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Entertainment Cinema. Cannes rolls out a mini red carpet

14:40  27 october  2020
14:40  27 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Until Thursday, October 29, the Cannes Film Festival is offering a symbolic catch-up session to send a message of hope. With just four films on the program.

At the Palais des festivals in Cannes , four films are on the program, from today to Thursday, October 29. A triumph, a very fine feature film by Emmanuel Courcol, with Kad Merad, winner of the Angoulême festival at the end of the summer, launches the edition, in the presence of the film crew. This is the moving story of a play by Samuel Beckett produced by inmates (December 23 in theaters).

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The mini-event will end three days later with the friendly Les 2 Alfred by Bruno Podalydès (out on December 1), in the presence of the director and the main actress, Sandrine Kiberlain. She plays an ambitious framework in the ruthless world of start-ups.

We can also see Asa Ga Kuru (True Mothers) by Japanese Naomi Kawase (Towards the Light), a regular at the festival. An adopted couple are confronted with the appearance of the child's biological mother.

Georgian feature film

Finally, Dea Kulumbegashvili's first Georgian film, Beginning (In the Beginning), which had just been crowned in Spain at the San Sebastián festival, is also screened. We discover a terrified community of Jehovah's Witnesses. These last two films do not yet have a release date.

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The Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday for a 72nd edition of the glamorous two-week "quinzaine". Twenty-one films are in competition this year on the French Riviera for the coveted Palme d'Or as Oscar-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu heads a jury of luminaries.

"It’s one of the key pieces of the launch of the Cannes film festival" says Christophe Arnould, operations director at the festival venue, as the red carpet

A meager program compared to the fifty-six films selected for the edition canceled in the spring. But the rise of the stairs, without stopping, was maintained. The sessions will start at 7 p.m. to respect the curfew.

Strict health protocol

Physical distances and compulsory masks. The room gauges have been revised downwards. And no big American star is present, but the Festival will nevertheless award the Palme d'Or for best short film.

More than a festival, Cannes is an essential showcase for French and foreign films and a platform for rewards. With the industry in the throes of a slump, many are hoping that this mini-edition will convince producers not to postpone theatrical releases.

Since the start of the epidemic, only a few festivals such as Venice, Deauville and Angoulême have been able to take place with a very strict health protocol.

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