The films in Cannes are saying that Europe is in big trouble

The films in Cannes are saying that Europe is in big trouble

Director Eric Rohmer said: All fiction is a documentary. Looking at some of the strongest works so far in this year's Cannes competition, I can definitely confirm this, as super-realistic films are telling us very much that there is a problem with the world. The first such bombastic work was the work of the first film-maker, effectively self-taught Mali-born French filmmaker Ladj Ly Miserable, only in common with Victor Hugo's classic novel in Montfermeil and in the city in the nineteenth century, where he is still largely exiled they live. The film is based on real events: in 2008, the director filmed how migrant children were mistreated by French cops, who were approached by the police and told him to do better by listening. Later, however, the story was made public, and Ly, now slightly modernized, told the film. But more importantly, The Miserable is the first film to authentically present the complex society of French suburbs and suburbs, African, Gypsy and Arabic cultures in "white" Europe, with a tense drama. According to the French press, we are dealing with a cult film of the same importance as Mathieu Kassowitz's Hate over the years. Obviously, this also includes the fact that in the Tribulation police shoot a young Arab child with a rubber bullet. And the focus is on the rubber bullet: among the yellow-vested protesters, more than one man has been shot in the eye by French police and an investigation has begun. In short, The Miserable is a film that responds to social problems with elemental power and radically freshness, and Cannes is a festival designed to generate dialogue on topics swept under the rug.

However, you don't necessarily have to be young to work on a sensitive and current topic in a European film, as proven by eighty-two-year-old Ken Loach, who does nothing more than depict a disintegrating family in his latest work, Sorry We Missed You. This is mainly because Ricky, the self-sacrificing father, joins a parcel company as a driver in his own car as a self-employed person. Everyone in Hungary knows what it means to be self-employed when you are your own boss or, to be more precise, a slave. While Ricky is initially excited about the opportunity, but when she feels overwhelmed by her wife and children for fourteen hours a day. The consequences are clear, and while Ricky isn't looking for a better life, she won't actually have time for her family. Loach feels very strongly about how to effectively and emotionally tell the people who are at work when capitalism puts profit above human values. His former film, Gold Palm, was recognized as a strong piece by me, Daniel Blake, and his new movie is even more powerful, so the question is what a veteran filmmaker will charge. Incidentally, Loach found the "subject" during the filming of Daniel Blake when he was filming in food banks: he met and talked to people who had worked but still couldn't support their family. According to him, the most serious of the countless mistakes made by the British government was when their voters were sold to capitalists.

Alain Delon received her lifetime achievement award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday evening. There was some unease about the recognition, as Woman in Hollywood began collecting signatures that Delon's homophobic, racist and sexist people had no place. As of yesterday, more than 25,000 people had signed the petition. “We are not honoring Delon with the Nobel Peace Prize, but with Honorary Golden Palm for his oeuvre. The festival condemns certain speeches, but not freedom of expression. Things have to be separated, ”said Thierry Frémaux at an extraordinary press conference one day before the ceremonial opening of the 72nd Festival in Cannes. "Standing in front of a camera is like looking at a woman," Delon said during her masterclass in Cannes on Sunday morning. & Nbsp; & nbsp;

In line with tradition, the Museum of the Year and the Exhibition of the Year awards were presented at the opening of the Museum Maya on Saturday in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum.

The acknowledgments were received by the staff of the Jósa András Museum established in Nyíregyháza 150 years ago and by the organizers of the László Réber Exhibition of the Szent István King Museum in Székesfehérvár. (The graphic artist's permanent exhibition entitled Stories on the Line at the Seventh Weekly Toy Museum.) This past weekend, 105 museums were represented in the renewed Museum Garden, with many children's programs, numerous concerts (including Petruska, Veronaki, Wheeled Band) and craft exhibitions. Potom money could also be used to scrap the scrapped books of the Szabó Ervin Library in Budapest, and the exhibitions of the National Museum were free of charge. They were in good numbers at the Görge Exhibition until June 23, and the Seuso treasures could be seen without waiting in line. It was a joy for those who were hard to move: the elevator was only accessible to museum workers.

After May 11, Commemorative Day, the 24th Museum Maya was another good opportunity to look at how the three-hectare Museum Gardens have been renewed for $ 1.8 billion (originally $ 1.1 billion in costs) per year. delay. According to the plans of the Tér-Team Kft., The historic promenade network, the statues in the garden, the monuments (the statue of the Roman Roman column of the museum founder Ferenc Széchényi) were reconstructed and 25 seedlings were planted instead of 38 trees. Renovation of the garden for the café is not yet complete.

Established in 2015, the award was awarded to six hundred French students for the best of five works selected by a jury selected by the channel and presented in France.

Student representatives said at the awards that the artistic qualities, illumination, selection and focus of the fragile 35mm film now reassure jury members, since the protagonist's irrationality and mystery are so personal which also speak to the present day.

Nemes Jeles thanked the award in a voice message. He said he was particularly pleased with the recognition of the young generation, because the Sunshine expects the viewer to look a little different from what they usually do in movies, and accepts that following Iris, he will enter a "personal maze." He added that it was important for a film not only to create waves, but to remain in the viewer's mind for a long time.

The award was received by Clara Royer, co-author of the film's screenplay, at the festival. He said that for him personally, this award is very important after working as a university professor on weekdays, and that is why he feels the recognition of the students has brought him into line with film and teaching.

The Sunrise script is co-written by the director with Clara Royer and Matthieu Taponier, who is also the film's editor. The cinematographer was Mátyás Erdély, composer László Melis, sound designer Tamás Zányi, casting director Éva Zabezsinszkij, set designer László Rajk and costume designer Györgyi Szakács.

The Sunshine is sponsored by the Hungarian National Film Fund and co-produced by Laokoon Filmgroup, co-produced by Gábor Sipos and Gábor Rhine. Its world premiere was in the competition program of the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Film Award from the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. Already before the world premiere, László Nemes Jeles's film was bought by distributors in almost 70 countries and has been screened in cinemas in France since March.

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