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The Daily 2011

19 May
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  • Quote of the day

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 21.05.2011 at 1:07 PM

    Quote of the day
    I make sure that there is no producer, as should be the case on all films. And total freedom should be given to the artists. Michel Seydoux, producer of the film Pater by Alain Cavalier
  • Tweeters at the Festival de Cannes

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 6:17 PM

    Tweeters at the Festival de Cannes
    On Thursday 19 May, Thierry Frémaux, Festival de Cannes General Delegate and David Lisnard, Deputy Mayor of the City of Cannes hosted 40 influential Twitter users. Thierry Frémaux confirmed his "interest in this new media", which offers "tweeters" the opportunity to communicate in real-time. The aim of "ucannestweet" was to create a...
  • In attendance at Cannes

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 4:29 PM

    In attendance at Cannes
    The actors expected to be in attendance in Cannes today are: Sarah ADLER, Tetsuya AKIKAWA, Elena ANAYA, Yvan ATTAL, Irene AZUELA, Edouard BAER, Antonio BANDERAS, Alice BARNOLE, Mikhail BARSKOVICH, Berenice BEJO, Jean-Paul BELMONDO, Paul BELMONDO, Benjamin BIOLAY, Michel BLANC, Michel BOMPOIL, Elodie BOUCHEZ, Patrick BRAOUDE, Nicole...
  • Takashi Miike: "My films are the result of fortuitous encounters with people and stories"

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 10:23 AM

    Takashi Miike: 'My films are the result of fortuitous encounters with people and stories'
    The Japanese director Takashi Miike and the whole team from his film, Ichimei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) held a press conference. Here is some of what they had to say...   Takashi Miike, discussed his choice to direct a samurai film: "I didn't make Ichimei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) because I wanted to film violence. No,...
  • Pedro Almodóvar: “It’s a story about surviving under extreme conditions, which is the story of humanity, too.”

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:55 PM

    Pedro Almodóvar: “It’s a story about surviving under extreme conditions, which is the story of humanity, too.”
    Pedro Almodóvar presented his film, La Piel que habito (The Skin I Live In) in competition at Cannes, at a press conference, accompanied by actor Antonio Banderas, actresses Marisa Paredes, Elena Anaya and Blanca Suárez and producer Augustín Almodóvar.     Pedro Almodóvar, on the family in his film: “I wanted them to be a...
  • The screening of 18 Days - an emotional tribute

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:51 PM

    The screening of 18 Days - an emotional tribute
    Thierry Frémaux launched a tribute to Egypt, Invited Country, yesterday evening in the Salle du Soixantième, with the world avant-premier screening of Tamantashar Yom (18 Days), a collective work by 10 Egyptian filmmakers made around Tahrir Square, which was given a standing ovation. “Egypt is one of the great countries of...
  • Ant Uprising

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:43 PM

    Ant Uprising
    Tonight’s Cinéma de la Plage schedule includes Le Cri d’une fourmi (Ant Scream) by Sameh Abdel Aziz, a funny, quirky film about the beginnings of the Egyptian revolution.     As part of the tribute to Egypt (guest country) several events have been held, including the screening of 18 Days yesterday, and tonight Cinéma de la...
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:33 PM

    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    Cannes Classics is showing the new print of Facteur (Al Bostagui) by Egyptian filmmaker Hussein Kamal.  As part of the tribute to Egypt (guest country) several events have been held, including the screening of 18 Days yesterday, and Cannes Classics offers Facteur by Egyptian filmmaker Hussein Kamal, 43 years after its original...
  • Rossellini gets the bad guys

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 3:21 PM

    Rossellini gets the bad guys
    Cannes Classics honours the director of Roma, Città Aperta (1946, Jury Grand Prix), and president of the Feature Film Jury in 1977, with a screening of La Macchina Ammazzacattivi (1952).Film trivia: La Macchina Ammazzacattivi (literally "The Machine to Kill Bad People" in Italian) was in fact completed by Roberto Rosselini’s...
  • Pierre Schoeller in the vortex of power

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:23 PM

    Pierre Schoeller in the vortex of power
    Three years after Versailles, the French director returns to a Certain Regard with L’Exercice de l’Etat, his second feature film. A film about the exercise of power, against a background of state bankruptcy and the crisis of democracy. It would seem that in France, the Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy provokes films about political...
  • Hong Sangsoo and the role of chance in life

