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Cannes Film Festival 2024: a scent of scandal before the opening ceremony

The 77th Cannes Film Festival begins this Tuesday, May 14. Big names will appear on the Croisette for the opening ceremony, while scandals punctuate French cinema and #MeToo is more than ever at the heart of the discussions.

The essentials

  • The 77th Cannes Film Festival begins this Tuesday evening. The opening ceremony is broadcast live from the Palais des Festivals & 7 p.m. on France 2, after the traditional red carpet.
  • The Cannes Film Festival begins with great fanfare.Camille Cottin was é chosen as mistress of ceremonies and will host the opening of the event, while Meryl Streep will be present for receive an honorary golden palm rewarding his entire career. The second act, a film by Quentin Dupieux with Vincent Lindon, Raphaël Quenard, Léa Seydoux and Louis Garrel, is being screened to festival-goers &agrav; the end of the event.
  • #MeToo at the heart of the debate before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. While the existence of an alleged list of implicated personalities has been questioned. formally denied by Mediapart, 100 personalities requested this Tuesday a comprehensive law on sexual violence. The day before, demonstrators, including Judith Godrèche, demanded that the prison be upgraded. foot of Dominique Boutonnat, accused of sexual assault, of the presidency of the CNC, and the film producer Alain Sarde is accused of rape and sexual assault by several women in the columns of Elle.
  • A social protest on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. A call à the strike, launched on May 6 by the collective of cinema workers, "Under the screens, the release", casts a shadow over the film industry. the event. The collective wishes to denounce "the precarityé growing " people who work "short duration" during festivals, and denounce the consequences of the unemployment insurance reform, particularly in terms of unemployment rules. compensation. Below, follow the Cannes Film Festival live.


11:31 – Two French members of the jury

Among the members of the jury this year, we find two figures of French cinema: Omar Sy (Intouchables, Indigènes, Lupine< /em>…) and Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Three Musketeers…). They will support Greta Gerwig in drawing up the final prize list, alongside Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan (< em>Winter Sleep), Indian American actress Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) , the Lebanese director and screenwriter Nadine Labaki (Capharnaüm), the Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona ( The Circle of Snow), Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor) and finally the Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu (A Family Affair). 

11:00 – Who is Greta Gerwig, the president of the 2024 jury ?

La cin&amp American actress Greta Gerwig was chosen this year as president of the jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival. The 40-year-old director will have the mission of establishing, with the other jurors, the 2024 winners and the next year's winners. rsquo;animate the sometimes fiery debates of the jury. It's difficult to move on from this to another. side by Greta Gerwig in 2023, since she is the director of the biggest box office success of the past year, Barbie. But before that, we were able to witness à his very promising debut in directing with The Daughters of Doctor March and Lady Bird. &Also actress, Greta Gerwig distinguished herself in e particularly in Frances Ha, Sex Friends or Greenberg.

10:30 – A French producer accused of of rape and sexual assault before the Cannes Film Festival

While a demonstration was held in front of the CNC on Monday morning, the day before the Opening of the Cannes Film Festival, to demand the removal of the president of the institution accused of of sexual assault, a French producer was also accused of sexual assault. implicated in an investigation by the magazineElle the same day. Alain Sarde,  à who we owe Mulholland Drive by David Lynch and numerous films by famous directors such as Bertrand Blier, Jean-Luc Godard, Bertrand Tavernier, Georges Lautner,&nbsp ;Claude Sautet, Roman Polanski, and even Jacques Doillon, are accusedé of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by nine women.

10:00 – Before the opening, a forum calls for a law against sexual violence

If the Cannes Film Festival officially opens this evening with its opening ceremony, before the event, #MeToo is on everyone's minds. And for good reason: if the existence of a so-called "list" of personalities implicated in an investigation M&eac;diapart a éeté publicly denied by the investigative media, 147 personalities signed the statement. a column published this Tuesday calling for a comprehensive law against sexual violence. "Our #Metoo speaking engagements have revealed a reality plunged into denial: sexist and sexual violence is systemic, not exceptional,” we can read in this column. "However (…) who really listens to us?" In their demands, we find the fact of clarifying the notions of rape and consent, "to introduce that of incest, to judge serial rapists for all known rapes, & Expand protection orders to rape victims, facilitate the collection of evidence, create specialized brigades, ban investigators and police officers. are about the past sexual violence of victims, to allow immediate and free access to psychotraumatology care, to finally provide the financial means à this public policy and the associations that put it in place. Among the signatories, we find in particular Isabelle Adjani, Charlotte Arnould, Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche, Emma de Caunes, Judith Godrèche, Isild Le Besco, Muriel Robin, Leila Slimani , Christine Angot or even Vanessa Springora.

