What is the program for this Saturday? Here are the details.
The highlights of yesterday
The editorial staff’s favorite is Julie (in 12 chapters), by Joachim Trier, who was presented in competition against Benedetta, by Paul Verhoven, also appreciated. The documentary dedicated to Takoshi Kon is also very successful, but what made the most noise yesterday on the Croisette was the question of the mask, which has been debated since the opening night, where most of the public did not wear it.
Cannes 2021 – day 4: Paul Verhoeven, Julie de Joachim Trier, the Undertones and Satoshi Kon
In competition :
Compartment n ° 6 (Hytti n ° 6) by Juho Kuosmanen is in competition today against the film by Sean Penn, Flag Day. Kuosmanen adapts Rosa Liksom’s novel of the same name, published in 2011. Through his film, he takes us on a journey with Ljoha, a young woman who shares her train compartment with a stranger to whom everything seems to oppose her. Sean Penn, meanwhile, offers us a new feature film in which he plays sometimes a forger, sometimes a robber, alongside his daughter Dylan Penn who plays … his daughter. A new step for the actor and director of 60 years, who had seen his film The Last Face critically exhausted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Out of competition : Emmanuelle Bercot (Best Actress Award for My king at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival) presents a new feature film out of competition, In his lifetime, in which it brings together two major French players. Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel give the answer to the Lebanese-American actor Gabriel Sara, in a drama about a mother facing her son’s illness: an ode to motherhood and to life. François Damiens, Ramzy Bedia and Vanessa Paradis are in the cast of the film This music doesn’t play for anyone, by Samuel Benchetrit, in which we follow them in their daily lives as isolated and somewhat marginalized beings. But when art, in many forms, as well as love ring at their door, their lives are turned upside down.
To finish, Supreme, the awaited French biopic of Audrey Estrougo looks back on the beginnings of the iconic French rap group NTM, formed by Joey Starr and Kool Shen.
Kool Shen presents Suprêmes, the biopic of NTM: “The idea is really not to know if everything is the truth”
In some perspective :
Russian director Kira Kovalenko portrays a young girl, trapped between her father and her brothers, in her second feature film entitled Razzhimaya Kulaki (Fists loosened). Hafsia Herzi, revealed to the general public in The grain and the mule in 2007, staged Nora in Good mother, a loving and devoted mother who does everything to make her son’s trial waiting time easier. The title is well chosen, given that the film is set in Marseille. Discover below a review of Herzi’s first feature film, You deserve a love:
You Deserve Love: Hafsia Herzi’s Pretty First Film [Critique]
And there was a morning, d’Errant Kolirin follows Sami, a resident of Jerusalem, for whom his brother’s marriage will be an opportunity to return to the Arab village where he grew up. But nothing goes as planned, and Sami gets stuck in this village with his wife and son. Drama against a background of historical conflict still current. The Israeli filmmaker had already presented a film in 2007 in the same category, which had made him known in France, The visit of the brass band.
Iranian director Panah Panahi unveils his first feature film, Jadde Khaki (Hit the road) in the Directors’ Fortnight section. The story of an extravagant family, brought together in an incredible road movie. The director was a member of the jury of the Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in Osian. Re Granchio, by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis looks back on the Italian legend of Luciano. This will be the third collaboration of the two directors. Director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic stood out with her short film, Into the Blue, awarded at numerous festivals. She returns with her first feature film, Murina, who follows a young teenage girl, her parents and a charming guest to a remote Croatian island.
The historical drama Piccolo corpo (Small body) by Laura Samani is selected in the Critics’ Week section. The Italian director takes us on a trip to say the least amazing in the mountains, where Agata will try to bring her dead baby back to life for a few moments … Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Denis Podalydès reunited for The Loves of Anaïs, by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, in a love triangle with Cornelian paces. Podalydès is still showing in French cinemas for his film The 2 Alfred, which he directs and in which he plays.
Les 2 Alfred: Bruno Podalydès at his best [critique]
Special cinema and climate screenings :
Flore Vasseur (who is above all a writer and journalist) is the director of Bigger than us, the documentary of the ephemeral section “Cinema for the climate”. This story follows Melati, an 18-year-old Indonesian girl who fights against plastic pollution in her country, who decides to meet other young people around the world who share her fight. A film that could open your eyes.
Make way for the Cannes Classics selection, which will offer a documentary on Jeremy Thomas on Saturday July 10, directed by Mark Cousins, entitled Storms by Jeremy Thomas. Revision of classics with Friendship’s death, by Peter Wollen, a British science fiction film in which Tilda Swinton, an alien sent to earth, accidentally finds herself in the middle of the Palestinian conflict. It will also be an opportunity to (re) discover The Double Life of Veronique, by Krzysztof Kieślowski, released in 1991, in which Irène Jacob perfectly plays a split personality. Great time leap, with Murder in Harlem, by Oscar Micheaux, released in 1935, in which a black man finds himself accused of the murder of a white woman. Considered a pioneer of African-American cinema, his film will therefore be followed by a documentary by Francesco Zippel, entitled Oscar Micheaux: The superhero of black filmmaking.
The beach cinema :
To end this good program, the film shown this evening is none other than The Summit of the Gods, by Patrick Imbert (the co-director of Big bad fox and other accounts, with Benjamin Renner). This is the world premiere and the evening is presented and hosted by its creator in person.
More info in our special Cannes Festival file