Screen Cannes Jury 2022

Screen International’s Cannes Jury Grid has been topped in 2022 by South Korea’s Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Decision To Leave’, which is about a detective who suspects – and is attracted to – a mysterious women while he investigates her husband’s death. 

Festival de Cannes Jury 2022

  • Vincent Lindon – President – Actor – France 
  • Rebecca Hall  – Actress, producer, screenwriter, director – UK / US
  • Deepika Padukone – Actress – India 
  • Noomi Rapace – Actress – Sweden 
  • Jasmine Trinca – Actress, director  – Italy   
  • Asghar Farhadi – Director, producer, screenwriter – Iran 
  • Ladj Ly – Director, screenwriter, actor, producer – France 
  • Jeff Nichols – Director, screenwriter – US
  • Joachim Trier – Director, screenwriter – Norway 

Final Cut opens Cannes

French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius has changed the French title of his film, which is to open the 75th Cannes Film Festival on 17 May. Originally called Z (comme Z) (Z, like Z), as a tribute to the film genre, the film has been renamed Coupez! (Cut!) in French due to the letter Z having taken on another more sinister meaning with the war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine. The international title remains Final Cut.

Elvis Heads for Cannes in 2022

Australian director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann will attend Festival de Cannes in May 2022 to present the world premiere of his latest feature film Elvis, along with Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). 

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, will be released in North America on June 24, 2022 and in the rest of the world from June 22, 2022. Baz Luhrmann made history at Festival de Cannes by being the only director to show two feature films at the opening with Moulin Rouge! in Competition in 2001 and The Great Gatsby in 2013. In 1992, he was a sensation at the 45th Festival with his first film Strictly Ballroom which screened in Un Certain Regard.

Venice Lineup for 2021

The 2021 Venice Film Festival runs 1 to 11 September 2021. The official lineup for the festival is:

Opening Night

  • “Parallel Mothers,” Pedro Almodóvar (in competition)

Competition/Venezia 78

  • “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” Ana Lily Amirpour
  • “Un Autre Monde,” Stephanie Brize
  • “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion
  • “America Latina,” Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo
  • “L’Evenement,” Audrey Diwan
  • “Official Competition,” Gaston Duprat and Mariana Cohn
  • “Il Buco,” Michelangelo Frammartino
  • “Sundown,” Michel Franco
  • “Illusions Perdues,” Xavier Giannoli
  • “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • “Spencer,” Pablo Larrain
  • “Freaks Out,” Gabrielle Mainetti
  • “Qui Rido Io,” Mario Martone
  • “On the Job: The Missing 8,” Erik Matti
  • “Leave No Traces,” Jan P. Matuszynski
  • “Captain Volkonogov Escaped,” Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov
  • “The Card Counter,” Paul Schrader
  • “The Hand of God,” Paolo Sorrentino
  • “Reflection,” Valentyn Vasyanovych
  • “La Caja,” Lorenzo Vigas

Out of Competition (Fiction)

  • “Il Bambino Nascosto,” Roberto Ando (closing film of the festival)
  • “Les Choses Humaines,” Yvan Attal
  • “Ariaferma,” Leonardo di Costanzo
  • “Halloween Kills,” David Gordon Green
  • “La Scoula Cattolica,” Stefano Mordini
  • “Old Henry,” Potsy Ponciroli
  • “The Last Duel,” Ridley Scott
  • “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve
  • “Last night in Soho,” Edgar Wright
  • “Scenes From a Marriage” (Episodes 1-5), Hagai Levi

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)

  • “Life of Crime 1984-2020,” Jon Alpert
  • “Tranchees,” Loup Bureau
  • “Viaggio Nel Crepuscolo,” Augusto Contento
  • “Republic of Silence,” Diana el Jeiroudi
  • “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine
  • “Deandre#Deandre Storia Di Un Impiegato,” Roberta Lena
  • “Django and Django,” Luca Rea
  • “Ezio Bosso. Le Cose Che Restano,” Giorgio Verdelli

