Everybody Knows and Le Redoutable, broadcast Monday on TV, join the selection.
While the Cannes film festival 2021 takes place exceptionally in July, France Télévisions has designed a special program. Several films acclaimed during the festival were broadcast on France 2 and France 3: Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho, Happy End, by Michael Haneke, Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi and The Redoubtable, by Michel Hazanavicius. These last two, offered on Monday evening, have just joined the list of Cannes feature films to (re) see on the France.tv site.
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Regularly online since July 1, here are the 15 films that have marked the history of the Cannes Film Festival, which are online on the site: In the distance go the clouds, Aki Kaurismaki, We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lynne Ramsay, Naked, by Mike Leigh, Winter sleep, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ajami, by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, Illegal work, by Jerzy Skolimowski and The Lobster, by Yorgos Lanthimos, Tokyo Delights, by Naomi Kawase, Taxi Blues, by Pavel Lounguine, The past, by Asghar Farhadi, Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi and The Redoubtable, by Michel Hazanavicius, as well as three feature films unveiled during La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs: Amerrika, by Cherien Dabis, The Apaches, by Thierry de Peretti and Alyah, by Elie Wajeman.
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Zoom in on three of them, released during the last decade, which had particularly pleased the editorial staff: Winter sleep, who won the Palme d’Or in 2014, We Need to Talk About Kevin, family drama worn by Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly in great shape and which revealed Ezra Miller, in 2011, and The Lobster, which received the Jury Prize, in 2015.
“Winter Sleep is long but … it’s sublime, modern, and it’s often like in life”, we wrote to present this Palme d’Or of 3:16. Trust us, as well as Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes festival, who presented it thus before its screening and its Cannes triumph: “Winter Sleep is an extraordinary film by its duration, its ambition and its accomplishment. ”
The story of Winter sleep : Aydin, a retired actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, from whom he has moved away sentimentally, and his sister Necla who is still suffering from her recent divorce. In winter, as the snow covers the steppe, the hotel becomes their refuge but also the scene of their heartbreak …
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“I think I have exploded my quota of mustached films!”, laughed Colin Farrell by presenting The Lobster at First. The actor finds one of his most striking roles in this very creepy futuristic fable by Lorgos Lanthimos, in which people who fail to form a couple before a certain age find themselves transformed into the animal of their choice. . An artwork “Bunuelienne in devil”, whose drafting was especially transported by the end: “The last third of the film, devoid of cynicism, shows the extent of Lanthimos’ talent, capable of thematically spreading wide and going where you don’t expect him to.”
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We Need to Talk About Kevin
In this drama, it’s the opposite: the film starts off so strongly that afterwards, the editorial staff was a little unsatisfied. All the same, “the meaning of the monstrous image” of the director and the combined talents of the cast make that ten years after her “strong impression” at Cannes, it is still worth a look: “This complex portrait of a mother and a son who ends in bloodshed impresses. Notably for the way Ramsay blurs the lines between genre films (the dream sequences from the beginning, the evil toddler who would freak out Damien) and the mainstream film (a real psychological study which is coupled with an intense intimate drama). Ramsay makes the big difference between the intimate and psycho strength of Bergman and the madness of Lynch. Balèze we tell you. “
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