The 68th Cannes Film Festival which started three days ago, already the response of audiences and critics of this edition are positive. Thanks probably to the full schedule of films and star – national – who will have come and walked, until end evening of 24 May – along the lovely Promenade de la Croisette of the French city.
The programme of films competing and non has been made public by the organization at a press conference in Paris, and also broadcast in live streaming on YouTube, since 16th April. This year’s jury have assessed 1,854 film. The seventeen titles competing are: “Dheepan” by Jacques Audiard, “La loi du marché” by Stéphane Brize, “Marguerite et Julien” by Valérie Donzelli, “tale of tales” by Matteo Garrone – who collected 11 minutes of applause Thursday evening-“Carol” by ToddHaynes with Cate Blanchett, “Nie Yinniang” by Hou Hsiao Hsien, “he gu Shan ren” by Jia Zhang-Ke, “Umimachi Diary” by Hirokazu Kore-eda , “Macbeth” by Justin Kurzelwith Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, “The Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos with Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux and Rachel Weisz, “Mon Roi” by Maïwenn, “my mother”by Nanni Moretti (released today), “Fia” Saul of László Nemes (opera prima), “youth”of the Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino, “Louder than Bombs” by Joachim Trier withGabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, “The Sea of Trees” by Gus Van Sant and “Hitman” by Denis Villeneuve.
Feature films not in competition include: “Irrational Man” by Woody Allen, the already announced “Mad Max: Fury Road” by George Miller – with the magnificent althoughunrecognizable Charlize Theron-Pixar’s new film “Inside Out” by Pete Docter and “the little Prince” by Mark Osborne, both animation and “La Tête Haute” by Emmanuelle Bercot, presented at the opening. Among the special screenings there are finally “Amy”, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on Amy Winehouse, “Amnesia” by BarbetSchroeder and “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, featuring the directorial debut of Natalie Portman.
Traslation by Marina Stronati