Cannes Film Festival 2022 Day 10

 

Competition

LEILA’S BROTHERS directed by SAEED ROUSTAEE 

STARS AT NOON directed by CLAIRE DENIS 

PACIFICTION directed by ALBERT SERRA 

The Catalan director’s fascinating movie in French, set in the colourful French Polynesia island of Tahiti. Working on many levels, it creates a portrait of an enigmatic man, the top-ranking French official on the islands.

BROKER (LES BONNES ÉTOILES) directed by KORE-EDA HIROKAZU 

Song Kang-ho (Parasite) leads the ensemble in Kore-edas characteristically understated story of crime and compassion, about a Korean alternative family looking to find a home for an abandoned baby. The film embraces the idea that its characters can evolve emotionally and seek outcomes they might not have previously considered, says Deadline. The director has an unfaltering light touch, injecting emotional truth and spontaneity.

Kore-eda can make melodrama seem like social realism. His embrace of sentimentality in Broker shows why he’s considered such a master, especially in the film’s second half, with scene after scene of piercing poignancy, says Hollywood Reporter.

Kore-eda’s compassionate investigation touches on the many complex reasons a young mother might have for giving up a child – a subject that acquires heightened relevance as the US barges ahead with legislative measures to remove a woman’s right to choose.

“The Baby box is an ongoing thing in Japan and Korea. Public opinion hasn’t really decided if it’s a good or bad thing, Kore-da said at the Cannes press conference. “I believe this is a very controversial topic and it deserves careful thought in any event. I wanted to view things like the majority of people. A lot of people have preconceived ideas of women who give up their children. Hence the detective who represents public opinion at the onset of the film; the first line is that she shouldn’t have given birth if she intended to give up the baby and abandon it.

“The two hours of films is to open people’s minds,” he continued, “People call into question their hasty viewpoints on baby box. I didn’t want to give an answer in any way.

“The characters have committed major crimes, but there’s a drive for once in their life to do something good,” said the Japanese filmmaker.

“The more serious things are, the more I want to add a light touch, a touch of humor; I like these contrasts.”

CLOSE directed by LUKAS DHONT 

Premiere

AS BESTAS directed by RODRIGO SOROGOYEN  

SALAM directed by MÉLANIE«DIAM’S», HOUDA BEN YAMINA & ANNE CISSÉ 

 REBEL directed by ADIL EL ARBI & BILALL FALLAH 

Un Certain Regard

Le Bleu du Caftan directed by Mariam Touzani

In a film of exquisite sensuality and sadness. there’s a melancholy relationship triangle involving a tailor, his dying wife and his male apprentice. Touzani’s stripped-down screenplay never takes predictable paths, even when it does fulfil expectations.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

LE PARFUM VERT (THE GREEN PERFUME) directed by NICOLAS PARISER 

1976 directed by MANUELA MARTELLI 

SHORTS PROGRAMME 1 (AS TIME PASSES / POTEMKINISTII / ARIBADA / STAGING DEATH / THE SPIRAL) 

SHORTS PROGRAMME  2 (HAPPY NEW YEAR, JIM / MARIA SCHNEIDER, 1983 / BEBEN / JITTERBUG / DES JEUNES FILLES ENTERRENT LEUR VIE) 

CLOSING CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY FILM

LE PARFUM VERT (THE GREEN PERFUME) directed by NICOLAS PARISER 

ASHKAL directed by YOUSSEF CHEBBI 

Semaine de la Critique

PRIX SACD  

PRIX FONDATION LOUIS ROEDERER DE LA RÉVÉLATION 

INVITATION FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE MORELIA 1h09 

GRAND PRIX 

PRIX FONDATION GAN À LA DIFFUSION 

& PRIX DÉCOUVERTE LEITZ CINE DU COURT MÉTRAGE 

PRIX FRENCH TOUCH DU JURY & PRIX CANAL+ DU COURT MÉTRAGE 

 

The winners of the 25th La Cinef Selection

May 26, 2022

The Short Films and La Cinef Jury, presided by Yousry Nasrallah and comprised of Monia Chokri, Félix Moati, Jean-Claude Raspiengeas et Laura Wandel, has awarded the 2022 La Cinef Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theater, followed by the screening of the winning films. La Cinef Selection included 16 student films, chosen out of 1 528 entries coming from 378 film schools around the world.

First Prize

IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A CONSPIRACY MAN)

directed by Valerio Ferrara
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy

Second Prize

DI ER (SOMEWHERE)

directed by Li Jiahe
Hebei University of Science and Technology, School of Film and Television, China

Joint Third Prize

GLORIOUS REVOLUTION

directed by Masha Novikova
London Film School, United Kingdom

LES HUMAINS SONT CONS QUAND ILS S’EMPILENT (HUMANS ARE DUMBER WHEN CRAMMED UP TOGETHER)

directed by Laurène Fernandez
La CinéFabrique, France

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