Starting May 11, the Festival Palace on Cote d’Azur will host the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Traditionally, celebrities strolled along the red carpet to Theatre Lumiere. The jury, chaired by George Miller, was the first to show up on the red carpet.
Woody Allen’s “Caf Society” (2016) opened the Festival. The master of psychological comedy dedicated his film to Hollywood of 1930s, where the main character arrives to find a job in cinema industry.
The host of the Film Festival is a famous French actor and comedian Laurent Lafitte.
Demonstration of films in competition starts on Thursday. The first ones to compete for the Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival are French director Alain Guiraudie with “Staying Vertical” and Romanian author Cristi Puiu with “Sieranevada”.
The Festival ends on May 22. This year films from 13 countries of the world will compete for the Golden Palm.
The State Film Agency informed, that today a Ukrainian national pavilion opens at the Cannes Film Festival. The pavilion has been organized by the State Film Agency of Ukraine and Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist”.
“It is something like a business card of Ukrainian cinematograph, that’s why the team has brought a lot of material promoting Ukrainian cinema. One of them is the catalogue “Ukrainian films 2015-2016”. The catalogue and other presentation materials are being spread here among professionals in the field of cinema, which promotes Ukrainian films and forms a positive impression from Ukrainian cinematograph abroad”, - it is said in the report.
Trailers and teasers of Ukrainian films are being demonstrated on the plasma screen of the pavilion. The pavilion will host presentations of Ukrainian films, film festivals and various projects.