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  • Competition: "Lorna's Silence" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2008 at 3:48 PM

    Competition: 'Lorna's Silence' by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
    Palme d'Or laureates for Rosetta in 1999 and L’Enfant (The Child) in 2005, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return to Festival Competition with Lorna's Silence. The filmmaking brothers have also served as Presidents of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Juries (in 2000) and of the Caméra d'Or Jury in 2006. In their...
  • Press Conference: "Lorna's Silence"

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2008 at 10:14 PM

    Press Conference: 'Lorna's Silence'
    In conjunction with the in-Competition screening of Lorna's Silence, the film's Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, producer Denis Freyd, and actors Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, and Alban Ukaj held a press conference today. Highlights follow: Jean Pierre Dardenne, on their intentions: "What...
  • Competition: "Two Lovers" by James Gray

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2008 at 10:21 AM

    Competition: 'Two Lovers' by James Gray
    Premiering in Competition, Two Lovers by James Gray is the third film the American director has brought to Cannes, eight years after The Yards and one year after We Own the Night. Set in Brooklyn, it stars Joaquin Phoenix, a frequent presence in Gray's films, playing a man named Leonard Kraditor who has returned to live with his family...
  • Un Certain Regard: "Versailles" by Pierre Schoeller

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2008 at 11:35 PM

    Un Certain Regard: 'Versailles' by Pierre Schoeller
    Today's Un Certain Regard screenings begin with the presentation of Versailles, a first feature film by Pierre Schoeller. The director, in the running for the Caméra d’Or, treats the delicate subject of homelessness in today's affluent Western societies. "The film is rooted in a world of poverty, cold, and...
  • Un Certain Regard: "Involuntary" by Ruben Östlund

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2008 at 5:19 PM

    Un Certain Regard: 'Involuntary' by Ruben Östlund
    Presented in the Un Certain Regard program, Involuntary, by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, is a tale of summer and its many opportunities for youthful misbehavior and mischief. With hormones running high, sexual pranks are irresistible, especially under the influence of alcohol. The devil-may-care mood encourages everyone to go...
  • Special Screening: "Sanguepazzo" (Crazy Blood) by Marco Tullio Giordana

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 23.05.2008 at 8:29 AM

    Special Screening: 'Sanguepazzo' (Crazy Blood) by Marco Tullio Giordana
    Sanguepazzo ("Crazy Blood"), by Marco Tullio Giordana, is being shown today in the Special Screenings program at this 61st Festival de Cannes. The Milanese director had been pondering this project for over twenty years. Today, he presents a lush portrayal of the lives of famed Mussolini-era film-industry stars Osvaldo Valenti...
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Manoel De Oliveira

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2008 at 12:44 PM

    Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Manoel De Oliveira
    The Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, received a lively acclaim from Gilles Jacob, who awarded him the Palme d’Or for his lifetime career achievement in film. The Grand Théâtre Lumière was packed with distinguished guests eager to witness the ceremony, a high...
  • Cannes Classics: "Let's Get Lost" by Bruce Weber

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2008 at 10:23 AM

    Cannes Classics: 'Let's Get Lost' by Bruce Weber
    Today's Cannes Classics offerings are screenings of restored copies of the 1964 Turkish film Susuz Yaz (at 3pm) and the 1972 Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (5pm), directed by Paul Newman. At 7:45pm, festival-goers can rediscover Bruce Weber's documentary Let’s Get Lost, about the famously talented and...
  • 6th Europe Day

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 21.05.2008 at 2:12 PM

    6th Europe Day
    The European Ministers met this morning on this 6th Europe Day to discuss “building a world of exchanges.” Commissioner Viviane Reding characterized the intent of today’s meetings, “We are looking at how we can intensify interaction in the audiovisual field between the EU countries and major film markets, be they...
  • Cinéfondation Atelier: Léa Fehner - "Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront"

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2008 at 10:05 PM

    Focus on another filmmaker with a project in the Cinéfondation Atelier: Léa Fehner from France. She has brought a project to Cannes which, once funding secured, will be her first feature film: Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront. "This is a choral film where three stories are played out within the walls of a prison,” related...
  • Cinéma de la Plage: "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" by Mervyn Leroy / Concert: François-Eudes Chanfrault / Scratch Massive Live featuring Zoé Cassavetes

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 25.05.2008 at 1:54 PM

    Cinéma de la Plage: 'I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang' by Mervyn Leroy / Concert: François-Eudes Chanfrault / Scratch Massive Live featuring Zoé Cassavetes
    As part of a tribute to electronic music in films, Macé beach will welcome François-Eudes Chanfrault, composer of the original soundtrack for Qui a Tué Bambi?, presented out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2003. Also on the bill for this 8:30pm open-air concert is the duo Scratch Massive. Artists Maud...
  • Actors in Cannes today

    the 19.05.2008 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 21.05.2008 at 8:25 AM

    Actors in Cannes today
    The following actors are here in Cannes today: Aure Atika, Saleh Bakri, Guy Bedos, Monica Bellucci, Richard Bennett, Jean-Marie Bigard, Yavuz Bingol, Cate Blanchett, Alessio Boni, Nicolas Bro, Alain Chabat, Chen Chang, Lolita Chammah, Louis Chedid, Judith Chemla, Joan Chen, Emma De Caunes, Daniel De Oliveira, Arta Dobroshi, Léa...

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