Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood to Open the Cannes Film Festival(Festival de Cannes) 2010 from 12th to 23rd May 2010

"The Festival is an apolitical no-man's-land, a microcosm of what the world would be like if people could contact each other directly and speak the same language." Jean Cocteau.
Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood , the story of an archer in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood , to Open the Cannes Film Festival. Films of Kitano, Kiarostami, Iñárritu, Leigh etc would be added attractions of Cannes 2010.
The Festival International du Film was supposed to begin in Cannes in 1939, but due to the war, the launch date was put off. Finally, on 20 September 1946 the Festival de Cannes opened its doors, the first great international cultural event of the post-war period.
The Festival was organised as a non-profit organisation, managed by a Board of Directors and was to become "state-approved" as in 1972. The Festival de Cannes has celebrated the cinema for more than 60 years. Over the years, the French Association of the International Film Festival has been able to evolve whilst retaining the essential: the passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talents, and enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world, all contributing to the birth and distribution of films.The Festival de Cannes has always been the reflection of its era: a centre for all cultures and hopes, a spring of effervescence and, above all, transmission.Defining ambitious and different projects, giving the possibility to budding filmmakers to emerge. A showcase of talents with respect of all tastes.At the heart of the Festival: that which is long awaited and celebrated in the different selections: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, films Out of Competition, Special Screenings, and Cinéfondation's competition of shorts and film school productions. Together, they represent an anthology of singular works, original cinematic approaches, discoveries and confirmation of talents, highlighted and awarded by the juries.
The Caméra d'Or Prize is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard), Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week.
The Cinéfondation, in addition to the selection, supports the new generation of international cinema through its Residence and Atelier.
The Short Film Corner, created in 2004, is dedicated to promoting short films.
First list of Programme and jury list for Cannes 2010 have been announced . Robin Hood Directed by Ridley Scott will be the opening film :.The Feature Film Jury: The President of the Jury will be Tim Burton and on the jury: Kate Beckinsale – Actress / United Kingdom,Giovanna Mezzogiorno – Actress / Italy), Alberto Barbera – Director of the National Museum of Cinema / Italy, Emmanuel Carrere – Author – Screenwriter – Director /France, Benicio Del toro – Actor / Porto Rico, Victor Erice - Director/ Spain, Shekhar Kapur - Director – Actor – Producer / India
Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury: The President of the Jury will be Atom Egoyan (Director/ Canada) and on the Jury:Emmanuelle Devos - Actress/ France,Dinara Droukarova - Actress/ Russia,Carlos Diegues - Director / Brazil,Marc Recha - Director / Spain.
Un Certain Regard Jury:
Claire DENIS, President - Director / France
Competition films :
Mathieu Amalric TOURNÉE(On Tour),Xavier Beauvois DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX (Of God And Men),Rachid Bouchareb HORS LA LOI(Outside Of The Law),Alejandro González IÑÁRRITU BIUTIFUL,Mahamat-Saleh Haroun UN HOMME QUI CRIE(A Screaming Man),IM Sangsoo THE HOUSEMAID,Abbas Kiarostami COPIE CONFORME(Certified Copy),Takeshi Kitano OUTRAGE,Lee Chang-dong POETRY,Mike Leigh ANOTHER YEAR,Doug Liman FAIR GAME,Sergei Loznitsa MY JOY,Daniele Luchetti LA NOSTRA VITA(Our Life),Nikita Mikhalkov UTOMLYONNYE SOLNTSEM 2,Bertrand Tavernier LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER(The Princess Of Montpensier),Apichatpong weerasethakul LONG BOONMEE RALEUK CHAT(Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives).

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