The film lineup for the 70th Cannes Film Festival will be announced in a couple days, but in the meantime, a few other fest details have been announced to tide us over. “Elle” actress Isabelle Huppert will be the official face of the third Kering’s Women in Motion program. And according to Deadline, French actress and director Sandrine Kiberlain is this year’s Camera d’Or jury president.
The release for the program states: “Women in Motion endeavors to focus our attention on the crucial role of women in film, and to the importance of continuing to fight for greater equality and access to opportunities for talented young women.” Throughout the festival, Women in Motion will host discussions that “compare and contrast experiences and views on women’s contribution to film, and to share their recommendations for greater representation.” These talks are open to journalists and film industry players.
Referring to Huppert as an icon, the Women in Motion announcement describes her as “a leading actress universally acclaimed for her filmography featuring the world’s greatest directors.” She was selected to represent the program because “her career, like the roles she plays, is a genuine source of inspiration for the public.”
Huppert served as Jury president at Cannes in 2009. She won the fest’s Best Actress prize for 2001’s “La Pianiste” and 1978’s “Violette Nozière.” Huppert received an Oscar nomination this year for “Elle.” Her other recent credits include Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come,” “Valley of Love,” and “Louder Than Bombs.”
Kering’s Women and Motion will bestow its two awards May 21. One prize will go to “an emblematic figure in film, whose career inspires others and embodies the program’s values.” The second, the Young Talents Award, honors a rising star in the film industry. The Young Talents winner will also receive €50,000 (about $53,000 Usd) to help fund their project(s).
Actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, and directors Leyla Bouzid, Gaya Jiji, and Ida Panahandeh received the 2016 Women in Motion Awards.
Last year’s Women in Motion initiative featured conversations with Jodie Foster, Juliette Binoche, Sarandon, Davis, Chloë Sevigny, Houda Benyamina, Alice Winocour, and Salma Hayek. Women and Hollywood Founder and Publisher Melissa Silverstein was also a participant. She sat down with Francine Raveney of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network and a Elsa Keslassy from Variety for “Show Us the Money,” a panel that addressed the lack of funding for female-directed films and the gender imbalance in Hollywood.
Elsewhere, Sandrine Kiberlain is set to head the Camera d’Or jury, the group that selects the best debut feature from each competition. She previously served as a feature film jury member at the fest’s 2001 edition. Kiberlain’s acting credits include Cannes picks “A Self-Made Hero” and Maiwenn’s “Polisse.”
Among Kiberlain’s other films are “Being 17,” “Violette,” Valérie Lemercier’s “Quadrille,” and Nicole Garcia’s “A View Of Love.” She received the Best Actress César for “9 Month Stretch” in 2014 and directed the short “Bonne Figure” in 2016.
The Cannes International Film Festival will be held May 17–28. Check out our festival wishlist here.
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Gaumont has taken on world sales of Noémie Saglio’s comedy Baby Bump(s) starring Juliette Binoche as a devil-may-care, forty-something mother who falls pregnant at the same time as her daughter.
Camille Cottin plays the long-suffering daughter who is horrified when she discovers her mother, who had a hang-up about being a grandmother, is also expecting.
It is the third feature of rising comedy director Saglio after Parisian Bitch and I Kissed A Girl.
The film — produced by Pan-Européene and Flamme Films — is currently in post-production for a March 2017 release by Gaumont in France.
Gaumont is putting the accent on comedy at this year’s Afm.
Other titles on its slate include box office hit Brice From Nice, starring Oscar-winning Jean Dujardin as the hapless Mediterranean surfer dude Brice, who swaps his native Nice for Hawaii in his latest adventure.
The picture drew more than one million spectators in its
Gaumont has launched sales on Valérie Lemercier’s comedy Homecoming about a woman in her 50s who goes through a second youth when a change in professional and personal fortunes forces her to move back in with her parents.
It marks a fifth time in the director’s chair for popular French actress Lemercier after comedies including Palais Royal! and The Ultimate Accessory.
Lemercier also stars as the central character of Marie-Francine who has to contend with her over-bearing parents while rebuilding her life.
Edouard Weil’s Rectangle Productions is producing the film which began shooting April 20 for delivery in the second half of 2017.
Gaumont has also taken on sales of Serge Hazanavicius’s To The Top starring box office draw Kev Adams as a champion snowboarder with aspirations of taking on Mount Everest.
He heads to the French snowboarding Mecca Chamonix
Figures were unveiled on Wednesday in Annecy, during a conference presented by the National Film Board (Cnc) head of statistics Benoit Danard, Cnc prexy Frederique Bredin, Unifrance co-managing director Isabelle Giordano, Unifrance president Jean-Paul Salome and TV France Intl. managing director Mathieu Bejot.
The B.O. for animated features was also down 20% to 170 million Euros. On par with 2011, French toons sold 4.6 million tickets sold, repping 17.3% of all admissions.
