29 posts categorized "Independent"

July 03, 2021

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

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

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"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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June 24, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: UN CERTAIN REGARD — BLUE BAYOU —Justin Chon

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UN CERTAIN REGARD

BLUE BAYOU

Roger Suen Scoring Justin Chon's 'Blue Bayou' | Film Music Reporter

"From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future."

𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑘𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟.𝑢𝑠 on Twitter: "📸 Justin Chon, actor and  director of #BlueBayou shared a BTS picture on his instagram account.… "

"Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie."

"Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home."

Justin Chon

The Un Certain Regard section of the Festival is where the action is. While the Competition films are the main attraction, the films competing in the Un Certain Regard section promise a treasure trove of surprises worthy of special attention. "Blue Bayou" promises just such a reward. Looking forward to screening this one.

Un Certain Regard Jury 2021

Andrea Arnold (The UK), Daniel Burman (Argentina), Elsa Zlyberstein (France), Michael Covino (U.S), Mounia Meddour (Algeria) — Un Certain Regard Jury 2021 © AFFIF

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June 18, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: IN COMPETITION — THE FRENCH DISPATCH —Wes Anderson

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH

The French Dispatch (2020) | Wes anderson movies posters, Anderson movies,  Wes anderson poster

"A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine.""

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Wes Anderson is up to his old less than great tricks. It's more than doubtful that "The French Dispatch" will win the Palme but at least there's a place for silly entertainment in the Competition.

New Wes Anderson movie The French Dispatch gets release date, plot - Polygon

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

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