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Cannes Film Festival: Seven Decades Of Stars

All About Cannes 70 (Tudo sobre Cannes, 2017)
France, Brazil

Director: Duda Leite, Christian Poccard
Genre: Documentary, magazine

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Come meet your favorite film stars! From the red carpet and the most prestigious galas at Cannes 70 (the festival’s 2017 edition), they reveal their secrets and confide their thoughts in exclusive interviews. This Eurochannel production takes you behind the scenes to Europe’s most prestigious film festival with an all-access pass. Join us to learn All About Cannes 70.

As happens every year, in May 2017, the French Riviera hosted the spectacular and prestigious Cannes Film Festival. For the 70th anniversary of the Festival, Spanish director Pedro Almódovar was the president of the jury, which gave the Palme d’Or to satirical Swedish drama film, The Square, directed by Ruben Östund.

For All About Cannes, Eurochannel took in the event and interviewed numerous A-list actors and directors, industry players, and the festival’s organizers. As they share their fascinating, deep stories, you will go behind the scenes of Europe’s greatest film festival to discover everything about Cannes!

Welcome to a premium pass to join and meet the constellation of cinema stars that made history in the 70th Edition of Cannes Film Festival!

All About Cannes 70 E1: AMFAR

Every year, AmfAR hosts a charity dinner at the luxurious Hotel Du Cap in Cap D'Antibes, near Cannes. In 2017, the event was attended by celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Dionne Warwick (singer), Jean-Paul Gaultier and Kenneth Cole (stylists), among others. The show features exclusive interviews with these and other celebrities who attended the event.

All About Cannes 70 E2: Brazil in Cannes

The Brazilian participation in Cannes in 2017 was small but remarkable. Director Fellipe Barbosa exhibited his second feature film, Gabriel e a Montanha, in the Official Competition of the Critics' Week, one of the parallel non-competitive sections of the Festival. Charles Tesson, director of the Critics' Week, talks about the Brazilian participation in Cannes in previous years and his admiration for Kléber Mendonça Filho’s movie, Aquarius, screened in the 2016 Official Competition. Kléber, President of the jury of this year's Critics' Week, talks about his career at the Festival, from his beginning as a journalist until the consecration in 2016 with the film Aquarius.

All About Cannes 70 E3: The End of the American Dream

Édouard Waintrop, Art Director of Directors' Fortnight, one of the parallel non-competitive sections of the Cannes Film Festival, talks about the American participation in the Fortnight. The Director Sean Baker tells how the idea for his latest project, "The Florida Project", starring Willem Dafoe and debutant Bria Vinaite, came up. Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao talks about her film "The Rider," a portrait of a cowboy who earns his living participating in rodeos around the United States.

All About Cannes 70 E4: Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle is recognized as one of the greatest cinematographers in contemporary cinema. In 2017 in Cannes, Doyle won the "Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens" Award, given to the great cinematographers. In this interview, Doyle discusses his inspirations and his projects with the directors Jim Jarmush and Gus Van Sant.

All About Cannes 70 E5: Director’s Fortnight

The Directors' Fortnight was created in 1969, after the Cannes Film Festival had been paralyzed due to the May 1968 Revolt in Paris. Édouard Waintrop, Art Director of the Director's Fortnight, talks about the history of the Fortnight, which has hosted filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Glauber Rocha, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese among others.

All About Cannes 70 E6: The New Italian Cinema

The Italian actress Claudia Cardinale was chosen to illustrate the poster of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Italian cinema was featured in several sections in Cannes. Actor and Director Sergio Castellitto talks about his work with great masters like Marco Bellocchio, Marco Ferreri, Ettore Scola and Luc Besson, among others. Director Annarita Zambrano talks about political cinema and about her film, Dopo La Guerra. Roberto de Paolis presents his film, Cuori Puri.

All About Cannes 70 E7: Godard / Garrel

In 2017, two masters from the Nouvelle Vague attended Cannes in different forms: Jean-Luc Godard and Philippe Garrel. Godard is the subject of the film, Le Redoutable, by Michel Hazanavicious, who also directed The Artist. Louis Garrel plays the mythical French director in this comedy, while actresses Bérenice Béjo and Stacy Martin portray respectively Michèle Roisier and Anne Wiazemsky. This program presents exclusive interviews with Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte, Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Berenice Bejo and Michel Hazanavicious-

All About Cannes 70 E8: Claire and Juliette

This program shows exclusive interviews with Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche. “Movies are meant to take us inside ourselves,” said Juliette Binoche, during the interview about Un Beau Soleil Intérieur by director Claire Denis. It is the first comedy of Claire Denis. One of the great stars of European cinema, Juliette Binoche talks about her film career, which began right at Cannes in 1985, with her debut in André Téchiné’s Rendez-vous.

