10 posts categorized "Comedy"

May 11, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: THE CLIMB —MICHAEL ANGELO COVINO

THE CLIMB

"A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years." "The Climb" screens in Un Certain Regard.

MICHAEL ANGELO COVINO

"Michael Angelo Covino is an actor and producer, known for Kicks (2016), Hunter Gatherer(2016) and Keep in Touch (2015)."

"Three things I really like in no particular order are tree houses, pizza bagels, and telling stories. Now that I think about it those three go really well together. I also love lakes, and I don't roll on shabbos." —Michael Angelo Covino

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May 01, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: JEANNE —BRUNO DUMONT

JEANNE BRUNO DUMONT

"A musical that tells Joan of Arc’s story through her victorious battles against the English, court case and death, burnt at the stake."

BRUNO DUMONT

Man alive! 

Dumont is one of Cinema's most inventive, and innovative, auteurs. Dumont's films transport the viewer to unknown yet familiar dramatic realms where magical realism thrives. "Jeanne" sees Dumont stepping into a musical dialectic that is certain to vibrate with universal energies. As thematically oblique as Dumont's films ("Camille Claudel 1915" or "Slack Bay") might seem on the surface, you can savor filmic satire as theatrically fresh and politically relevant as anything the Group Theater did in American in the '30s. 

Lise Leplat Prudhomme promises a breakout performance in the title role. "Jeanne" is being screened in the festival's Un Certain Regard section.

"Bruno Dumont directed his first feature film at the age of thirty-eight: La vie de Jésus(1996), shot in Bailleul, where he was born. This film earned him immediate acclaim: it was selected for the Director's Fortnight, winning a Caméra d'Or Special Mention. Creating demanding, singular and raw works of cinema, Bruno Dumont returned to Cannes in 1999, in Competition, with L'humanité. He was awarded the Grand Prix and a double Best Performance prize for two of the films non-professional actors."

"Bruno Dumont moved away from Northern France to shoot Twenty-nine Palms in the Californian desert, a road movie that was selected for the Venice Mostra in 2003. In 2006, Flandres, a harsh film about the devastation caused by war, received the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes." 

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April 30, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: LA BELLE ÉPOQUE —NICOLAS BEDOS

LA BELLE EPOQUE

"Victor (Daniel Auteuil), a jaded sixty-something, has his life turned upside down the day that Antoine (Guillaume Canet), a flourishing entrepreneur, offers him a unique new brand of entertainment. Using a combination of theatrical artifice and historical re-enactment, his company gives its clients the opportunity to delve back into the period of their choice. Victor decides to relive the most memorable week of his existence, 40 years earlier, when he met the love of his life."

NICOLAS BEDOS

French actor-comedian-filmmaker Nicolas Bedos directs his second film, to be screened Out of Competition. French acting royalty Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, and the great Fanny Ardant star in this drama with comic underpinnings. There is no sense attending Cannes if you aren’t going to sample the latest works from French filmmakers.

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