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Cannes Film Festival: what to know aboutMonday 18 May 2015
One of the most pompous film festival has recently began in France. The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from 13 to 24 May 2015. If to be exact, the festival is taking place at Stade des Hespérides, Avenue des Hespérides in Cannes. Cannes Film Festival is the heart of film industry simultaneously for cinema-goers and journalist cameras from all over the world at the moment. Luxury magazine CovetEdition is aware of all interesting facts about the 68th film festival in France.
What do we know about the jury at Cannes Film Festival 2015?
This year Joel and Ethan Coen have been announced as the Presidents of the Jury for the main competition. It is the first time that two people will chair the jury. Since the Coen brothers will each get a separate vote, they will be joined by seven other jurors to form the customary nine-juror panel.
The other members of the jury include – Isabella ROSSELLINI, Abderrahmane SISSAKO, Sabine AZÉMA, Sophie MARCEAU, Jake GYLLENHAAL, Sienna MILLER, Rossy DE PALMA and others.
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Who is the guest of honor at Cannes Film Festival this year?
In 2015 Costa-Gavras will be the guest of honor of Cannes Classics. He won the Palme d’or with Missing in 1982, was member of the Jury in 1976 (he rewarded Taxi Driver), Award for Best Director with Section spéciale in 1975, he will be with us for the screening of Z, Jury Prize in 1969.
As we know, young talents are our future. In view of this, the Festival de Cannes created “Cannes Short Film” in 2011. Thus, “Cannes Court Métrage” attempts to offer an all-encompassing panorama of the young production worldwide, as well as to stimulate the creativity of short film professionals by bringing them together at workshops and conferences in an area set aside for this purpose at the Palais des Festivals.
Are you curious about specialties of Cannes Film Festival 2015?
The festival poster features Hollywood star and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, photographed by David Seymour. The poster was chosen to pay tribute to Bergman for her contributions to films and who also served as the Jury President at 1973 Cannes Film Festival. As part of the tribute to Bergman, the Swedish documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words will be featured in the Cannes Classics section.
Standing Tall, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, was announced as the festival’s opening film. This will be the second opening film in the festival’s history to have been directed by a woman.
The glamour and spectacle of the Cannes Film Festival
No doubts, the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest dates in the international film calendar. As the great and the good of Hollywood once again descend on the French Riviera and with actors Sienna Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal among the famous faces on this year’s judging panel, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action of the Croisette.
Have you heard?
The Cannes Film Festival’s organisers have defended turning women away from red-carpet film screenings if they weren’t wearing high heels. In a statement following reports of an online backlash against the festival’s controversial dress code, a spokesperson told The Independent that the policy had been in place “throughout the years”.
Anyway, check some fancy looks of the world celebrities at Cannes Film Festival below.
Sienna Miller in a Calvin Klein Collection dress.
Eva Longoria wore a Gabriela Cadena gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller
Salma Hayek wore a gown by Gucci
Cate Blanchett wore a gown from the Giles autumn/winter 2015 collection.
The nominees of the Cannes Film Festival 2015
The Official Selection of films for the 2015 festival, including the line-up for the Main Competition, was announced on 16 April 2015.
“Mad Max. Fury Road “ by George Miller (greek origin director Yorgos Milliotis)
“Mad Max: Fury Road” is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic SF action film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller’s “Mad Max franchise”. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, “Fury Road” stars Tom Hardy as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, making it also the first Mad Max film not to feature Mel Gibson in the title role. The film also stars Charlize Theron.
“Macbeth” is an upcoming British drama film directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso and Michael Lesslie, based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, Elizabeth Debicki, and David Thewlis.
“The Little Prince” by Mark Osborne
“The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince) is an upcoming English-language French computer-animated fantasy film directed by Mark Osborne. Irena Brignull wrote the script based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
“The Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos
“The Lobster” is an upcoming science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize for Best CineMart 2013 Project at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival. Set in a dystopian near future, the film tells an unconventional love story where finding a partner is a matter of life and death. The film stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Léa Seydoux and John C. Reilly.
“Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales) by Matteo Garrone
“Tale of Tales” (Il racconto dei racconti) is directed by the Italian film director Matteo Garrone, starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C Reilly. It is loosely based on stories from the 17th-century fairytale collection “Il racconto dei racconti”, compiled by Giambattista Basile. The film was an Italian-led production with co-producers in France and the United Kingdom. It was Garrone’s first English-language film.
And the winners are:
The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is officially a wrap, as the Coen brothers and their jury awarded the Palme d’Or. At today’s closing ceremony, the main competition jury, led by Joel and Ethan Coen, awarded the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard for his drama “Dheepan.”
You may see the full winner’s list below.
• Grand Prize: László Nemes, Son of Saul
• Best Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsein, The Assassin
• Best Actor: Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man
• Best Actress: TIE: Rooney Mara, Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot, Mon Roi
• Best Screenplay: Michel Franco, Chronic
• Jury Prize: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
All in all, this year Cannes Film festival 2015 impressed everyone with new interesting films, luxury dresses and peculiar facts. We will be looking forward to new events of such type.