All About Cannes 70 E9: Critic’s Week

The Critics' Week was created in 1962, and exhibits exclusively the first or the second movie of a director. The Art Director of the Critics' Week, Charles Tesson, talks about the history of the Week, which has hosted filmmakers such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, Philippe Garrel, Cacá Diegues, Iñarritu, among several others. The French Director Lea Mysius talks about her movie Ava, exhibited this year in the Critics' Week Competition.

All About Cannes 70 E10: Women Directors

Sofia Coppola won the Best Director Award in 2017 in Cannes with The Beguiled, a remake of the film of the same name by Don Siegel. She was the second woman to win this award in the 70 years of the Festival. In this program, we focus on three directors of different nationalities who attended Cannes: Japanese Atsuko Hirayanagi, German Valeska Grisebach, and French Léonor Serraille.

All About Cannes 70 E11: New Latin American Cinema

Latin American cinema was well-represented at Cannes in 2017. The Family, by director Gustavo Rondón Córdova, was the first Venezuelan film nominated for the Critics' Week. The Dragon Defense, by Colombian Natalia Santa, was based on the photographic work of the director's husband and portrays a group of three old friends who think nothing is going to change in their lives. Interviews with Marcela Said, Antona Zegers, Natalia Santa, Gustavo Rondon Cordova, Giovanny Garcia, Reggie Reyes.

All About Cannes 70 E12: Cinema from Argentina

The Argentinean cinema is one of the most prestigious in Latin America. The Desert Bride by the debutant directors Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato, screened in the Directors' Fortnight, tells the story of a woman searching for herself during a desert trip. The main character is played by award-winning Chilean actress Paulina Garcia. The Summit, exhibited in the section Un Certain Regard, is the latest work by the award-winning director Santiago Mitre. The famous Argentine actor, Ricardo Darín, stars in the role of the President of Argentina, who has been invited to take part in a meeting of leaders from Latin America. The program features interviews with the directors and the cast of the two movies.

All About Cannes 70 E13: Cannes Classics

The Cannes Classics is one of the most prestigious parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival. This year, the Cannes Classics exhibited restored copies of classics such as Luis Buñuel's Belle de Jour and Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow Up, alongside documentaries about the history of cinema.

All About Cannes 70 E14: Eastern European Cinema

Eastern European Cinema was one of the highlights this year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. György Kristóf was the first Slovakian director to attend the Cannes Film Festival and he exhibited Out at the Un Certain Regard Parallel Section. Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó presented Jupiter's Moon in the Official Competition, while the Lithuanian director Sarunas Bartas exhibited his latest work, Frost, in the Directors' Fortnight.

All About Cannes 70 E15: Entranced Europe

Europe is experiencing difficult times, related to immigration and terrorism. German director Fatih Akin, born in Turkey, presented his new film Into the Fade in the Official Competition, about a group of neo-Nazis who attack a family of immigrants. Laurent Cantet, winner of the Golden Palm at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for the film Entre les Murs, returned to Cannes with his most recent work L'Atelier, screened at the Un Certain Regard Section.

All About Cannes 70 E16: Cinema and Music

The combination of music and film has always gone well and several movie classics have music as their theme. Director Abel Ferrara presented his documentary Alive in France in the Directors' Fortnight. Also, Karim Moussaoui, an Algerian director, presented Until the Birds Return, another film in which music plays a crucial role. Interviews with Paul Hipp, Tony Gatlif, Karim Moussaoui, Daphné Patakia, Abel Ferrara.

All About Cannes 70 E17: Queer Cinema

Interviews with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Adèle Haenel, Travis Mathews, Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart. One of the films that had the best reception in the Official Competition at Cannes in 2017 was BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo. The film, about the militant group LGBT Act Up during the 1990s in France, won the Jury Grand Prix and the Queer Palm, an award given to the best "Queer" film.

All About Cannes 70 E18: Japanese Cinema

Japanese movies are intriguing. Director Naomi Kawase returned to the Cannes Film Festival this year with Radiance in the Official Competition. The film deals with the delicate relationship between a woman who makes audio-descriptions of movies and a photographer who is losing his sight. Director Takashi Miike exhibited at Out of Competition his new film, Blade of the Immortal. Takashi talks about how spaghetti westerns influenced his cinema and why violence causes so much fascination in cinema.

All About Cannes 70 E19:  Isabelle Huppert

One of the greatest actresses today, Isabelle Huppert, has won the Best Actress Award at Cannes twice. Isabelle also chaired the jury at Cannes and this year was honored during the ceremony to celebrate the Festival's 70th anniversary. In this interview, Isabelle talks about her relationship with her characters, the directors she has worked with, her inspirations and her discoveries.

All About Cannes 70 E20: Cannes 70

In 2017, Cannes Film Festival celebrated 70 years. In this special program, actors, directors and producers talk about their experiences at Cannes. Interviews with Ricardo Darin, Juliette Binoche, Adèle Haenel, Sergio Castellito, Paulina Garcia, among others, and directors such as Claire Denis, Michel Hazanavicious, Laurent Cantet, Fatih Akin. A collection of exciting accounts of personalities who attended the Festival over the past seven decades.

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