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19 May
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  • In competition : Dogville

    the 19.05.2003 at 10:30 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:45 PM

    The Dane and his Grace are back in town! Lars von Trier, Denmark's don of Dogma film making, former Palme d'Or winner in 2000 with Dancer in the Dark and notorious travel-phobe returns in his habitual camper van to Cannes. Seventh time in competition on the Croisette with Dogville, this three hour long opus is one of...
  • Lars von Trier Plain and Simple

    the 19.05.2003 at 10:10 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:39 PM

    "It's not uniquely American, I wouldn't say that. My idea was to make some films that took place in America. I liked the idea of setting in a country where I had not been. Of course, it becomes different that way, and I'm not saying it has anything to do with America - only that it has to do with a feeling I have and of...
  • Passionate Nicole

    the 19.05.2003 at 10:06 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:40 PM

    "I felt that it was either going to work or it wasn't going to work. It was like saying: "Ok, I'm willing to take this journey with you because I admire you and I believe in your belief." And, Lars had a very strong belief in the film working as a whole, without sets, without props. (...) But, I think that once you make that...
  • In competition : Carandiru

    the 19.05.2003 at 9:30 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:39 PM

    Behind Closed Walls As Sunday's gun-blasts from Gus Van Sant's dramatic Elephant still resound out over the Croisette, Carandiru Hector Babenco's latest opus, is a shoot out of a totally different nature. Third film in competition for Babenco, after The Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985 and Corazon iluminado in 1998,...
  • Behind Bars

    the 19.05.2003 at 9:10 PM - Updated on 21.05.2003 at 7:07 PM

    Brazilian filmmaker Héctor Babenco: "Unfortunately, in Brazil, only people who have four or five dollars to pay a ticket can go to the movies. When tickets cost less or incomes increase, more people could afford to go to the movies. As to who the audience was in Brazil, I can tell you there was an incredible phenomenon....
  • Out of competition : Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

    the 19.05.2003 at 8:45 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:43 PM

    The 70s gave birth to a new generation of filmmakers. Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, among others, breathed new life into Hollywood. This new wave of filmmaking began with Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider in 1969, and came to a close with Scorsese' Raging Bull in 1980. Based on Peter...
  • Un Certain Regard : Japanese Story

    the 19.05.2003 at 8:30 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:44 PM

    Japanese Story, presented in the un Certain Regard section, is one of only two Oz feature films screened in this year's Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Sue Brook (Road to Nhill), it stars fellow antipodean Toni Collette who returns to Cannes for her fourth time. (The Pall Bearer 1996 , Velvet Goldmine 1998 , and 8 1/2 1999)....
  • Un Certain Regard : Stormy Waether

    the 19.05.2003 at 8:20 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:46 PM

    After her motion pictures, Battle Cries, presented at the Directors' Fortnight in 1999, and Made in the USA, also presented at the Directors' Fortnight in 2001, Icelandic-born director S¢lveig Anspach returns to Cannes to compete in the Un Certain Regard category of the Official Selection, with her...
  • Emergence Leads to Cannes

    the 19.05.2003 at 8:15 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:23 PM

    Emergence, the international summer school of cinema that drew its inspiration from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, celebrated the Cannes selection of two of its laureates, Thomas de Thier and Julie Bertucelli, during a luncheon on a palace beach. Former Emergence students, they are both competing in the Caméra...
  • Star-Studded Carpet for Dogville

    the 19.05.2003 at 7:50 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:24 PM

