Cannes has announced another program for its 2018 edition. Featuring iconic movies and works from renowned filmmakers, the Cannes Classics category is a celebration of the history of film. The fest also unveiled the Cinéfondation Jury, the panel that will award Cannes’ short film prizes. Three of the five jury members, or 60 percent, are women.
Filmmakers Valeska Grisebach (“Western”) and Alanté Kavaïté (“The Summer of Sangaile”), and actress Ariane Labed (“Mary Magdalene”) will serve on the Cinéfondation Jury. They and their fellow Jury members will select the fest’s Short Film Palme d’or winner as well as the three Cinéfondation Prize recipients. The Short Films Competition includes two women-helmed shorts and Cinéfondation — which showcases students’ short films — features eight women-helmed projects. The Short Film Palme d’or will be awarded during Cannes’ Closing Ceremony on May
At this early stage, things are looking promising indeed. Cannes will tell how well Spike Lee’s return after 27 years plays there: he will unveil 1979 drama “BlacKkKlansman,” about a man who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. And David Robert Mitchell is in Competition with film noir “Under the Silver Lake.”
Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”)
Steven Spielberg (“Ready Player One”)
Damien Chazelle (“First Man”)
Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Mimi Leder (“On the Basis of Sex
This week’s question: In honor of “Godard Mon Amour,” Michel Hazanavicius’ movie about Jean-Luc Godard, what is the best film about filmmaking (or filmmakers)?
Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz), RogerEbert.com
I always thought the best movie about filmmaking, and filmmakers, and about artistry in the commercial system generally, is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” A lot of people have similar visions based on real life incidents, and pursue it in various creative ways, but only one makes it to the landing site, and he only succeeds because he’s devoted himself to it so singlemindedly that he throws his own family aside. He has the mind of a child and ends the film surrounded by childlike beings. All the scenes of Roy Neary trying to realize the shape through sculpture
The line-up for Cannes Classics section of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19) includes documentaries about Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman and Jane Fonda.
Mark Cousins will present his video essay The Eyes of Orson Welles, which examines the pictorial world of the Citizen Kane director.
Margarethe von Trotta’s Searching For Ingmar Bergman is one of three films to celebrate the centenary of the Swedish master at Cannes, alongside Jane Magnusson’s Bergman – A Year in a Life and a screening of The Seventh Seal.
Jane Fonda will
Announced today as part of the Cannes Classics lineup, Mark Cousins’ The Eyes of Orson Welles, which explores the drawings, paintings, and early works of the Citizen Kane director, will premiere during the festival. Also amongst the lineup is two Ingmar Bergman documentaries tied to his centenary, as well as the previously-announced 70mm unrestored version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Check out the full lineup below, which also includes new restorations of films by Jacques Rivette, Djibril Diop Mambety, Agnès Varda, Vittorio De Sica,
Of all the references sewn into the fabric of Kent Jones’ first narrative feature — the revered film critic and programmer nods to Paul Schrader, Bob Dylan, and executive producer Martin Scorsese among others in his chilly amuse-bouche of artistic inspirations — Bowles isn’t high on the list. Jones is too hyper-literate and omnivorous to be unfamiliar with the book, but even filmmaker Matías Piñeiro and Stephin Merritt serve as more explicit muses for this intimate drama.
And yet, Bowles’ writing — his resigned
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The reason it isn’t happening, of course, is that “The Other Side of the Wind” is being distributed by Netflix, the streaming colossus that shepherded and financed the film’s reconstruction. Last week, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos,
His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was 18. And what is perfect for his attending Rotterdam, is that his ancestors come from the Dutch.
He came Iffr with First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer, a (kind of) spiritual follow-up to his screenplay for Taxi Driver, and in a masterclass he conjured up a cinematic resurrection of a troubled Nic Cage pic. As always with Schrader, the devil is in the detail.
The house was packed with an audience — most of whom hadn
Turner Classic Movies has selected Leonardo DiCaprio to present Martin Scorsese with the inaugural Robert Osborne Award as part of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival’s opening.
DiCaprio has appeared in five of Scorsese’s films, beginning with 2002’s “Gangs of New York” and most recently in 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” DiCaprio will present the award April 26 in Los Angeles to the filmmaker for his decades-long commitment to the legacy and preservation of classic films.
In 1990, Scorsese established the Film Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. The foundation has funded the restoration of over 800 films and its World Cinema Project has restored 31 films from 21 countries.
