'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes
Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking. But Lee did have a vision for what it could be — and where it could premiere. “Before deciding to direct, I thought I just wanted to make a very fun film,” Lee says. “After I got my hands on it and started writing the script myself, I actually wanted to come to Cannes. Because I wanted to come to Cannes, I had to find the subject matter that would resonate with the global audience.” Few actors know more about capturing the attention of the global audience than Lee. Already one of Korea's top movie stars, the 49-year-old Lee is at the nexus of the “Squid Game” phenomenon, starring in the dystopic series that — subtitles and all — became Netflix's most-watched show in some 90 countries. Now, Lee is in Cannes to premiere “Hunt," which is playing in Cannes’ midnight section and being shopped for international distribution. The film will test how far Lee can further extend his already borderless career. Earlier this year, Lee signed with the Hollywood powerhouse agency CAA. And he grants that he has some Hollywood ambitions. Also read: Walking the red carpet at Cannes, Shuvoo skims the zenith “Working in Hollywood would definitely be a good experience for me,” Lee said in an interview in Cannes shortly before “Hunt” premiered. “If there was a good fit for me, a good character, I’d definitely like to join. But right now, I feel like global audiences are wanting more Korean content and Korea-made TV shows and films. So I would work in Korea as well very diligently. I might seem a little greedy, but if there was a role for me in Hollywood, I’d definitely like to do that, too.” But if Lee's ascension to being an increasingly world-renown actor typifies the pop-culture power of today's Korea, his film is set in an earlier, less harmonious chapter in Korean history. “Hunt” takes place several years after South Korean president Park Chung-hee was assassinated in 1979 by the chief of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, a coup that ushered in the military dictatorship of Chun Doo-hwan. “Hunt” is loosely inspired by his subsequent 1983 assassination attempt orchestrated by North Korea. “The ’80s in Korea was when we had the rapidest growth ever,” says Lee. “But democracy didn’t grow as much because there was a military dictatorship and the media was under full control of the government. So I did hear a lot from the older generation and my parents about those government controls. I also witnessed myself college protests.” “Hunt” grippingly follows a pair of agents (one is played by Lee, the other by Jung Woo-sung) who are both assigned to uncover a North Korean mole within the agency. Lee — not merely dipping his toe into a modest directorial debut — proves skilled at mounting large-scale action sequences and marshalling a dense plot while managing to keep the suspense up. Also read: Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes “A lot of people told me that I should change the setting to now,” Lee said, speaking through an interpreter. “But in the ’80s, there was a lot of control of information and people were trying to benefit from fake information and misinformation. I think that still exists now in 2022. Still there are groups that try to benefit from these controls of information and propaganda. “We now live in a global world that’s connected,” he adds. “We don’t have any silos between us. If there’s a problem or issue, we have to all work on it to overcome it.” Lee is often asked how his life has changed since “Squid Game” by Western journalists who might be less familiar with his nearly three decades as a top star in Korea in films like “An Affair,” “New World” and “The Housemaid.” Lee laughs. “It’s natural because a lot of people in the West might not have known me before ‘Squid Game.'" That's changing rapidly, though. Lee will return for season two of “Squid Game,” which the series' creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently said should be expected in 2023 or 2024. The first season already led to Lee becoming the first Asian actor win the Screen Actors Guild Award for best male performer. Lee was so surprised — aside from considering himself an underdog, he’s a big “Succession” fan — that he never managed to pull out the speech he had written in his pocket. “It still,” Lee says smiling and shaking his head, “seems like a dream to me.”
