Cannes Film Festival - le Festival international du film
for your diary:
Cannes Film Festival
de Cannes 2015
- takes place Wednesday, May 11 - Sunday May 22, 2016
to a report on Riviera Radio Daily News Tuesday
26 April - Actresses Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis
will sit on this year's Cannes jury making it one of the
most feminine in the film festival's 69-year history. The
jury will be presided over by George Miller, the Australian
creator of the "Mad Max" films. Woody Allen's new film "Cafe
Society" will open the festival on the French Riviera on
May 11th. The festival runs until May 22nd.
Cannes Film Festival
de Cannes 2014:
14th to 25th May 2014
ladders waiting for the stars of Cannes
Zealander Jane Campion, Oscar-winning director of The Piano
and first woman to have ever won the Palme d’Or, will lead
te 2014 jury at the Cannes Film Festival
to The Riviera Times 18th April 2014 "US stars Meryl
Streep, Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson,
John Cusack, and Ryan Reynolds are likely to hit the red
carpet for this year’s Cannes Film Festival – notably less
Hollywood A-listers than previous events. The festival has
now announced its lineup for 2014, a year that will see
a smaller number of U.S. filmmakers travel to the Croisette,
and a controversial opening film of Princess Grace. "
to Riviera Radio News 20th May 2014 -
"Robert Pattinson and Channing Tatum went head to head
in Cannes last night and were out on the red carpet to meet
their fans. Both were in competition on the two big screenings
of the evening in the Théatre Lumière with Pattinson's Maps
to the Stars following Tatum's Foxcatcher"
Radio News reported in the 26th May 2014 -"Winter
sleep was the winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes and a good
bit of controversy to close the festival , with the president
Gilles Jacob criticising what he called the parasitic approach
of producers of the DSK-inspired film Welcome to New York.
The film failed to get in to competition and was screened
on the fringes of the festival."
finally - "Quentin Tarantino has said that screening
films in digital is like forcing audiences to watch television
in public, adding that traditional celluloid he grew up
with is "dead". Speaking at the Cannes film festival where
he won the Palme d'Or prize in 1994, the cult director said:
"The fact that most films aren't presented in 35mm means
that the world is lost. Digital projection is just television
in public. "And apparently the whole world is OK with television
in public, but what I knew as cinema is dead." Source
Riviera Radio News
Film Festival -
Festival de Cannes: May 15th to 26th 2013
Riviera Times reported on the 28th February that
American filmmaker and worldwide legend Steven Spielberg
will chair the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival,
organisers have confirmed. The award-winning producer
and director follows a long line of stars who have been
the face of the festival in the past, including Robert
de Niro in 2011 and Sean Penn in 2008. The
Cannes Film Festival is of personal significance to Spielberg,
who presented his first cinematic film, Sugarland Express
(1974) in the Azurean city, where it won the award for
Film Festival - Festival de Cannes: May 12th to 23rd
actress Kristin Scott Thomas will open the 63rd edition
of the Festival on May 12th by inviting the President Tim
Burton and his Jury on stage at the Palais des Festivals.
She will equally animate the closing ceremony when the Awards
will be announced, Sunday May 23rd. Kristin Scott Thomas
is re-cast in the role she played in 1999, succeeding Edouard
Baer who held the position for two years running in 2008
President of the Feature Film Jury will be Tim Burton
and on the jury:
Beckinsale – Actress / United Kingdom Giovanna Mezzogiorno
– Actress / Italy Alberto Barbera – Director of the
National Museum of Cinema / Italy Emmanuel Carrere
– Author – Screenwriter – Director / France Benicio Del
Toro – Actor / Porto Rico Victor Erice - Director/ Spain
Shekhar Kapur - Director – Actor – Producer / India
Hood, the epic blockbuster by British director Ridley
Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (and Max
Von Sydow, Lea Seydoux, William Hurt), is to be screened
at the Opening of the 63rd Festival de Cannes on Wednesday
May 12th 2010. The film will be presented out of competition.
Produced by Universal Studios, the screenplay was penned
by Brian Helgeland (L.A Confidential, Mystic River) and
portrays the birth of the Robin Hood legend. To star, Ridley
Scott chose Russell Crowe for a role previously brought
to the screen by Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.
Ridley Scott was in the Official selection at the Festival
de Cannes with The Duellists, a prize winner in 1977, then
with Thelma and Louise, presented out of competition in
1991. Robin Hood will be released in theatres in France
the day of its presentation at Cannes, and released worldwide
on May 14th.
Italy's culture minister will boycott the 2010 Cannes Film
Festival to protest an Italian documentary that criticizes
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's relief efforts for survivors
of the L'Aquila earthquake in central Italy last year. Sandro
Bondi declined an invitation to attend the festival on the
French Riviera. On Saturday, just days before its opening,
the minister issued a statement saying he was shocked that
the film, Draquila: Italy Trembles, was included in the
Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or for 2010 was won
by the Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. It was the first
time that an Asian movie won the award since 1997.