The world's largest film festival returns for its 77th edition this evening. The opening ceremony officially launches the event this Tuesday, May 14 at from 7 p.m. It is broadcast live on France 2, on Brut and on the streaming platform france.tv. The Cannes Film Festival will bring life to the Croisette for around ten days, until the end of the year. the closing ceremony and the announcement of the winners, Saturday May 25.

The jury for the next Cannes Film Festival is made up of: of five women and four men, all multi-awarded during their careers. Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie and Daughters of Doctor March, was é chosen as president of the 2024 jury. She will be helped, in her choice of winners and the Palme d'Or, by the&# 39;French actor Omar Sy (Intouchables), French actress Eva Green ( Casino Royale,), Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan (Winter Sleep), actress am& Indian Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Lebanese director and screenwriter Nadine Labaki (Capharnaüm), Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Circle of Snows), l& #39;Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino (The traitor) and finally the Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu ( A family affair).

Opening film

The Second Act of Quentin Dupieux (out of competition)

Feature films in competition

  • The Apprentice by Ali Abbasi
  • Motel Destino by Karim Aïnouz
  • Bird by Andrea Arnold
  • Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard
  • Anora by Sean Baker
  • Megalopolis by Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Shrouds by David Cronenberg
  • The Substance by Coralie Fargeat
  • Great tour of Miguel Gomes
  • Marcello Mio by Christophe Honoré
  • Feng Liu yi Dai by Jia Zhang-ke (Caught by the tides)
  • All we imagine as Light by Payal Kapadia
  • Kinds of Kindness by Yórgos Lánthimos
  • L'amour ouf by Gilles Lellouche
  • Rough Diamond by Agathe Riedinger (1st film)
  • Oh Canada by Paul Schrader
  • Limonov – The Ballad by Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino
  • Pigen Med Nålen by Magnus Von horn (The girl with the needle)
  • The most precious of Michel Hazanavicius' goods
  • Three kilometers to the end of the world, by Emanuel Parvu
  • The seed of the sacred fig, by Mohammad Rasoulof

A certain look

  • Norah de Tawfik Alzaidi
  • The Shameless by Konstantin Bojanov
  • The Kingdom of Julien Colonna (1st film)
  • Twenty gods! by Louise Courvoisier (1st film)
  • Le Procès du Chien (Who let the dog bite ?) by Laetitia Dosch (1st film)
  • Gou zhen (Black dog) by Guan Hu
  • The Village next to Paradise by Mo Harawe (1st film)
  • September says by Ariane Labed (1st film)
  • The story of Souleymane by Boris Lojkine
  • The Damned by Roberto Minervini
  • On becoming a Guinea Fowl by Rungano Nyoni
  • Boku no Ohisama (My Sunshine) by Hiroshi Okuyama
  • Santosh by Sandhya Suri
  • Viet and Nam by Truong Minh quý
  • Armand by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel (1st film)
  • When the light breaks, Runar Runarsson, opening film
  • Flow, Gints Zilbalodis
  • Niki, Céline Sallette (1st film)

Out of competition

  • She's got no Name by Chan Peter Ho-sun
  • Horizon, an American Saga by Kevin Costner
  • Rumors of Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin
  • Furiosa: a Mad Max saga by George Miller
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre De La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte

Midnight sessions

  • Twilight of the Warrior walled in by Soi Cheang
  • The Surfer by Lorcan Finnegan
  • Women on the Balcony by Noémie Merlant
  • I, the Executioner by Ryoo Seung wan