Walking the red carpet at Cannes, Shuvoo skims the zenith
Walking on the glamorous and prestigious red carpet of the 75th Cannes Film festival was like the utmost fulfillment of life, said popularBangladeshi actor Arifin Shuvoo. The Dhallywood actor walked on the red carpet dressed in a white tuxedo by Dapper Bespoke on the fourth day of the festival Saturday. After his glamorous appearance at the red carpet, the actor told Bangladeshi journalists, “It was like touching something out of a dream. I am grateful to my fans, audience, director and producer for bringing me this far. I’ll try to maintain the trust they have shown in me.” Also read: Trailer of "Mujib --The Making of a Nation" is out at Cannes festival On May 19, the trailer of ‘Mujib– The Making of a Nation’ was released at the festival's commercial counterpart Marché du Film (Film Market). Shyam Benegal, director of the Bangabandhu biopic, said the film is currently going through a long VFX process while updating the media. 'Mujib: The making of a Nation' is slated to release in September this year. Also read: Trailer of Shyam Benegal's 'Mujib - The Making of a Nation' premiered at Cannes Arifin has played the role of Bangabandhu in the film while Nusrat Imroz Tisha plays Sheikh Fazilatunnesa (Renu). The film is co-produced by the Bangladesh and India governments.
Trailer of Shyam Benegal's 'Mujib - The Making of a Nation' premiered at Cannes
The much-anticipated trailer of the biopic on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's life titled 'Mujib - The Making of a Nation', premiered on the third day of the 75th edition of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival's Marche du Film section in the south of France. The 99-second trailer of the biopic, a joint venture between Bangladesh and India directed by the acclaimed Indian director Shyam Benegal, was premiered at the Indian pavilion at 6pm local time. The trailer launching ceremony was joined by Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Indian Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, Bangladesh Ambassador to France Khondker M Talha, Bangladesh Film Development Corporation Managing Director Nuzhat Yeasmin and others, alongside lead actors of the film Arifin Shuvoo and Nusrat Imrose Tisha. In his speech, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said, "The film 'Mujib' depicts the glorious life of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his victorious struggle for the nation and his absolute self-sacrifice." The film also stars Nusraat Faria Mazhar as Sheikh Hasina, and Riaz Ahmed as Tajuddin Ahmed among others. 'Mujib: The making of a Nation' is slated to release in September this year. Also read: World premiere of ‘Mujib Amar Pita’ held
Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes
Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d'Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cannes pulled out all the stops to fete the 59-year-old star, paying tribute to Cruise with not just a rare interview on stage and a red-carpet premiere featuring a flyby of jets trailing colored smoke, but with the unexpected presentation of an honorary Palme d'Or. Festival president Pierre Lescure announced the award — about 15 honorary Palmes have been given before — on stage just before the screening was to begin. Cruise clutched Cannes' top prize while the audience gave the actor a standing ovation. Also read:Cannes Film Festival opens with Zelenskyy video address Cruise brought a palpable buzz to the Croisette, where throngs gathered around the Palais des Festivals shouting “Tom!” to try to get a glimpse of the 59-year-old star. “Great Balls of Fire” blared on the carpet. Cruise hadn't been to the festival in three decades. But with plenty of media disruption challenging the theatrical experience, Cannes and Cruise exuded the vibe of long-last pals. “He is devoted to cinema,” declared artistic director Thierry Fremaux. Cruise's enthusiastic welcome smacked in some ways of an action hero's reception, here to save the day. “I make movies for the big screen,” Cruise said to applause in an interview on stage at Cannes' Debussy Theatre. The European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, brought out what's likely to be among the most star-studded red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival, which opened Tuesday and runs through May 28. Among those in attendance were Viola Davis, Dakota Fanning, Omar Sy and Eva Longoria — along with “Top Gun: Maverick" stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Glen Powell. While Cruise arrived by helicopter at the film's San Diego premiere aboard an aircraft carrier, he came to the Cannes premiere more traditionally, with the film's cast and filmmakers in a cavalcade of cars. Cruise paused for several minutes to sign autographs and take pictures with fans lined up across the street from the red carpet. Before that, the festival honored Cruise with a tribute that consisted of a career-spanning video montage, after which Cruise spoke about his dedication to filmmaking in an interview that stayed away from any personal questions. Instead, he responded to prodding from interviewer Didier Allouch about why, Monsieur Cruise, do you take such risks doing your own stunts? “No one asked Gene Kelly ‘Why do you dance?’” answered Cruise. The Cannes stopover for “Top Gun: Maverick” is part of a worldwide tour for the film ahead of its May 27th launch in theaters. It has already touched down at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and premiered in San Diego. Paramount Pictures delayed its release two years during the pandemic, a move that appears to be paying off with glowing reviews and box-office expectations that “Top Gun: Maverick” will easily mark Cruise's biggest opening weekend ever. Asked if he was ever tempted to steer the film to a streaming service, Cruise replied emphatically. “No, that’s not going to happen ever," responded Cruise to loud applause. “That was never going to happen.” Also read:Rodrigo, Drake, Ye early winners at Billboard Music Awards Cruise spent the majority of the conversation explaining his extreme dedication to the craft of moviemaking, how from an early age he dug into every element of film productions and analyzed how particular modes of acting worked best on the big screen. Shooting the 1981 film “Taps,” with George C. Scott, he returned to it again and again as a formative experience. “Please," Cruise said he thought at the time, "if I could just do this for the rest of my life, I will never take it for granted.”
Cannes 2022 to feature vibrant presence of Bangladeshi stars
The 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival commences on Tuesday, and several Bangladeshi film actors are attending the prestigious event representing different projects. The much-awaited trailer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's biopic ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ will be premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The 90-second trailer of the Bangladesh-India co-production will be screened at the Indian Pavilion on the third day (May 19) of the festival. Read: Arefin Shuvo to attend Cannes Film Festival Tuesday To be present on the occasion, Arifin Shuvoo who played the title character of Bangabandhu in the film ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who played the role of Bangabandhu's wife Renu (Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib), flew to France yesterday, and they will be joined by bInformation and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the festival. Tisha’s husband and acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is also scheduled to join the festival; however, to babysit their daughter Ilham and not to take part in the 2022 Cannes as a filmmaker. On Sunday, Bangladeshi actor-producer Ananta Jalil and his wife and actress Afia Nusrat Barsha reached France to take part in this year's Cannes Film Festival. They will showcase the trailers of their upcoming films ‘Din-The Day’ and ‘Netri-The Leader’ and meet producers and journalists from different countries, the couple said in a video message posted from Ananta’s Facebook page. Meanwhile, as every year, seven films from the top seven festivals of the world have been selected for the ‘Fantastic Seven’ event of the Marche du Film segment, highlighting the young talents representing a certain genre, and this year, young Bangladeshi filmmaker Nuhash Humayun's short film 'Moshari' has been selected for this event. Recently, the film has won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Atlanta Film Festival (ALTFF) 2022, one of the few Academy Award-qualifying festivals in the world. Nuhash is going to join the festival online as he has been unable to attend the Cannes festival due to his pre scheduled work engagements. Read: ‘Moshari’ wins Atlanta Film Festival Jury Award Bidhan Rebeiro, a Bangladeshi film critic and writer, has been selected to serve on the International Federation of Film Critics' jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. Invited as the third-ever Bangladeshi cinema critic to be selected as a member of the Fipresci jury, Rebeiro will walk the red carpet at this year's event and will be present at the festival on May 19. At the 74th edition of this prestigious film festival last year, Abdullah Mohammad Saad directed and Azmeri Haque Badhon starrer ‘Rehana Maryam Noor' was screened as one of the 18 selected participants of its prestigious Un Certain Regard category, receiving standing ovation from the audiences. The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival opened on Tuesday with French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius directed ‘Final Cut’ on Tuesday, and the festival will continue till May 28.
