Cannes Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)

SINCE: 1946

WHERE: Cannes, France, Europe

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The international Festival de Cannes is one of the world's most widely publicized events and certainly the most important film festival in terms of worldwide impact. "In order to achieve this level of longevity, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. And to this day, this profession of faith constitutes the first article of the Festival regulations.
" -Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate

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Arirang and AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on track) tied to win Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Arirang and AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on track) tied to win Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival

ARIRANG directed by KIM Ki-Duk and HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on track) by Andreas DRESEN tied to win the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In Arirang, director KIM Ki-Duk turned the cameras on himself as he is ‘playing 3 roles in 1.’ HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on track) by Andreas DRESEN is described as ‘A story about death that celebrates life.’ Forty-year-old healthy Frank has been diagnosed with […]

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” probably the most highly anticipated film at the Cannes Film Festival, held multiple, invitation-only screenings on Monday at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, the largest theater available there. Audiences actually booed the film. (As the audiences in Cannes are notorious for doing when they are shocked, offended or simply bored to death.) It shocked Malick’s supporters so much, they gave the film a rather defensive standing ovation as the credits rolled.Malick […]

Christophe Honoré’s film, Les Bien-aimés, (The Beloved) to close 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Christophe Honoré’s film, Les Bien-aimés, (The Beloved) to close 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Christophe Honoré’s film, Les Bien-aimés,  (The Beloved), will be close the 64th Cannes Film Festival, on Sunday May 22, 2011, following the award ceremony. This represents, Honiore’s 2nd time participating in the Cannes Film Festival, the First time in Competition with Les chansons d’amour. This time Christophe Honore will be accompanied by his faithful musician Alex Beaupin and the film’s actors: Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroiani, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel, Michel Delpech and Paul […]

Gus Van Sant’s film ‘Restless’ to open Un Certain Regard, section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Gus Van Sant’s film ‘Restless’ to open Un Certain Regard, section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

The film Restless by Gus Van Sant will open Un Certain Regard, section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on May 12. Produced by Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and 360 Pictures, the film examines the relationship of two teenagers, played by Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hooper. Gus Van Sant received the Palme d’or in 2003 for Elephant and the 60th anniversary award for Paranoid Park (2007). His first nomination at the Festival de Cannes was […]

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2011 Poster Featuring Sexy Faye Dunaway 1970

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2011 Poster Featuring Sexy Faye Dunaway 1970

The official poster of the 64th Cannes Film Festival was unveiled and it features a photo of Faye Dunaway taken by Jerry Schatzberg in 1970.  Jerry Schatzberg is a filmmaker from New York who won the Palme d’Or in 1973 for Scarecrow. Faye Dunaway had the starring role in Schatzberg’s first film Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), which has been restored by Universal Pictures. The restored film will be distributed in France by Carlotta […]

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris to open 2011 Festival de Cannes

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris to open 2011 Festival de Cannes

Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the Lumière Theatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. The romantic comedy, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux. Following London […]