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60th International Cannes Film Festival


60th Cannes Film Festival

FROM MAY 16TH TO 27TH, 2007


"Soon to be 60?
That's so young for a Festival!


It's barely the time it took Alfred Hitchcock to release doves on the steps of the Palais, the time of one twirl of Charlie Chaplin's walking stick, of one endless ovation toIngmar Bergman when crowned Palme of Palmes, or the time to softly sing Tourbillon de la vie to Jeanne Moreau....

Cannes Film Festival

THE 60th FESTIVAL DE CANNES


During the 2006 Festival, photographer Alex Majoli, from the Magnum Agency, created a series of portraits of jumping artists. From these photos, graphic designer Christophe Renard composed a true choreography in celebration of the creative energy of cinema, composed of Pedro Almodovar, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Souleymane Cissé, Penelope Cruz, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Wong Kar Wai.

The 60th Anniversary poster is the manifesto of a Festival ever turned towards the future.

The Jury of Un Certain Regard is presided by Pascale Ferran who will be surrounded by Jasmine Trinca, Cristi Puiu, Kent Jones and Bian Qin.
The Jury of the Caméra d'or, presided by Pavel Lounguine, will notably reunite Julie Bertucelli, Clotilde Courau and Renato Berta.

The Poster of Un Certain Regard
This poster is an original work by Italian artist Enrico Marini.
"Comic strips and cinema speak the same language. That of images. My storyboard alternately transforms me into screenwriter, decorator, costume designer, actor or filmmaker."

The 60th Anniversary film: To Each His Own Cinema
Because the Festival's Anniversary is a homage to artists, it will be celebrated by a film, To Each His Own Cinema, both a personal and collective work. 35 renowned directors had carte blanche to come up with a 3 minute film focused on that institution known as the "movie theatre".

Canadian artist Robert Carsen, who recently directed Leonard Bernstein's Candide at the Théâtre du Châtelet, has created an on-stage introduction to the film for the Théâtre Lumière.

The world premiere of To Each His Own Cinema will be screened there on Sunday, May 20th, and broadcast the
same evening on Canal +.

A film designed and produced by Gilles Jacob, coproduced by the Festival de Cannes and Elzévir Films, with the cooperation of CANAL +, in association with STUDIOCANAL and Arte, and with the support of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) and the participation of DIGImage and LVT.

The film and festivities of the 60th Anniversary benefited from the support of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF), L'Oréal, Air France and Chopard.

 


The Festival's Rendezvous:

The Cinema Masterclass by Martin Scorsese
The Actor's Masterclass by Sergio Castellito
The Music Masterclass by Howard Shore, in the presence of David Cronenberg

A tribute to Henry Fonda, in the presence of his daughter, Jane Fonda
The Anniversary Concert

On Sunday, May 20th, a public concert of film music will be held on Plage Macé, with the participation of the Traffic Quintet playing on Alexandre Desplat’s transcriptions and images by Ange Leccia and with DJ Wax Tailor accompanied by the video director Nils Incandela who will come to revisit the images and film music of Cannes.

The Opening Forum: “Cinema, towards the audiences of tomorrow”
Motion-picture and new media professionals, journalists and sociologists will debate during the afternoon of
Wednesday, May 16th the ties between cinematic creation, new promotional and broadcast platforms, and the
evolution of audience practices.

Europe Day
The Festival de Cannes will host the 5th Europe Day, on Saturday, May 26th, reuniting the European Ministers of
Culture and well-known figures of cinema to further explore the reflections of the Opening Forum and seek
political solutions to the mutations of the digital landscape.

A New Official Website
Before the opening of the Festival de Cannes, the new website will be launched: with its innovative structure,
modern aesthetics and ergonomic navigation.
www.festival-cannes.com will offer the lion's share to news events in photos and videos during the event itself,
offers on-line services and makes available to journalists all information on the programme as well as updates.