Cannes Film Festival opens with Zelenskyy video address
After a canceled 2020 edition and a scaled back gathering last year, the Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Formally attired stars including Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Bérénice Bejo and “No Time to Die” star Lashana Lynch were among those who streamed down Cannes’ famous red carpet Tuesday for the opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and the premiere of Michel Hazanavicius’ zombie comedy “Final Cut.” Also Read: Arefin Shuvo to attend Cannes film festival Tuesday More star-studded premieres — “Top Gun: Maverick!” “Elvis!” — await over the next 12 days, during which 21 films will vie for the festival’s prestigious top award, the Palme d’Or. But Tuesday’s opening and the carefully choreographed red-carpet parade leading up the steps to the Grand Théâtre Lumiére again restored one of the movies’ grandest pageants after two years of pandemic that have challenged the exalted stature Cannes annually showers on cinema. But the war in Ukraine was in Cannes’ spotlight Tuesday. During the festival’s opening ceremony, Zelenskyy spoke at length about the connection between cinema and reality, referencing films like Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” as not unlike Ukraine’s present circumstances.
Arefin Shuvo to attend Cannes Film Festival Tuesday
Popular film star Arifin Shuvo will leave Dhaka for Cannes on Tuesday to attend the 75th Cannes Film Festival. He will represent the trailer of the movie ‘Mujib’, based on the biography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In his reaction to the festival, Arifin Shuvo said, “It is very pleasant to me as I am going to Cannes for the first time. It feels to me like dream. I have got the chance to attend the festival. This is a big honour for me. I am grateful to my fans as everything has become possible for them. My love to them.” Cannes Film Festival will start on Tuesday (May 17). Actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha, who acted in the role of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the ‘Mujib’ film, and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud might also go to the Cannes. Besides, the Indian information minister along with some team members of the film will also present. Mujib, film is co-produced by Bangladesh and India and directed by Shyam Benegal. It stars Arifin Shuvo leads the role of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Also read: World premiere of ‘Mujib Amar Pita’ held
Rehana Maryam Noor screened at Cannes amid standing ovation
Rehana Maryam Noor’, a film directed by Bangladeshi director Abdullah Mohammad Saad, screened at the 74th Cannes Film Festival's prestigious 'Un Certain Regard' section on Wednesday. The screening took place at Bangladeshi time 3:15 pm at the Sal Dubusi Theater in Cane Pale Do Festival building. The film has received 'Standing Ovation' from the audiences. READ: Asia in Cannes: Spotlight on Asian Movies in 74th Cannes Film Festival Director Abdullah Mohammad Saad, actress Azmeri Haque Badhan, Singaporean producer Jeremy Chua, cinematographer Tuhin Tamizul, production designer Ali Afzal Ujjal, sound engineer Shaib Talukder, colorist Chinmoy Roy and executive producer Ehsanul Babu attended the screening on Wednesday at the festival. The second Bangladeshi film ever being showcased in a competitive section of arguably the most prestigious and celebrated film showcase in the world, Rehana Maryam Noor has created buzz among the movie lovers and critics all over the world. A large number of audiences were spotted outside the festival venue, cued to enter the screening, according to the local media. Read Best Movies Preview: The Anticipation on the Run for Cannes Film Festival 2021 There will be a total of three screenings of the movie at the festival. Both of the screenings will take place tomorrow, July 8 at 12:30 pm and 2 pm (Bangladeshi time) at the festival. It is of course the first from Bangladesh to be chosen for Un Certain Regard, which translates to 'From Another Angle' in French, and features films that stand out for their unusual styles and often non-traditional storytelling. Previously, late Tareque Masud-directed Matir Moina (2002) was the first Bangladeshi entry to be screened in competition at the festival, coming away with a prestigious FIPRESCI award. Read Cannes Film Festival 2021: Movies and Filmmakers under the Limelight The second directorial venture by talented filmmaker Abdullah Mohammad Saad, 'Rehana Maryam Noor's storyline narrates the tale of the eponymous private medical college teacher who becomes the witness to an unexpected incident while leaving the college one day. Being awestruck with the incident, Noor starts to protest against the incident and the system, as the story moves forward. The ensemble cast of the film features prominent actors including Saberi Alam, Azmeri Haque Badhan, Afia Zahin, Kazi Sami Hasan, Afia Tabassum, Yasir Al Haque and more, in the major roles. READ: Rehana Maryam Noor: The Bangladeshi Film in the prestigious list of Cannes Alongside Un Certain Regard, other segments of this year's festival are 'In Competition', 'Out of Competition', 'Midnight Screenings', 'Cannes Premiere' and 'Special Screenings'. Officially began yesterday as the first offline film festival during the pandemic era, this year's festival is scheduled to take place from July 6 to 17 in Cannes, France.
