• Director Luis Ortega On The Real-Life Horror Of ‘El Angel' - Cannes Studio

    3 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Director Luis Ortega received a very warm welcome at the Cannes premiere of his film El Angel , with Pedro Almodovar taking the stage to express his support, followed by raucous applause from the audience after the screening. Recalling this experience in a Cannes interview with Deadline, Ortega said, “When I presented, I never even dreamed of a situation like that. I come from making films that are like $10,000, and mostly working with people from the street - non-actors...
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  • A24 Acquires Gaspar Noe's Provocative Cannes Film ‘Climax'

    3 monthes ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE : A24 just landed one of the hot titles of Cannes, buying domestic rights to Gaspar Noe's Climax. The widely acclaimed directors fortnight film blew away critics and audiences.
    Written and directed by Noé, the film stars Sofia Boutella and follows a young street dance troupe who gather in a forest for a celebration that descends into madness. It has been referred to as a sadistic 'Step Up"
    The film is produced by Edouard Weil, Vincent Maraval , Richard...
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  • Cannes Film Festival Chiefs Sign Gender Equality Charter

    3 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Cannes Film Festival chiefs have made a pledge for gender parity and inclusion. Initiated by the 5050 Pour 2020 organization, a charter was signed today by General Delegate and artistic chief Thierry Fremaux along with Edouard Waintrop and Charles Tesson, respectively the heads of the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week sections as well as Paolo Moretti who will take over the Fortnight next year. The signing was held in the presence of this year's jury including...
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  • Cannes Film Festival Signs Pledge for More Women Directors, More Transparency

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    The Cannes Film Festival and its two main sidebars have signed a pledge designed to bring more films by women filmmakers into the lineup of international film festivals.
    Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux, Directors' Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop and Critics' Week head Charles Tesson became the first signatories of the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals, which was drawn up by the French gender-parity group 50/50 by 2020.
    The signing took place in a tent near the beach in Cannes on Monday, where the festival representatives met with...
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