    A parade of stars dazzled the Red Carpet of the 56th Cannes Film Festival on Monday May 19, for the premiere of Lars von Trier's newest opus, Dogville. Dressed in a beautiful red gown, Nicole Kidman led the way up the steps, with director von Trier and co-stars Stellan Skarsg†rd and Jean-Marc Barr.
  • A Place Young Cineastes Can Call Home

    the 19.05.2003 at 7:20 PM - Updated on 22.05.2003 at 12:18 PM

    The Cannes Film Festival is also present in Paris, through the Résidence du Festival. Its first mission is to serve as a permanent place of welcome for young filmmakers. The program of the Résidence runs for four-and-a-half months and aims at helping them work on their first or second feature film. As a second...
  • Restored Copies: "I Dolci Inganni" and "Les Adolescentes"

    the 19.05.2003 at 7:15 PM - Updated on 20.05.2003 at 3:30 PM

    Every day festivalgoers have the opportunity to rediscover some of cinema's chef d'oeuvres in the Bunuel Theatre on the 5th floor of the Palais. On the programme today: Les Adolescentes by the Italian director Alberto Lattuada and La Marseillaise by Jean Renoir.
  • "Belleville Rendez-vous" on the beach

    the 19.05.2003 at 6:59 PM - Updated on 20.05.2003 at 3:45 PM

    Rendez-vous at the Salle de la Plage open to the public for an outdoor screening of Sylvain Chomet's out of competition animated feature Belleville Rendez-vous. A delightful tale of an old woman, who accompanied by three eccentric music-hall stars, comes to the rescue of her cycling-crazy nephew in the hands of the French mafia.
  • Rediscovering Fellini's "Roma" and "Satyricon"

    the 19.05.2003 at 6:25 PM - Updated on 20.05.2003 at 2:57 PM

    In a nostalgic tribute to the Maestro Federico Fellini, two of his most important films will be screened today: Roma (1972), an impressionistic portrait of Rome from the 1930s to the 1970s, and Satyricon (1969), a tale of the peregrinations of two student vagrants during the reign of Nero.
  • Nicole Kidman sends Cannes into a whirl!

    the 19.05.2003 at 6:19 PM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:22 PM

  • Public Concerts in Tribute to Composer Nino Rota

    the 19.05.2003 at 6:00 PM - Updated on 20.05.2003 at 3:00 PM

    In tribute to Italian composer Nino Rota, the Cannes Film Festival invites festivalgoers to a series of public concerts every night at 8 pm at the Bandstand, where the Orchestra Improvista will be interpreting the most famous musical themes of Federico Fellini's favorite composer. The air will be filled with music from La...
  • An evening's splash by the "Swimming Pool"

    the 19.05.2003 at 5:46 PM - Updated on 21.05.2003 at 4:47 PM

    Splash, splash ! On Sunday night and early into the hours of Monday morning, 1,500 guests were invited to the grounds of Villa May for an evening's entertainment around a swimming pool. The cast of François Ozon's Palme d'Or contender Swimming Pool starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier joined in the fun....
  • Films from the South

    the 19.05.2003 at 11:00 AM - Updated on 12.06.2003 at 1:05 PM

    On Saturday May 17, the "Films from the South" pavilion opened its doors at the Village International. For the occasion, two conferences for film professionals took place today. The first focused on the theme "What future for the financing of films from the South?" - a round table hosted by Serge Siritzky, CEO of French movie...
  • Young Talents of Cannes

    the 19.05.2003 at 9:45 AM - Updated on 20.08.2003 at 4:26 PM

    Aure Atika, Sami Naceri, Sophie Quinton (Who Killed Bambi?, Out of Competition), Barbara Schulz, Sylvie Testud: what do all these actors have in common? They were all voted most promising young talents here in Cannes. In collaboration with Adami (a company in charge of the rights of young actors, and of promoting artistic...
  • Jenny Holzer's quote of the day

    the 19.05.2003 at 9:32 AM - Updated on 20.05.2003 at 1:40 PM

    An actor is like a snow globe: he never stops shaking up his emotions Gary Oldman
  • Flashback 18th May 2003

    the 19.05.2003 at 7:50 AM - Updated on 19.05.2003 at 9:40 AM

    No rest for festivalgoers even on a Sunday. Screenings were packed and François Ozon's Swimming Pool, the second film from the band of five French contenders in competition for the Palme d'Or was without doubt the main attraction of the day. This intriguing psychological thriller stars the excellent Charlotte...

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