The Festival's Press Attachés’ Office:
André-Paul Ricci and Tony Arnoux for Un Certain Regard
Anne Guimet for Events, Cinéfondation and All the Cinemas of the World
Marie Queysanne for the Caméra d'or and Cannes Classics
Agnès Goldman and Vanessa Jerrom for the 60th Anniversary film
Chantal Girondin for the Marché du Film
Dominique Racle for Europe Day


 

THE JURIES

Feature films Jury
Stephen FREARS, President
(Director – Great Britain)
Maggie CHEUNG (Actress – Hong Kong)
Toni COLLETTE (Actress – Australia)
Maria DE MEDEIROS (Actress, Director – Portugal)
Sarah POLLEY (Actress, Director – Canada)
Marco BELLOCCHIO (Director – Italy)
Orhan PAMUK (Writer– Turkey)
Michel PICCOLI (Actor, Director – France)
Abderrahmane SISSAKO (Director – Mauritania)

Cinéfondation and short films Jury
JIA Zhang ke, President
(Director – China)
Niki KARIMI (Actress – Iran)
Deborah NADOOLMAN LANDIS (Costume designer – USA)
J.M.G. LE CLEZIO (Writer – France)
Dominik MOLL (Director – France)

 

 

L’ATELIER

The 2007 Atelier has selected 15 filmmaker projects from 15 different countries. A tailor-made accompaniment is offered to both the directors and their producers to help finalise the financial assembly of their projects. This selection, in the spirit of the Festival de Cannes, privileges discovery with debut films, while supporting as well the work in progress of recognised artists.

Certain screenplays question human nature in the child, whether it is in a world without God, the State and or a father, whether in middle of the Amazonian forest (Salamandra), an Austrian catholic boarding school between worship and sacrifice (Serviam), or a small Korean town (Treeless Mountain).
This research continues on the adolescent who preserves in him something pure and intact despite all the harshness being brought up in a Romanian orphanage (A Heart-Shaped Balloon).
In the adult, it is a question of coming up with just the right balance between what we feel and what we show, while at the same time respecting divine will (To Die Like a Man), freeing ourselves of all principles of reality and living the dream (About War), lying to oneself, even thinking that everything can begin all over again (Blown by the Typhoon) or yielding to the irrational (Native Dancer). In the end and from a more general point of view, it's the journey of a soul through the four forms of life (the "four times"), or the quest of oneself in the face of the other.
Other projects offer a fresh look at social realities: an invitation to see what binds us instead of wondering what makes us different, as in the adventures in Colombia of two tramps (The Wind Journey), or a glance at the changes in the way of life in a Turkish village (Milk).
The theme of the war and violence is highly present in the Lebanese (I Can't Go Home), Sri-Lancan (The Fallen) and Moroccan (Between Parentheses) projects.


2007 ATELIER SELECTION

Pablo Agüero (1st FF) SALAMANDRA Argentina
Ruth Mader (2nd FF) SERVIAM Austria
Ying Liang (3rd FF) BLOWN BY THE TYPHOON China
Ciro Guerra (2nd FF) THE WIND JOURNEYS Colombia
Bertrand Bonello (4th FF) DE LA GUERRE France
Michelangelo Frammartino (2nd FF) LE QUATTRO VOLTE Italy
Guka Omarova (2nd FF) NATIVE DANCER Kazakhstan
Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas (3rd FF) I CAN'T GO HOME Lebanon
Hicham Falah & Chrif Tribak (1st FF) ENTRE PARENTHÈSES Morocco
João Pedro Rodrigues (3rd FF) TO DIE LIKE A MAN Portugal
Cãtãlin Mitulescu (2nd FF) A HEART SHAPED BALLOON Romania
Vimukthi Jayasundara (2nd FF) AHASINWITAI (THE FALLEN) Sri Lanka
Tsai Ming Liang (9th FF) SALOME Taïwan
Semih Kaplanoğlu (4th FF) MILK Turkey
So Yong Kim (2nd FF) TREELESS MOUNTAIN USA/Korea
www.cinefondation.com

 

TOUS LES CINÉMAS DU MONDE

This 3rd edition of the programme Tous les Cinémas du Monde, held in partnership with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, will enable us to visit the film industries of new countries as well as further our primary goal of illustrating the cultural diversity of world cinema.