Cannes Film Festival 2021: Movies and Filmmakers under the Limelight
The curtain of Cannes Film Festival 2021 is finally going to unveil on July 7 at the Palais De Festival Center in Cannes of France. It will continue till its grand finale on July 17 when the winner of Palm d’Or will be announced. After its founding in 1946, Cannes Film Festival has been recognizing films of new styles around the world every year. Pierre Lescure, the French journalist and TV executive elected as president in 2014, is remaining as the president. Thierry Fremaux, who became the general delegate of the festival in 2007, is coordinating the entire event. Movies Lineup in Cannes Film Festival 2021 Official Selection In Competition 1. Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ 2. Ildiko Enyedi’s ‘The Story of My Wife’ 3. Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Benedetta’ 4. Mia Hanse’s ‘Bergman Island’ 5. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Drive My Car’ 6. Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’ 7. Nadav Lapid’s ‘Ahed's Knee’ 8. Nabil Ayouch’s ‘Casablanca Beats’ 9. Juho Kuosmanen’s ‘Compartment No 6’ 10. Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy’s final part ‘The Worst Person in the World’ 11. Catherine Corsini’s ‘The Divide’ 12. Joachim Lafosse’s ‘The Restless Ones’ 13. Jacques Audiard’s ‘Paris' 13th District’ 14. Saleh Haroun’s ‘Lingui’ 15. Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Memoria’ 16. Justin Kurzel’s ‘Nitram’ 17. Bruno Dumont’s ‘France’ 18. Kirill Serebrennikov’s ‘Petrov's Flu’ 19. Sean Baker’s ‘Red Rocket’ 20. Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ 21. Julia Ducournau’s ‘Titan’ 22. Nanni Moretti’s ‘Three Floors’ 23. Francois Ozon’s ‘Everything Went Well’ 24. Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Read Greatest Love Stories in Celluloid: Hollywood’s Best Romantic Movies of All Time Un Certain Regard 1. Arthur Harari’s ‘Onoda’ 2. C.B Yi’s ‘Money Boys’ 3. Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’ 4. Gessica Geneus’s ‘Freda’ 5. Alexey German Jr.’s ‘House Arrest’ 6. Hafsia Herzi’s ‘Bonne Mere’ 7. Tatiana Huezo’s ‘Prayers for the Stolen’ 8. Valdimar Johannsson’s ‘Lamb’ 9. Semih Kaplanoglu’s ‘Commitment Hasan’ 10. Kogonada’s ‘After Yang’ 11. Eran Kolirin’s ‘Let There Be Morning’ 12. Kira Kovalenko’s ‘Unclenching The Fists’ 13. Youhann Manca’s ‘La Traviata, My Brothers And I’ 14. Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova’s ‘Women Do Cry’ 15. Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ 16. Sebastian Meise’s ‘Great Freedom’ 17. Teodora Ana Mihai’s ‘La Civil’ 18. Na Jiazuo’s ‘Gaey Wa'r’ 19. Eskil Vogt’s ‘The Innocents’ 20. Laura Wandel’s ‘Playground’ Read Suman Ghosh’s Film Searching for Happiness is to Feature in London Indian Film Festival 2021 Out of Competition 1. Nicholus Bedos’s ‘OSS 117: From Africa with Love’ 2. Emmanuelle Bercot’s ‘Peaceful’ 3. Ani Folman’s ‘Where is Anne Frank’ 4. Han Jae-rim’s ‘Emergency Declaration’ 5. Todd Haynes’s ‘The Velvet Underground’ 6. Cedric Jimenez’s ‘Bac Nord’ 7. Valérie Lemercier’s ‘Aline, The Voice Of Love’ 8. Tom McCarthy’s ‘Stillwater’ Read Rehana Maryam Noor: The Bangladeshi Film in the prestigious list of Cannes Cinema De La Plage 1. Justin Lin’s ‘Fast and Furious 9’ Midnight Screening 1. Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s ‘Bloody Oranges’ 2. Audrey Estrougo’s ‘Supremes’ 3. Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu’s ‘Tralala’ Cannes Premier 1. Mathieu Amalric’s ‘Hold Me Tight’ 2. Andrea Arnold’s ‘Cow’ 3. Marco Bellocchio’s ‘Marx Can Wait’ 4. Samuel Benchetrit’s ‘Love Songs For Tough Guys’ 5. Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘Deception’ 6. Charlotte Gainsbourg’s ‘Jane’ by Charlotte 7. Hong Sang-soo’s ‘In Front Of Your Face’ 8. Eva Husson’s ‘Mothering Sunday’ 9. Kornel Mundruczo’s ‘Evolution’ 10. Gaspar Noe’s ‘Vortex’ 11. Ting Poo and Leo Scott’s ‘Val’ 12. Oliver Stone’s documentary JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass Read Female filmmakers of Bangladesh have made their mark in the industry Special Screening 1. Karim Ainouz’s ‘Mariner of the Mountains’ 2. Shlomi Elkabetz’s ‘Black Notebooks I and II’ 3. Nadav Lapid’s ‘The Star’ 4. Sergei Loznitsa’s ‘Babi Yar. Context’ 5. Noemi Merlant’s ‘Mi Iubita Mon Amour’ 6. Andrew Muscato’s ‘New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization’ 7. Maxim Roy’s ‘The Heroics’ 8. Wen Shipei’s ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ 9. Ye Ye’s ‘H6’ 10. Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘The Year of the Everlasting Storm’ 11. Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: A New Generation Read Top 10 English Comedy Movies released in 2021 Cinema for the Climate 1. Marie Amiguet’s ‘Velvet Queen’ 2. Cyril Dion’s ‘Animal’ 3. Louise Garrel’s ‘The Crusade’ 4. Rahul Jain’s ‘Invisible Demons’ 5. Zhao Liang’s ‘I Am So Sorry’ 6. Aissa Maiga’s ‘Above Water’ 7. Flore Vasseur’s ‘Bigger Than Us’ Short Film 1. Marija Apcevska’s ‘North Pole’ 2. Samir Karahoda’s ‘Displaced’ 3. Casper Kjeldsen’s ‘In the Soil’ 4. Mohammadreza Mayghani’s ‘Orthodontics’ 5. Adrian Moyse Dullin’s ‘The Right Words’ 6. Diogo Salgado’s ‘Through the Haze’ 7. Carlos Segundo’s ‘Sideral’ 8. Tang Yi’s ‘All the Crows in the World’ 9. Jasmin Tenucci’s ‘August Sky’ 10. Wu Lang’s ‘Absence’ Read Best Bengali Thriller Movies in 2021 Cinefondation 1. Sacha Amaral’s ‘Billy Boy’ 2. Carina-Gabriela Dasoveanu’s ‘Love Stories on the Move’ 3. Theo Degen’s ‘The Salamander Child’ 