The Comeback: Cinema returns to Cannes at the 74th Film Festival
08 July 2021 | 11:00 am
It’s been more than two years in the making: the Cannes Film Festival has opened after a pandemic-prompted hiatus in 2020.
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4 Jun 2022
The 75th Cannes Film Festival has opened with the movie "Final Cut". Directed by France's Michel Hazanavicius and starring his partner Bérénice Bejo as well as Romain Duris, it's a film within a film inspired by a Japanese zombie movie. Bérénice Bejo tells FRANCE 24 why her partner didn't want her to be in the film and how some of the blood on set was actually real.
22 May 2022
On day two of the Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us why the première of "Top Gun: Maverick" has movie fans jostling to catch a glimpse of US actor Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We also take a look at the first films competing for the Palme d'Or, as Kirill Serebrennikov returns to Cannes to present "Tchaikovsky's Wife". The Russian director was unable to attend the screenings of his last two films, "Petrov's Flu" and "Leto", due to living under virtual house arrest in Moscow in recent years.
20 May 2022
He's the legendary director of "Stand By Me", "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men". Eve Jackson talks to Rob Reiner about having one of the longest, and most golden, runs in history with his first seven films becoming cult classics. The filmmaker is at the Cannes Film Festival as his very first movie "This is Spinal Tap" is being screened on the beach.
31 May 2022
The crude satire exploring notions of beauty and privilege won its director one of cinema's most prestigious prizes for the second time. Other films to win top honors include "Close" and "Stars at Noon."
1 Jun 2022
After charming the Cannes jury with "Shoplifters" in 2018, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the Croisette with "Broker", an elegant reflection on family, fate and life-changing decisions that's set in South Korea. Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us about the tender tone of this latest film, which starts with the search for an adoptive family for a newborn baby.
15 Jun 2022
A special program of films by Ukrainian directors will be screened in different German cities. The curators also pay tribute to their country's filmmaking tradition.
19 Jun 2022
France says it has captured Oumeya Ould Albakaye, a top extremist figure in Mali. Also, Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala has been putting his country on the map as fastest man on the continent in the 100 metres. And as the world animation elite meets in the French mountain town of Annecy, the African industry is taking up more and more space. We speak to the founder of Lagos Comic Con and studio founder Ayodele Elegba.
3 Sep 2022
From a film on abortion rights to a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, there's plenty in store at this year's Deauville American Film Festival. The mistress of ceremonies, FRANCE 24's very own Genie Godula, speaks to Eve Jackson at the Normandy beach town about what to look out for during this annual celebration of US cinema.
23 Sep 2022
The death of Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard earlier this month provoked an outpouring of emotion in France. He was arguably the most iconic member of the French New Wave, one of the most influential movements in film history and one that made a mark on generations of filmmakers around the world.
8 Oct 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us more about the 33rd edition of the Dinard Film Festival, in which all three prizes went to the same movie: "Emily", a new take on Emily Brontë. But first, we look at a video of leading French actresses cutting their hair in a show of solidarity with Iranian women, who have been protesting over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
We talk to film critic Tanul Thakur in New Delhi about the Golden Globe-winning movie "RRR". We ask him if the film's runaway success could give a boost to India's film industry internationally.
At the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, or FESPACO, African cinema has freed itself from Western models, with women leading the way.
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