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

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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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — MURINA —Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyMURINA

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović's Murina is set to premiere at Cannes'  Director's Fortnight - Cineuropa

"Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian island home. As Ante attempts to broker a life-changing deal, their tranquil yet isolated existence leaves Julija wanting more from this influential visitor, who provides a taste of liberation over a weekend laid bare to desire and violence."

Excellent news from Cannes – Martin Scorsese to co-produce the movie of  Dubrovnik director - The Dubrovnik TimesAntoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

"Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic is a writer-director born in Dubrovnik and based in New York. She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and Columbia University in New York .Her short film Into the Blue, was nominated and awarded at many international film festivals. Antoneta’s first feature film Murina was developed with support from Cinéfondation, Goethe-Institute, and Jerusalem Film Lab. It is co-produced by Martin Scorsese."

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July 02, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — MON LÉGIONNAIRE —Rachel Lang

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyMON LÉGIONNAIRE

Our Men (Mon légionnaire) - Cineuropa

"They come from all over the world but they have one thing in common: The Foreign Legion, their new family."

"Our Men tells these stories: stories of women who struggle to keep their love fire burning; stories of men who leave for battle; stories of loving couples on hostile ground."

Cinéma. "Mon légionnaire", de la Strasbourgeoise Rachel Lang, en clôture de  la Quinzaine des réalisateurs à Cannes

"Rachel Lang was born in Strasbourg in 1984. After combining studies in philosophy with the dramatic arts in Strasbourg she entered IAD film school in Belgium. Her first short films were internationally acclaimed (10 awards and more than 100 festivals). Her first feature, Baden Baden, marks the end of the coming-of-age trilogy. It was shown in Berlinale 2016 (Forum) and more than 60 festivals across the globe. In parallel, Rachel graduated as Lieutenant from the French army where she served in Sahel desert in spring 2017. Our Men is her second feature."

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