Cannes Film Festival 2022 Day 9

 

Competition

TORI ET LOKITA (TORI AND LOKITA) directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE 

NOSTALGIA directed by MARIO MARTONE 

LEILA’S BROTHERS directed by SAEED ROUSTAEE 

A long and absorbing Tehran clan drama, played out in a series of mistakes. An unexpectedly rich experience, says Deadline.

STARS AT NOON directed by CLAIRE DENIS – verdict: set in Latin America, a misfire for a revered director.

Premiere

 

ELVIS directed by BAZ LUHRMANN received a 10-minute standing ovation.

“No review would ever mean the most to us than the woman who was married to Elvis Presley,” said Luhrmann at the Cannes press conference.

After showing the film to Priscilla Presley, he received a note from her in which she said, “‘I just wasn’t ready for that. Every breath about Austin [Butler], every move, the spirit of the person, the humanity’” recalled Luhrmann, “‘If my husband were here today he’d look him in the eye and say ‘How dare you? You are me.’”

Luhrmann emphasised that the entire Presley clan including Lisa Marie and Riley Keough was over the moon for the film. “The greatest review I got from them in my life; now there’s something they can look to that is the truth of the humanity of the man.

It’s really about America in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Elvis was at the center of pop culture in all three decades — the good, the bad and the ugly,” said Luhrmann.

(L-R) Olivia DeJonge, Jerry Schilling, Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann, Priscilla Presley, Alton Mason and Natasha Bassett..

THE VAGABONDS directed by DOROTEYA DROUMEVA

DODO directed by PANOS H. KOUTRAS

Un Certain Regard

DOMINGO Y LA NIEBLA (DOMINGO AND THE MIST) directed by ARIEL ESCALANTE MEZA 

MEDITERRANEAN FEVER directed by MAHA HAJ 

BACHENNYA METELYKA (BUTTERFLY VISION) directed by MAKSIM NAKONECHNYI 

Maksym Nakonechnyi says being here is like being in a “parallel universe.” The director’s film Butterfly Vision, about a young female soldier who returns home after being held captive for months only to discover she is pregnant after being raped by her warden, is playing in Un Certain Regard.

It was while editing the documentary Invisible Battalion, which documented female Ukrainian soldiers, when he got his inspiration for Butterfly Vision. “The experiences of the female soldier impressed me a lot,” he says. “Their optics, their approach to the war and what’s happening to their role in the war was so impressive.”

Being an independent filmmaker in the circumstances of war with no access to financing is impossible, he says.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

A MONTAGNE (THE MOUNTAIN) dudrected by THOMAS SALVADOR  

UN VARÓN (A MALE) directed by FABIÁN HERNÁNDEZ    

FOGO-FÁTUO (FEU FOLLET / WILL-O’-THE-WISP) directed by JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES 

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

ASHKAL directed by YOUSSEF CHEBBI 

FUNNY PAGES directed by OWEN KLINE 

Semaine de la critique

LA JAURÍA directed by ANDRÉS RAMÍREZ PULIDO 

DA-EUM-SO-HEE (NEXT SOHEE) directed by JUNG JULY 

AWARDS CEREMONY 

Prizes of the Jury

Grand Prize

La Jauria, dir: Andrés Ramírez Pulido

Jhoani Barreto, actor, Andrés Ramírez Pulido, director & Jhojan Estiven Jimenez, actor La Jauría

French Touch Prize of the Jury

Aftersun, dir: Charlotte Wells

 Screen Scotland backed Aftersun has won the French Touch Prize of the Jury at #Cannes2022 

The debut feature from Scottish Director Charlotte Wells has caused quite the buzz at this year’s 

@Festival_Cannes , says Screen Scotland on Twitter.

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

Zelda Samson for Love According To Dalva

Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film

Ice Merchants, dir: João Gonzalez

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

The Woodcutter Story, dir: Mikko Myllylahti

SACD Prize

Andrés Ramírez Pulido, director/writer of La Jauria

Canal+ Award for Short Film

On Xerxes’ Throne, dir: Evi Kalogiropoulou

 

 Red Carpet Protest No. 3

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