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Friday, March 23, 2018

At the 69th Cannes film festival from Russia three movies and one member of the jury

May 11, the film “Beautiful people,” an American classic woody Allen (47th in his biography) opens the 69th Cannes film festival. What could be better than memories of the Hollywood of the 30’s, and even from such a master, who have not involved in any competitions.

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“>Will check all!

After the Paris attacks in France still advanced security mode. Cannes is also taken. There before each carefully inspected at the entrance to the cinema halls, press center, festival at any point. Now installed new metal detectors, involve the more advanced police forces and the gendarmerie. In late April, spent even sort of the exercise is to mimic the capture of the main festival Palace behalf of the Lumiere brothers. The inspection shall be henceforth any vessel included in the water area adjacent to the festival center. Cannes Bay is usually Packed full to the brim with luxurious yachts, which spend happy hours the most rich and famous people of the world, including Russian oligarchs.

Yellow stairway to heaven

The main festival poster Sunny yellow color is decorated with a huge staircase leading to the stars. And behind stretches the vast sea. This is a frame from the famous film “Contempt” filmed by the French classicist Jean-Luc Godard in 1963 based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. Starring Brigitte Bardot and Fritz lang. It is a symbol of the eternal striving for something distant and almost unattainable.

The main competition of acting under the gun

In the main competition consisting of 21 film, Russian films there. But it presents a completely proven names, and in this sense there are no discoveries. The famous Spaniard Pedro Almodovar still has the “Golden palm”, although is a favorite of the festival. He will present the film “Juliet”. Filmmaker from Britain, Andrea Arnold’s first job in the US, and we will see her “American honey”. As usual, the competition a lot of French paintings, their expansion is becoming stronger.

The jury of the main competition will be headed by Australian Director George Miller, is now widely known from the movie “Mad Max”. The company will make him: French Director Arnaud desplechin recently awarded the prize “Cesar”; Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes, whose debut, “Son of Saul” took place a year ago, and now he’s topped with “Oscar”; an Iranian producer, Cation Sahabi, and a host of actors of different caliber. This Kirsten dunst — star of “Melancholia” by Lars von Trier, Italian Valeria golina, noted in Venice for best actress, the Dane Mads Mikkelsen, ex-wife of johnny Depp French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, canadian actor Donald Sutherland.

Russian independent cinema and “black Eyes”

Second in importance to the competitive program “the Special sight” the film involved “(M)student” by Kirill Serebrennikov based on the play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, which he had mastered on the stage of “Gogol-center”. The main role of the student of Benjamin, which flows into religious fanaticism, played a graduate of School-Studio of the Moscow art theatre Peter starlings. The action moved from Germany to Russia. The screening will take place on may 13. Jury “the Special sight” was headed by Swiss actress Mar Keller, known for the films “Fedora”, “Life on loan”. She also starred in the role of Tina in the film “black Eyes” by Nikita Mikhalkov. So you can count on its special and biased opinion in relation to Russian painting.

In the “Director’s fortnight” are 10‑minute animated film “Listening to Beethoven” by Garry Bardin, created the people’s money. As the picture Serebrennikov, this is an independent project carried out without state participation. In Cannes classics” will show “Solaris” by Andrei Tarkovsky, a renovated film Studio “Mosfilm”.

In the festival village early work of the Russian pavilion, where every day will be the presentation of the Russian projects. Among them are “Big” Valery Todorovsky about the Bolshoi theatre, created in the atmosphere of top secrecy, as well as “Duelist” Alexey Mizgireva, which was produced by Alexander Rodnyansky. He became a member of the jury awarding the prestigious “Golden camera” for a debut work, presented in various festival programs. Recall that “Elena” by Andrei Zvyagintsev, which was produced by Rodnyansky, was awarded a special prize in Cannes competition “UN certain regard” in 2014. The jury was then headed by Emir Kusturica. Now he says that his picture of the “milky Way” festival de Cannes rejected due to the fact that he supports the policy of Vladimir Putin. While Kusturica is one of the few Directors who twice received the “Palme d’or”.


The first Cannes film festival took place in 1946

* 45 000 people accredited for the festival, including 4,500 journalists. 20 years ago this number reached 20 thousand.

* The festival budget is 20 million euros, half of which highlights the Ministry of culture of France, the town and the regions of Provence—Alpes—côte d’azur.

* For security purposes, in the Palace film festival has installed 500 cameras tracking.

* 24 steps lead to the Palace — this is the famous red stairs.

* The length of the “red carpet” is 60 meters.

* The oldest member of the main jury Donald Sutherland — 80 years. The canadian actor at the festival visited more than once, from 1968 to 1989. He was represented by seven films in which he starred.

* 19 palm leaves this year at the main festival award, the “Palme d’or”, made by Swiss jewelry house Chopard.

* 570 thousand dollars need to pay for the hire of the yacht during the week during the film festival.

* 52 thousands of dollars worth a night in the Suite “majestic Penthouse” in the hotel “majestic”.

* 230 thousand people together with local residents inhabit Cannes during the festival, at the usual time — 70 thousand.

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