Arad: Films awarded at Cannes, presented at a festival for moviegoers, with free admission | DC news

Arad: Films awarded at Cannes, presented at a festival for moviegoers, with free admission | DC news

Some productions that have been awarded or presented at the Cannes Film Festival will be able to be watched by the Aradens at the weekend, at Cinema Arta, during a cultural event dedicated to film lovers, to which access is free.

"Les Films de Cannes de Arad" takes place between October 25 and 27, at Cinema Arta, where a selection of the most anticipated film creations from the Cannes Film Festival program will be presented. The public will be able to watch productions of some well-known directors, who have prevailed in the competition of the festival and have won this year's Palme d'Or, the Award for the director, the jury prize and the award for female performance, writes Agerpres.

According to a press release from the organizers, on Friday, the public will be able to watch "Le Jeune Ahmed", the latest film by the Dardenne brothers, a story about a troubled young man who is caught between the temptations of age and religious ideals of purity. "A film of rare strength", according to the French daily "Le Nouvel Observateur", "Le Jeune Ahmed" brought the filmmakers the Prize for directing at Cannes.

On Saturday, "Little Joe", a movie about a genetically modified plant with remarkable properties, will be released: properly cared for, it brings happiness to the owner. The second film screened on Saturday will be "Portrait de la jeune fille en feu", directed by Celine Sciamma, the film that won the Best Screenplay Award in 2019.

On the last day, "Les Films de Cannes de Arad" presents the screening of the film that won the ex-aequo Jury Prize, "Les Miserables" - an adaptation after Hugo's famous novel.

The filmmakers' weekend will end with the latest film signed by Xavier Dolan, "Matthias et Maxime", selected in the official competition in Cannes. It is a story about two childhood friends whose lives are brought to a head after a seemingly harmless gesture: a kiss for filming an amateur short film.

The festival is funded by the Arad Municipal Center for Culture, Arad City Hall, the Ministry of Culture and National Identity and the National Cinematography Center.