“More than half of admissions for French animated films are sold in international markets,” said Danard, noting, however, the weak performance of Gallic titles in the U.S.
Addressing the issue, Giordano said Unifrance was working on several initiatives to boost the appeal of homegrown fare in the States and attract younger auds. The org is notably collaborating with
Filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche may have declared he didn’t want Adèle: Chapter 1 & 2 to be released after a public bust-up with its co-stars over his directing techniques but it has been business as usual for the film’s French distributor Wild Bunch Distribution (Wbd).
The Palme d’Or-winning picture, also known as Blue is the Warmest Colour, opens on 300 screens across France tomorrow [Oct 9].
“We expect the film to seduce a wide audience in spite of its length (179 minutes) and it’s 12-certificate. Wherever it has played it has been hailed as a masterpiece. We’re aiming for at least 800,000 admissions,” Wbd chief Thierry Lacaze told ScreenDaily.
“The Palme d’Or put Adèle: Chapter 1 & 2 in a category apart in French cinema which also includes Under the Son of Satan, A Man and a Woman, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and most
(Bart Layton, 2012, UK) Frédéric Bourdin, Charlie Parker, Carey Gibson. 99 mins.
Documentaries don't come much stranger than this. The film begins with the discovery in Spain in 1997 of a 16-year-old boy. Could this really be Nicholas Barclay, who went missing aged 13 from his home in San Antonio, Texas? Well, no. Nicholas's family welcomed this "boy" into their home without realising that he was in fact a 23-year-old French-Algerian master of deception named Frédéric Bourdin. Then things got really weird.
Shadow Dancer (15)
(James Marsh, 2012, UK/Ire) Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen, Gillian Anderson. 102 mins.
An embittered mother dedicated to the Ira struggle is forced to turn informer by MI5. This stark and suspenseful thriller returns documentary-maker Marsh to scripted drama after Man On Wire and Project Nim.
The Watch (15)
(Akiva Schaffer, 2012, Us) Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mel Rodriguez. 102 mins.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
(Steven Soderbergh, 2012, Us) Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn. 110 mins
The roles are reversed but the themes are familiar in this rise-and-fall tale of male strippers, making and losing their way in a (sort of) woman's world. It's like a cross between The Full Monty, Boogie Nights and Showgirls, sketching a landscape of exploitation and desperation – even as it participates in it by serving up the barely clad Tatum and other beef products.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (15)
(Lorene Scafaria, 2012, Us) Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt. 101 mins
Do passion and the apocalypse mix? Or Carell and Knightley? This faltering effort tries anyway.
(Tony Kaye, 2011, Us) Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden. 98 mins
No provocation left behind in this scathing schoolroom drama with a starry cast.
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (U)
(Steve Martino, Mark Thurmeier, 2012, Us) Ray Romano, Denis Leary.
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This is for all you French film lovers!
1. In the kitchen, are you
A. Cesar salad made in 2 minutes, including bacon
B. Palm oil
C. Starter(s), main course(s), cheese dessert(s), petit fours, the visitor’s book and the bill
2. A film
A. Cesar and Cleopatra starring Vivien Leigh
B. Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives (and the film?)
C. Oscar, starring Louis de Funes (a 1967 French comedy of errors)
3. In your opinion, art is:
A. The compressed Cesar trophy
B. Obviously the film that won the Palme d’or
4. You favorite hobby
A. Exhibitions in the city
B. Flippers, masks and snorkels
C. Slot machines at Caesars Palace
5. What is your astral sign?
6. For a fancy dress party, you dress up as
B. A prophet
C. Donald Duck
7. An award winning actress’s speech is
A. “Although I was not expecting this, I prepared a speech just in case”
B. “Films are life”
C. “The most beautiful role of all is being a mother”
8. The place to be
A. At Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris
B. At the Majestic Barriere in Cannes.
C. The Hotel de Flots de Marolles-les-Buis (though remember that if you are reading this magazine, then you are in a Barriere hotel!)
