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Cannes 2017: Women in Motion Announces Young Talents Award Details & Names Isabelle Huppert as Face…

Cannes 2017: Women in Motion Announces Young Talents Award Details & Names Isabelle Huppert as Face of ProgramCredit: Kering

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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Cannes: Sandrine Kiberlain named Caméra d’or jury president

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Cannes: Sandrine Kiberlain named Caméra d’or jury president
French actress starred in Cannes titles A Self-made Hero and Polisse.

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
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Cannes 2015 Palme d’Or winner ‘Dheepan’ gets an international trailer

With features such as The Beat That My Heart Skipped and Rust and Bone under his belt, filmmaker Jacques Audiard has garnered acclaim across various festivals over the course of his career. The Cannes Film Festival has been no different in this regard, as Audiard had been nominated three times for the Palme d’Or prior to the 2015 incarnation of the festival, for A Self-Made Hero, A Prophet, and Rust and Bone. The 2015 Festival, however, brought his first win, for Audiard’s newest feature Dheepan.

Audiard takes on both co-writing and directing duties for the film, with the three primary roles being notably played by relative newcomers. Jesuthasan Antonythasan, who plays the titular character, is appearing in only his second film, with co-stars Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Claudine Vinasithamby making their debuts in the feature. The synopsis is below.

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and
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Cannes: Complete list of winners includes 'Dheepan,' 'Carol,' 'The Lobster,' ...

Cannes: Complete list of winners includes 'Dheepan,' 'Carol,' 'The Lobster,' ...
Winners were announced on Sunday for the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, and the top prize, the coveted Palme d'Or, went to Jacques Audiard's French film "Dheepan." This is the first time Audiard has won the award following three unsuccessful attempts ("A Self-Made Hero" in 1996, "A Prophet" in 2009 and "Rust and Bone" in 2012), though he did previously win a screenwriting award for "Self-Made Hero" and the Grand Prix for "A Prophet." -Break- His last two entries lost to films by Michael Haneke – "The White Ribbon" in 2009 and "Amour" in 2012 – so in his speech, Audiard thanked Haneke "for not making a film this year." Oscars next for Cannes winners Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Lindon? This year, Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen presided over the jury, which also included international actors Rossy de ...
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Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or
Other winners include Son Of Saul, The Assassin, Chronic, The Lobster, The Measure Of A Man, Carol and Mon Roi.Scroll down for full list of winners

Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan has won the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).

Review: Dheepan

Critics had predicted that Todd HaynesCarol or Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin would take the top prize, while momentum appeared to shift to Laszlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul when it picked up the Fipresci prize. Even the bookies favoured a different title, pegging Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster for the prestigious honour.

But while they each left the Lumiere Theatre with one prize apiece, it was Dheepan that claimed the top honour.

The drama centres on a Tamil freedom fighter (Antonythasan Jesuthasan, one of three non-professional Tamil leads) who, near the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, flees to Europe with a makeshift family hoping to claim asylum
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2015 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 9: Audiard Goes Off Deep-end with “Dheepan”

We’ll be better able to assess whether this Jacques Audiard’s seventh feature film was triumphant, faltered or flatlined when more results trickle in, but for the time being this looks to situate itself quality-wise underneath 2009’s Grand Prix winning A Prophet. It got his Cannes debut back in 1994 with Regarde Les Hommes Tomber in the Critics’ Week, saw 1996’s Un héros très discret land him Best Screenplay, and his last showing was for Rust & Bone in 2012. Starring relative unknowns in Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Claudine Vinasithamby, (supporting players also include Vincent Rottiers and Marc Zinga), Dheepan has all the earmarks from his other films: the immigrant story, criminal underpinnings, protagonist with odds against them, Paris, a visceral photography and on the tech side: a continued partnership with co-writer Thomas Bidegain. Make sure to click on the chart below for a larger version.
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Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ gets its first clip

Filmmaker Jacques Audiard first gained prominence in the international film community for his screenwriting capabilities, most notably winning the Best Screenplay award at the 1996 Cannes film festival for Un héros très discret, also known as A Self-Made Hero. Over the past decade, however, Audiard has also received acclaim for his directorial work, most notably for the 2009 feature Un prophète, also known as A Prophet, which went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film of the year. With his last feature coming in 2012, many were excited to learn that the filmmaker would be coming to the 2015 incarnation of the Cannes film festival once again with his latest feature.

