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2022 Cinéma de la plage

2022 Cinéma De La Plage
2022 Cinéma de la plage © Joachim Tournebize / FDC

In addition to all the screenings, conferences and events of the Official Selection happening at the Palais du Festival, the Festival reinvents itself each day at 9.30 pm and transforms the Macé beach of the Croisette (across the Majestic) into an open-air theater at nightfall.

This event is open to all festival-goers and casual cinephiles, free of charge. 
The half-century anniversary of The Godfather, the 40th anniversary of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jim Carrey in The Truman Show, two world-premieres, Rock’n’Roll humor, showmanship, action, an hommage to the French singer Christophe and the iconic French actors Belmondo and Gérard Philipe, a salute to film director Peter Bogdanovich, a giant karaoke and a restored Brotherhood of Wolves!

Tuesday, May 17

The Truman Show directed by Peter Weir
1998, 1h43, United-States

As Grand Opening to the Cinema de la Plage, the movie that inspired the 75th Festival de Cannes poster! In anticipation of its rerelease across France on June 15th, come rediscover this great movie, a symbol of the turn of the century, and Jim Carrey’s grandiose and heartwarming performance!


Wednesday, May 18

This Is Spinal Tap (Spinal Tap) directed by Rob Reiner
1984, 1h22, United-States

THE cult comedy classic of the 80s, brimming with energy and grease-stained humor, where the music is amped up to eleven and the lights are explosive! Director Rob Reiner, the visionary behind Stand by Me, When Harry met Sally, Princess Bride or Misery, will be joining us to present the movie.

In the presence of Rob Reiner

Thursday, May 19

Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) directed by Christophe Gans
2001, 2h22, France

In the Cannes Classics’ selection, a stand-out restoration for an explosive movie! A vibrant story and cast to be rediscovered on the Cannes beach, thanks to Metropolitan.
For the 20th anniversary of Christophe Gans’ Le Pacte des loups, rediscover the unabridged version of this movie in restored 4K Dolby Atmos. For this colossal enterprise, a 4K post-production supervised by the original film team was put in place. The unedited original negatives were sorted and scanned in order to reconstitute the movie in all its original glory. The special effects were reworked in 4K to finalize this new post-production. The original sound mix, of great quality, was reworked in Dolby Atmos.

In the presence of Christophe Gans and Samuel Le Bihan

Friday, May 20

Est-Ouest directed by Régis Wargnier
1999, 2h01, Russia / Ukraine / Bulgaria / France / Spain

A great adventure movie, from one of the genre’s French masters. It was subject to a riveting production diary, and partially filmed in Kiev, Ukraine. This movie was nominated for Best Picture at the César awards and for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars in 2000. Screening this movie is also a way for us to show our support for the Ukrainian people and their hardships.

In the presence of presence of Régis Wargnier

Saturday, May 21

The Godfather (Le Parrain) directed by Francis Ford Coppola
1972, 2h55, United-States

For this monument film’s 50th anniversary, and the 100th anniversary of the MPA (Motion Picture Association), rediscover Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece and the Corleone family’s odyssey. Career-defining performances for a legendary saga!

In the presence of Andrea Kalas, SVP Asset Management

Sunday, May 22

Un Singe en hiver (A Monkey in Winter) directed by Henri Verneuil
1962, 1h43, France

A French Cinema classic and hommage to the stars of stars, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Gabin through the story of one night’s drunken shenanigans and memorable dialogue penned by Michel Audiard as the cherry atop this alcohol-infused cake!

In the presence of the president of Gaumont, Nicolas Seydoux


Monday, May 23
World premiere

La Cour des miracles (Save Our School) directed by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani
2022, 1h34, France

A delightful and ebullient comedy on Paris’ first suburban “green school”. With Rachida Brackni, Anaïde Rozam and Gilbert Melki.

In the presence of film directors Carine May and Hakim Zouhani, actors Anaïde Rozam, Sérigne M’Baye (Disiz la Peste), Gilbert Melki, Sébastien Chassagne and Mourad Boudaoud. ud

Tuesday, May 24

Strictly Ballroom (Ballroom Dancing) directed by Baz Luhrmann
1992, 1h34, Australia

Rediscover Baz Luhrmann’s first film, who is also present this year at Cannes with Elvis in the Official Selection, the visionary director behind Romeo + Juliette, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. All the ingredients are there to awe you: dance, music, glitz and glamour! A stylized and enchanting romantic comedy.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, M&A Films, Baz Luhrmann and Spectrum Films have collaborated to digitally preserve and restore Baz Luhrmann’s first feature, Strictly Ballroom in the Cannes Classics’ selection. This 4K restoration utilized original materials held in the NFSA’s collection staying true to the film’s original presentation in 1992. The Original Picture Neg was digitized by the NFSA’s Film Services team to deliver an over-scanned 4K 16 bit DPX sequence from which the restoration work was generated. Grading and Aspect Ratio references were drawn from other components in the national collection along with guidance from Baz Luhrmann and producer Tristram Miall. Painstaking cleaning and grading work at Restoration Partner Spectrum Films followed with careful attention to maintain original grain and density. The same workflow was employed by the Sound restoration and after comparison of a number of analogue master components held in the collection by the NFSA’s Audio Services team, the best quality sound master was selected and restorative work was completed at Soundfirm and Spectrum Films.

