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CANNES FESTIVAL 2017 : who made the INSTAGRAM LIST?

From David Lynch to Sofia Coppola

Is social media a waste of time, as David Remnick said? Maybe so. But Twitter, Instagram and the rest make keeping up with other people's lives easy and free. Where the Cannes festivalgoer is concerned, a spur-of-the-moment video on Instagram by a filmmaker can potentially add insight into what they're experiencing. At the same time, it's important not to lose touch of the fact that social media ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL | THIERRY FREMAUX’S UPDATE ON THIS YEAR’S SELECTION

This year's Cannes Festival selection will be revealed during a press conference given in Paris on April 16th. At this time about a third of the contending films have been identified, according to the festival's general delegate (and programmer) Thierry Frémaux. A whopping 1,800 films have been submitted this year. "Everything happens in the next two weeks," Frémaux told the French National ... more >

Pierre Lescure

QUOTE: NEW CANNES president Pierre Lescure on the Coen Bros heading jury

This year marks Lescure's first year as fest president

Pierre Lescure, the new president of this upcoming 68th edition of the Cannes Festival, took to the media this week after it was announced by fest that this year’s jury would be presided over by the Coen Brothers. "These geniuses of dark humor, these portrait artists we love so, cutting and tender all at once, a balance between popular and independent,” is the savvy and warm-hearted way Lescure ... more >

CANNES PRESIDENCY — It’s a power grab!

Former TV network padron Pierre Lescure wants in

Paris--Ever since the launching of French television network and film distributor CanalPlus in the early eighties (of which he was a central part) media capitan Pierre Lescure has led the charge in terms of edgy programming and driving audiences' expectations for top-notch entertainment ever higher. Whether it's entertainment or art (or both) and it is destined for the small or big screen or the ... more >