Out of Competition (Special Screenings)

  • “Le 7 Giornate di Bergamo,” Simona Ventura
  • “Il Cinema Al Tempo del Covid,” Andrea Segre

Out of Competition (Short Films)

  • “Plastic Semiotic,” Radu Jude
  • “The Night,” Tsai Ming-Liang
  • “Sad Film,” Vasili (Pseudonym)

Horizons/Orizzonti

  • “Les Promesses,” Thomas Kruithof
  • “Atlantide,” Yuri Ancarani
  • “Miracle,” Bogdan George Apetri
  • “Pilgrims,” Laurynas Bareisa
  • “Il Paradiso Del Pavone,” Laura Bispuri
  • “The Falls,” Chung Mong-Hong
  • “El Hoyo en la Cerca,” Joaquin Del Paso
  • “Amira,” Mohamed Diab
  • “A Plein Temps,” Eric Gravel
  • “107 Mothers,” Peter Kerekes
  • “Vera Dreams of the Sea,” Kaltrina Krasniqi
  • “White Building,” Kavich Neang
  • “Anatomy of Time,” Jakrawal Nilthamrong
  • “El Otro Tom,” Rodrigo Pla and Laura Santullo
  • “El Gran Movimiento,” Kiro Russo
  • “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta,” Aditya Vikram Sengupta
  • “Rhino,” Oleg Sentsov
  • “True Things,” Harry Wootliff
  • “Inu-Oh,” Yuasa Masaaki

Horizons/Orizzonti Extra

  • “Land of Dreams,” Sherin Neshat and Shoja Azari
  • “Costa Brava,” Mounia Akl
  • “Mama, I’m Home,” Vladimir Bitokov
  • “Ma Nuit,” Antoinette Boulat
  • “La Ragazza Ha Volato,” Wilma Labate
  • “7 Prisoners,” Alexandre Moratto
  • “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic,” Teemu Nikki
  • “La Macchina Delle Immagini di Alfredo C.,” Roland Sejko

“Cannes Uncut”: New documentary will tell the story of the Cannes Film Festival’s 75 years…

CANNES UNCUT…Movies, Moguls and Money… Behind the Curtain at the Cannes Film Festival

  • Documentary will film at Cannes this year and be ready for 75th anniversary in 2022
  • Cannes Uncut will be the first major documentary covering the history of the Cannes Film Festival

With 2022 marking the 75th anniversary of the world’s best known film festival, the feature documentary Cannes Uncut will delve behind the scenes of the gloriously glamorous and glitzy event that has come to represent the best in cinema and the business of showbusiness.

The creative and production team behind Cannes Uncut – Colin Burrows, Mark Adams, Chris Pickard and Richard Blanshard – will be filming and conducting interviews at Cannes this year to sit alongside archive material, with the film being ready for next year’s festival to coincide with diamond jubilee celebrations. Sales agents negotiations are being finalised.

The Cannes Film Festival is famous as an event brimming with stories and characters as outlandish and dramatic as the films that have premiered there, and Cannes Uncut will celebrate the great films as well as the wild parties; the spectacular promotional stunts as well as the iconic talents; the glorious successes and the infamous failures. 

This is the documentary that dares to detail all the glamour, red carpets, craziness, deals, parties, movies, and personalities that saw the business of show business implant itself at the Cannes Film Festival. It offers an exciting high-adrenaline, roller-coaster experience of what has played out over the years.

In the decades following its launch in 1946 this initially modest French event established itself as the world’s pre-eminent film festival, and grew to define sophisticated film glamour as the world came to love the images and stories of the stars and starlets as they romped the sunny Cannes beaches by day, looked resplendent in sparkling jewellery and the finest of fashions on the red carpet and partied hard and late into the night.

Some 75 years on, the glorious excesses, triumphs and failures of Cannes is a story that is ready to be told. A story brought together by a band of brothers and sisters who have spent far too many decades pounding the Croisette, sweeping up the red carpet, hiding in the sales bunker, and drinking and carousing late into the night at the Petit Carlton and glamorous parties.

