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2018 Cannes Film Festival: Official Short Films and Cinéfondation Selection

  The Short films in Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection 2018 for the 71st Cannes Film Festival has been revealed. The announcement of the Official Selection will be April 12th. Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Bertrand Bonello, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation. THE 2018 SHORT FILMS …

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2018 Cannes: Official Poster for the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The poster of the 71st Festival de Cannes, taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le fou (1965), is inspired by the work of Georges Pierre (1927-2003). This immense still photographer immortalised the shooting of over a hundred films in a 30-year career that began in 1960 with Jacques Rivette, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle. He then worked in partnership with Robert Enrico, Yves Robert, Claude Sautet, …

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2018 Cannes: Festival Offers 3-Day Passes to 18-28 year-olds

3 days  in  Cannes © FDC Are you aged between 18 and 28? A cinema lover and a film buff? From 17 to 19 May 2018, the Festival de Cannes is to launch the first ever 3 DAYS IN CANNES programme and invites you to discover the Official Selection before anyone else! 3 DAYS IN CANNES is: A 3-days pass giving access …

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2018 Cannes: Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ with Oscar winners Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will open 71st Cannes Film Festival

This year’s forthcoming Festival de Cannes will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in Competition at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 8 May. Asghar Farhadi’s 8th feature film, shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula, charts the story of Laura, who lives with her husband and children in Buenos …

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2018 Cannes: Benicio del Toro is President of Un Certain Regard Jury

The man who will preside over the fate of the Un Certain Regard Jury is not only a film lover but a brilliant actor, entirely devoted to his art. Eight years ago, along with Tim Burton, Benicio del Toro and his fellow members of the Jury selected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee (The One Who Can Recall His Past Lives) as the winner …

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2018 Cannes: Ursula Meier is President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or

This year’s Caméra d’or Jury will be headed by a representative of the new generation of filmmakers. Along with six fellow professionals, the Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier will select the best first film presented in the Official Selection, the Semaine de la Critique and the Directors’ Fortnight. Ursula Meier is a filmmaker who questions the very need to film. This undoubtedly explains …

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Trailer for ‘Loro (Part 1)’ – Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s biopic on Silvio Berlusconi

From Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty – Foreign Language Film) comes the first part of Loro, a sprawling epic detailing the life of one of Italy’s most controversial figures, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi, one of the world’s richest men, was the Prime Minister of Italy for four governments and owns the controlling share of Italy’s largest broadcasting network. …

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Cannes Classics to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Cannes Classics to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in Cannes, with world premiere of a 70mm print of the director’s 1968 masterpiece, introduced by filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Cannes Classics will host the world premiere of an unrestored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Set for Saturday, May 12, 2018, the …

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