Cannes Classics 2022
Jean Eustache’s The Mother and the Whore as grand opening to Cannes Classics, two episodes of Ethan Hawke’s event series on Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, a tribute to Gérard Philipe, Patrick Dewaere being gone for 40 years, one last conversation with Jean-Claude Carrière, the Cinemateca Brasileira and Glauber Rocha, Pilipino director Mike De Leon, Arrabal the poet, a Czech new wave masterpiece, a close-up on Romy Schneider, one last goodbye to Fernando Solanas, a salute to Souleyman Cissé from his daughter.
There will also be India as Country of Honor, The Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project, an homage to Indian Cinema, the 70th anniversary of Singin’ In The Rain, Orson Welles and Kafka, a continuation of Vittorio movie restorations, De Sicca and Duvivier’s timeless classics, Robbie Robertson’s The Band for their last show. And a last a double Olympic feature with the official film of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 directed by 8 directors from the whole world and the one presented as world premiere of the Olympic Games in Tokyo directed by Naomi Kawase.
This is Cannes Classics 2022.
The Mother and the Whore back in the theater!
50 years after it began filming, The Mother and the Whore’s rerelease World Premier will happen May the 17th at 2 pm in Salle Debussy, in the presence of François Lebrun, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Boris Eustache. Winner of the Grand Prix du Jury presided by actress Ingrid Bergmann in 1973 and winner of the Prix de la Critique, this movie caused riots at the time. Rarely seen, The Mother and the Whore will once again grace French theaters June 8th, before the rerelease of Jean Eustache’s entire body of work, slated in 2023.
La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore)
1972, 3h40, France
4K digital restoration of The Mother and the Whore was done in 2022 by Les Films du Losange, with backing from the CNC and participation from the Cinémathèque Suisse. Image restoration was done by Immagine Ritrovata Laboratories, supervised by Jacques Besse and Boris Eustache. Sound restoration was provided by Léon Rousseau of L.E. Diapason.
Screening in the presence of Françoise Lebrun, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Boris Eustache
India as Country of Honor
Right as the Marché du Film chose India as country of honor this year, a brand new restoration of Indian director, writer Satyajit Ray’s rare movie Pratidwandi will be presented in an exclusive screening. Present at the Festival de Cannes since 1956 with Pather panchali, Satyajit Ray will have left his mark on the world of cinema with his great body of work.
Pratidwandi (The Adversary)
1970, 1h49, India
Presented by NFDC – National Film Archive of India, the film is restored under National Film Heritage Mission, a project undertaken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The original 35mm Camera Negative, which was scanned in 4K on ARRISCAN XT, and the original 35mm Sound Negative were provided by producer Ms. Purnima Dutta for this restoration. Few portions of the negative were damaged and were instead scanned from a 35mm Release Print. The restoration was carried out by Prime Focus Technologies, Mumbai, and grading was supervised by renowned Indian cinematographer, Mr. Sudeep Chatterjee.
Singin’ in the Rain’s 70th anniversary
Just in time for the 70th anniversary of Singin’ In The Rain, this iconic movie will be presented in a brand new 4K restoration. An homage to musicals, ode to the art of filmmaking and love letter to human creation, this monument of American cinema detailing the transition from silent film to talkies will be screening on the Croisette.
Singin’ in the Rain
Gene Kelly et Stanley Donen
1952, 1h43, États-Unis
A Warner Bros. presentation. The new 4K master has been created by meticulously aligning the 3 separate masters obtained from the original Technicolor negatives. Warner Bros. Imaging carefully scanned each of the black and white “recordings” representing the primary colors Red, Green and Blue. The results present the phenomenal Technicolor photography as it has never been seen before.
This is a great leap forward from previous remasters: For the movie’s 50th anniversary, in 2002, Warner Bros. exclusive Ultra-Resolution technology had been used to realign the separation masters, which was at the time a great stride forward. In 2012, for the 60th anniversary, the process was improved greatly with the Blu-Ray release.
Now, for the 70th anniversary, the use of cutting-edge image-realignment and image-separation technology is a remarkable step forward, with results that look even-more brand new than the initial release. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging used the transfer of the original archived Technicolor dyes as reference for the new master’s color grading, creating an even better image resolution with the use of HDR, making the color palette more vibrant than it’s ever been. For the audio, the new 4K copy offers the audience a new 5.1 mix derived from the original MGM tapes produced during the making of the movie and the best audio technology to offer an even clearer soundtrack than that of the original.
Restoration World Premieres
Vittorio de Sica
1946, 1h33, Italy
Presented by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. Restored in 4K by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with Orium S.A. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.
Thamp (The Circus Tent)
1978, 2h09, India
A presentation of Film Heritage Foundation, India. Restored by Film Heritage Foundation, The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, Cineteca di Bologna at Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd.’s Post – Studios, Chennai, and L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, and in association with General Pictures, National Film Archive of India and the family of Aravindan Govindan. Funding provided by Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd. and Film Heritage Foundation.
