Cinema and the Balkans: part Cannes
The Romanian Corneliu Porumboiu, for the first time in the competition, leads the Balkan patrol at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, scheduled from today until Saturday 25 May. The director, known for "East of Bucharest" (Caméra d'or in Cannes in 2006), "Politist, adjectiv" (2009) and "Il tesoro" (2015), presents "La Gomera & nbsp; - The Whistlers" and is the only one in Eastern Europe among the 21 competing for the Palme d'Or. The protagonist of the film is Vlad Ivanov ("4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days", "The concert", "The Kerenes case", "A father, a daughter", "Sunset") and the title derives from the island of Canaries which houses a prison which is the point of arrival of a journey.
Among the most anticipated in the competition are the opening film "The Dead Don't Die" by Jim Jarmusch, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" & nbsp; by Quentin Tarantino, "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo ”& nbsp; by Abdellatif Kechiche,“ Sorry We Missed You ”& nbsp; by Ken Loach,“ Gisaengchung & nbsp; Parasite ”by Bong Joon-ho,“ Le jeune Ahmed ”& nbsp; by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne,“ Roubaix, une lumière & nbsp; - Oh Mercy! "by Arnaud Desplechin," Matthias et Maxime "by Xavier Dolan and" A Hidden Life "by Terrence Malick, plus" Dolor y Gloria "by Pedro Almodóvar and" The Traitor "& nbsp ; by Marco Bellocchio.
In the Un certain regard section, in addition to the Italian animation "The famous invasion of bears in Sicily" by Lorenzo Mattotti, "Jeanne" & nbsp; by Bruno Dumont and "Chambre 212" & nbsp; by Christophe Honor, there are two very young, "Evge - Homeward "& nbsp; of the Ukrainian debutant Nariman Aliev and the Russian" Dylda "& nbsp; of Kantemir Balagov, who had already been appreciated with the debut" Tesnota ".
La Quinzaine des realisateurs has selected "And Then We Danced", a Swedish production by the Georgian Levan Akin, which will be screened on Thursday 16, and the short "Olla" by the French-Greek actress Ariane Labed (known for "Attenberg"). Worth noting is the screening of five shorts from the SEE Factory project, with pairs of directors from the former Yugoslavia: Slovenia ("The Right One" by Urška Djukić and Gabriel Tzafka with Doroteja Nadrah and Mirjana Karanović); Montenegro ("Love supreme" by Dušan Kasalica with the Romanian Teodora Ana Mihai; North Macedonia ("The Sign" Eleonore Veninove with the Israeli Yone Rozenkiera); Serbia ("Mommy" by Maše Šarović and the Israeli Sharon Angelhart; Bosnia ("Spit" by Neven Samardžić with the Brazilian Carolina Markowitz).
The short film and Cinéfondation jury includes the Greek director Panos H. Koutras and the Romanian director Catalin Mitulescu to judge the 11 short films in the running for the Palme d'Or. Among them: "The Van" of the Albanian Erenik Beqiri, "Anna" by Dekel Berenson of Ukraine / United Kingdom / Israel production and the Greek "The Distance between Us and the Sky" by Vasilis Kekatos.
La Semaine de la critique features the Bosnian co-production feature "Les héros ne meurent jamais - Heroes Don’t Die" by Aude Léa Rapin and the Romanian short film "Ultimul drum spre mare - The Last Trip to the Seaside" by Adi Voicu.
Cannes Classics, dedicated to the great classics, restorations and documentaries on cinema, will see the presentation of the Georgian "Tetri karavani & nbsp; - The White Caravan" (1964) of Eldar Shengelaia and Tamaz Meliava. A film restored to its original splendor by the Georgian National Film Center and the National Archives of Georgia and which will be screened in the presence of director Shengelaia.
In addition to several films at the Film Market, Slovenia will have as producer on the move, the young director and producer Rok Biček, known for his "Class Enemy" and "The Family" directories, but also for "Winter Flies" directed by Olmo Omerzu and "Consequences" by Darko Štante.
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