51 posts categorized "Drama"

July 03, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — THE SEA AHEAD —Ely Dagher

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyTHE SEA AHEAD

Lebanese film 'The Sea Ahead' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival -  BroadcastPro ME

"After a long time gone, Jana, a young woman, suddenly returns to Beirut. She finds herself reconnecting with the familiar yet strange life she once left."

Ely DAGHER - Festival de Cannes 2021

"Born in 1985, Beirut based Ely Dagher graduated from Goldsmiths College in London. His work intertwines on different levels and focuses on the layering of narratives across film, painting and installation. Drawing from his upbringing in Lebanon, his work explores the possibilities created through the play between cultures, stories and fiction. It joggles between points of identification and visual structures, from surrealism, science fiction and the occult. Waves’98  was awarded the short film Palme d’Or"

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — RETOUR À REIMS —Jean-Gabriel Périot

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyRETOUR À REIMS

Screen Shot 2021-07-03 at 1.32.57 PM"Through the text of Didier Eribon interpreted by Adèle Haenel, Retour à Reims [Fragments] tells in archives an intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today."

Berlinale | Archive | Annual Archives | 2019 | Photo Boulevard -  Jean-Gabriel Périot

"Born in France in 1974, Jean-Gabriel Périot has directed several short films on the border between documentary, experimental and fiction. He develops his own style of editing which questions violence and history from film and photographic archives. His films have won awards in numerous festivals around the world. A German Youth opened at the 2015 Berlinale (Panorama) and was awarded many times. Summer Lights premiered at the San Sebastian film festival. Our Defeats, his last feature documentary, was presented at the Forum during the 2019 edition of the Berlinale."

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — NEPTUNE FROST —Saul Williams / Anisia Uzeyman

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyNEPTUNE FROST

This Afrofuturist Film is Set in an Otherworldy Village Made of Recycled  Computer Parts. – SUPERSELECTED – Black Fashion Magazine Black Models Black  Contemporary Artists Art Black Musicians

"Neptune Frost is the love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union."

Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman Announce 'Dreamstates'Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams

"Anisia Uzeyman is a Rwandan born actress, playwright, and director. As an actress, Anisia starred in Alain Gomis’ Tey and Guetty Felin’s Ayiti, Mon Amour.  Her experimental film Dreamstates premiered in 2016 and was shot entirely on Iphone."

"Saul Williams is an American poet, musician, and actor. He made his debut in Marc Levin’s 1998 Camera D’Or film Slam – which he co-wrote and starred in. Neptune Frost is his first feature."

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