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The Cannes Film Festival opens in two days

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The countdown has begun for the opening of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place Tuesday May 14, live from 7 p.m. with Camille Cottin as mistress of ceremonies - France 2.

The countdown has begun for the opening of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place Tuesday May 14, live from 7 p.m. with Camille Cottin as mistress of ceremonies – France 2.

A collective of cinema workers called on Monday for a strike “of all employees of the Cannes Film Festival and parallel sections” aimed at “disrupting” them, one week before the opening of the most great event of the seventh art.

Deploring the growing precariousness of their jobs, employed by different festivals during the year on temporary missions, they ask to be able to benefit from the status of intermittent workers in the entertainment industry, of which they are deprived.

They also denounce the latest unemployment insurance reforms taken by decree by the government, which have tightened the compensation rules, to the point that “the majority (of them) will have to give up” their job.

“Our alerts and demands have so far been received with polite kindness, but no concrete proposals have been put forward by the CNC (National Cinema Center, Editor’s note) or the Ministry of Culture,” they insist in a communicated.

Only one edition was compromised by a social movement: the 21st Cannes Film Festival had to be shortened, overtaken by the events of May 1968. With illustrious activists: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and Claude Lelouch.

The 77th Cannes Film Festival is due to be held on the Croisette from May 14 to 25, with around a hundred films, dozens of stars like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Meryl Streep and Adam Driver, and tens of thousands of festival-goers.

After a week of strike, it is also planned as the 77th edition of the demonstration approaches, the subject of sexual assault occupies daily media space. A list of ten names of actors, directors and producers supposedly caught in the turmoil is circulating and could be disclosed with the rise of the steps.

It is the story of nasty alerts which, on social networks and in dinners in town, announce a #MeToo tsunami at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins on Tuesday. Threatened last year by strikes against pension reform, here he is under high tension in the face of a disaster film scenario, following an article in Le Figaro revealing that around ten cinema personalities – actors, producers, ” 30-year-olds” and “40-year-olds” – are in the crosshairs and their names appear on a ghost list.

The 77th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 14 to 25. Here’s what to expect from this surge of stars, glitter and films.

Meryl Streep is the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the Festival and she will receive an honorary Palme d’Or. His last appearance on the Croisette… and the only one? A cry in the night for which she received the Interpretation Prize 35 years ago. “We all have something of Meryl Streep in us! Because she has lived through nearly 50 years of cinema and inhabited countless masterpieces, Meryl Streep is part of our collective imagination, of our common cinephilia,” declared Iris Knobloch and Thierry Frémaux on the Festival website. .

In addition to being the first American director to hold the position of president of the jury, Greta Gerwig also becomes the youngest person to occupy this position after Sofia Loren who was only 31 years old in 1966. She is also the second director nominated after Jane Campion in 2014, as well as the second American after the actress Olivia de Haviland, first woman president of the jury in 1965. Iris Knobloch, president of the Cannes Film Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, general delegate, declared in a press release: “This choice is obvious as Greta Gerwig boldly embodies the renewal of world cinema of which the Cannes Festival is both the precursor and the sounding board each year. Beyond the 7th Art, she also appears as the representative of an era which abolishes borders and mixes genres to make intelligence and humanism triumph.” Discover the Official Selection Jury in its entirety, as it was revealed this Monday, April 29, 2024:

– Greta Gerwig, American director, actress and screenwriter, President of the Jury
– Omar Sy, French actor
– Lily Gladstone Native American actress
– Eva Green, French actress
– Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese director
– Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor
– Nadine Labaki, Lebanese actress and director
– Juan Antonio Bayona, Spanish director and screenwriter

There are 22 feature films that will be in competition at this 77th edition of the Festival.

