Presentation of the Jury Un Certain Regard, and discussion with the Italian actor and director Sergio Castellito.
The Matrix Reloaded, the long awaited second installment of the Wachowski brothers' cutting ege trilogy, was finally unveiled to the world on May 15, at the Palais des Festivals. The rebels and the foes of the sci-fi wonderland – Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Monica Bellucci, Lambert Wilson and Jada Pinkett-Smith – were there for the international premiere of virtual proportions. As for the Official Selection, director Raoul Ruiz, accompanied by Elsa Zylberstein and Bernard Giraudeau, among others, kicked off the competition with his new film, Ce Jour-là.
Eastwood. Clint Eastwood. Accompanied by his all-star cast of actors - Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins and Laura Linney – the Good came to present his latest feature film, Mystic River, competing for the Palme d'Or. This drama/mystery flick is Eastwood's fourth directional opus to be presented in the official Cannes Selection. He was also Jury president in 1994. Another cinema great made his way up the Red Carpet today. Russian cineaste Aleksandr Sokurov returned for his fourth time to the Festival with a poignant drama revolving around the deep-rooted relationship between a father and son.
Place for Bollywood ! Presented in the official selection but not in competition for the Palme d'Or, “Devdas” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali leads us into the magical universe of the modern indian fairy tales where everyone dances, sings and is trapped in impossible lovestories. Oriental steps tonight with the magnificent Aishwarya Rai...
Summary of the Mag: Djamshed Usmonov, the director of To get to Heaven first you have to die , presented in the selection "Un certain regard". The second part of the Mag introduces Mimmo Calopresti, the director of Volevo solo Vivere, made with testimonies of the survivors of the nazi's concentration camps.
The first episode of “Le Mag” welcomed Chilean director Patricio Guzman whose documentary, Salvador Allendeis showing in the Official Selection out of competition.
The Official Selection 2005
- A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
- BATALLA EN EL CIELO
- BROKEN FLOWERS
- DON'T COME KNOCKING
- FREE ZONE
- KEUK JANG JEON
- KILOMETRE ZERO
- LAST DAYS
- PEINDRE OU FAIRE L'AMOUR
- QUANDO SEI NATO NON PUOI PIU NASCONDERTI
- SHANGHAI DREAMS
- SIN CITY
- THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
- THREE TIMES
- WHERE THE TRUTH LIES