4. Natalia Durszewicz’s ‘Beasts among Us’ 5. Huang Menglu’s ‘The Cat from the Deep Sea’ 6. Lina Kalcheva’s ‘Other Half’ 7. Mya Kaplan Habikur’s ‘Night Visit’ 8. Auden Lincoln-Vogel’s ‘Bill and Joe Go Duck Hunting’ 9. Aleksandra Odic’s ‘Frida’ 10. Anna Podskalska’s ‘Red Shoes’ 11. Gonzalo Quincoces’s ‘The Fall of the Swift’ 12. Rodrigo Ribeyro’s ‘Cantareira’ 13. Oliver Rudolf’s ‘Fonica M-120’ 14. Oskar Kristinn Viginsson’s ‘Free Men’ 15. Adele Vincenti-Crasson’s ‘King Max’ 16. Lukas Von Berg’s ‘Saint Android’ 17. Yoon Daewoen’s ‘Cicada’ Read Free Online Movies: Best Netflix Alternatives for Streaming Movies in 2021 Cannes Classic 1. Marcel Camus’s ‘Black Orpheus’ of 1959 2. Vojtech Jasny’s ‘The Cassandra Cat’ of 1963 3. Henri Duparc’s ‘Dancing in the Dust’ of 1989 4. Philippe de Broca’s ‘Dear Louise’ of 1972 5. Masahiro Shinoda’s ‘Demon Pond’ of 1979 6. Marta Meszaros’s ‘Diary for My Children’ of 1983 7. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘The Double Life of Veronique’ of 1991 8. Orson Welles’s ‘F for Fake’ of 1973 9. Roberto Rossellini’s ‘The Flowers of St. Francis’ of 1950 10. Zdravko Velimirovic’s ‘The Fourteenth Day’ of 1960 11. Peter Wollen’s ‘Friendship’s Death’ of 1987 12. Jacques Doillon’s ‘The Hussy’ of 1978 13. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ‘I Know Where I’m Going’ of 1945 14. Bill Duke’s ‘The Killing Floor’ of 1985 15. Max Ophuls’s ‘Letter from an Unknown Woman’ of 1948 16. Raoul Peck’s ‘Lumumba, Death of a Prophet’ of 1990 17. Kinuyo Tanaka’s ‘The Moon Has Risen’ of 1955 18. David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ of 2001 19. Oscar Micheaux’s ‘Murder in Harlem’ of 1935 20. Gilles Grangier’s ‘Not Delivered’ of 1957 21. Ana Mariscal’s ‘The Path’ of 1958 22. Pietro Germi’s ‘Path of Hope’ of 1950 23. Tengiz Abuladze’s ‘Repentance’ of 1987 24. Alain Resnais’s ‘The War Is Over’ of 1966 Read Best Iranian Movies 2021 to Watch during Ramadan Fasting Latest Documentary 25. Yves Jeuland’s ‘All About Yves Montand’ 26. Javier Espada’s ‘Bunuel, A Surrealist Filmmaker’ 27. Andre Bonzel’s ‘Flickering Ghosts of Love Gone’ 28. Francesco Zippel’s ‘Oscar Micheaux - The Superhero of Blck Filmmaking’ 29. Pascal-Alex Vincent’s ‘Satoshi Kon: The Dream Machine’ 30. Mark Cousins’ ‘The Storms of Jeremy Thomas’ 31. Mark Cousins’ ‘The Story of Film: A New Generation’ Parallel Sections International Critics’ Week Feature Films 1. Simon Mesa Soto’s ‘Amparo’ 2. Omar El Zohairy’s ‘Feathers’ 3. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s ‘The Gravedigger’s wife’ 4. Clara Roquet’s ‘Libertad’ 5. Elie Grappe’s ‘Olga’ 6. Laura Samani’s ‘Small Body’ 7. Julie Lecoustre & Emmanuel Marre’s ‘Zero F*cks Given’ Read 10 Best Adventure Movies Released in 2021 Short Films 1. Manolis Mavris’s ