Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 75th Festival de Cannes
All of the Festival’s events will also be available to all through our media partnership with France Télévisions and Brut., which will offer a broad media coverage of the venue. Red carpet and steps events, press conferences, photocalls and all official events will broadcast in both French and English on France.tv, Culturebox, Brut. Cannes, YouTube as well as on the Festival de Cannes’ official website.
The closing ceremony will take place on Saturday May 28, at 8:30 pm and broadcast live on France 2 and internationally on Brut. The screening of the Palme d’or-winning film, that was just rewarded by the Jury, will follow in the Grand Théâtre Lumière Auditorium.
Opening Ceremony of the 75th Festival de Cannes
TUESDAY MAY 17 AT 7:00 PM LIVE ON FRANCE 2
Actress Virginie Efira will serve as Master of Ceremony and host of the 75th Edition. She will welcome on the stage of the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Théâtre Lumière the Jury, including Vincent Lindon as Jury President alongside Asghar Farhadi, Rebecca Hall, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Joachim Trier and Jasmine Trinca.
The opening ceremony will broadcast live today at 7:00 pm on France 2. One of the highlights of the ceremony will be the presence of the 75th Festival’s guest of honor, American actor, director and producer Forest Whitaker, who will receive an honorary Palme d’or at that time.
Vincent Delerm, who celebrates 20 years of career in the Paris-based L’Européen hall these days, will perform on that night – it’s worth noting that the artist directed the feature Je ne sais pas si c’est tout le monde in 2019 and that he was invited by the Festival in 2021 for a photo coverage that will be released as a portfolio, L’année où le Festival de Cannes avait lieu en juillet (Polka).
The screening of the opening film, Michel Hazanavicius’ Final Cut will follow the special night. The film will be theatrically released in France on that same day.
As in previous years, audience members will be able to experience the special night in nearly 400 theaters across France – opening ceremony and opening film. This initiative is handled by the Festival de Cannes, along with France Télévisions, the Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français and the CNC.
Closing Ceremony of the 75th Festival de Cannes
SATURDAY MAY 28 AT 8:30 PM LIVE ON FRANCE 2
After 11 days of Festival, the Jury will give the awards during the Closing Ceremony. It will take place on May 28, beginning at 8:30 pm and broadcasting live on France 2.
The Palme d’or-winning film will then be shown in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and bring an already-memorable edition to a close. The 21 films competing for the Palme d’or this year are: Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi, Forever Young by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Crimes of the Futur by David Cronenberg, Tori et Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Stars At Noon by Claire Denis, Brother and Sister by Arnaud Desplechin, Close by Lukas Dhont, Armageddon Time by James Gray, Broker by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Nostalgia by Mario Martone, RMN by Cristian Mungiu, Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund, Decision to Leave by Park Chan-Wook, Showing Up by Kelly Reichardt, Leila’s Brothers by Saeed Roustaee, Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh, Tchaïkovski’s Wife by Kirill Serebrennikov, Pacifiction by Albert Serra, Mother and Son by Léonor Serraille, EO by Jerzy Skolimowski, The Eight Mountains by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen.
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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.