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Cannes Film Festival: a Hollywood monument back in competition

The second day of competition takes place this Thursday, May 16 at Cannes. On the program: a film event, Hollywood stars and a regular winner of the Croisette.

The essentials

  • The Cannes Film Festival begins its second day of competition this Thursday, May 16, 2024, with several highlights on the program.
  • This is an event that awaits the audience at the Cannes Film Festival this Thursday. Francis Ford Coppola (already two Palmes d’or winners) is coming to present his latest feature film in competition, Megalopolis. The cast includes Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Shia Labeouf and Aubrey Plaza
  • Also on the program, the competitive screening of Bird by Andrea Arnold, British filmmaker who won the several awards à Cannes in the past, and the out-of-competition presentation of the film City of Darkness by Hong Kong director Soi Cheang. Below, follow the Cannes Film Festival live.


12:15 – "There are other stories" Mad Max "in preparation" confirms Georges Miller

During the press conference of the Furiosa< team /em> at the Cannes Film Festival, Georges Miller wasé questioned on the future of his post-apocalyptic saga that he already has in mind. for several decades. The director confirmed; that "there are still more stories in the works" Mad Max, without confirming what happens next. "To tell the story of Fury Roadwe had to take a look at the history of Mad Max in the years preceding it. We know it well, I can't wait to see what we do with it à the future."

12:07 – What "Bird" is about by Andrea Arnold ?

Will she win another Jury Prize this year or win the Palme d'or ? Andrea Arnold presents her latest film, Bird, in competition. Here is the synopsis: "À 12-year-old Bailey lives with his brother Hunter and his father Bug, who raises them alone in a squat in north Kent. Bug doesn't have much time to play. devote themselves to them and Bailey, who is approaching puberty, seeks attention and adventure elsewhere." Barry Keoghan, Franz Rogowski, Nykiya Adams are in the cast.

After its world preview screening last night, what is Furiosa worth by Georges Miller ? Évery popular eventé Obviously, we discovered the action blockbuster this morning for its second screening in Cannes. And suffice to say that if the film is not the same slap as Mad Max:  Fury Road, the film remains an explosive odyssey. Not everything is perfect (especially the rhythm and its much too long first part), but what a pleasure to find this unique visual universe, explosive action scenes, and remarkable performances from Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy! The full review is available here! read soon on Linternaute, before its release in cinemas next Wednesday.

11:05 – The behavior of Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Megalopolis étrillé

In a Guardian investigation, the behavior of Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Megalopolis was questioned. judged as very out of place; by team members. The newspaper says that the director “would have forced women to do so. sit on his knees, for example, and would have “attempted” to kiss some of the extras, who were then topless and scantily clad. His lack of professionalism (because no plan had been established, and he did not allow his collaborators to To establish one, he often sat in his trailer for hours, spoke to no one, often smoked marijuana… été point&eac; on point. Executive producer Darren Demeter denied this, saying that “Francis was walking around the set” during a scene “to establish the spirit of the scene by giving gentle hugs and kisses on the cheek to the actors and extras. It was his way of helping her. infuse and inspire the atmosphere of the club, which was so important to the film. I have never been aware of any complaints of harassment or bad behavior during the project."

10 :30 – Which film to see at the Cinéma de la Plage this evening ?

At 9:30 p.m., Cannes residents can discover it for free and without invitation a new film at the Ciné de ​​la Plage/Plage Macé. This is the feature film My Way directed by by Thierry Teston and Lisa Azuelos. This documentary looks back on the creation of Frank Sinatra's cult song and its entry into cultural heritage, with interventions by Clara Luciani and Ben Harper.

< h3 class="app_edito_title_2">10:08 – What is the program for this second day of the Cannes Film Festival ?

Besides the screening of Megalopolis at the Grand Théâtre Lumière à At 7 p.m., several other events will punctuate this second day in Cannes. In the afternoon, festival-goers will be able to discover the film by Andrea Arnold, Bird, é also in competition, but also several films from parallel competitions. The day will end with the screening of City of Darkness by Hong Kong director Soi Cheang from 10:30 p.m.

09:31 – Francis Ford Coppola in the running to win his third Palme d’or

This evening, festival-goers will be able to discover Megalopolis by Francis Ford Coppola. This science fiction story which presents itself as the modern and futuristic adaptation of a Roman fable is in competition to win the Palme d'or at the Cannes film festival. Let us remember that the filmmaker today & 85-year-old has already won the prestigious prize twice in his career: the first for Secret Conversation in 1974, the second for Apocalypse Now in 1979, tied with The Drum by Volker Schlöndorff.

09:08 – A very good film expected present &agrav; Cannes this Wednesday

It’s a highly anticipated event that will shake up the Croisette this Thursday, May 16. Festival-goers will finally be able to discover Megalopolis, a film already released in present as testamentary to director Francis Ford Coppola. The father of the Godfather, Apocalypse Now, or Dracula is in competition for the Palme d’or for this feature film. 

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