The « Rendez-vous with… » are meetings between the artists and the public of the Festival. They make it possible to savvy the vision and thoughts of major artists of our time from all over the world. They offer rare moments of sharing, cinema-loving, transmission and emotion.
In the 2022 edition, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, French director, actress and screenwriter Agnès Jaoui, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and Italian director and screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher will meet with audiences.
Actor - Spain
Friday, 27th May at 4:00 pm - Salle Buñuel
Born into a family of artists, son of actress Pilar Bardem and nephew of director Juan Antonio Bardem, Javier Bardem is one of the most well-known international actors of his generation. After studying painting at the Escuela de Arte y Oficios and making several appearances on the silver screen, he landed his first major role in 1992 in Jamón, Jamón, a comedy by Bigas Luna that earned him honors and awards. Recognized by the Spanish public in the 1990s, he began an international career in the 2000s with Before Night Falls by Julian Schnabel. He was a member of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes in 2005. He then acted in many successful films, some of which have made a lasting impression on La Croisette: No Country for Old Men (2007, in Competition), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, Out of Competition) and Biutiful, which offered him a Best Actor Award in 2010. He returns this year to share his film experiences with the Cannes audience, after opening the 2018 Festival with Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi, in Competition.
Director, actress, screenwriter & singer - France
Monday 23rd May at 2:30 pm - Salle Buñuel
A multi-hyphenate artist recognized in theater and cinema, Agnès Jaoui invented with the much-missed Jean-Pierre Bacri a style of writing whose Cuisine et dépendances and Family Resemblances were their first successes. They worked with Alain Resnais for Smoking/No Smoking and Same Old Song. In 2000, she directed The Taste of Others, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and received four César awards, including Best Film. She continued with Look at Me, presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2004 and awarded Best Screenplay, then in 2008 with Let's Talk About the Rain, in 2013 with Under the Rainbow and in 2018 with Place publique. She starred in Bruno Podalydès’ film The Sweet Escape and Blandine Lenoir’s I Got Life!. She was a member of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes chaired by Pedro Almodóvar in 2017. In 2021, she directed an episode of season 2 of the unanimously acclaimed series En thérapie, broadcast on French TV on Arte. Agnès Jaoui also has a career as a singer and regularly performs on stage.
Actor - Denmark
Thursday, 26th May at 2:30 pm - Salle Buñuel
In his 25-year career Mads Mikkelsen has built a solid filmography and a long history with the Festival de Cannes. Born in Denmark, and originally a gymnast and dancer before becoming a stage actor, he made his film debut in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy. He established himself on the international scene with King Arthur (2004) and, especially, his role as the villain Le Chiffre in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). He also performed in Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding (2006), Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2008) and Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair. He starred in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, for which he won the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2012. He also starred in Arnaud des Pallières’ Michael Kohlhaas, presented in Competition in 2013. The following year, he returned to the Festival for a Midnight Screening with the Western The Salvation. Mikkelsen was part of the feature film jury in 2016, presided over by George Miller, before presenting Joe Penna’s Arctic as a Midnight Screening in 2017. In 2020, he collaborated once again with Thomas Vinterberg in Another Round, presented in Competition. In 2022, he features in the family action films Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Indiana Jones 5.
Director & screenwriter - Italy
World premiere screening of the short film Le pupille (The Pupils, 2022)
Friday, May 27 at 2:30 pm - Salle Debussy
After studying philosophy and literature at the univeristy of Turin, Alice Rohrwacher wrote and directed her first feature film Corpo celeste in 2011. Three years later, she directed her elder sister Alba Rohrwacher and Monica Bellucci in The Wonders which was presented in the Compétition at the 67th Festival de Cannes. She was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury that was presided by Jane Campion and became one of the major voices of her generation. She returned to Cannes for the 71st Festival with Happy As Lazzaro which won the Award for Best Screenplay, and then in 2019 as a member of the Jury presided by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The 2022 Festival de Cannes will offer a world premiere screening of her new short film produced by Alfonso Cuarón, shot in Super 16 and in 35mm format and entitled Le pupille. A facetious coming-of-age fable that ends with a cheeky moral: what if allegedly « bad girls » were the best? In this short film which is luscious in terms of the production as well as the art direction which aptly recreates the texture of childhood, Alice Rohrwacher will once again work with her sister Alba and for the first time with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi that we also find in Competition.
Le pupille (The Pupils, Italy, 2022, 37') written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher. A Disney, tempesta and Esperanto Filmoj production based on an original idea by Alfonso Cuarón.
Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and Carlo Cresto-Dina. Original soundtrack : Cleaning Women. Photography : Hélène Louvart. Editing : Carlotta Cristiani.
With Alba Rohrwacher, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Melissa Falasconi, Carmen Pommella, Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Luciano Vergaro aka “Catirre”, Tatiana Lepore.
Javier Bardem © Greg Williams
Agnès Jaoui © Thibault Grabherr
Mads Mikkeslsen © Kenneth Willardt
Alice Rohrwacher © Alberto Pizzoli / AFP