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Rejuvenation, women’s, Netflix… What are the stakes of the 72nd Cannes film Festival ?

Missed the selection by a half-tint of the edition 2018. A Cannes film festival marked by a meager contingent of american films, French films pretty distressing, a competition purring barely shaken by the shock wave of #MeToo and the controversy puts a strain around the lack of Netflix which is sent, with the success that we know, at the Mostra of Venice in Roma of Alfonso Cuaron. The Cannes film festival 2019 has taken up biting. At least on paper. Before you even begin, this 72nd edition, whose jury is presided over by the mexican film-maker doubly oscar winner Alejandro González Iñarritu, carries already a lot of expectations and questions.

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Quentin Tarantino does it always the hand? film Director darling of the Festival which had given him the palme d’or, 25 years ago for Pulp Fiction , the director has seen his star somewhat pale with the wave #MeToo. His muse Uma Thurman has revealed the shooting conditions often trying to Kill Bill . Could it be starting on the right foot with Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ? Selected in extremis at Cannes for cause up to the last minute, the diving in the Los Angeles hippie bloody Charles Manson is without doubt one of the films most anticipated of the competition. Its a generic dream, with the duo of DiCaprio and Pitt, has a lot to do. Harder will be the fall in case of disappointment.

trailer for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino

The Dardenne brothers in the eye of the cyclone. filmmakers, the belgian are in competition The Young Ahmed , a story of the radicalization and the blindness of a teenager. Their scenario would be “infused with imagination a christian” (according to Les Inrocks ). Hence, to say that they are the trial of Islam, some would unfortunately not take the plunge. We can already hear the criticism on the fact that it infers a particular case of a generality. In a debate ultrapolarisé, other spirits rely on the tragedy to denounce communalism and its drift.

set A new record for the palme d’or? As every year, the Cannes film festival makes beautiful use of its regulars. With two palmes d’or under their belt, Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers are entered in the club very closed of the filmmakers twice webbed. A record has never been exceeded up to now but this could change if one of them has added a third trophy on his fireplace. Also regular patrons of the Palais des Festivals, Pedro Almodóvar, and Xavier Dolan, could hope for a first-palm.

new blood. At the announcement of his selection, Thierry Frémaux has also insisted on the presence of a selection of many new entrants, many of whom are female directors. A way of answering the age old question around the little metteuses the stage, competing each year at the palm. The Senegalese Mati Diop to defend his film Atlantic which takes place in a suburb of Dakar. The Austrian Jessica Hausner mentioned in Little Joe a fairly-near future having recourse to genetic manipulation, with Ben Whishaw. In Sibyl , the French Justine Triet tells the story of a novelist become a psychoanalyst (Virginia Effira), who decides to return to the writing and lack of inspiration.

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Alain Delon. even Before the first climb of the market, the artistic director Thierry Frémaux had to climb up to the front to defend the movie icon lights. The favorite actor of Visconti must receive an honorary palme d’or for his career. What could be more deserved? But users of the anglo-saxons did not hear from that ear and are circulating a petition denouncing the remarks as “racist, homophobic and misogynist” when they are spoken in the past by the actor with the legendary Cheetah . “Alain Delon has the right to think what he thinks,” responded very annoyed, Thierry Frémaux, recalling that it is “difficult to judge with the glasses of today, of the things that were said a few years ago”. Attention, the Cheetah could get out the claws!

What can you expect from French films in competition? Six productions or co-productions are in the running. Roubaix, a light of Arnaud Desplechin is inspired by a story on a group of police officers, with Roschdy Zem, Léa Seydoux and Sara Forestier. Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo by Abdellatif Kechiche is the result of Mektoub my love: Canto Uno , a hymn to the love and desire following a band of young people in Sète, in the 1990s. Les Misérables of Ladj Ly is the first feature film shot in Montfermeil, a paris suburb, where lives the director and addresses the police violence. Portrait of the girl on fire Céline Sciamma follows a painter as mandated in the Eighteenth century to the portrait of the marriage of a young woman, played by Adele Haenel. Without forgetting Sybil and Atlantic . The 2000s have seen three French films win the supreme accolade: Between the walls , The life of Adèle and Dheepan . And if their heir was in this list?

The triumph of genre film? the image of The Dead Don’t Die of Jim Jarmusch, who made the opening night, zombies and fantastic have the wind in their sails to the Croisette. “The official competition will be the lion’s share of genre films that will arise where you do not expect him”, promises Thierry Frémaux. Parasite of Bong Joon Ho and the genetic manipulation of Little Joe , signed Jessica Hausner, are also in the program. This will happen to the taste of Mr. the President, Alejandro González Iñarritu? The faithful friend of Guillermo del Toro ( The Shape of water ) and Alfonso Cuaron ( Gravity , The Son of man ) has sometimes slipped into his films, Babel to Birdman , a thin key of dreams, absurd or even light supernatural.

trailer for The Dead Don’t Die Jim Jarmusch

Where are the women? Cannes wouldn’t be what it is if every year the question of the place of female directors does not arise. Only one woman went home with the palme d’or: Jane Campion for The piano lesson . A record number of metteuses in scenes will be present from 14 to 25 may, in different sections of the Cannes film festival: 20. But this figure hides large disparities between the official competition where the women are 4 and represent only 19% of elected representatives and A Certain look that they hastteignent almost parity (42%). Thierry Frémaux was reiterated in the columns of the Figaro as if everything has been implemented to obtain juries and selection committees egalitarian, it could not be the same on the selection. Based on merit and not positive discrimination. On the 1845 works subject to Frémaux and his team, 26% were signed by a woman.

The stars are back. The parade of stars begins as early as Tuesday evening, with the opening film and zombies The Dead Don’t Die of Jim Jarmusch. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Iggy Pop, Selena Gomez and Tilda Swinton are expected on the Croisette, Elton John, and the team of the biopic devoted to him, Rocketman . Richard Madden, Taron Egerton. The coming, confirmed at the last moment of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino, omen of the presence on the red carpet of the gotha of the american cinema: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. No stranger to the Croisette, Penélope Cruz will be able to come and defend Pain and Glory of Pedro Almodovar. Sylvester Stallone will present the last component of Rambo . On the French side are expected to firm footing Jean Dujardin, Claude Lelouch, Adèle Haenel, Virginie Efira or Léa Seydoux.

trailer for Rocketman Dexter Fletcher

another year free of Netflix. Since the giant of SVOD still refuses to release her works in the room – because of the chronology of the media, it is still absent from the competition (but not in the film market which this year is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary). However, the fans do not have too much regret to have. None of the films approached was not ready in time. Whether it is The Irishman Martin Scorsese or The King of David Michôd with Timothée Chalamet. Their launch will probably take place in Venice or Toronto. But that is another story…

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