With Poland and Slovenia, we'll focus in on cinema produced by two societies in the very midst of political, economic and social upheaval, and we'll see the role played by a shared culture which these new companions of the European Union wish to assume.

With Colombia we shall continue our visit of Latin American cinema, which has already brought us to Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Chile. We shall thus confirm the great national originality of each of these cinematic cultures.

The Lebanese films will show us the strength of this small country, the vitality of its artists and the originality with which History, sometimes tragic, sometimes peaceful, impregnates its production.

By devoting one day to Africa we shall transgress, for the noble cause of cinema, that rule we had set of inviting just one country per day. We shall thus invite two Guinean films, one Angolan, and one from Kenya.

Last but not least we shall celebrate the co-anniversaries of the sixty years of Indian independence and sixty years of the Festival de Cannes by inviting India to inaugurate our programme. Two days of screening will barely suffice to celebrate that vast continent of cinema, that profusion of styles, languages and religions.

CALENDAR
India Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Lebanon Monday, May 21st
Poland Tuesday, May 22nd
African countries Wednesday, May 23rd
Colombia Thursday, May 24th
Slovenia Friday, May 25th

 

LE MARCHÉ DU FILM

Inseparable from the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film is focused on the international motion picture business. It welcomes each and every year an ever-increasing number of attendees, producers, exporters, distributors and financiers, hailing from all five continents. With its some 10,000 attendees, the Marché du Film confirms its place as the number one venue for professionals of the international motion-picture industry.

As of April 14th, more than 3,000 companies from 80 different countries have already already confirmed their participation, attesting to the global attraction of the Marché du Film as one of the cornerstones of the financial and artistic montage of films and negotiation of coproduction contracts. With more than 1,500 screenings, the Marché du Film offers buyers a virtually infinite diversity of films.

This year once again everything has been done to offer the best possible working conditions. A programme of renovation by third parties is in progress in the screening rooms. Two theatres have been equipped with digital projection. Moreover, the Marché du Film is inaugurating a new zone, baptised "LERINS", situated on the second floor of the RIVIERA, to welcome some twenty sales firms and four motion-picture theatres.

The Marché du Film thus offers its 520 exhibitor companies a stimulating framework to perform the greatest
part of their annual turnover.

THE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL
The Festival de Cannes offers, thanks to the Village International, the possibility to all film producing countries to present and promote, within a national pavilion, their film industry, culture and institutions, as well as develop exchanges. In 2007, 5 new countries Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Nigeria and Tunisia will join the 30 countries already represented and the European Pavilion.


THE PRODUCERS NETWORK
Launched in 2004, the Producers Network is a programme whose aim is to accompany producers in the international development of their projects. This "network of networks" reunites more than 500 producers from all five continents, notably those producers selected by the most important coproduction markets. The producers meet every morning around 16 thematic roundtables where seasoned guests offer their expertise in production and international financing.

To further increase and enhance meetings between producers, the Producers Network has added this year to its programme two "speed-dating" sessions on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th. The participants meet by groups of 5 to 6 producers from different countries to exchange idea and discuss their projects.

THE SHORT FILM CORNER
Launched in 2004 by the Festival de Cannes, the Short Film Corner is a short film market and meeting place for all innovative and creative film makers and the space to showcase short films to potential buyers. Opened to all the professionals registered to the Festival de Cannes, the Short film Corner propose this year 1800 films twice as much as in 2006. All the participating films as well as the films in the Official selections will be digitalized and permanently viewable on the Short Film Corner interactive screens.

CINANDO.COM
Launched in 2005, www.cinando.com is the most important international motion-picture database. A reference tool for professionals all year round and updated before each great international rendezvous (Toronto, AFM, Berlin and Cannes) cinando.com is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European commission. Their website contains information on some 6,500 companies and 10,000 active titles (projects or completed works). In 2006 it registered 3,642,528 visited pages.

