SWALLOWS OF KABUKL – Elea Éléa GOBBE MEVELLEC, Zabou BREITMAN / LIBERTÉ – Albert SERRA / SUMMER OF CHANGSHA – ZU Feng /  NINA WU –  Kyawk DAD YIN (MIDI ZHAO) / FIRE WILL COME – Oliver LAXE / ONCE IN TRUBCHEVSK – Larisa SADILOVA /  PAPICHA –  Mounia MEDDOUR /  PORT AUTHORITY –  Danielle LESSOVITZ /  THE CLIMB – Michael Angelo COVINO

 

Out of Competition

DIEGO MARADONA – Asif KAPADIA /  THE SPECIALS – Eric TOLEDANO, Olivier NAKACHE /  LA BELLE ÉPOQUE Nicolas BEDOS  / LES PLUS BELLES ANNÉES D’UNE VIE –  Claude LELOUCH / LUX AETERNA –  Gaspar NOE / ROCKETMAN – Dexter FLETCHER /  THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL – Won-Tae LEE /  TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – NORTH OF HOLLYWOOD, WEST OF HELL – Nicolas WINDING REFN

 

Special Screenings

5B –  Dan KRAUSS /  AND WE GO GREEN – Fisher STEVENS /  CHICUAROTES – Gael GARCÍA BERNAL / LIVING AND KNOWING YOU ARE ALIVE – Alain CAVALIER /  FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC.  – Werner HERZOG /  FOR SAMA – Waad AL KATEAB, Edward WATTS /  ICE ON FIRE –  Leila CONNERS / THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS – Patricio GUZMAN /  QUE SEA LEY – Juan SOLANAS /  SHARE – Pippa BIANCO /  TOMMASO –  Abel FERRARA

 

Cinéfondation

ADAMShoki LIN / AS UP TO NOW – Katalin MOLDOVAI /  AMBIENCE – Wisam AL JAFARI /  BAMBOE –  Flo VAN DEUREN / THE LITTLE SOUL – Barbara RUPIK / FAVOURITES – Martin MONK / HIẾU – Richard VAN / JEREMIAH Kenya GILLESPIE / MANO A MANO – Louise COURVOISIER / RIFT – Yarden LIPSHITZ LOUZ / PURA VIDA – Martin GONDA / ALIEN – YEON Jegwang / ROADKILL – Leszek MOZGA /ROSSO: A TRUE LIE ABOUT A FISHERMAN – Antonio MESSANA / COMPLEX SUBJECT – Olesya YAKOVLEVA / SOLAR PLEXUS – David MCSHANE / ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND – Ondřej ERBAN

 

Short Films

ALL INCLUSIVE Teemu NIKKI /  ANNA – Dekel BERENSON /  WHO TALKS) – Elin OVERGAARD / AND THEN THE BEAR – Agnes PATRON /  THE NAP – Federico Luis TACHELLA /  THE JUMP – Vanessa DUMONT, Nicolas DAVENEL / MONSTER GOD – Agustina SAN MARTIN / BUTTERFLIES – Yona ROZENKIER /  THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY –  Vasilis KEKATOS /  THE VAN –  Erenik BEQIRI /  WHITE ECHO –  Chloe SEVIGNY, Chloë SEVIGNY

 

Best of Luck to all the nominees as well as the Judge and the organser with the festival. We’ll be looking forward for the winners of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival!

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Have a look at some of our previous posts:

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Review: The Price for Silence

Review: Active Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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