Other winners from the 2010 Festival: Grand
Prix - Of Gods and Men directed by Xavier Beauvois | Jury
Prize - A Screaming Man directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
| Best director - Mathieu Amalric for On Tour | Best actress
- Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy | Best actor- Javier
Bardem for Biutiful and Elio Germano for Our Life (shared)
| Best screenplay - Lee Chang-Dong for Poetry
Film Festival - Festival de Cannes: May 13th to 24th
actress Isabelle Huppert was the President of the Jury of
the 62nd Festival de Cannes. Three
British films were vying for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's
PalmeD'Or award. They were Ken Loach's fim Looking
for Eric a film about an obsessive football fan staring
Manchester United's Eric Cantonna. [The
59th Festival de Cannes that was held on the 17th to 28th
May 2006 had Ken Loach winning the 2006 Palme D'Or at
Cannes for his film The Wind That Shakes The Barley.(Le
Vent se lève) ], Andrea Arnold's Fish
Tank and Jane Campiion's Bright Star.
It was not a
double British win in Cannes for Plalme D'Or and Monaco
Grand Prix. Jensen Button wpn the 2009 Monaco
Grand Prix. Austrian Michael Haneke won his first Palme
d'Or with his parable of fascism, "The White Ribbon"
and Charlotte Gainsbourg takes best actress award for her
role in Lars von Trier's Antichrist.The best actor award
went to Christoph Waltz who plays a linguistically brilliant
Nazi – the "Jew Hunter". There was a
British winner for the Cannes Jury prize Andrea
Arnold who won her second Jury Prize for Fish
Tank about a a fearless, troubled 15-year-old whose life
changes when her terrible mother finally goes out with someone
Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or was won by the French
production Entre les murs (The Class) on the 25th May 2008.
The film, directed by Laurent Cantet, used teachers and
students to chronicle a year in the life of an inner-city
school. This is the first time a French film has won the
Palme d'Or since Sous le Soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat
Prix GOMORRA de / by Matteo Garrone
of the 61st Festival de Cannes ex-aequo Catherine Deneuve
dans / for UN CONTE DE NOËL de / by Arnaud DESPLECHIN Clint
Eastwood pour / for L’ÉCHANGE (The Exchange)
for the Best Director ÜÇ MAYMUN (Three Monkeys / Les Trois
Singes) de / by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Prize IL DIVO de / by Paolo Sorrentino Prix d'interprétation
masculine Benicio Del Toro dans / for CHE de / by Steven
Performance for an Actress Sandra Corveloni dans / for LINHA
DE PASSE de / by Walter SALLES, Daniela THOMAS
for the Best Screenplay LE SILENCE DE LORNA de / by Jean-Pierre
et Luc DARDENNE
del Toro won the prize for best actor for his lead role
in Guerrilla, Steven Soderbergh's biopic of Che Guevara
President of the 2008 jury was the American actor Sean Penn
wins major prizes at 2007 Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or, went to Cristian Mungiu for "4 Months,
3 Weeks and 2 Days," described as an unsparing yet humane
look at life during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.
It follows the ordeal of two female university students
as one tries to help the other obtain an illegal abortion.
Cristian Mungiu's film had critical support from the start
and the The audience in the Palais des Festivals was audibly
delighted by Mungiu's victory. The jury for Un Certain Regard,
gave its highest honour to "California Dreamin,' " a first
feature by Cristian Nemescu set in Romania during the Kosovo
war of 1999. Cristian Nemescu died in a car accident in
2006 at the age of 27.
Kruger was the Master of Ceremonies for the 60th Festival
de Cannes. She welcomed
President Stephen Frears and his Jury onto the stage of
the Palais des Festivals
on May 16th 2007. She also hosted the Closing Ceremony,
on Sunday May 27th, during which the Awards will be announced.
early in 2007, the town of cannes and the
Festivals has launched an exciting programme to mark the
60th anniversary of the creation of the Cannes film festival.
In 2007 a series of screenings of old films tracing the
history of cinema on the Croisette will be shown several
times a month at various venues. Entrance to these films
will be free from 6pm and open to all, subject to availability.
part of the 60th Celebrations the city of Cannes will
be showing some of the biggest festival winning films
including - Death in Venice, Easy Rider, MASH, Taxi Driver,
Apocalyspe Now, La Ville est Belle and Cinema Paradiso.
There will be about 60 films played across the year at
various cinemas throughout Cannes including La Licorne,
Studio 13, Miramar, Le Raimu and Alexandra 111.
will also be seven "Red carpet" screenings in
the Grand Auditorium.
of U2 brought Cannes to standstill in the early hours
of Sunday 20th May with a concert performed on top of
the red carpeted steps leading to the Palais
des Festivals. Bono yelled "Bonne anniversaire
Cannes", just before 1 am wishing the festival a
60th birtday greeting. Bono and U2 was there for the screening
of "U2 3D" their concert film that has been
filmed in 3D. The film was scheduled to be screened at
12.30 am, but was delayed by the impromptu concert. The
audience were handed a pair of 3D glassed to watch the
film and guests included Prince Albert of Monaco and German
film maker Wim Wenders.
