FESTIVALS

CANNES FESTIVAL: Kirill Serebrennikov finally here in Cannes to present TCHAIKOVSKY’S WIFE

This is the third time the Russian filmmaker is selected at the Cannes Festival
Alyona Mikhailova, Odin Lund Biron and Miron Fedorov
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

CANNES, France — The euphoric “Leto,” shown in Cannes a few years ago (and a film everyone in the press room could agree on), “Petrov’s Flu,” in 2021, a hard-to-follow angsty dream of a movie which you might better enjoy on LSD and if you don’t do LSD then it’s OK because watching it will make you feel like you’re on it and this year in Cannes, “Tchaikovsky’s wife” (“Zhena Chaikovskogo” in the ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL: Marco Bellocchio’s ESTERNO NOTTE revisits the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Aldo Moro

Film acts as counterweight to “Good morning, Night” which Bellocchio directed in 2003
Fabrizio Gifuni, Margherita Buy and Toni Servillo
Directed by Marco Bellocchio

CANNES, France — Marco Bellocchio's "Esterno Notte" ("Exterior Night") is an essential and dramatic film that soberly tells the truth of an important period of Italy’s history, a pivotal moment, the kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, former President of Italy. "Esterno Notte" is a made-for-TV miniseries, six episodes that were combined and screened on Wednesday in Cannes in the Cannes ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL: “For the sake of peace,” produced by Forest Whitaker

Peace-building starts in the community
Directed by Christophe Castagne and Thomas Sametin

CANNES, France—Two tribes, the Didinga and the Logir, on different sides of a vast patch of fertile vegetation, which they must share in order for their cattle to graze, but each tribe cattle-raids the other and tit-for-tat reprisals are bloody because nobody wants to really share. This dispute over natural resources, which takes place in South Sudan, echoes many others before it throughout ... more >

SUNDANCE 2022 | “Resurrection” and “You Won’t Be Alone”

Two worthwhile films from Day 3 at the fest

Writer/director Andrew Semans’ “Resurrection” is an unnerving thriller starring Rebecca Hall as Margaret, a single mother and businesswoman whose daughter Abbie (Grace Kaufman) will soon leave for college. Enter David (Tim Roth, in one of his best roles in years), a man from Margaret’s past. He is a soft-spoken and aging man but is revealed to be a dark reminder from Margaret’s past, very much a ... more >

SUNDANCE / INTERVIEW : “The face of the Asian was very much the face of the enemy in America” (Bao Nguyen, director of “Be Water”)

[U.S. Documentary Competition]

Park City, Ut. | Filmmaker Bao Nguyen didn’t mince words when we sat down in a house not far from where his documentary about Bruce Lee, called “Be Water,” premiered at Sundance this week. Nguyen idolized Lee as a young man because there were rather few Asian and Asian-American actors on U.S. television and in movies in those days. When Lee was trying to get his start in Hollywood, World War II ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL – Winners announced, the Bong Joon-Ho-directed PARASITE wins top honors

(CANNES, France) - A family of grifters hustles the perfect family in Bong Joon-Ho's meticulously-directed "Parasite." And they go all the way to Cannes gold! This is the beauty of the Cannes Festival, the jury and the results can be full of surprises--even bad ones. This is a year, also, when the press and the jury are aligned--on who should win top gold. For the rest, who knows what went on in ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL – Three members of the Cannes press corps give their forecast for the winners, MALICK and ALMODOVAR among the favorites

The Cannes Festival closes today

(CANNES, France) Laurence Salfati has been a part of the Cannes Festival press corps for nearly twenty years. She works for Lyon-based Radio Judaica and has interviewed all of France's greatest film stars. René Chiche has been coming to Cannes for about as long as his aforementioned colleague. Chiche is a writer, a TV producer and a journalist. He owns a news agency that's based in Paris and runs ... more >