9. Your favorite type of film
A. La grand vadrouille (“Don’t Look Now…We’re being shot at!” a 1966 Anglo-French comedy starring Terry Thomas)
B. A feature length Turkish film shot along the Yemen border, shown in its original version, without subtitles.
C. The entire series of Josephine ange gardien (“Josephinne the Guardian Angel”, a long-running French TV series)
10. A legendary couple
A. Valerie Lemercier & Gad Elmaleh
B. Juliette Binoche & Gerard Depardieu
C. Isabelle Huppert & Jamel Debbouze
11. Your first language
C. Stewed tongue of beef
12. A moment’s reading
A. Cesar by Marcel Pagnol
B. A Fishing Rod for My Grandpa by Xing Jian Gao
C. The visitor’s book and the bill
13. Your ideal vacation
A. Anywhere near Paris
B. Anywhere in the south
Majority of A answers: You are more of a Cesar, more of a prophet than Uncle Boonmee. In fact you do not like Thailand for its films, but for its beaches and cuisine. Anyway, subtitles annoy you because, you must admit, you have never been able to do two things at once, and even if you did not know who Tabar Rahim was to begin with, your ignorance has been repaired thaks to Jacques Audiard. So, Gentlemen, without letting the prophet notion go to your head, there’s only one thing left to do: after a concert, head for the red carpet with Melanie Thierry, Emmanuelle Devos or Mademoisellle Chambon on your arm, you can pretend to be a good-looker! What? You are a woman? No problem. For you, Ladies, at the end of the day, you will be dressed in Coco Chanel when you arrive at the ceremony, escorted by Niels Arestrup. Plans for the end of the evening? Ok, after the Cesar awards, what could be nicer or simpler than enjoying one for the road at Fouquets? (Please note the author’s huge effort to quote as many names from the 2010 Cesar Awards, Applause)
Majority of B answers: You are more of a Palme d’or, Lung Boonmee raluek Chat (Bless you! Translated Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (if you manage to pronounce his name correctly first go, you’ll win a free cocktail at the bar). Like Mathieu Amalric, who is away on tour, what matters for you are these actors and gods who deserve Grand Prizes, in Cannes, you can pretend to be Juliette Binoche, female replica of your husband who thinks he is (depending on the day) the Biutiful Javier Bardem, or Elio Germano, the hero of your Nostra Vita…But never mind, for you la nostra vita puts the leap years into rhyming poetry; he’s the man who asks who told you from the top of the stairs (This time it was far more complicated trying to discreetly slip in a Cannes Film Festival 2010 winner!) If you have seen all these films, another free cocktail awaits you at the bar.
Majority of C answers: You may be completely exhausted; you still haven’t got a clue! No Palmes or Cesars for you! So not interested in Deauville, Dinard, La Baule or La Rochelle? Toronto, Venice Film Festival, Golden Globbes or Marrakech? Still nothing? And what about Les Victoires de la Musique (an annual French awards ceremony that recognizes the best singers of the year), Nrj radio station awards, Mirande Country Music Festival or Enghien Jazz Festival? Still fail to ring a bell? Don’t despair, try musical chairs. There are 2 of you and 1 chair. When the music stops, you must rush to sit on the chair first. If you are the one still standing, you’re lost. If this is the case, you’re having a bad time and I’m afraid your lucky number is 0 and your favorite color black. My advice: Stay in your hotel room and order room-service.
Workshop for Short Films. The first workshop production of short film where you learn how to write and direct a silent film that speaks volumes!
In 1900, the Cinematograph gave us our first taste of film and we planned short, taut, comic adventures.
Participate in all stages of the creation of a silent film.
The Cinematography workshop takes the foundations of the seventh art through a workshop dedicated to the secrets of making a film, from writing a screenplay, the interpretation of characters up to the realization (the frame, the organization of a board and its various businesses).
Training lasts about 90 minutes and continues by also filming for 90 minutes. Cinématograf The workshop can accommodate 10 to 400 people, divided into groups (sets) 10 to 18 people supervised by a coach.
See the finished films from the first workshop here.
Merzak Allouache's El Taaib. Evene claims it's an angry film aimed at the malaise of Algerian society.
Rodney Ascher's Room 237. A documentary about the plethora of theories that have sprung up over the years regarding just what Stanley Kubrick was up to when he made The Shining (1980). More here. IFC Midnight picked up North American rights just yesterday.
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner's Ernest et Célestine. From the makers of A Town Called Panic, this is an animated adaptation of a series of books about a little mouse who doesn't want to become a dentist and a big bear who doesn't want to become a notary. Site.
Benjamin Ávila's Infancia clandestina. From the San Sebastian Film Festival: "Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum,
Although the city always has provided aesthetically pleasing backdrops and culinary and cultural delights, the Eiffel Tower and croissants alone aren't responsible for the sudden onslaught of activity. The fact that they're all on sale, however, is.
France's 20% tax rebate for foreign productions, capped at €4 million, has sparked a filming frenzy in Paris with such major directors as Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Scorsese plus U.S. studios including Paramount and Universal taking advantage of both the country's technical savvy and the lower cost of shooting.
"Production has been more concentrated on Paris this year than other regions of France,
In 1123, Count Godefroy de Montmirail (Jean Reno) is about to marry Frénégonde de Pouille (Valérie Lemercier) after he had fought under the command of king Louis VI. Unfortunately, Godefroy did a terrible mistake that will make Frénégonde run away from him. In order to make sure that he'll have descendants, Godefroy asks Eusebius, a wizard, to send him (by serving him a potion) along with Jacquouille (Christian Clavier), his servant, back at the moment when the mistake was done.
However, given that Eusebius forgot to put an essential ingredient in the potion, Godefroy and Jacqouille are sent in 1993. In this period, Godefroy and Jacquouille will meet
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