Screening in the presence of Baz Luhrmann


Wednesday, May 25
Great musical evening

Christophe… définitivement (Christophe… Definitely) directed by Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzales-Foerster
2022, 1h26, France

This intimate and musical documentary about the French megastar Christophe will have you screaming like a fan, as it tells the story of the unforgettable and nocturnal musician, author of the legendary song Aline (most recently featured in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch).
Screening in the presence of Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzales-Foerster

Followed by a giant karaoke hosted by the great Aline Afanoukoé after the film.

For their 30th anniversary, ARTE is going live and inviting you after sunset to participate. Come sing, hum and dance with French music’s greatest hits, international pop, rap, and even a couple of Opera tunes provided by ARTE Concert and filmed on the greatest European stages.

Thursday, May 26

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (E.T. l’extra-terrestre) directed by Steven Spielberg
1982, 1h55, United-States

Spielberg, E.T. and Cannes. Still to this day, those names put together elicit excitement and enthusiasm from the world and festival-goers, the same excitement and enthusiasm already there in 1982 as this film from Steven Spielberg still enchants generations. This movie, which was shown at the Closing Ceremony of the 35th Festival de Cannes the 26th of May 1982, will have a comeback on the same day this year. It was the last movie shown at the old “Palais des festivals” and holds a special place for its director and the festival. Let us all together celebrate this legendary movie’s 40th anniversary and communal history this coming Thursday May the 26th, on the Cannes beach!


Friday, May 27

Fanfan la tulipe directed by Christian-Jaque 1952, 1h42, France

For Cannes native Gérard Philipe’s 100th birthday anniversary, one of his most iconic movies which was in Competition in 1952 and won the Best Director Award. An opportunity to rediscover this iconic actor, hand in hand with Gérard Philipe, le dernier hiver du Cid, a documentary on the actor screening in the Cannes Classics’ selection.

Saturday, May 28

The Last Picture Show (La Dernière Séance) directed by Peter Bogdanovich 1971, 1h58, United-States

Last movie of the Cinéma de la plage 2022 and a last hommage to one the great cinephile film directors, Peter Bogdanovich!  The bittersweet story of two friends growing up in rural America through hardship, military enlistment, heartbreak and alcohol-fueled road trips. A cult movie.

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Ruben Östlund President of the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes

Ruben Östlund President of the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes
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50 years after fellow citizen Ingrid Bergman, Swedish director Ruben Östlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d’or, will preside over the Jury o

« I am happy, proud, and humbled to be trusted with the honor of Jury president for this year’s Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Nowhere in the film world is the anticipation as strong as when the curtain rises on the films in Competition at the Festival. It is a privilege to be part of it, together with the Cannes audience of connoisseurs. I am sincere when I say that cinema culture is in its most important period ever. The cinema has a unique aspect – there, we watch together, and it demands more on what is shown and increases the intensity of the experience. It makes us reflect in a different way than when we dopamine scroll in front of the individual screens », declared the futur President Ruben Östlund.

With a track record of only 6 features, the filmmaker was already selected twice at Un Certain Regard, where he was awarded the Jury Prize in 2014, before later entering the Competition. No sooner does he appears there that the Palme d’Or is awarded to him twice; first for The Square at the 70th Festival de Cannes, and then for his next film acclaimed last year, Triangle of Sadness.

After studying cinema in Gothenburg, he directed his first feature film, The Guitar Mongoloid, in 2004. On the edge of the documentary genre, the film describes the intersecting destinies of outcasts in a fictional city that closely resembles Gothenburg. Humor as a tool of sociological description is already apparent.
His next short film, Autobiographical Scene Number 6882, gathers all the ingredients of his future work, which are affirmed in Involuntary, a feature film selected at Un Certain Regard in 2008. Östlund positions the camera at a relevant distance to better observe human behavior: small weaknesses and major flaws caused by group dynamics are then dissected to the point of discomfort. Two years later, Incident by a Bank won the Golden Bear for best short film at the 60th Berlinale – it examines the reactions of passers-by to a bank robbery. His third feature film, Play, which was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011, describes harassment between youth gangs. When it was released in Sweden it gave rise to a major debate across Swedish society.
In Force Majeure, which was screened at Un Certain Regard in 2014, the situation takes on the aspect of an avalanche where a father prefers to take cover rather than save his wife and children: how can he accept the aftermath, in bad faith and in fear of losing face? Such is the issue that the director examines with ferocious acidity.