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 3:37 PM

    Hong Sangsoo and the role of chance in life
    The Korean film-maker returns to the Official Selection after Ha Ha Ha took the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize a year ago in 2010. Filmed entirely in black and white, The Day He Arrives explores the role of chance in life.Hong Sangsoo is an enigmatic director who likes to impregnate his films and characters with an air of mystery and...
  • Cannes Classics pays tribute to A Clockwork Orange

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 11:15 AM

    Cannes Classics pays tribute to A Clockwork Orange
    The Festival pays homage to perfectionist and visionary Stanley Kubrick, whose 1972 adaptation of the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess caused quite a stir in its day. Cannes Classics is screening two films in his honour, A Clockwork Orange and Once Upon A Time... A Clockwork Orange, the documentary by Michel Ciment and...
  • Cinéfondation programme continues

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 10:25 AM

    Cinéfondation programme continues
    Cinéfondation Programme 3 kicks off with four short films to be screened in the Buñuel theatre at 2 p.m.   Young Brazilian director Alice Furtado is delighted to see her film Duelo Antes da Noite (Duel before Nightfall) being screened. “It’s an amazing experience.” She explores the fate of two children “with a complicated...
  • Cinéfondation screenings continue

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 1:50 PM

    Cinéfondation screenings continue
    The four short films in Cinéfondation Programme 2 are to be screened this morning at 11 a.m. in the Buñuel theatre.   “It was my dream to be part of this Festival,” confides young Korean director Son Tae-Gyum. His film Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night) is “in a way the diary of a homosexual man.” With three films already to...
  • Interview with Jessica Hausner

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:16 PM

    Interview with Jessica Hausner
    The Austrian director, productor and screenwriter, Jessica Hausner was awarded a Special Mention from the Cinéfondation for her short film Inter-View in 1999.  She made her first feature film in 2001, Lovely Rita, selected in Un Certain Regard, and in 2004, her film Hotel was in Official Selection. The Austrian filmmaker is here...
  • Beauty - in pictures

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 8:08 PM

    Beauty - in pictures
    The Festival de Cannes has organised an exhibition dedicated to the Pin-ups of the 7th Art - "Certaines l'aiment show (Pin-ups, Some Like it Show)" - in the foyers of the Grand Théâtre Lumière and the Salle Debussy. Welcome to a rendez-vous where glamour and photography go hand in hand.These limpid photographs come from a time when...
  • In Somebody Else’s Skin

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 20.05.2011 at 6:22 PM

    In Somebody Else’s Skin
    Pedro Almodóvar makes his fifth appearance in Cannes. His fourth In Competition offering, La Piel que Habito, is a disturbing film noir which reunited him with Antonio Banderas 20 years after Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!   Inspired by the novel Mygale by French author Thierry Jonquet, the Spanish director explores new territory in...
  • Did you know? Film Screenings

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 19.05.2011 at 3:04 PM

    Did you know? Film Screenings
    Do you need to find out the times or the location of a film screening? The Festival Daily provides you with the screening schedule for the day, as well as for the following day. These listings are available from 4 p.m. the day before, at the press counters, at the Info Points, at the Marché du Film screening rooms and at many...
  • Tale of Hanshiro the samurai returns to the Croisette

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 21.05.2011 at 9:58 AM

    Tale of Hanshiro the samurai returns to the Croisette
    Ichimei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai) by Takashi Miike is presented in Competition at the Cannes Festival. The Japanese director’s latest feature film is a 3D remake of Seppuku (Harakiri) by Masaki Kobayashi, which took the Special Jury Prize in 1963. Ichimei is Takashi Miike’s 3D retelling of the tale of the samurai...
  • Interview with Johnnie To

    the 19.05.2011 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 05.06.2011 at 7:35 PM

    Interview with Johnnie To
    Hong Kong director and producer Johnnie To is a member of this year's Feature Film Jury. A master of genre cinema and a prolific film-maker with an impressive filmography, he has been in the Official selection five times since 2004 with Breaking News, Election, Election2, Triangle, and Vengeance.  What is your first memory of the...

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