1962, 2h, France / Germany / Italy
This restoration was produced in 2022 by STUDIO CANAL and the Cinémathèque Française. The image and sound restoration were done at the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory (Paris-Bologne), using the original 35mm negative. This project was supervised by STUDIO CANAL, Sophie Boyer and Jean-Pierre Boiget. The restoration was funded thanks to the patronage of Chanel.
If I Were a Spy…
1967, 1h34, France
Presented by Pathé. 4k restoration, done scanning the original negative film. A project undertaken by the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory (Paris-Bologne). Restoration funded by the Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée (CNC).
Poil de Carotte
1932, 1h31, France
A TF1 presentation. New 4K restoration done by TF1 studios, with the backing of CNC, using the original nitrate negative and a combined dupe negative on non-flammable film. Digital and photochemical work done in 2021 by the Hiventy laboratory.
The Last Waltz
1978, 1h57, USA
MGM Studios’ THE LAST WALTZ (1978) is presented by Park Circus thanks to a new 4K digital restoration from the Criterion Collection, approved by director Martin Scorsese. Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, this new 4K digital restoration of THE LAST WALTZ was created from a scan of the 35mm original camera negative made in 16-bit 4K resolution on a Lasergraphics Director Film scanner at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank, California. A 35mm print courtesy of Sikelia Productions was used as a color reference. The 5.1 surround soundtrack was remixed from the original two-inch 24-track magnetic masters in 2001 by Ted Hall at POP Sound in Santa Monica, California, under the supervision of Robbie Robertson. Stereo mixes and stems made by Robertson’s mixer Dan Gellert and approved by Robertson were used in the creation of the 5.1 surround mix.
Mike De Leon
1976, 1h45, Philippines
A Mike De Leon presentation, distributed in France by Carlotta Films. Restoration done using the original 35mm negative and optical soundtrack, stored at the British Film Institute. The negative, scanned in 4K, benefited from a 2K digital restoration done at the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, Bologna. Color grading was supervised by the director, Mike De Leon, and his co-director of photography, Rody Laccap. This presentation is a preview of the French release of Mike De Leon’s entire restored body of work, slated 2022-2023.
Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol
1964, 2h, Brazil
Presented by Metropoles.com and Paloma Cinematográfica. Restored from the original 35mm negative preserved at Cinemateca Brasileira and with a brand new 4K restoration by Estudios Cinecolor and Estudios JLS, Cinematographer Luis Abramo/Rogerio Moraes and with the supervision of Rodrigo Mercês.
1966, 1h14, Czech Republic
Digital restoration of this film funded by the donation of Mrs. Milada Kučerová and Mr. Eduard Kučera was carried out by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in collaboration with the Národní filmový archiv, Prague and the Czech Film Fund in UPP and Soundsquare. The sources for the digitization were the original image negative, the original sound negative and original magnetic mixing tapes. Film materials are preserved by the Národní filmový archiv, Prague. The restoration was done in 2022. Release in French theaters by Malavida.
Viva la muerte
1971, 1h30, France / Tunisia
Viva la Muerte! was scanned and restored in 4K by the Cinémathèque de Toulouse using the original 35mm image negative, the original 35mm sound negative of the French version, and a 35mm interpositive element containing the end credits missing from the original negative.
The image digitization and restoration were done by the Cinémathèque de Toulouse laboratory, in collaboration with Fernando Arrabal.
The sound digitization and restoration were done by the L.E. Diapason studio.
The restoration was finished in 2022.
This restoration was made possible thanks to the unfailing support of Fernand Arrabal, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia, Mohamed Challouf (Ciné-Sud Patrimoine Association) and Mr. Samir Zgaya (Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia).
JOANNE WOODWARD & PAUL NEWMAN BY ETHAN HAWKE
The Last Movie Stars
Ethan Hawke, episodes 3 and 4
Actor, director and producer Ethan Hawke and executive producer Martin Scorsese explore the lives and careers of actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, in a captivating, intellectual, and moving documentary. This carefully crafted film, featuring Karen Allen, George Clooney, Oscar Isaac, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Zoe Kazan, Laura Linney and Sam Rockwell, among others who voice interviews of Elia Kazan, Sydney Pollock, Paul Newman, Jacqueline Witte, and more in an incredible exploration of the iconic couple and American cinema. It is revealed in six chapters, two of which will be screened in the presence of Ethan Hawke.
Presented by Nook House Productions, Under the Influence Productions, CNN Films, and HBOMax.
Screening in the presence of Ethan Hawke and Clea Newman Soderlund
Romy, A Free Woman
written by Lucie Cariès and Clémentine Déroudille, directed by Lucie Cariès
Romy Schneider has been En Compétition ever since 1957 with Sissi, before coming back to the Croisette multiple times, notably for Claude Sautet’s Les Choses de la vie. This exceptional documentary recounts her illustrious career with passion and dedication. A Zadig Productions production, in association with Diaphana Films and with the participation of France Télévisions.