 

THE COMPETITION

Opening film: WONG Kar Wai MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS 1h51

Fatih AKIN AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge Of Heaven) 2h02
Catherine BREILLAT UNE VIEILLE MAÎTRESSE 1h50
Joel & Ethan COEN NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 2h02
David FINCHER ZODIAC 2h36
James GRAY WE OWN THE NIGHT 1h45
Christophe HONORÉ LES CHANSONS D’AMOUR 1h40
Naomi KAWASE MOGARI NO MORI (The Mourning Forest) 1h37
KIM Ki-duk SOOM (Breath) 1h20
Emir KUSTURICA PROMISE ME THIS 2h10
LEE Chang-dong SECRET SUNSHINE 2h30
Cristian MUNGIU 4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE 1h53
(4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days)
Raphaël NADJARI TEHILIM 1h45
Carlos REYGADAS STELLET LICHT 2h22
Marjane SATRAPI, PERSEPOLIS 1st Film 1h35
Vincent PARONNAUD
Julian SCHNABEL LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON 1h52
Ulrich SEIDL IMPORT EXPORT 2h16
Alexander SOKUROV ALEXANDRA 1h32
Quentin TARANTINO DEATH PROOF 1h56
Béla TARR THE MAN FROM LONDON 2h12
Gus VAN SANT PARANOID PARK 1h25
Andreï ZVIAGUINTSEV IZGNANIE (The Banishment) 2h30

Closing film: Denys ARCAND L’ÂGE DES TÉNÈBRES (Out of Competition) 1h55

un certain regard 60th Cannes film festival

The original artwork for the poster Un Certain Regard 2007 was created by Enrico Marini, Italian drawing artist born in Switzerland in 1969.

UN CERTAIN REGARD


Opening Film: HOU Hsiao Hsien LOOKING FOR THE RED BALLON (provisional title) 1h40

Roy ANDERSSON DU LEVANDE 1h30
(You, The Living)
Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI LE RÊVE DE LA NUIT D’AVANT 1h47
(Bad Habits)
Carmen CASTILLO CALLE SANTA FE 1st Film 2h43
(Santa Fe Sreet)
Lee Isaac CHUNG MUNYURANGABO 1st Film 1h37
(Liberation Day)
Lola DOILLON ET TOI, T’ES SUR QUI ? 1st Film 1h37
Enrique FERNANDEZ EL BAÑO DEL PAPA 1st Film 1h25
César CHARLONE (And Along Come Tourists)
Ana KATZ UNA NOVIA ERRANTE 1h24
(A Wandering Bride)
Eran KOLIRIN BIKUR HATIZMORET 1st Film 1h30
(The Band's Visit)
Harmony KORINE MISTER LONELY 1h51
Kadri KÕUSAAR MAGNUS 1st Film 1h26
LI Yang MANG SHAN 1h35
(Blind Mountain)
Daniele LUCHETTI MIO FRATELLO È FIGLIO UNICO 1h48
(My Brother Is An Only Child)
Cristian NEMESCU CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (NESFARSIT) 1st Film 2h35
California Dreamin' (Endless)
Jaime ROSALES LA SOLEDAD 2h13
(Fragments Of Loneliness)
Barbet SCHROEDER L’AVOCAT DE LA TERREUR 2h15
Céline SCIAMMA NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES 1st Film 1h40
Robert THALHEIM AM ENDE KOMMEN TOURISTEN 1h22
(And Along Come Tourists)
Ekachai UEKRONGTHAM KUAILE GONGCHANG 1h25
(Pleasure Factory)

Out of Competition:
Michael MOORE SICKO 2h
Steven SODERBERGH OCEAN’S THIRTEEN 2h02
Michael WINTERBOTTOM A MIGHTY HEART 1h48

Midnight Screenings:
Olivier ASSAYAS BOARDING GATE 1h45
Abel FERRARA GO GO TALES 1h36
Catherine OWENS U2 3D 55’
Mark PELLINGTON

