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As it celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, Cannes Critics’ Week organisers have chosen an image of actress Jessica Chastain in a scene from Jeff Nichols’s second feature Take Shelter, as the “face” of the new edition devoted to first or second features by directors from all over the world.
The film received the Grand Prix Nespresso during the 50th edition of the selection chosen by the French film critics. The organisers said that the image symbolised the emergence of new talents on the international arena. Such film-makers as Chris Marker, Denys Arcand, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean Eustache, Philippe Garel, Barbet Schroeder, Ken Loach, Merzak Allouache, Romain Goupil, Leos Carax, Amos Gitai, Wong Kar-wai, Arnaud Desplechin, Benoît Poelvoorde, Guillermo del Toro, Jacques Audiard, Kevin Smith, François Ozon, »
- Richard Mowe
Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years” and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Mustang,” a pair of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight players, are leading the race for France’s 21st Lumieres Awards, the local equivalent to the Golden Globes.
“My Golden Years,” an ensemble coming-of-ager, is competing for seven nominations including best film, director, male (Quentin Dolmaire) and female newcomers (Lou Roy-Lecollinet).
“Mustang,” which has been nominated for a Golden Globe and reps France in the foreign-language race, is vying for six nods including best film, female newcomer, script and first film.
“Summertime” opened at Locarno and won the Variety Piazza Grande Award. The movie is competing for best film, director, actress (Higelin), script and music. Pic is a 1970s-set period romance drama telling the tale of two women from different backgrounds who fall madly in love against »
- Elsa Keslassy
2 items from 2016
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