Titled Dheepan, the film features newcomer Jesuthasan Antonythasan in the titular role, and the synopsis is as follows.

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

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Watch: First Clip From Jacques Audiard’s Cannes Drama ‘Dheepan’ Has A Secret

French filmmaker Jacques Audiard was well on his way to international acclaim. He won best screenplay at Cannes for 1996’s “A Self-Made Hero,” while "Read My Lips" and "The Beat That My Heart Skipped," were two of the best French films of the early aughts. But it wasn’t until 2009 that he was back at Cannes and won the Grand Prix with his arresting crime film “A Prophet,” a stunning drama some might argue should have won the Palme d’Or. The picture was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards and thus thrust the director into a new stratosphere. Following “Rust And Bone” in 2012, Audiard is back in Palme d’Or contention with “Dheepan” a drama about a Tamil freedom fighter who flees to Europe near the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War. With a makeshift family hoping to claim asylum, they
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'Violette' by Martin Provost

Violette , in French, subtitled in English, follows the strange and compelling story from the World War II years through the 1960s of trailblazing bisexual French feminist novelist Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos, Kings and Queen) and her struggle to find her voice as a writer. Scarred by both a childhood trauma and a loveless marriage, as an adult, she became rather crazy.

Here Violette finds a complex and difficult mentor in her friend and benefactress, Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain), and gains entry to a world of literary giants after a very difficult literary passage.

A parade of great French writers from Camus to Genet is brought to life by a magnificent ensemble cast.

Director Martin Provost (Séraphine, winner of 7 César Awards) vividly and unsentimentally recreates the heady intellectual atmosphere of Paris from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Devos gives one of the most impassioned, over the top crazy (i.e., good!!) performances of her lauded career in the title role, portraying an uncompromising, though totally confused, female artist’s journey from darkness, confusion, weirdness to light and finally literary success.

Devos won her first César Award for her performance as partially deaf Carla in Jacques Audiard's Read My Lips and her second César for Xavier Giannoli’s In the Beginning. She has been praised for many other performances including Arnaud Desplechins A Christmas Tale, Alain Resnais' Wild Grass and Audiard’s The Beat That My Heart Skipped. She will soon begin filming Neil Labute’s The Geography of Hope alongside Vera Farmiga, Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris.

Sandrine Kiberlain is perfect as the famously severe Simone de Beauvoir who is Violette's instructress and mentor.

Sandrine Kiberlain, fresh off her Best Actress win at the 2014 Cesar Awards for 9 Month Stretch, is one of France’s most respected actresses, and has appeared in over fifty films including Alain Resnais' final film Life of Riley, as well as with top French directors such as Jacques Audiard (A Self-Made Hero), Benoît Jacquot (Seventh Heaven, La Fausse Suivante de Marivaux) and Claude Miller (Betty Fisher and Other Stories).

With always interesting sets shot in French period grey tones, Violette is a stunning masterwork that casts an interesting, thought provoking spell.

This is an intimate and powerful true story of the relationship between two extraordinary women in an extraordinary time. If, like me, you thought you “knew” this period, this film will give you much food for thought. It is especially insightful as to the role of French intellectual women and their trials in this most interesting period of French history.

The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 in Official Selection where it was acquired for U.S. by Adopt Films. Its U.S. premiere will be at the Los Angeles Film Festival, will open in New York June 13 and in L.A. June 27 followed by its national rollout.

Its international sales agent, Doc & Film has licensed the film to Adopt for U.S., Madman for Australia and New Zealand. Argentina has sold to Cdi Films, Brazil Imovision, Canada Métropole Films Distribution, Denmark Camera Film A/S, France Universcine and Diaphana, Germany Kool Filmdistribution, Iceland Heimili Kvikmyndanna - Bio Paradis, Italy Movies Inspired, Netherlands Contact Film, Norway As Fidalgo Film Distribution, Poland Aurora Films, Slovak Republic Film Europe Media Company, Sweden Folkets Bio, Switzerland Xenix Filmdistribution Gmbh, Taiwan Swallow Wings Films Co.,Ltd., U.K. Soda Pictures
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Mathieu Kassovitz: 'I'm not proud to be French'

Mathieu Kassovitz was hailed as the heir to Truffaut after making La Haine in 1995. So why has he renounced French cinema after making his latest film, Rebellion?

