Festival de Cannes 70: Houda Benyamina’s Divines, 2016

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. A significant shout-out to a new, breakthrough film-maker will vie for the Caméra d’Or (or the Golden Camera) at the Cannes Film Festival, and last year that honor […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Andrey Zvyagintsev & Oleg Negin, 2014

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. I am not fully aware of where the balance of power lies in this industry with regards to the writers. The screenwriters. Does anyone? Those whose words on […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: La Sélection Officielle 2017

They’re here! The films and filmmakers announced not long ago in the Festival de Cannes official selection for 2017. To say I am excited is an under-statement. The press conference is here, and the Competition and Un certain Regard selections are below. La Sélection Officielle Festival de Cannes 2017 17 to 28 May 2017 COMPETITION Opening film: […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: The Pianist, 2002

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. Victims of war portrayed on film are always going to be relevant, and Roman Polanski‘s effort is one of the more outstanding executions of the subject in decades. […]

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