The Official Selections were revealed for the 66th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), taking place May 15 – 26, 2013. The Festival also announced that Thomas Vinterberg, Danish director, scriptwriter and producer, will be this year’s President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes Official Selection; and The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, with Emma Watson in the title role, Taïssa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and Kirsten Dunst, will open Un Certain Regard on Thursday 16 May.
Cannes Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cannes Film Festival | Festival de Cannes
WHERE: Cannes, France, Europe
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: “The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival. The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumiere. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place, on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September – except in 1948 and 1950 – and then every May from 1952 onwards.”
Nine films will compete in 2013 for the Short Film Palme d’or, at the 66th Festival de Cannes. For the first time, a Palestinian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.
In the Cinéfondation Selection, 18 films (14 fiction films and 4 animated films) were selected from 277 film schools from all around the world. The Cinéfondation Selection features films from film students from a diversity of film schools, with a third of the schools being selected for the first time and one country – Chile – which has never previously been selected.
The 66th Festival de Cannes aka Cannes Film Festival, has chosen the thriller Zulu starring Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom and Tanya van Graan to close the festival on May 26, 2013. The film which shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle is adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey.
The Great Gatsby by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, will open the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, 2013, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, out of Competition in the Official Selection.
For its 66th edition poster, the Festival de Cannes has chosen the image of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed during the shooting of A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson (1963). The Festival describes its choice as a chance both to pay tribute to the memory of Paul Newman, who passed away in 2008, and to mark its undying admiration for Joanne Woodward, his wife and most favoured co-star. They were honoured at […]
Director and producer Steven Spielberg will head up the jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival taking place May 15-26, 2013. “The memory of my first Cannes Film Festival, nearly 31 years ago with the debut of E.T., is still one of the most vibrant memories of my career, Spielberg goes on. For over six decades, Cannes has served as a platform for extraordinary films to be discovered and introduced to the world for the first […]
Thérèse Desqueyroux directed by Claude Miller who died earlier this month, and starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier, will close the 65th Cannes Film Festival on 27 May. Claude Miller’s final film is described by the festival as an adaptation of François Mauriac’s novel “Thérèse Desqueyroux”. On the 4th of April of this year, Miller passed away, and this film is the final piece in his immense body of work, to which the […]
The Official Selection for short films to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was unveiled yesterday. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted to the selection committee to compete for the 2012 Short Film Palme d’or . For the first time, both a […]
English actor and director Tim Roth will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, part of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. He is an English actor who began his career in television before moving on to cinema with The Hit directed by Stephen Frears, Tim Roth made his first appearances at Cannes with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (Palme d’or, 1994) which earned him international renown. In 1995, […]
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE to Preside Over Jury for Cinéfondation and short films at 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer Jean-Pierre DARDENNE who along with his brother Luc won Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d’Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna’s Silence, will preside over the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films at this year’s festival. The jury […]
Wes Anderon’s new film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman as well as Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman playing the pre-adolescents, MOONRISE KINGDOM recounts a tormented and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965. Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival, is glad to proclaim: “With […]
Fifty years after her death, and on its 65th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the icon of the 2012 Festival. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and […]
Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012. Accepting the invitation, the Italian actor and director said: “This is a real joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the jury of the most prestigious festival of cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and […]
The Cannes Film Festival board of administrators has extended the terms of Gilles Jacob, the 81-year-old president of the Cannes film festival, along with its 50-year-old director Thierry Fremaux. Although there were reportedly several big-name positions positioning for the job including French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, Jacob told AFP, that the festival’s board of administrators voted to extend his mandate as President until 2014 along with that of Fremaux. The Cannes Film Festival is run […]
The mysteriously enigmatic U.S. director Terrence Malick took the Cannes film festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, Sunday evening, for his film The Tree of Life- about a family of sons dominated by a tyrannical father in Texas, and the origins and mysteries of life. The film stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and luminous newcomer Jessica Chastain. Shy as ever, Malick had one of the film’s co-producers, Bill Pohlad accept the award on his behalf. […]
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 […]
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), 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]