The Robert Osborne
The lavishly shot “Birds of Passage,” which marks Guerra’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent,” takes place in Colombia in the 1970s, when the demand for marijuana hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. Unfolding in the Guajira desert, “Birds of Passage” follows a Wayuu indigenous family who take a leading role in this new drug trade and discover the perks of wealth and power but also encounter violence and tragedy.
Edouard Waintrop, who is serving his last turn as Directors’ Fortnight chief, said he was particularly happy to welcome back Guerra, who had presented “Embrace of the Serpent” in 2015. “‘Birds of Passage’ is a magnificent film and a powerful, epic mafia story filled with crime and treason,
Granik will go to Cannes with “Leave No Trace,” her first narrative film since the Oscar-nominated “Winter’s Bone” in 2010, and a film that received strong reviews when it premiered at Sundance in January.
Gavras, best known for his videos for M.I.A., Kanye West and Jay-z and others, will be there with “Le monde est a toi,” while Guerra and his co-director Cristina Gallego, who made the Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent,” will bring “Birds of Passage” to Directors’ Fortnight.
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The Argentinian provocateur Noe will bring “Climax” to the festival.
Also in the selection: Panos Cosmatos’ horror film “Mandy,” which features what is reportedly another wild performance from Nicolas Cage.
Of the 20 feature films in the section, 15 are directed by men and four by women, with “Birds of Passage” a collaboration between male and female directors.
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Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) was established in 1969, in the aftermath of a 1968 Cannes Film Festival that was canceled midway through in solidarity with the protests sweeping through France. It was set up to offer a more daring and experimental slate than the main festival, and over the years provided the first Cannes exposure for such directors as Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Michael Haneke and Spike Lee.
Directors’ Fortnight will open on May 9 and run through May 19.
“Pajaros de verano” (“Birds of Passage”), Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego (opening film)
“Amin,” Philippe Faucon
“Carmen Y Lola,” Arantxa Echevarria
“Climax,” Gaspar Noe
“Comprama un revolver” (“Buy Me a Gun”), Julio Hernandez Cordon
“Les Confins du Monde,” Guillaume Nicloux
“El motoarrebatador” (“The Snatch Thief”), Augustin Toscano
“En Liberte!,” Pierre Salvadori
“Joueurs” (“Treat Me Like Fire”), Marie Monge
“Leave No Trace,” Debra Granik
“Los Silencios,” Beatriz Seigner
“Ming wang xing shi ke” (“The Pluto Moment”), Ming Zhang
“Mandy,” Panos Cosmatos
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Le monde est a toi,” Romain Gavras
“Petra,” Jaime Rosales
“Samouni Road,” Stefano Savona
“Teret” (“The Load”), Ognjen Glavonic
“Weldi” (“Dear Son”), Mohamed Ben Attia
“Troppa Grazia,” Gianni Zanasi (closing film)
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“Basses,” Felix Imbert
“Ce Magnifique gateau!,” (“This Magnificent Cake!”), Emma De Swaef & Marc Roels
“La Chanson” (“The Song”), Tiphaine Raffier
“La Lotta,” Marco Belocchio
“Las Cruces,” Nicolas Boone
“La nuit des sacs plastiques” (“The Night of the Plastic Bags”), Gabriel Harel
“O orfao” (“The Orphan”), Carolina Markowicz
“Our Song to War,” Juanita Onzaga
“Skip Day,” Patrick Bresnan & Ivette Lucas
“Le Sujet” (“The Subject”), Patrick Bouchard
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Gaspar Noé’s Climax, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage, and Mamoru Hosoda’s feature animation Mirai are among the features that will premiere in the 50th anniversary edition of Directors’ Fortnight this year.
Artistic director Edouard Waintrop unveiled his final selection, ahead of his departure this autumn, at a press conference at the Forum des Images in Paris on Tuesday (April 17). The 50th edition line-up – running May 9-19 - comprises 20 features and another 11 short films.
“I would like to thank the
In the short titled Fish Dreams, Kyle Mooney plays The Shape of Water's star, Fish Man. While his acting prospects seem positive — including Martin Scorsese requesting he topline a mob movie set in Atlantis called Fishfellas — Fish Man clearly wants to take a new professional path: pursuing his passion of creating art.
When his best friend and fellow fish-man Roger (Mulaney) shows...
“Fish Dreams” opens in agent (Beck Bennett)’s office, where Fish Man passes up a part in Martin Scorsese’s ocean-set “Goodfellas” remake (“Fishfellas”), eager to stock his just-leased gallery space with his original photographs. At Fish Man’s art opening, his pal and fellow gilled actor, Roger (Mulaney) gets his permission to pursue the role instead.
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