Screening in the presence of Lucie Cariès and Clémentine Deroudille
Jane Campion, Cinema Woman
Director Julie Bertuccelli paints Jane Campion’s portrait with great precision, humor and admiration, telling the tale of the first-ever woman to win the Palme d’Or in 1993. A Les Films du Poisson production, co-produced by ARTE France.
Screening in the presence of Julie Bertuccelli.
Gérard Philipe, le dernier hiver du Cid
An adaptation of Jérôme Garcin’s novel Le dernier hiver du cid, this documentary built exclusively on archive footage and a delicate story telling style will permit a Cannes style celebration of Gerard Philipe’s 100th birthday anniversary. He will also be coming back to the Croisette through the screening of Fanfan la tulipe. Produced by Temps Noir, with the participation of France Télévisions and the backing of the CNC and the PROCIRED.
Screening in the presence of Patrick Jeudy, Jérôme Garcin and Anne-Marie Philipe.
Patrick Dewaere, mon héros (Patrick Dewaere, My Hero)
The actress Lola Dewaere recounts the film career and traumatic life of celebrated actor Patrick Dewaere, the father she never knew, under the watchful eye of director Alexandre Moix. A Zoom Production and Bleu Kobalt coproduction, with the participation of France Télévisions, the RTS, and the RTBF, with Studiocanal.
Screening in the presence of Alexandre Moix and Lola Dewaere.
Hommage d’une fille à son père
Fatou Cissé accompanies her father, malien director Souleymane Cissé, through a trip down his film career, painting an intimate and poetic picture of one of Africa’s most celebrated actors. A les films Cisse/Sise filimu production.
Screening in the presence of Fatou Cissé and Souleymane Cissé.
L’Ombre de Goya par Jean-Claude Carrière
José Luis Lopez-Linares
1h30, France / Spain / Portugal
It is with great emotion that we rediscover the magical langage of the late screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, as he researches the painter Goya. An incredible trip through culture, emotion, cinema, painting and Spain. A French-Hispanic-Portugese coproduction: Mondex et Cie/Lopezlifilms/Zampa Audiovisual/Fado Filmes. With backing from Eurimages, CINÉ+, the Amis du Louvre, RTVE, the ICAA and RTP. International sales: RESERVOIR DOCS.
Screening in the presence of José Luis Lopez Linares.
Tres en la deriva del acto creativo (Three in the Drift of the Creative Act)
Last homage to the great director Fernando Solanas, dear to our hearts, who came multiple times in Competition to the Festival and two times to Cannes Classics. Through this documentary rich in sensibility and visual flair aided by stunning graphics, “Pino” Solanas evokes creation. ACinesur s.a. production, with the backing of the INCAA (Instituto Nacional de CIne y Artes Audiovisuales).
Screening in the presence of Victoria and Juan Solanas, and Gaspar Noé
Finally, the Festival de Cannes will host a double screening to celebrate the film work of the International Olympic Committee. Indeed, since the first Games were filmed by the cinema, the IOC has never ceased to encourage filmmakers to film sport until deciding to produce official films. In 2020, the year when the Tokyo Games were postponed, then in 2021, it was the Japanese filmmaker who was in charge of directing which film will be presented in preview. To accompany this presentation and salute this initiative which will also continue for the Paris 2024 Games, Cannes Classics will screen the official film of the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, Visions of Eight, which brings together Miloš Forman, Youri Ozerov, Claude Lelouch, Mai Zetterling, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger.
Official Film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Side A
Japanese director Naomi Kawase directed the official film of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with her style and all her subtlety. A strong work on sport, Japan and the union of nations. A real message that goes beyond the physical exploit to mark souls. To discover absolutely on the big screen in Cannes to be swept away by its beauty. An IOC, TOCOG, and KINOSHITA GROUP production.
Naomi Kawase in attendance.
Visions of Eight
Miloš Forman, Youri Ozerov, Claude Lelouch, Mai Zetterling, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger
1973, 1h49, Allemagne / États-Unis
Back at Cannes, this incredible project, which had its world premiere at the Festival in 1973, was shot by directors who each filmed different sports with their own eye. The film impressed with its ambition, its power and dynamism, each filmmaker having chosen a sport. For example Miloš Forman, the decathlon, Kon Ichikawa, the 100 meters, John Schlesinger, the marathon, Mai Zetterling, the strongest athletes as well as Claude Lelouch the camera of whom lingers on the losers.
A must-see again in 2023, 50 years later.
Claude Lelouch in attendance.
Ruben Östlund President of the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes
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.
The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes at the Oscars 2023
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.
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Out of Competition
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)
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Out of Competition
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)
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Palme d’or
Directing (Ruben Östlund)
Writing – Original screeplay (Ruben Östlund)
ALL THAT BREATHES
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Special screenings
Documentary feature film
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Grand Prix
International feature film
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Competition – Jury Prize
International feature film
Festival de Cannes 2022 – Premiered as part of the “Rendez-vous avec”
Short Film (Live Action)
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.