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  • Atelier du Festival a Success

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:06 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:36 PM

    This second edition of the Atelier du Festival, one of whose goals is help bring young directors together with professionals capable of financing their projects, has been crowned with success, as virtually all the films in preparation are to be started in 2006 or 2007. For these 18 directors in search of funding, the Atelier...
  • Press Conference: "United 93"

    the 26.05.2006 at 6:50 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:28 PM

    Presented Out of Competition, the film United 93 brought an interesting panel to Cannes representing the film at the press conference today. Accompanying director Paul Greengrass were three family members of deceased victims: Jack Grandcolas, Elsa Strong and Gordie Felt. Also present were three of the film's actors: Khalid...
  • Out of Competition: "Clerks 2" by Kevin Smith

    the 26.05.2006 at 4:30 PM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 4:38 PM

    Twelve years after Clerks, presented at the Directors' Fortnight and which had revealed director Kevin Smith to audiences world wide, and seven years after Dogma, screened out of competition, American director Kevin Smith is back at the Festival presenting, out of competition and at the midnight show, the follow-up Clerks 2....
  • Out of Competition/Cannes Classics: Invitation to Wim Wenders - "Harvest: 3,000 Years" by Haile Gerima

    the 26.05.2006 at 4:24 PM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 8:32 PM

    On the occasion of the screening of The House is Burning, the first film by Holger Ernst, which he also produced, German director Wim Wenders, one of the great regulars on the Croisette and winner of the Palme d'Or in 1984 for Paris, Texas, is presenting his medium-length opus Room 666 at 5:00 pm in the Salle Buñuel....
  • Cinefondation Film Programme

    the 26.05.2006 at 4:13 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:38 PM

    For two days (Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th), 17 shorts with a running-time between 5 minutes (Elastinen Parturi by Milla Nybondas) and 51 minutes (Ha'chavera Shell Emile by Nadav Lapid), selected by the Cinéfondation among 1,000 film school works, are being presented in four programmes at the Salle...
  • Red Carpet: "Colossal Youth"

    the 26.05.2006 at 1:24 PM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 10:08 PM

    Alberto Barros "Lento", Antonio Semedo "Nhurro", Ventura and Pedro Costa
  • Competition: "Colossal Youth"

    the 26.05.2006 at 1:22 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:16 PM

    With Colossal Youth, Portuguese director Pedro Costa has the honours of presenting in the Cannes competition, twelve years after having presented Down to Earth in the section Un Certain Regard. For his 7th feature, the filmmaker plunges into the suburban slums of Lisbon, his home town, focusing on Ventura, a Cape Verdean...
  • Press Conference: "Colossal Youth" by Pedro Costa

    the 26.05.2006 at 1:19 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:18 PM

    The press conference of Colossal Youth, presented in competition at this year's Festival de Cannes, unfurled in the presence of director Pedro Costa, the actors Alberto Barros "Lento", Antonio Semedo "Nhurro" and Ventura, and producers Philippe Avril and Francisco Villa-Lobos. Excerpts. Pedro Costa on the community...
  • All the Cinemas of the World: Focus on Chile

    the 26.05.2006 at 12:45 PM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:39 PM

    The All the Cinemas of the World programme's mission is to highlight the diversity and dynamism of cinematic creations from many different countries. It ends Friday with a day dedicated to Chile, whose cinema corresponds today to "a broader group of fictional directors, who try to relate the country's recent history from a...
  • Red Carpet: "United 93"

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:43 AM - Updated on 27.05.2006 at 10:49 AM

    The film crew and director Paul Greengrass
  • Red Carpet: "The Singer"

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:35 AM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 9:54 PM

    Christine Citti, Gérard Depardieu, Cécile de France and Xavier Giannoli
  • Press Conference: "The Singer"

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:33 AM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:13 PM

    Surrounded by actors Gérard Depardieu and Cécile de France, and producers Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and Edouard Weil, director Xavier Giannoli answered questions from the international press about his film The Singer, at the press conference held this Friday. Highlights. Gérard Depardieu on his...
  • Competition: "The Singer" by Xavier Giannoli

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:30 AM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 2:53 PM

    Eight years after having won the Palme d'Or for best short with The Interview, director Xavier Giannoli returns this year in competition with a feature entitled The Singer. This 5th and last French feature film to compete for the celebrated Palme d'Or doesn't tell "the story of a singer but a man who is a singer, and his...
  • Out of Competition: "United 93" by Paul Greengrass

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:26 AM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:23 PM

    Presented out of competition, United 93 retraces the true story of United Airlines Flight number 93, that of those men and women who were aboard the Boeing 757 which was to take them to San Francisco. Shot chronologically and with the full co-operation of the families of the forty victims (ordinary people brought together by...
  • Out of Competition/Cannes Classics: "Sketches of Frank Gehry" by Sydney Pollack

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:22 AM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:31 PM

    At the age of 72, filmmaker Sydney Pollack, known the world over for such blockbusters Three Days of the Condor, Tootsie and Out of Africa, has made his first documentary entitled Sketches of Frank Gehry. Presented out of competition at this 59th edition of the Festival de Cannes, this feature film is the result of five years...
  • Un Certain Regard: "French California" by Jacques Fieschi

    the 26.05.2006 at 10:06 AM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:33 PM

    French California, presented in the section Un Certain Regard, is Jacques Fieschi's debut film as a director. Before stepping behind the camera, he participated in the writing of numerous scripts such as Charlie Says by Nicole Garcia - currently in competition in Cannes, How I Killed My Father by Anne Fontaine and Nelly and...
  • Un Certain Regard: "Two Thirty 7" by Murali K. Thalluri

    the 26.05.2006 at 9:59 AM - Updated on 28.05.2006 at 4:34 PM

    Selected in the category Un Certain Regard and in the running for the Caméra d'Or, Two Thirty 7 is 22-year-old Australian director Murali K. Thalluri's debut film. Overwhelmed by the filmed suicide of one of his friends, he decided to turn this into the plot of his story. A story which begins at 2:37 am. 2:37...
  • Stars in Town, Friday May 26

    the 26.05.2006 at 9:54 AM - Updated on 26.05.2006 at 9:57 AM

    On the Croisette today are Ivana Baquero, David Basche, Emmanuelle Béart, Bernard Blancan, Sami Bouajila, Amira Casar, Laura Chiatti, Christine Citti, Christian Clemenson, Emma de Caunes, Cécile de France, Rodrigo de la Serna, Jamel Debbouze, Gérard Depardieu, Emilie Dequenne, Franck Dubosc, Faye Dunaway,...

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