Cannes premiere

  • Everybody loves Touda by Nabil Ayouch
  • C'est pas Moi by Leos Carax                                                                 
  • In Fanfare by Emmanuel Courcol
  • Mercy by Alain Guiraudie
  • Le Roman de Jim by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
  • Rendezvous with Pol Pot by Rithy Panh
  • Live, die, be reborn by Gaël Morel
  • Maria, by Jessica Palud

Special Sessions

  • The Thread of Daniel Auteuil
  • Ernest Cole, photographer of Raoul Peck
  • The Invasion of Sergei Loznitsa
  • Learn from Claire Simon
  • La Belle de Gaza by Yolande Zauberman
  • Spectators of Arnaud Desplechin
  • Nasty by Tudor Giurgiu
  • Lula by Oliver Stone
  • An unfinished film by Lou Ye

Since 1962, Critics' Week has been one of the main parallel selections of the Cannes Film Festival. She aimed à to bring out talents and generally focuses on the first or second films of new directors.

In competition

  • Babe of Marcelo Caetano (Brazil-France-Netherlands)
  • Blue Sun Palace by Constance Tsang (ÉUnited States)
  • Julie Keeps Quiet by Leonardo Van Djil (Belgium-Sweden)
  • Locust of KEFF (Taïwan/France/ÉUnited States)
  • The Pampa by Antoine Chevrollier (France)
  • The Brink of Dreams (Rafaat einy Il sama) by Nadia Riyadh & Ayman El Amir (Egypt-France-Denmark-Qatar-Saudi Arabia)
  • Simon de la Montaña de Frederico Luis (Argentina – Chile – Uruguay)

In special sessions

  • The Ghosts of Jonathan Millet (France-Germany-Belgium)
  • The Sea in the distance by Saïd Hamich Benlarbi (France-Morocco-Belgium-Qatar)
  • The Queens of Drama by Alexis Langlois (France-Belgium)

The Filmmakers' Fortnight, formerly the Directors' Fortnight, is also a parallel selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Organized since 1968 by the Société of film directors (SRF), it also aims to get out of the festival framework with little-known directors from different backgrounds.

  • My life my face by Sophie Fillières (opening film)
  • Plastic Guns by Jean-Christophe Meurisse (closing film)
  • In his image of Thierry de Peretti
  • Christmas Eve in Miller's Point by Tyler Taormina
  • Desert of Namibia (Namibia no sabaku) by Yôko Yamanaka
  • East of Noon (Sharq 12) by Hala Elkoussy
  • Eat The Night by Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel
  • Eephus by Carson Lund – first feature film
  • Gazer by Ryan J. Sloan – first feature film
  • The Prisoner of Bordeaux by Patricia Mazuy
  • Savanna And The Mountain (A savana e a montanha) by Paulo Carneiro
  • Sister Midnight by Karan Kandhari
  • Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed (Algo viejo, algo nuevo, algo prestado) by Hernán Rosselli
  • The Falling Sky (A queda do céu/La Chute du ciel) by Eryk Rocha & Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha
  • The Hyperboreans (Los hiperbóreos) by Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña
  • September without waiting (The Other Way Around/Volveréis) by Jonás Trueba
  • To A Land Unknown by Mahdi Fleifel
  • A Universal Language by Matthew Rankin
  • Special session: STORIES FROM AMERICA: FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY by Chantal Akerman

Short films:

  • After the Sun by Rayane Mcirdi
  • Extremely Short (Totemo mijikai) by Kōji Yamamura
  • Immaculata by Kim Lêa Sakkal
  • Les Météos d'Antoine (Antoine, Élise and Léandre) by Jules Follet
  • Mulberry Fields (Một lần dang dở) by Nguyễn Trung Nghĩa
  • Our Own Shadow (Nuestra sombra) by Agustina Sánchez Gavier
  • The Moving Garden (O jardim em movimento) by Inês Lima
  • Very Gentle Work by Nate Lavey
  • When The Land Runs Away (Quando a terra foge/When the earth disappears) by Frederico Lobo
  • Ghost Cat Anzu (Bakeneko Anzu-chan/Anzu, cat-ghostôme) by Yôko Kuno & Nobuhiro Yamashita
  • Good One by India Donaldson – first feature film
  • Mongrel (白衣蒼狗) by Chiang Wei Liang & You Qiao Yin – first feature film
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116