Any doubts over Mathieu Kassovitz's feelings towards his national film industry were cleared up last year when he tweeted: "Bugger French cinema. Go fuck yourself with your shitty films." He's done with France. He's moved to Los Angeles. The tweet was in response to the César nominations, France's equivalent of the Oscars. In a field dominated by The Artist and Untouchable, Kassovitz's sober political thriller, Rebellion, received just one nomination, for best adapted screenplay.

"I wasn't hurt because they didn't want to give me a César, I was hurt because they didn't care about that kind of movie any more," says Kassovitz, who has previously won three Césars and never turned up to collect them. "It's a French story. It's craftsmanship. We
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Alexandre Desplat’s Psychological Landscapes

A soundtrack that has Chinese overtones, interspersed with Satie, and A La Claire Fontaine. Is it a Chinese composer familiar with French culture? Turns out to be a French composer, capable of adapting his music to almost any setting in the world. Whether it be ethereal tunes for golden compasses, mysterious ones for wizards, or spectral ones for writers on the verge of giving up the ghost.

In a TV reality show about composers, Alexandre le Grand would be the winner of his era. Even if composers tend to be discreet, their work lives in a fish bowl. And M. Desplat’s bowl is filling up with scores of many scents and colours very rapidly.

Not just that, he does it consistently well, under lots of pressure, running against the clock on at least two continents, having composed the music for 115 feature films at the age of 51. Not counting the work done for TV,
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Jacques Audiard: 'My work is like rolling thunder'

French director Jacques Audiard's bleak, brutal crime films have led to him being called the new Scorsese. His latest, Rust and Bone, is a love story – but as intense and inquisitive as ever

For a man who is a bundle of intense, nervous energy, Jacques Audiard is a surprisingly slow worker. Since he started directing, in 1994, he has completed just six features, with lengthy gaps between them. Indeed, the three-year run up to his new film, Rust and Bone, represents something of an acceleration. "I am free," Audiard shrugs, "because I work for a producer [Pascal Caucheteux] who says, 'We'll go when it's ready.' He doesn't give me a deadline. The films take a long time to write – too long, perhaps. That is where the time is spent."

But what films they are. His last, A Prophet, the coruscating study of a French-Arab convict who becomes a player in the Corsican mafia,
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Marion Cotillard to Star in ‘Rust and Bone’

Variety has reported actress Marion Cotillard will star in “Rust and Bone,” a film based on a short story by Craig Davidson. The film is described as a mix of suspense and love by Variety. Jacques Audiard will be at the helm for the project. His last directed film project was with 2009’s “A Prophet.” His directorial film credits also included “The Beat That My Heart Skipped,” “Read My Lips” and “A Self-Made Hero.” “There are simply no words for me to express my joy at being on board Jacques’ next film as he is one of the most talented and inspiring directors today,” said Hengameh Panahi, a producer of the film. Cotillard will be seen in the upcoming Christopher Nolan-directed film “The Dark Knight Rises” next year. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for “La Vie En Rose.” Her other film credits included “Inception,” “Big Fish” and “Nine.
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King of cool

Jacques Audiard's new prison thriller is the most stylish film to come out of Europe for years, following up on the promise of his previous movies Read My Lips and The Beat that My Heart Skipped and confirming his place among the greats of French cinema. Jason Solomons talks to a director who wants his audience to fly with him

Jacques Audiard wears a hat. It's a trilby that, the 57-year-old director says, keeps him warm in the winter and cool in the summer. He was wearing it in the heat of Cannes last May when I first met him, on a blazing roof terrace; and he's wearing it again today, in London, on an autumnal Monday when I catch him smoking his pipe outside the hotel where we're due to meet.

With horn-rimmed glasses, smart jacket and a cravat, he looks a bit like an English gentleman, a
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