In the main show of the 68th Cannes festival included 17 films, among them the tape Gus Van Sant, Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, and many others. Paintings of Russian production among the contenders for “Palme d’Or” no.
lineup today announced the program director Thierry Fremaux Film Festival together with the President Pierre Lescure, Ariège review at a press conference, convened on this occasion. The festival will open melodrama female director Emmanuel Berko titled “With head held high,” where partners Pictures Deneuve became Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rhode parade. Such a precedent was long ago, in 1987. Choice is due to the desire of the organizers to make a note of unpredictability and touching at the same time in the general course of events on the French Riviera. The show will be held in the main hall of the festival in Cannes Grand Theatre “Lumière”, after which the picture will immediately appear on the screens of France. The very same Emmanuel Berko is not a newcomer to the Cannes Film Festival, the first time she appeared in the program in 1997 with the short film.
In the main program review, the jury which this year will lead the American directors Joel and Ethan Coen, includes 17 films. For Palm compete: Gus Van Sant with the drama “The Sea of Trees”, “Macbeth” Justin Kurtselya with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, “Louder than bombs” Joachim Trier. Asian flank will be: Chinese Jia Zhangke with the movie “And the mountains budge,” Japanese Hirokazu Koreeda with a picture of “Our little sister,” Taiwanese Hou Hsiao-Hsien with «The Assassin». American Todd Haynes will present the film “Karol”, Nanni Moretti – the movie “My mother,” Matteo Garrone – “Tale of Tales”. Paolo Sorrentino took the tape in English “Youth”. From France to just four nominees: Jacques Odyar (working title «Dheepan»), Valérie Donzelli (“Marguerite and Julien”) and newcomer Stephanie Breeze (the “Law of March”) and “My King” with Vincent Cassel and Louis Garrel from Mrs. Maiwenn . Also participating in the show “mercenary” Denis Villeneuve and English-language film 41-year-old Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos with Hollywood stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. From Eastern Europe Laszlo Nemes selected from Hungary with the debut film “Son of Saul».
As you can see, the Russians among the participants of the most important in the world of cinema is no competition. As reported by “RIA Novosti”, the list of participants at risk of joining quite a few other names. Thierry Fremaux definitive answer at the press conference did not give, preferring to avoid answering.
The jury’s second most important competition program “Un Certain Regard” headed by a director and actress Isabella Rossellini. Here the list of 14 films, tapes from Russia it is still there. The program «Midnight screenings» at the festival will show a documentary film about the soul singer Amy Winehouse. At a special show will premiere “The Tale of Love and Darkness” – directorial debut of actress Natalie Portman.
Outside the competition program in Cannes show restart the franchise “Mad Max” “Road Rage” and “Irrational Man” by Woody Allen.
But there are our compatriots in the competition of student works Cinefondation: painting “14 steps” Maxim Shavkina (School of New Cinema) and “Return Erkin” Mary Gus’kova (Graduate School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors). Chairman of the jury of the contest – a graduate of the VGIK film director Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania.
In addition to the films, it was announced and the new ban for lovers of self. Now on the red carpet photographic “crossbows” will be banned.
68th Cannes Film Festival will be held on the Cote d’Azur from 13 to 24 May.