President of the jury was British Director Stephen Frears.
Cannes Film Festival (le Festival international du film de
Cannes) is held in May every year and in 2007 it will
be the 60th festival.
history of the Cannes Film Festival goes back to 1939 when
Jean Zay, the French minister for Public Instruction and the
Arts (Ministère de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts),
proposed a "creation of an international film event in France".posed
a "creation of an international film event in France".
Cannes was chosen for its "sunshine and enchanting setting"
according to the minister. The reason to set up a Festival
in France was as a response for the effect of Mussolini's
fascist take over of the Venice Film Festival. Unfortunately
because of the Second World War the festival did not commence
till the September 20, 1946 and was held at the former Casino
de Cannes. As from 1951 the month was changed to May and it
now runs for two weeks. It has run every year since 1946 with
the only exception being 1948 and 1950. Every year there are
thousands of movie makers who go to Cannes accompanied by
nearly 4,000 journalists
Left: Carlton Hotel Cannes - Cannes Film Festival
most prestigious award given out at Cannes is the Palme
d'Or (Golden Palm) for the best film. This non-public
Festival is attended by numerous film stars and is a popular
venue for movie producers to launch their new films and attempt
to sell their works to the distributors who come from all
over the world.
"Live" television on La Crosette Cannes May 2005
It is a fascinating
experience to spend part of the day or evening there soaking
up the atmosphere and although restaurant, hotel and bar prices
are higher than normal, it is still possible to eat and drink
at "normal" prices in some of the establishments away from
the "main arena" that is the section along the beach - La
hotel beds are at a premium. If you walk along the La Croisette
in the early evening you will find early evening television
shows being transmitted by channels like TF1 and Canal+
and as dusk draws in the visitors to the evening film
showing in the Palais des Festivals et des Congres start arriving.
They are dressed in: - dinner jackets - smart dresses and
the film stars and their entourage arrive in a fleet of cars
picking them up from their hotels and delivering them to the
red carpeted steps. The cars are normally supplied by a major
French car manufacturer. Men have to look smart and wear a
tie, otherwise they might not be admitted..
Cannes Film Festival 2009 personalities arriving at the Canal+
studio on the beach
The stars arrive at the Cannes Film Festival
Left : numerous steps are positioned opposite the Palais
des Festivals (2009) and belowt being used when the stars
When it is dark
there is usually a public screening on the beach with a giant
screen. It is a fabulous setting with the sea beyond and lazar
lights illuminating the entire bay and the yachts and boats
anchored in it. This can certainly be an interesting (and
inexpensive) way to pass a few hours and if you don't know
who is in the chamfered driven cars, there are still newsstands
open where you can buy one of the popular "people's lives
- celebrity" magazines.
"Cinema on the beach" Cannes 2006
Palais des Festivals
et des Congres
Lazar light show across the bay
hundreds of film screenings that take place during the festival
are not only for the privileged. There are screenings across
town as well as the open air screenings. A visitor can get
information from the Tourist Office.
are five major international film festivals - Venice, Berlin,
Sundance, Torronta and Cannes, but the Cannes festival is
the most prestigious.
Left: Cannes Film Festival 2009 - Hotel Martinez
Cannes 2009 - Ready to intrerview
Left: Sculpture in on the beach at Cannes May 2009
59th Festival de Cannes was held on the 17th to 28th May 2006
Ken Loach the veteran director won the 2006 Palme
D'Or at Cannes for his film The Wind That Shakes The
Barley.(Le Vent se lève) It beat 19 other films. The film
is about the early days of the IRA and stars Cillian Murphy
and Liam Cunningham as two brothers in early 1920s Ireland,
when volunteer guerrilla fighters rose up against the British
Black and Tans.
The Grand Prix was won by Flandres by Bruno Dumont.
Andrea Arnold, a new director, won the Jury Prize( Prix
du Jury) for Red Road, starring Kate Dickie as a CCTV
operator on a Glasgow, Scotland council estate who spots a
man from her past in video footage
further information about Cannes:
It is described by some as one of the classiest resorts on
the Cote d'Azur, although very expensive and having one of
the longest shopping streets in Europe, you can still find
a reasonably priced hotel and meals locally.
is has a picturesque old town overlooking the town. It has
wonderful sandy beaches that are accessible from the main
promenade "La Croisette" and at either end these beaches are
public beaches. The area in between on La Croisette is full
of beach restaurants and although you can walk past them on
the sand if you want to sun bathe, you have to pay to use
the facilities (loungers - chairs - umbrellas).
is also a working fishing port contrasted by private moorings
from some the most expensive yachts in the world.
you are staying in the South of France in May a visit to the
film festival makes great entertainment and can be for FREE!
the same month you can also watch the Monaco Grand Prix
- Very expensive and the less expensive Historic Monaco Grand
Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco Historique that is held every