Cannes - Hollywood returns to the festival - Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone
Two years ago, Cannes organizers sparked a heated debate over the need to make a cinematic screening of the works submitted by the American film giant Netflix.
Following the absence of the American film industry last year, Hollywood studios and stars are back in significant numbers this year for the French Riviera, where the 72nd Cannes Festival begins Tuesday evening.
The French press will feature the official racing program for the XXL, which features the latest film by American Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick, Spanish Pedro Almodóvar, Canadian Xavier Dolan, British Ken Loach and French Arnaud Desplechin, including Leonardo DiCap , Brad Pitt, Léa Seydoux, Isabelle Huppert, Alain Delon, Bill Murray, Sylvester Stallone, as well as Diego Maradona, Elton John, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.
Two years ago, Cannes organizers sparked a heated debate over the need to make a cinematic screening of the works submitted by the American film giant Netflix. After the festival to flag traditional movie theaters included it in its rules, Netflix did not enter the official competition program last year or this year. However, this year's 21 films compete for the Golden Palm with a number of world-star directors, including the most anticipated Quentin Tarantino, who recalls his childhood Hollywood 25 years after the Golden Palm of the Canvas. In 1969, Once Upon a Time was the story of a Hollywood TV star and dubbing starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. & Nbsp;
The competition features five films whose director has already won one or two major awards. This was previously only the case in 1949 and 1982. & nbsp;
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; 82 82-year-old Ken Loach has won two Golden Palms, and his film "Sorry We Missed You" in Newcastle focuses on a family struggling with poverty. Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, both from Belgium, enter the Grand Prix for the third time with Young Ahmed, a radicalization of a teenager. Abdellatif Kechiche, director of the French-Tunisian film Ade's Life in 2013, won a French-Tunisian film with another love story (Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo), and Terrence Malick eight years after the Victory of the World War II spiritual drama (Hidden Life) returns. & Nbsp;
Three years ago, with his film Just the End of the World, Canada's Xavier Dolan, who won the Grand Prix of the Jury, is back in French with Matthias and Maxime. Palestinian Elia Sulayman filmed a biographical film about her own emigration (It Must Be Heaven). The Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles play in Bacurau, one of the poorest regions of their country, with Udo Kierrel in the lead. And Arnaud Desplechin, a Frenchman, filmed a true story (Oh Mercy!) About policemen in his hometown of Roubaix.
The United States is represented by four, while France is represented by six. The director of four of the French works was first invited to the competition program. Celeine Sciamma plays the role of Adele Haenel in Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Young Girl Flaming). Justine Triet starred with Virgine in her feature film Sibyl with Efira. Les Misérables, Ladj Ly's first feature film, and Mati Diop Atlantique, a film of Senegalese origin, tell about the migration of Dakar workers leaving their homeland, about police violence in the French suburbs. & Nbsp;
For the first time, the official program features Austrian Jessica Hausner, who starred in Portugal with Isabelle Huppert, starring in Frankie. Newcomers from Eastern Europe include comedy Gomera from the popular Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu in the Canary Islands for the Golden Palm, and Chinese Tiao Jinan a well-to-do crime gang boss and a prostitute (The Wild Goose Lake). & nbsp;
According to Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux, this year's selection will feature mainly political and romantic creations that reinterpret genres of genre films.
The festival runs until May 25 and the jury of the official competition program will be honored with the Golden Palms honored by Alejandro González Inárritu, a five-time Mexican film director, 83-year-old Alain Delont for his oeuvre. Out of competition, the follow-up to the 1966 Golden Palms' A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée, and Dexter Fletcher, starring Elton John, will be screened. & nbsp;
The directorial diploma of a Hungarian exam film, Catherine Moldovia's As So Far, will feature in the Cinéfondation on May 21, and the original, uncensored version of Péter Bacsó's A Witness will be screened on Friday at the Cannes Classics program. & Nbsp;
The International Sales Department of the Film Festival represents the latest Hungarian films at the Cannes Film Fair, and the Hungarian Pavilion presents the Hungarian film industry to the festival's professional audience.