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  • Jodie Foster : "If it had been a different actor than Mel, I might have gone a different direction"

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 10:52 AM

    Jodie Foster : 'If it had been a different actor than Mel, I might have gone a different direction'
    Jodie Foster, director of The Beaver, held a press conference on her movie - presented Out of Competition  - with screenwriter Kyle Killen. Highlights from the press conference.   Jodie Foster spoke about her double role as director and actor: "It’s a very bad idea to direct and act at the same time. The advantage is you know...
  • In attendance at Cannes

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 17.05.2011 at 2:55 PM

    In attendance at Cannes
    The actors expected to be in attendance in Cannes today are: Tetsuya AKIKAWA, Helena ALBERGARIA, Elena ANAYA, Richard ANCONINA, Irene AZUELA, Antonio BANDERAS, Alice BARNOLE, Claude BAZ.MOUSSAWBAA, Guy BEDOS, Berenice BEJO, Jean-Paul BELMONDO, Paul BELMONDO, Li BING BING, Michel BOMPOIL, Elodie BOUCHEZ, Hans Olav BRENNER, Adrien...
  • André Wilms: "Aki is a filmmaker who uses voices."

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:58 PM

    André Wilms: 'Aki is a filmmaker who uses voices.'
    Aki Kaurismaki presented Le Havre, alongside the actors Jean-Pierre Darroussin, André Wilms, Kati Outinen and producer Fabienne Vonier. Aki Kaurismaki on the film's humour, which is less ironic than his previous feature films:"When I look at the people in this world, I hold out no hope for our planet.  So to avoid adding to the...
  • Critic's Week celebrates its 50th anniversary with My Little Princess

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:55 PM

    Critic's Week celebrates its 50th anniversary with My Little Princess
    Yesterday, the Palais des Festivals hosted the 50th anniversary celebration of Cannes Critic's Week. This return to its birthplace was marked by the screening of one of the Selection films: My Little Princess, the first film directed by actress Eva Ionesco. It stars Isabelle Huppert and the young Annamaria Vartolomei, and has been...
  • Victor Trivas' plea for peace

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 9:32 AM

    Victor Trivas' plea for peace
    Cannes Classics is screening a restored version of Niemandsland (No Man's Land), a feature film with a pacifist agenda produced in 1931 by the  Russian-born filmmaker Victor Trivas. Today this film is being honoured by the Festival de Cannes - it is being presented by the French Archives in a restored 35mm version - but the fate of...
  • Jodie Foster nurses a family living through a crisis

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 9:31 AM

    Jodie Foster nurses a family living through a crisis
    The star of Silence of the Lambs (1991), now known for her work as a director, is presenting her third feature length film Out of Competition, her first at Cannes. She co-stars in The Beaver with Mel Gibson, who hasn’t been in the running for the official selection since 1984.   Jodie Foster made her first appearance for the...
  • Pater: a dialogue between Alain Cavalier and Vincent Lindon

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 6:28 PM

    Pater: a dialogue between Alain Cavalier and Vincent Lindon
    The filmmaker Alain Cavalier, who won the Jury Prize with Thérèse in 1986, examines the interaction between a director and an actor and the nature of power relationships in Pater. It is the fourth and final French film in Competition and is a particularly unusual work somewhere between fiction and a documentary.  Thierry Frémaux...
  • An Iceberg at the Cinéma de la plage

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 17.05.2011 at 6:10 PM

    An Iceberg at the Cinéma de la plage
    Amongst the films which revisit the sinking of the legendary Titanic, A Night to Remember by Roy Ward Baker, marked history. Almost one century after the incident, this film which came out in 1958 is screened at the Cinéma de la plage.On the 10 April 1912, the cruise liner Titanic left the port of Southampton with 953 passagers...
  • The first Afrikaans film in Un Certain Regard

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:25 PM

    The first Afrikaans film in Un Certain Regard
    Developed during the 19th session of the Résidence de la Cinéfondation, Skoonheid is the second feature film by Oliver Hermanus, a filmmaker born in Cape Town, South Africa. The fifth South African feature film presented at Cannes and the first in Afrikaans, it is a sign of the emergence of a new cinematography in the Cannes...
  • Aki Kaurismäki lands in Le Havre

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 12:32 PM

    Aki Kaurismäki lands in Le Havre
     Le Havre takes us straight into the Finnish cinematographer’s wild world, at once despairing and heart-warming. This is the second film Aki Kaurismäki has made in France; the first one was La Vie de Bohème. He won the Grand Prix for The Man Without a Past; this is his fourth film in competition for the Palme d’or.   When you...
  • Tatsumi: bubbles on the big screen

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:04 PM

    Tatsumi: bubbles on the big  screen
    Tatsumi is the surname of a Manga giant: Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Eric Khoo pays homage to this man of images with an animation film presented in Un Certain Regard. The director returns to Cannes five years after My Magic, presented In Competition. Yoshihiro Tatsumi is one of the unavoidable figures of Mangaka culture. As a precocious...
  • Quote of the day

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 17.05.2011 at 4:32 PM

    Quote of the day
    "I always liked the version of the fairytale where Little Red Riding Hood eats the wolf and not the other way around ."   Aki KAURISMÄKI
  • Did you know? Un Certain Regard in Paris

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:00 PM

    Did you know? Un Certain Regard in Paris
    The Parisian arts cinema le Reflet Médicis will show the films from the Official Selection 2011 in Un Certain Regard from wednesday 25 May to Tuesday 31 May 2011.     > Go to the website for Ecrans de Paris > Download the screenings schedule  
  • Interview with Bong Joon-Ho

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 6:51 PM

    Interview with Bong Joon-Ho
    In 10 years with four films to his credit, Korean director Bon Joon-Ho has established himself in the world of international cinematography. He was acclaimed by critics for The Host (2006), and was invited to participate in Cannes with Tokyo! in 2008, and again in 2009 with Mother, presented in Un Certain Regard. This year he is...
  • Cinema as a forum for political debate

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 12:02 PM

    Cinema as a forum for political debate
    Presented amongst the Special Screenings, the documentary, The Big Fix, revisits one of the biggest ecological scandals of the last year. The two directors investigate the oil spill which occurred in the USA last year, polluting the Atlantic Ocean in an irreversible manner. On the 22nd April 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon run by...
  • The Festival pays tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 23.05.2011 at 12:17 PM

    The Festival pays tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo
    The Festival de Cannes pays tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo this year, by dedicating a special evening to him this evening. The evening rundown includes the screening of a documentary, a dinner followed by a party to celebrate the actor and his career. “Alongside Jean Gabin and Michel Simon, Jean-Paul Belmondo is one of the...
  • "Belmondo, itinéraire…", the genesis of the documentary

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 23.05.2011 at 12:16 PM

    'Belmondo, itinéraire…', the genesis of the documentary
    A documentary about Jean-Paul Belmondo’s career will be screened, on the occasion of the tribute paid to him by the Festival de Cannes. Belmondo, itinéraire… was co-directed by Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech, and was initially a pure coincidence. Jeff Domenech, a fast-food restaurant manager, made an encounter which was to...
  • « Dias de Gracia », one film, three versions

    the 17.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2011 at 11:59 AM

    « Dias de Gracia », one film, three versions
    Everardo Gout will have his initiation to the Croisette with his first film Dias de Gracia,  competing for the Caméra d’Or, shown Out of Competition in a midnight screening. The director has shot each time period evoked in the feature film in a different manner, even using the work of different composers.Mexico, in 2002, 2006,...

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