Cannes 2019, today is the day of Elton John and Ken Loach

Cannes 2019, today is the day of Elton John and Ken Loach

For the second day of great cinema in Cannes, Ken Loach is back on the Croisette, one of the very few to be able to boast two Golden Palms and out of competition he dances to the rhythm of the music of Elton John, who lives again in the docu-film "Rocketman" by Dexter Fletcher with Taron Edgerton. The animated drawing animates "Un Certain Regard" and the other sections offer the thrill of discovery.

There are four films in competition and captain them, & nbsp; Ken Loach presenting his "Sorry we missed you", with Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood. The English director puts the world of precarious work and home delivery men under his merciless magnifying glass. Ricky and Abby understand after a lifetime of sacrifices that have nothing. Then they risk everything because Ricky can set up on his own with the delivery service for a multinational. But the reality he faces is even harder than what he has been doing for a lifetime.

The second film to watch is "Atlantique", the first of 4 films directed by women directors. The Senegalese franc Mati Diop, the first black woman to be admitted to the competition, is behind the camera. Set in Dakar, it tells of a group of precarious workers who for months have not seen the salary and who finally decide to leave the construction site and venture into the sea. Among them Souleiman who would like to marry Ada but knows that he will marry another. On the wedding day, however, a fire devastates the wedding party and mysterious fevers hit the girls in the neighborhood. Will it be Souleiman's revenge?

And The French "Les Miserables" by Ladj Ly, which traces the places where Victor Hugo set his masterpiece for a hunt for men and women in the French banlieus, between drugs and prostitution.

& nbsp; "Rocketman" by Dexter Fletcher with Taron Edgerton is definitely the most anticipated film, out of competition. An unconventional biography of the pop genius, from hardships to international consecration.

Also out of competition there is also "Etre vivant et le savoir" by Alain Cavalier. After 30 years of friendship, Cavalier and the writer Emmanuelle Bernheim decided to adapt her novel, a harrowing tale of euthanasia that her father wanted. The Cavalier himself will play the role but the shooting does not begin because Emmanuelle must be operated on urgently.

For the "Un certain regard" section to report The cartoon "Les Hirondelles de Kaboul" by Zabou Breitman and Elea Gobbe'-Mevellec. Juliet and Romeo in the land of the Taliban. The love of Mohsen and Zunaira, haunted by the restrictions of religion resists everything until a reckless gesture of the boy does not change things.

At the "Quinzaine des Realisateurs" awarded the career prize, the Golden Carriage, to a master of the genre, John Carpenter. In program instead in this sexione "On va tout peter" by Lech Kolwalski.

In the heart of deep France the workers, for months without salary and condemned by the closure of the factory, decide to organize a concert of rock & amp; blues to raise funds. This time they will be the protagonists and arbiters of their own destiny. From a true story.

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