The team behind “Cannes Uncut”…

  • Colin Burrows is an independent producer, publicity consultant and CEO of the Special Treats Production Company, Europe’s leading production house for audio-visual coverage of the film industry. Clients include all the Hollywood majors, the Bond films for over 25 years, the Harry Potter films, and the The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films. 
  • Richard Blanshard is an award-winning photographer producer, director and director of photography. His career began with special still photography on feature films and television and he was the official photographer to the US and UK film industries at the Cannes film Festival for more than 20 years.
  • Chris Pickard has covered the global film and television industries as a journalist, commentator and critic for more than three decades. He was editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures International, and edited and produced publications at the Cannes, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Sundance, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary film festivals. He has attended and covered Cannes for more than 20 years.
  • Mark Adams is a critic, writer and film festival consultant. He was most recently Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, joining the festival in 2015. He was Chief Film Critic and Reviews Editor for film trade paper Screen International for four years, and has also been a film critic for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Moving Pictures International.

Honorary Palme d’Or for Jodie Foster

The director, actress and American producer, Jodie Foster, will be the guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony of the 74th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday 6 July. Foster will also receive the Festival’s Honorary Palme d’or in recognition of her “brilliant artistic journey, and a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time.” She follows in the footsteps of Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon.

“Cannes is a festival to which I owe so much, it has completely changed my life,” says Foster. “Although I had already directed before, my first time on the Croisette was a defining moment for me. Showcasing one of my films here has always been a dream of mine. In fact, I have had several opportunities to fulfil my dream. Cannes is a film festival by auteur-filmakers who honour artists. And I greatly appreciate that.”

In May 1976, at only 13 years of age, Foster climbed the stairs at the Palais Croisette for the screening of “Taxi Driver” by Martin Scorsese, and left with a Palme d’or. Since 1976 she has split her time between acting and directing, and has received Oscars for “The Accused” in 1989 and “The Silence of the Lamb” in 1992.

A trusted friend of Festival de Cannes – seven of Foster’s films have been showcased at the festival. “Jodie never ceases to reinvent herself,” says General Delegate, Thierry Frémaux. “She questions with her piercing gaze, learns from others, and is willing to step back from her beliefs in order to forge new morals. Do what is fair. An idea that she strives to convey in the decisions she makes as an actress and director, and which makes her so precious during our confusing times. We will honour her with warmth and admiration!”

European Film Awards 2014

idaMore than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for the European Film Awards for 2014. At the awards ceremony in Riga on 13 December the following awards were presented:

EUROPEAN FILM 2014
IDA
DIRECTED BY: Paweł Pawlikowski
WRITTEN BY: Paweł Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
PRODUCED BY: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł & Ewa Puszczyńska

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2014
THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER (LA MAFIA UCCIDE SOLO D’ESTATE) by Pierfrancesco Diliberto

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2014 – Prix FIPRESCI
THE TRIBE (PLEMYA) by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2014
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2014
THE ART OF HAPPINESS (L’ARTE DELLA FELICITÁ) by Alessandro Rak

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2014
THE CHICKEN by Una Gunjak

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2014
Paweł Pawlikowski for IDA

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2014
Marion Cotillard in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT)

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2014
Timothy Spall in MR. TURNER

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2014
Paweł Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz for IDA

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 2014 – Prix CARLO DI PALMA
Łukasz Żal & Ryszard Lenczewski for IDA

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2014
Justine Wright for LOCKE

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2014
Claus-Rudolf Amler for THE DARK VALLEY (DAS FINSTERE TAL)

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER 2014
Natascha Curtius-Noss for THE DARK VALLEY (DAS FINSTERE TAL)

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2014
Mica Levi for UNDER THE SKIN

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2014
Joakim Sundström for STARRED UP

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2014
Agnès Varda

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2014
Steve McQueen

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2014 – Prix EURIMAGES
Ed Guiney

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014 for Best European Film
IDA by Paweł Pawlikowski