6 posts tagged cannes
6 posts tagged cannes
Trailer for “Sarah Préfère La Course”, the first feature film of Chloé Robichaud (which just got selected in the category Un Certain Regard at Cannes).
Sorry for the over-exposure, but I used to work with her so I’m just very happy for her.
Congrats to Chloé Robichaud (a girl I used to work with!) who just got selected for Cannes in the category Un Certain Regard. She’s fighting against Sofia Coppola!!
Last year, her short ‘Chef de Meute’ was in official competition.
Young director Xavier Dolan and the cast of his new movie, Laurence Anyways, are wearing the red square to protest against the much contested raise of education fees in the province of Quebec, despite the new law 78 created by the Prime Minister Jean Charest, which strictly forbids to protest in the streets or wear a red square in support of that cause. That law is considered by many to be anti-democratic and is generating a lot of heat in Canada.
Bravo Xavier Dolan et vive la démocratie!
It was announced today that Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or. It’s great news for the filmmaker, because a movie sure looks impressive with award leaves.
But a few days ago, the movie screened to some pretty mixed reviews so it does seem odd that it won the Palme d’Or. Then again, most of us still haven’t seen it so…who knows?
But what if Tree of Life was a second choice? Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia was doing well until the director started talking about Hitler (Dunst won best actress after all).
Do you think the festival could have voted against the movie in order to stay away from the whole controversy? After all, had Von Trier won, he wouldn’t have been allowed in the room.
What do you think?
Following the Nazi jokes which occurred yesterday, the Festival of Cannes has decided to put the controversial dannish director on their blacklist and declare him “persona non grata, with effect immediately”.
Von Trier, I guess you can kiss your Palme d’Or goodbye…for a while.
The Festival’s Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival. […] The Board of Directors firmly condemns these comments and declares Lars Von Trier a persona non grata at the Festival de Cannes, with effect immediately.
Von Trier’s press conference for Melancholia.
You can watch it yourself, it’s near the end. 34 minutes.
Way to go Von Trier!