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Cannes 2019

Three French productions, clutching awards from Cannes, bought by Netflix and Amazon

Three French productions, clutching awards from Cannes, bought by Netflix and Amazon

CANNES 2019: Netflix treats itself to Mati Diop’s Atlantics and Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body, while Amazon will distribute Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables on US soil  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Ala Eddine Slim • Director of Tlamess

Interview: Ala Eddine Slim • Director of Tlamess

"I tried to be provocative, both for myself and the viewer"

CANNES 2019: Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim presented his second feature Tlamess in the Directors' Fortnight, and talked to us about it  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors' Fortnight

Erwan Le Duc • Director of The Bare Necessity

Interview: Erwan Le Duc • Director of The Bare Necessity

"When you’re telling a story, it’s a question of conveying emotion"

CANNES 2019: Erwan Le Duc tells us about his feature debut, The Bare Necessity, screened in the 51st Directors’ Fortnight  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: To Live to Sing

Review: To Live to Sing

CANNES 2019: Johnny Ma uses real Sichuan opera performers to show the losing battle that ensues when art venues come up against commerce  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

The Match Factory is selling The Traitor to Sony for the US market

The Match Factory is selling The Traitor to Sony for the US market

CANNES 2019: Selected to participate in the Competition, Marco Bellocchio’s film has already claimed second place at the Italian box office  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Review: Wounds

Review: Wounds

CANNES 2019: Babak Anvari’s shocking body horror uses the tools of David Cronenberg to show that the biggest demons are those from within  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: Ghost Tropic

Review: Ghost Tropic

CANNES 2019: It’s the journey and not the destination that counts in Bas Devos’ mild-mannered and poetic discovery of hope and bliss  

28/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Hafsia Herzi  • Director of You Deserve a Lover

Interview: Hafsia Herzi • Director of You Deserve a Lover

“I shot my characters with a lot of love, and I think that it comes through in the film”

CANNES 2019: Actress Hafsia Herzi tells us about You Deserve a Lover, her very moving feature debut as director, in which she also stars  

25/05 | Cannes 2019 | Critics’ Week

Elia Suleiman  • Director of It Must Be Heaven

Interview: Elia Suleiman • Director of It Must Be Heaven

“The class and economic gap, migration, anxiety and violence – that’s what this film is about, basically”

CANNES 2019: We sat down with Palestinian director Elia Suleiman to delve deeper into his Palme d’Or contender It Must Be Heaven  

25/05 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Review: First Love

Review: First Love

CANNES 2019: Takashi Miike delivers a fun, violent tale about a young couple meeting, falling in love, and then fighting the police and the Yakuza  

25/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight