The most celebrated, glamorous and awaited film showcase in the world. From May 8th to 19th let’s put the spotlight on the magnificient Boulevard de la Croisette and enjoy the 71st edition of the Festival de Cannes. 6 sections to include first-class world film industry: Official Competition, Un certain regard dedicated to feature films with original vision and non-traditional story-telling, International Critics’ Week focusing on new talents of international cinematography, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs addressed to avant-garde film, Cannes Classic, restored copies of cinema masterpieces, Short film corner, competition of short films.
GIRLS OF THE SUN by Eva Husson – A story of female courage. A unique tribute to women. After a a bloody attack led by extremists that killed her husband, Bahar, a young lawyer, has joined the “Girls of the Sun”, a female battalion of female Kurdish fighters. Her objective is to take back the town where she was captured and bring back her hostage son.
COLD WAR by Pawel Pawlikowski – Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story among one woman and two men against the backdrop of the performances by popular folk music and dance group Mazowsze, founded in 1948 through a decree from the Ministry of Culture of the post-war communist powers.
YOMEDDINE by Abu Bakr Shawky – Beshay and Obama, a Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice, are the characters of this comedy set in Egypt. A journey across the country across to search for what is left of their families.
MANTO by Nandita Das – The portrait of the life and the carrer of Saadat Hasan Manto, the celebrated Indo-Pakistani writer after the Partition.
LETO by Kirill Serebrennikov – Rock, love and friendship in Leningrad in the ’80s at the time of Breznev, when the underground rock scene started blossoming under the influence of Western rock stars like Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.
CAPHARNAÜM by Nadine Labaki – Set in an undefined Middle Eastern region, a humorous-but-dramatic fable which depicts the deep political and social crisis of the area.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa – “when we call war “peace’, when propaganda is presented as the truth, and when we call hate “love”, it is then that life begins to look like death. Donbass survives […]”
MY FAVORITE FABRIC by Gaya JiJi – Nahala is a young woman from Damasco. She embarks on a voyage of self-discovery in a city brothel on the eve of the Syrian war of 2011.
THE HARVESTERS by Etienne Kallos – In a conservative farming territory in the Free State province of South Africa, a boy, Janno is the opposite from the prevailing masculinity culture. He is secretive and emotionally frail. One day his mother decides to save Pieter, a street orphan. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.
10 YEARS THAILAND – A collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future in the midst of present great change and uncertainty.
THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte – The history of the struggle against the Apartheid was not of Nelson Mandela’s alone. In the centenary of his birth, 256 hours of sound archive recount the historical trial that in 1963-64 condemned five black, three white, and one Indian.
TO THE FOUR WINDS by Michel Toesca – Encounters and relationships between inhabitants in the Roya valley and refugees who have arrived there after crossing the border between France and Italy.
ANOTHER WAY OF LIFE by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow – The Angolan civil war during the 1975 chronicled in graphic by one of the most legendary war correspondent: Ryszard Kapuściński. As he was to get closer to the realities of war, Angola was a dangerous journey into the heart of darkness which changed Kapuściński forever turning him into a writer of a world renown.
THE SPY GONE NORTH by Yoon Jong-Bin – A thriller story set in the 1990s about a South Korean spy who infilitrates North Korea to find the truth about the country’s nuclear weapons plans.