THE FILMMAKERS VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: BY COLE SMITHEY

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INGRID BERGMAN: THE LEGENDARY ROMANTIC

AGNES VARDA: VOYAGER OF LIGHT

FEDERICO FELLINI: MAESTRO

CATHERINE DENEUVE: CINEMA'S GRANDE DAME

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER: THE MASTERBUILDER

DARREN ARONOFSKY: ASTRONOMER OF SENSES

WIM WENDERS: THE SEEKER

JACQUELINE BISSET: SEX SYMBOL

JOSEPH LOSEY: ENIGMA

LINA WERTMÜLLER: THE SOCIALIST AUTEUR

DAVID LYNCH: NEO-GOTHIC SLEEPWALKER

YASUJURO OZU : THE HUMAN PERSPECTIVE 

ISABELLE HUPPERT: LIBERTINE

STEVEN SPIELBERG: POPULIST

AKIRA KUROSAWA: PIONEER

TAKESHI KITANO: RENAISSANCE MAN

SOFIA COPPOLA: AUTEUR

 ROBERT ALTMAN: SATIRIST

 JIM JARMUSCH: OUTLIER

 SAM PECKINPAH: LIBERATOR

 KEN LOACH: SOCIAL REALIST

 JOE CARNAHAN: THE BEST-KEPT SECRET

 CATHERINE BREILLAT: TRANSGRESSOR

 WERNER HERZOG: MENSCH

DAVID FINCHER: MODERNIST

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN: THE MUSCLE

JOHN CASSAVETES: INDIE ICON

PAUL VERHOEVEN: REBEL

LARS VON TRIER: PROVOCATEUR

QUENTIN TARANTINO: MAVERICK

 ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE

 LUIS BUNUEL: FETISHIST

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July 17, 2021

CANNES 2021: THE COMPLETE AWARDS

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101_0155COMPETITION

Palme d’Or: “Titane”

Grand Prix

TIE: Asghar Farhadi, “A Hero” AND Juho Kuosmanen’s “Compartment No. 6”

Best Director

Leos Carax, “Annette”

Best Actor

Caleb Landry Jones, “Nitram”

Best Actress  

Renate Reinsve, “The Worst Person in the World”

Jury Prize

TIE: Nadav Lapid “Ahed’s Knee” AND Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Memoria”

Best Screenplay 

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, ”Drive My Car”

Camera d’Or

”Murina,” Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Short Films Palme d’Or 

“All the Crows in the World,” Tang Yi

Short Films Special Mention

“August Sky,” Jasmin Tenucci

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UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Award

“Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko

Jury Prize

“Great Freedom,” Sebastian Meise

Prize for Ensemble Performance

“Bonne Mere,” Hafsia Herzi

Prize for Courage

“La Civil,” Teodora Ana Mihai

Prize for Originality

“Lamb,” Valdimar Johannsson

Special Mention

“Prayers for the Stolen,” Tatiana Huezo

CANNES VIEW

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

Europa Cinemas Label: “A Chiara,” Jonas Carpignano

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize

“Magnetic Beats,” Vincent Maël Cardona

CRITICS’ WEEK

Nespresso Grand Prize

“Feathers,” Omar El Zohairy

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize

Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Olga”

GAN Foundation Award for Distribution

Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Zero Fucks Given”

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

Sandra Melissa Torres, “Amparo”

CINÉFONDATION

First Prize: “The Salamander Child,” Theo Degen

Second Prize: “Salamander,” Yoon Daewoon

Third Prize

TIE: “Love Stories on the Move”, Carina-Gabriela Dasoveanu AND “Cantareira,” Rodrigo Ribeyro

Queer Palme

"The Divide"

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July 16, 2021

Cannes Un Certain Regard Prizes 2021

 
Un Certain Regard Prizes 2021

  Un Certain Regard 2021 Winners & Jury © Mathilde Gardel / FDC

Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Camera d'or. The opening film was Arthur Harari's Onoda - 10 000 Nights in the Jungle.

Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the director and screenwriter Daniel Burman and Michael Covino, director and actor.

In our discussions, the two things we were constantly saying were: "this film is very brave" and  "this film come from the heart". 

Many of the films are very passionate and many of the films are talking about things which are hard to talk about. 

We’d like to acknowledge all the filmmakers for their brave and beautiful work. Their films created vigorous debates.
—Andrea Arnold

Un Certain Regard Prize

RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (UNCLENCHING THE FISTS)

directed by Kira KOVALENKO

Jury Prize

GROSSE FREIHEIT (GREAT FREEDOM)

directed by Sebastian MEISE

Ensemble Prize

BONNE MÈRE (GOOD MOTHER)

directed by Hafsia HERZI

The Beach in Cannes

Courage Prize

LA CIVIL

directed by Teodora Ana MIHAI

Prize of Originality

LAMB

directed by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON

Special Mention

NOCHE DE FUEGO (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN)

directed by Tatiana HUEZO

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July 03, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — YONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI —Wei Shujun

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyYONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI

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"A film crew arrives in the remote town of Yong’an. "

"The fresh air they bring in spreads ripples in the heart of Gu, the owner of a local restaurant. She dreams of another life. "

"Movie star Chen is back in her hometown; she expects to revisit her childhood friends and good old days."

"An endless debate persists between the director and the writer, revolving from cinema to life. Shooting must start, although consensus is never reached."

Shujun WEI - Festival de Cannes 2021

"Born in Beijing, Shujun Wei started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He completed a master’s degree at the Communication University of China. His film credits include On the Border (short film, Cannes Film Festival, Special Mention at Competition) and Striding into the Wind (Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection 2020)."

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