14 posts categorized "Religion"

May 13, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: BACURAU —Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho

BACURAU

“A few years from now…Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.”

"Bacurau" will screen in the Official Competition. This year's jury is led by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.

Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho returns to Cannes since screening his well-received film "Aquarius" in 2016. The Brazilian filmmaker teams up with Juliano Dornelles to co-direct "Bacurau." This one looks to be a crowd-pleaser right out the gate.

May 10, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: ADAM —MARYAM TOUZANI

Adam

Abla, a widow and mother to a 10-year-old girl, struggles to survive and give her child the best possible future. After the death of her husband, she starts a home-based business from her kitchen, which opens up on the street through a metal shutter. Everyday, she makes and sells homemade bread and all types of traditional Moroccan pastries. Closed-off from life, leading an existence devoid of happiness and taking refuge in her work, Abla has become old before her time.

Unable to manifest love towards her child, she has replaced tenderness with pragmatism. When Samia, a young woman who is heavily pregnant knocks on her door, seeking shelter and overwhelmed by the weight of her burden of giving birth to a child without a father, Alba is unaware that this chance encounter will change her forever.

Maryam-touzani

Moroccan actor/writer/director Maryam Touzani's debut feature will premiere in Cannes's Un Certain Regard section. Seek out Babil Ayouch's "Razzia" (2017) to see Maryam Touzani in a leading role in a film she co-wrote. 

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May 09, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: YOUNG AHMED —JEAN-PIERE AND LUC DARDENNE

Young Ahmed

"A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran."

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Cannes regulars Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne bring their eighth film to the Competition for the Palme d'Or, for which the brothers have won twice — in 1999 ("Rosetta") and in 2005 for L'Enfant." Known for their sensitivity to the complexities of social issues, "Young Ahmed" will be under a microscope in Cannes. The Dardennes will surely be up for the discussion that follows. 

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