Opening film

THE SECOND ACT by Quentin DUPIEUX | Out of competition

THE APPRENTICE by Ali ABBASI

MOTEL DESTINO by Karim AÏNOUZ

BIRD by Andrea ARNOLD

EMILIA PEREZ by Jacques AUDIARD

ANORA by Sean BAKER

MEGALOPOLIS by Francis Ford COPPOLA

THE SHROUDS by David CRONENBERG

THE SUBSTANCE by Coralie FARGEAT

GRAND TOUR by Miguel GOMES

THE MOST PRECIOUS OF GOODS by Michel HAZANAVICIUS

MARCELLO MIO by Christophe HONORÉ

FENG LIU YI DAI by JIA Zhang-Ke
(CAUGHT BY THE TIDES)

ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal KAPADIA

KINDS OF KINDNESS by Yórgos LÁNTHIMOS

LOVE OUF by Gilles LELLOUCHE

TREI KILOMETRI PANA LA CAPATUL LUMII by Emanuel PARVU
(THREE KILOMETERS TO THE END OF THE WORLD)

THE SEED OF THE SACRED FIG by Mohammad RASOULOF

RAW DIAMOND by Agathe RIEDINGER | 1st movie

OH CANADA by Paul SCHRADER

LIMONOV – THE BALLAD by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV

PARTHENOPE by Paolo SORRENTINO

PIGEN MED NÅLEN by Magnus VON HORN
(THE YOUNG WOMAN WITH THE NEEDLE)

In the Un Certain Regard category, 18 films will be presented, including eight first feature films. Festival-goers and the jury will be able to discover:

Opening film

WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS by Rúnar RÚNARSSON

NORAH by Tawfik ALZAIDI | 1st movie

THE SHAMELESS by Konstantin BOJANOV

THE KINGDOM by Julien COLONNA | 1st movie

TWENTY GODS by Louise COURVOISIER | 1st movie

THE TRIAL OF THE DOG by Laetitia DOSCH | 1st movie
(DOG ON TRIAL)

GOU ZHEN by GUAN Hu
(BLACK DOG)

THE VILLAGE NEXT TO PARADISE by Mo HARAWE | 1st movie

SEPTEMBER SAYS by Ariane LABED | 1st movie

THE STORY OF SOULEYMANE by Boris LOJKINE

THE DAMNED by Roberto MINERVINI

ON BECOMING A GUINEA FOWL by Rungano NYONI

BOKU NO OHISAMA by Hiroshi OKUYAMA
(MY SUNSHINE)

NIKI by Céline SALLETTE | 1st movie

SANTOSH by Sandhya SURI

VIET AND NAM by TRUONG Minh Quý

ARMAND by Halfdan ULLMANN TØNDEL | 1st movie

FLOW by Gints ZILBALODIS

The Cannes Film Festival always features blockbusters presented out of competition. This year is no exception since the Croisette will host:

SHE’S GOT NO NAME by CHAN Peter Ho-Sun

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre DE LA PATELLIÈRE and Matthieu DELAPORTE

HORIZON, AN AMERICAN SAGA by Kevin COSTNER

RUMORS by Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON and Guy MADDIN

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA by George MILLER

The Cannes Film Festival also presents short films. This year, 11 works from different countries are in the running,

VOLCELEST Éric BRICHE FRANCE 15’
OOTIDĖ Razumaitė EGLĖ LITHUANIA 9’
SANKI YOXSAN Azer GULIEV AZERBAIJAN 15’
THE BEAUTIFUL SCARS Raphaël JOUZEAU FRANCE 15’
RRUGËS (On the way) Samir KARAHODA KOSOVO 15’
ACROSS THE WATERS Viv LI CHINA 15’
PERFECTLY A STRANGENESS Alison MCALPINE CANADA 15’
TEA (Tea) Blake RICE UNITED STATES 12’
AMARELA (Yellow) Andre Hayato SAITO BRAZIL 15’
THE MAN WHO WAS NOT QUIET Nebojša SLIJEPČEVIĆ CROATIA 13’
BAD FOR A MOMENT (Mau Por Um Momento) Daniel SOARES PORTUGAL 15′

According to Thomas de Pariente, deputy mayor of Cannes, the Festival brings around 200 million euros in economic benefits to the city each year. Because Cannes, with its 12 days of Festival, is the meeting place for 80,000 professionals from the film industry, 4,000 journalists and around 2,000 films submitted… not counting the stars!

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