Festival de Cannes

Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 15th to may 26th

The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.

The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place, on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September – except in 1948 and 1950 – and then every May from 1952 onwards.

Here are some details of the upcoming event:

JURY:  Steven SPIELBERG,President-Director, Producer, Writer/United States

Vidya BALAN Actress/India

Naomi KAWASE Director / Japan

Nicole KIDMAN Actress, Producer / Australia

Lynne RAMSAY Writer, Director, Producer/United Kingdom

Daniel AUTEUIL Actor, Director / France

Ang LEE Director, Producer, Writer/Taïwan

Cristian MUNGIU Writer, Director, Producer/Romania

Christoph WALTZ Actor / Austria

In Competition:

Opening Film: Baz LUHRMANN                THE GREAT GATSBY (H.C.)

Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI              UN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE

Ethan COEN, Joel COEN              INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Arnaud des PALLIÈRES                 MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

Arnaud DESPLECHIN      JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN)

Amat ESCALANTE            HELI

Asghar FARHADI              LE PASSÉ (THE PAST)

James GRAY      THE IMMIGRANT

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN           GRIGRIS

Jim JARMUSCH                ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

JIA Zhangke       TIAN ZHU DING (A TOUCH OF SIN)

KORE-EDA Hirokazu       SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON)

Abdellatif KECHICHE     LA VIE D’ADELE – CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR)

Takashi MIIKE   WARA NO TATE (SHIELD OF STRAW)

François OZON                 JEUNE & JOLIE (YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL)

Alexander PAYNE          NEBRASKA

Roman POLANSKI           LA VÉNUS À LA FOURRURE (VENUS IN FUR)

Steven SODERBERGH    BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Paolo SORRENTINO        LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY)

Alex VAN WARMERDAM             BORGMAN

Nicolas WINDING REFN                ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Closing Film: Jérôme SALLE         ZULU (H.C.)

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