Cannes Movie competition Common Delegate Thierry Fremaux and Cannes Movie competition President Pierre Lescure pose after the presentation of the official collection of the 74th Cannes Worldwide Movie Competition in Paris, France, June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Auger
June 3, 2021
By Sarah White
PARIS (Reuters) -Sean Penn and Wes Anderson might be amongst heavy hitters vying for the Cannes Movie Competition’s prime award in July, when the cinema showcase is hoping worldwide stars will be capable of mingle at events on the French riviera once more.
Organisers of the world’s largest movie competition stated on Thursday they had been assured of with the ability to host dinners and seashore screenings alongside the principle competitors as some COVID-19 measures are lifted in France.
Normally held in Could, the extravaganza was cancelled final 12 months because of the pandemic, and can run between July 6 and 17 this 12 months. Whereas there might be no “kissing on the prime of the purple carpet”, restrictions shouldn’t be too onerous, competition director Thierry Fremaux stated.
Travellers from some nations equivalent to Britain are nonetheless dealing with quarantine measures in France for now, however there’ll not be night curfews.
After a Hollywood-heavy version of Cannes in 2019, the comeback line-up options fewer big-name U.S. stars.
The choice competing for the Palme d’Or options some movies anchored in COVID-19 instances, with characters carrying face masks.
“Cinema can even have been marked by this,” Fremaux advised a information convention.
French director Catherine Corsini’s “La Fracture” is ready in a hospital within the current day.
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Highlights will embody “The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson, identified for his quirky “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Grand Budapest Resort”. Anderson’s newest movie, a couple of fictional U.S. newspaper workplace in France starring Invoice Murray and Tilda Swinton, has been delayed since 2019.
“Flag Day”, a drama directed by Sean Penn, can even among the many 24 movies competing, with a jury headed by U.S. filmmaker Spike Lee.
Italy’s Nanni Moretti, who received in 2001, returns with “Tre Piani”, whereas Paul Verhoeven will current “Benedetta”, a couple of love story in a convent.
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in “Annette”, a musical by Leos Carax that can premiere on the opening night time.
French administrators Francois Ozon and Jacques Audiard can even be presenting movies, as will Iran’s Asghar Farhadi, Russia’s Kirill Serebrennikov and Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who received the Palme d’Or in 2010.
Exterior the competitors, Oliver Stone will display a reworked model of his 1991 political thriller “JFK”, with new materials.
Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, who first walked the purple carpet at Cannes as a 13-year-old when she starred in “Taxi Driver”, might be offered with an honorary Palme d’Or.
Cannes’ organisers have lengthy been at loggerheads with streaming big Netflix, which produces its personal movies and has proven them some at festivals, however has objected to strict French guidelines about giving movies in competitors a cinema launch.
Fremaux stated two Netflix films had been doable Cannes contenders, however no settlement had been reached on tips on how to showcase them.
(Reporting by Sarah White and Michaela Cabrera; Enhancing by Giles Elgood)