19 posts categorized "Travel"

May 16, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: WILD GOOSE LAKE —DIANO YINAN

Wild Goose Lake

The story of a gangster on the run who eventually sacrifices himself to save his family and the woman he encounters along the way.

"Wild Goose Lake" screens in Competition for the Palme d'Or. 

Diao Yinan

"Wild Goose Lake" is Chinese director, screenwriter, actor Diao Yinan's third directorial effort behind "Uniform" (2003), "Night Train" (which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2007), and "Black Coal, Thin Ice" (Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. 2014).

FDC 2019

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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 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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FDC 2019

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