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« Rendez-vous with…» Javier Bardem, Agnès Jaoui, Mads Mikkelsen and Alice Rohrwacher

« Rendez Vous With…» Javier Bardem, Agnès Jaoui, Mads Mikkelsen And Alice Rohrwacher
Javier Bardem, Agnès Jaoui, Mads Mikkelsen, Alice Rohrwacher © RR

The « Rendez-vous with… » are meetings between the artists and the public of the Festival. They make it possible to savvy the vision and thoughts of major artists of our time from all over the world. They offer rare moments of sharing, cinema-loving, transmission and emotion.

In the 2022 edition, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, French director, actress and screenwriter Agnès Jaoui, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and Italian director and screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher will meet with audiences.

Javier Bardem

Actor – Spain
Friday, 27th May at 4:00 pm – Salle Buñuel

Born into a family of artists, son of actress Pilar Bardem and nephew of director Juan Antonio Bardem, Javier Bardem is one of the most well-known international actors of his generation. After studying painting at the Escuela de Arte y Oficios and making several appearances on the silver screen, he landed his first major role in 1992 in Jamón, Jamón, a comedy by Bigas Luna that earned him honors and awards. Recognized by the Spanish public in the 1990s, he began an international career in the 2000s with Before Night Falls by Julian Schnabel. He was a member of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes in 2005. He then acted in many successful films, some of which have made a lasting impression on La Croisette: No Country for Old Men (2007, in Competition), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, Out of Competition) and Biutiful, which offered him a Best Actor Award in 2010. He returns this year to share his film experiences with the Cannes audience, after opening the 2018 Festival with Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi, in Competition.

Agnès Jaoui

Director, actress, screenwriter & singer – France 
Monday 23rd May at 2:30 pm – Salle Buñuel

A multi-hyphenate artist recognized in theater and cinema, Agnès Jaoui invented with the much-missed Jean-Pierre Bacri a style of writing whose Cuisine et dépendances and Family Resemblances were their first successes. They worked with Alain Resnais for Smoking/No Smoking and Same Old Song. In 2000, she directed The Taste of Others, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and received four César awards, including Best Film. She continued with Look at Me, presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2004 and awarded Best Screenplay, then in 2008 with Let’s Talk About the Rain, in 2013 with Under the Rainbow and in 2018 with Place publique. She starred in Bruno Podalydès’ film The Sweet Escape and Blandine Lenoir’s I Got Life!. She was a member of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes chaired by Pedro Almodóvar in 2017. In 2021, she directed an episode of season 2 of the unanimously acclaimed series En thérapie, broadcast on French TV on Arte. Agnès Jaoui also has a career as a singer and regularly performs on stage.

Mads Mikkelsen

Actor – Denmark 
Thursday, 26th May at 2:30 pm – Salle Buñuel

In his 25-year career Mads Mikkelsen has built a solid filmography and a long history with the Festival de Cannes. Born in Denmark, and originally a gymnast and dancer before becoming a stage actor, he made his film debut in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy. He established himself on the international scene with King Arthur (2004) and, especially, his role as the villain Le Chiffre in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). He also performed in Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding (2006), Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2008) and Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair. He starred in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, for which he won the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2012. He also starred in Arnaud des Pallières’ Michael Kohlhaas, presented in Competition in 2013. The following year, he returned to the Festival for a Midnight Screening with the Western The Salvation. Mikkelsen was part of the feature film jury in 2016, presided over by George Miller, before presenting Joe Penna’s Arctic as a Midnight Screening in 2017. In 2020, he collaborated once again with Thomas Vinterberg in Another Round, presented in Competition. In 2022, he features in the family action films Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Indiana Jones 5.

Alice Rohrwacher

Director & screenwriter – Italy
World premiere screening of the short film Le pupille (The Pupils, 2022)
Friday, May 27 at 2:30 pm – Salle Debussy

After studying philosophy and literature at the univeristy of Turin, Alice Rohrwacher wrote and directed her first feature film Corpo celeste in 2011. Three years later, she directed her elder sister Alba Rohrwacher and Monica Bellucci in The Wonders which was presented in the Compétition at the 67th Festival de Cannes. She was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury that was presided by Jane Campion and became one of the major voices of her generation. She returned to Cannes for the 71st Festival with Happy As Lazzaro which won the Award for Best Screenplay, and then in 2019 as a member of the Jury presided by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The 2022 Festival de Cannes will offer a world premiere screening of her new short film produced by Alfonso Cuarón, shot in Super 16 and in 35mm format and entitled Le pupille. A facetious coming-of-age fable that ends with a cheeky moral:  what if allegedly « bad girls » were the best? In this short film which is luscious in terms of the production as well as the art direction which aptly recreates the texture of childhood, Alice Rohrwacher will once again work with her sister Alba and for the first time with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi that we also find in Competition.

Le pupille (The Pupils, Italy, 2022, 37′)written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher. A Disney, tempesta and Esperanto Filmoj production based on an original idea by Alfonso Cuarón.
Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and Carlo Cresto-Dina. Original soundtrack : Cleaning Women. Photography : Hélène Louvart. Editing : Carlotta Cristiani.

With Alba Rohrwacher, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Melissa Falasconi, Carmen Pommella, Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Luciano Vergaro aka “Catirre”, Tatiana Lepore.

Credits:

Javier Bardem © Greg Williams
Agnès Jaoui © Thibault Grabherr
Mads Mikkeslsen © Kenneth Willardt
Alice Rohrwacher © Alberto Pizzoli / AFP

 

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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

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND

 

Grand Prix (jointly awarded)

CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT

 

 

 STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS

 


Award for Best Director

PARK Chan-Wook for HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)

Award for Best Screenplay

Tarik SALEH for WALAD MIN AL JANNA (BOY FROM HEAVEN)

Jury Prize (jointly awarded)

EO  directed by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI

LE OTTO MONTAGNE (THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS) directed by Charlotte VANDERMEERSCH & Felix VAN GROENINGEN

 

 

75th anniversary Prize

TORI ET LOKITA (TORI AND LOKITA) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE

 


Award for Best Actress

Zar AMIR EBRAHIMI in HOLY SPIDER

directed by Ali ABBASI


Award for Best Actor

SONG Kang-ho in BROKER

directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Short Films

Palme d’or

HAI BIAN SHENG QI YI ZUO XUAN YA (THE WATER MURMURS) directed by JIANYING CHEN

 

 

Special Mention

LORI (MELANCHOLY OF MY MOTHER’S LULLABIES) directed by Abinash Bikram SHAH

 

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize

LES PIRES (THE WORST ONES) directed by Lise AKOKA & Romane GUERET

 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

MEDITERRANEAN FEVER directed by Maha HAJ

« 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

GLORIOUS REVOLUTION directed by Masha NOVIKOVA

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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