Ruben Östlund repeatedly explores a provocative dialectic which has become his signature: an initial situation sets the stage for a sociological examination where the baser instincts of our humanity are painstakingly and uncompromisingly examined with corrosive humor.

In 2017, in The Square, he tells the fictional story of an artistic experiment he conducted in his native country. The film addresses brilliantly the boundaries of public space, art and the animal aspects within ourselves.

Finally, in 2022, Triangle of Sadness chronicles a cruise ship caught in a storm that reshuffles the cards of class struggle in Western societies in a nauseating hullabaloo.

By inviting Ruben Östlund to preside over the Jury, the Festival de Cannes wishes to pay a tribute to films that are uncompromising and forthright and which constantly demand that viewers challenge themselves and that art continue to invent itself.

Ruben Östlund has therefore become the third two-time winner of the Palme d’or to be the President of the Jury, following Francis Ford Coppola and Emir Kusturica, and the very first to take on this role the year after his acclaim in Cannes.

« As President, concludes Ruben Östlund, I will remind my colleagues in the Jury about the social function of the cinema. A good movie relates to the collective experience, stimulates us to think and makes us want to discuss what we have seen – So let’s watch together! ».

f the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27.

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes at the Oscars 2023

The Official Selection Of The Festival De Cannes At The Oscars 2023
The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes at the Oscars 2023 © FDC

The Academy Awards nominations were announced this Tuesday, January 24th. The Festival de Cannes is delighted to see the films of the Official Selection, represented in 15 categories and cumulating 21 nominations: Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a leading role, Visual effects, Cinematography, Film editing, Production design, Makeup and hairstyling, International feature, Documentary feature, Short Film (Live Action), Original song, Original screenplay, Adapted screenplay, Sound and Costume design.

The Festival de Cannes wishes good luck to all these artists for the ceremony to be held on Sunday, March 12 in Los Angeles.

Baz Luhrmann
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Out of Competition
8 Nominations

Best Picture
Actor in a leading role (Austin Butler)
Cinematography (Mandy Walker)
Film editing (Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond)
Production design (Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn)
Makeup and hairstyling (Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, Aldo Signoretti)
Sound (David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, Michael Keller)
Costume design (Catherine Martin)


Joseph Kosinski
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Out of Competition
6 Nominations

Best Picture
Visual effects (Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson , Scott R. Fisher)
Film editing (Eddie Hamilton)
Music – Original song (Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga and BloodPop)
Writing – Adapted screenplay (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Justin Marks)
Sound (Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor)


Ruben Östlund
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Palme d’or
3 Nominations

Best Picture
Directing (Ruben Östlund)
Writing – Original screeplay (Ruben Östlund)


Shaunak Sen
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Special screenings
1 Nomination

Documentary feature film


Lukas Dhont
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Grand Prix
1 Nomination

International feature film

Jerzy Skolimowski
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Jury Prize
1 Nomination

International feature film

Alice Rohrwacher
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Premiered as part of the “Rendez-vous avec”
1 nomination

Short Film (Live Action)

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The Festival de Cannes demands the immediate release of filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad and Jafar Panahi

The Festival De Cannes Demands The Immediate Release Of Filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad And Jafar Panahi

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Aleahmad were arrested and imprisoned at an unknown location for protesting against violence against civilians in Iran. Mohammad Rasoulof had already been deprived of his freedom of movement and work since 2017, following the screening of his film A Man of Integrity, which won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes. His films Manuscripts Don’t Burn, which won the Fipresci Prize in 2013 and Goodbye, which won the Best Director Prize at Un Certain Regard in 2011, had also been screened in Cannes. He had subsequently won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 2020 with There is No Evil.
Today, on Monday, July 11, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was also arrested in Tehran. The director presented numerous works at Cannes, including Three Faces, which was selected in Competition in 2018 and awarded the Prize for Best Screenplay, as well as Crimson Gold, which won the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard in 2003. Jafar Panahi also won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2015 for his film Taxi.

The Festival de Cannes strongly condemns these arrests as well as the wave of repression obviously in progress in Iran against its artists. The Festival calls for the immediate release of Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad and Jafar Panahi.
The Festival de Cannes also wishes to reassert its support to all those who, throughout the world, are subjected to violence and repression. The Festival remains and will always remain a haven for artists from all over the world and it will relentlessly be at their service in order to convey their voices loud and clear, in the defense of freedom of creation and freedom of speech.

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