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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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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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The Amfar Gala at Cannes was the Largest Gathering of A-list Celebrities in Europe

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Gathering Of A List Celebrities In Europe

The 2022 edition of the amfAR Gala at Cannes Film Festival returned to its big star power showcase with Carine Roitfeld’s Fashion Showcase and host Robert De Niro. Held at the 5 Star Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, amfAR Gala Cannes closed off twelve days worth of film premieres and red carpets that excited the post pandemic filmmaking world with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick. Cannes’s amfAR Gala annually takes the prize for the most glamorous and star studded event during Cannes Film Festival.

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Gathering Celebrities In Europe

This year, Robert De Niro was honored; Ricky Martin, Charlie XCX, and Christina Aguilera performed; and the guest list was as long and spectacular as the designer gowns and tuxedos worn by the VIP guests.

Among the Gala VIPs were Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Casey Affleck, Eva Longoria, Ciara, Vanessa Hudgens, Baz Luhrmann, Cynthia Erivo, Zoey Deutch, Lakeith Stanfield, Tommy Hilfiger, Edgar Ramirez, Alton Mason, Natasha Bassett, Alina Baikova, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Milla Jovovich, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne, Coco Rocha, Stella Maxwell, Winnie Harlow, Sean White, Lawrence Bender, Julian Lennon, Zita Vass, CJ Franco, Lady Victoria Hervey, Hofit Golan and scores more.

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Celebrities In Europe

LA Fashion PR was in its 9th year dressing stars for the red carpet with designers Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Schiaparelli, Marli Dresses of Monaco, Matsouri of Berlin, Di&G NYC and BLESS of LA – who were represented on the fabulous amfAR carpet.

The Amfar Gala


Photojournalist: Gene Chang

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The 75th Cannes film festival winners’ list

Jury And Award Winners – Closing Ceremony 2022
Jury and Award Winners – Closing Ceremony 2022 © Valery Hache / AFP

After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Cannes film festival, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its winners’ list among the 21 films presented in Competition this year.

Feature Films

Palme d’or



Grand Prix (jointly awarded)

CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT



 STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS


Award for Best Director


Award for Best Screenplay


Jury Prize (jointly awarded)

EO  directed by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI




75th anniversary Prize



Award for Best Actress


directed by Ali ABBASI

Award for Best Actor

SONG Kang-ho in BROKER

directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Short Films

Palme d’or




Special Mention



Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize


 Jury Prize

JOYLAND directed by Saim SADIQ

Best Director Prize

Alexandru BELC for METRONOM

Best Performance Prize (jointly awarded)

Vicky KRIEPS in CORSAGE directed by Marie KREUTZER

Adam BESSA in HARKA directed by Lotfy NATHAN

Best Screenplay Prize


« Coup de cœur » Prize

RODEO directed by Lola QUIVORON


Caméra d’or

WAR PONY directed by Riley KEOUGH and Gina GAMMELL,
presented as part of the UN CERTAIN REGARD Official Selection

Special Mention

PLAN 75 directed by HAYAKAWA Chie


La Cinef

First Prize

IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A Conspiracy Man) directed by Valerio FERRARA

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italie

Second Prize

DI ER (Somewhere) directed by LI Jiahe

Hebei University of Science and Technology School of Film and Television, Chine

Joint Third Prize


London Film School, Royaume Uni



LES HUMAINS SONT CONS QUAND ILS S’EMPILENT (Humans Are Dumber When Crammed up Together) directed by Laurène FERNANDEZ

La CinéFabrique, France

Higher Technical Commission (CST)

The CST jury has awarded the CST ARTIST-TECHNICIAN AWARD 2022 to the entire sound crew headed up by Andréas Franck, Bent Holm, Jacob Ilgner and Jonas Rudels for the film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund and the CST Young Film Technician Award to Marion Burger, head set designer for the film UN PETIT FRÈRE (MOTHER AND SON) by Léonor Serraille.

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