The Patriots (1994)
French actress Sandrine Kiberlain has been named president of the Caméra d’or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28).
Kiberlain and jury will award a prize to a director’s first work from the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week .
Since 1978 the prize has gone to films including Stranger than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch (1984), Suzaku by Naomi Kawase (1997), The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi (1995), Hunger by Steve McQueen (2008) and Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin (2012).
Last year, Houda Benyamina won the Caméra d’or for her film Divines screened in the Directors’ Fortnight.
In a career spanning 25 years and boasting around 40 films, actress Kiberlain first shot to prominence in The Patriots by Éric Rochant (winner of the Romy-Schneider Prize) and En Avoir (Ou Pas) by Laetitia Masson, for which she won the César for most promising actress.
Subsequent turns have
Kiberlain, along with a jury comprising industry professionals, will award the prize reserved for a directorial debut film playing in either the official selection of the festival, Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week.
One of France’s most popular and critically acclaimed actresses, Kiberlain has starred in more than 40 films since breaking through in Eric Rochant’s thriller “The Patriots.” Her most notable films include Laetitia Masson’s “En avoir (ou pas),” Stephane Brize’s “Mademoiselle Chambon,” and Albert Dupontel’s black comedy “9 Month Stretch,” which earned Kiberlain a César for best actress in 2014.
Kiberlain has also worked with Benoît Jacquot (“Seventh Heaven”), Claude Miller (“Alias Betty”), Nicole Garcia (“A View of Love”), Alain Resnais (“Life of Riley”) and André Téchiné (“Being 17”).
The actress, who previously
The prize ceremony was held at the French Cinemathèque on Monday Feb. 1. Other awards included Best French Film, which went to Philippe Faucon’s “Fatima,” and Best Foreign Film to László Nemes’ “Son of Saul.”
The French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinema) is the prestigious film critics’ guild that organizes the Critics Week sidebar at Cannes.
“The Bureau” was backed by the Ile de France Region, and was lensed in various locations in the Paris Region, as well as at Luc Besson’s Les Studios de Paris in La Cité du Cinéma.
Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Lea Drucker, it provides an inside view into the Dgsc,
French director Eric Rochant, no stranger to espionage themed genre exercises upon a quick glance at his filmography (Les Patriotes), delivers a surprisingly inept turkey with his latest film, Mobius, an uber glossy, superficially chic potboiler that’s as tawdry as it is overly complicated. While there’s an undeniable appeal front lining this schlocky endeavor in its pair of attractive European stars, Jean Dujardin and Cecile De France, not even they or the intriguing names peppered throughout the considerable supporting cast manage to appear as anything other than laughable.
Crossing over the sweeping vista of Monaco, we are introduced to Alice (Cecile De France), an international banking executive who specializes in money laundering, which resulted in a scandal that rendered her unable to work in the United States where her ailing father resides. Gregory (Jean Dujardin) and Sandra (Emilie Dequenne) are members of the Fsb,
Set in Monaco, Dujardin’s character is a French spy who tracks a powerful Russian magnate (Roth) suspected of money laundering in one of the most affluent societies in the world. MÖBIUS is described as an intense and dangerous thriller directed and written by Eric Rochant (Les Patriotes) spoken in French, English and Russian with French subtitles, a truly international affair – Take a look:
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