• Alice Rohrwacher to Screen Alfonso Cuaron-Produced Short ‘Pupils' at Cannes

    17 days ago - By Variety

    Alice Rohrwacher, the Italian director whose “The Wonders” and “Happy as Lazzaro” both won prizes at Cannes, is returning to the festival with “The Pupils,” a short film that will screen during her masterclass in the “Rendez-vous With...” section. Penned and directed by Rohrwacher, the 37-minute short is backed by Disney, and was produced by...
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  • Sydney Film Festival Sets Full Program for In-Person Rebound

    17 days ago - By Variety

    The Sydney Film Festival has completed the selection for its first full in-person edition in three years with a strong Australian lineup and a smattering of Cannes titles. The 2022 edition runs June 8 - 19, 2022. After COVID disruptions saw the 2021 edition delayed from June until November, it has been a quick six-month...
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  • How Cannes Topper Thierry Fremaux Is Guiding 75th Edition of the Film Festival Through a Fast-Changing World

    17 days ago - By Variety

    Presiding over the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, director Thierry Frémaux has assembled some serious Hollywood star power, world cinema auteurs amid indications that despite COVID, the film world is buzzing with anticipation for the films, the deals and most of all the glamour the fest brings. While Frémaux has been credited with...
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  • The Cannes Film Festival Is Moving Into the 21st Century With TikTok Partnership

    17 days ago - By Variety

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, heads will turn at a new May-December romance: TikTok, which is 6 years old, has hooked up with the venerable fest, now celebrating its 75th anniversary. How is it that Cannes - which, in years past, notoriously banned social-media posting from its famous red-carpeted steps - is now welcoming...
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  • A Personal Look Back at the Cannes Film Festival as It Celebrates 75 Years of Championing World Cinema

    17 days ago - By Variety

    Not long after attending my first Cannes Film Festival almost 35 years ago, I was still green and naïve enough to ask long-time Cannes attendees why the famed French fest held such a powerful place in the pecking order of international film gatherings. The late Richard Corliss, Time magazine's peerless and beloved film critic, answered...
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