Special Screenings:
Ken BURNS THE WAR 14h50
Lynn NOVICK (La Guerre)
Mehdi CHAREF CARTOUCHES GAULOISES 1h30
Leila CONNERS PETERSEN 11TH HOUR 1st film 1h31
Nadia CONNERS (11e heure, Le Dernier virage)
Jean-Pierre LIMOSIN YOUNG YAKUZA 1h35
Nicolas PHILIBERT RETOUR EN NORMANDIE 1h53
WANG Bing HE FENGMING 3h06
(Chronicle of a Chinese Woman)

60th Anniversary Film: To Each His Own Cinema
Theo Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Chen Kaige, Michael
Cimino, Ethan & Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Manoel De Oliveira, Raymond
Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas
Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrei Konchalovsky, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Nanni Moretti, Roman
Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman,

60th Anniversary Tributes:
Jane BIRKIN BOXES 1h40
Claude LELOUCH ROMAN DE GARE 1h43
(Tracks)
Ermanno OLMI CENTOCHIODI 1h30
Volker SCHLÖNDORFF ULZHAN 1h45

Cannes Classics – Documentaries on Filmmaking:
Anne-Marie FAUX MAURICE PIALAT, L’AMOUR EXISTE 1h25
Jean-Pierre DEVILLERS
Mimi FREEDMAN, Leslie GREIF BRANDO. 2h45
Mike KAPLAN NEVER APOLOGIZE 1h41
A PERSONAL VISIT WITH LINDSAY ANDERSON
Todd McCARTHY MAN OF CINEMA: PIERRE RISSIENT 1h45

 

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

Mark ALBISTON RUN New-Zealand 15’
Tim Thaddeus CAHILL THE OATE’S VALOR United States 14’
Antonio CAMPOS THE LAST 15 United States 15’
Anthony CHEN AH MA Singapore 14’
(Grandma)
Olivier HEMS RÉSISTANCE AUX TREMBLEMENTS France 15’
Grzegorz JONKAJTYS ARK Poland 8’
Elisa MILLER VER LLOVER Mexico 13’
Kyros PAPAVASSILIOU GIA TO ONOMA TOU SPOURGITIOU Cyprus 14’
(In the Name of the Sparrow)
Erik ROSENLUND SPEGELBARN Sweden 5’
(Looking Glass)
Marco VAN GEFFEN HET ZUSJE Netherlands 9’
(My Sister)
YANG Hea-hoon MY DEAR ROSSETA South Korea 10’

 

 


CINEFONDATION

Mickael KUMMER ADITI SINGH 45’
Le Fresnoy, France
Gonzalo TOBAL AHORA TODOS PARECEN CONTENTOS 25’
Universidad del Cine, Argentina
Efrat COREM BERACHEL BITHA HAKTANA 34’
Sapir Academic College, Israel (Your Younger Daughter Rachel)
Raka DUTTA CHINESE WHISPERS 28’
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, India
Joseph TUCKER FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 11’
NFTS, United Kingdom
Joanna JUREWICZ GOYTA 16’
NYU, United States
Nicolas WACKERBARTH HALBE STUNDEN 20’
DFFB, Germany
Pavle VUCKOVIC MINUS 16’
Fakultet Dramskih Umetnosti, Serbia
Hagar BEN-ASHER MISH’OLIM 19’
Minshar School, Israel (Pathways)
Alexander KUGEL NEOSTOROZHNOST 13’
VGIK, Russia (Imprudence)
HONG sung-hoon A REUNION 20’
KAFA, South Korea
Marja MIKKONEN RONDO 8’
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland
CHEN Tao RU DAO 28’
Beijing Film Academy, China (Way Out)
Thereza MENEZES & Gregorio GRAZIOSI SABA 15’
FAAP University, Brazil
Alexander KU TRIPLE 8 PALACE 30’
NYU, United States
Luca GOVERNATORI VITA DI GIACOMO 31’
La fémis, France

Thanks to Film Festival Official Website :

60th FESTIVAL DE CANNES
FROM MAY 16th TO 27th, 2007

PRESS CONFERENCE
APRIL 19th, 2007
PARIS

 

 

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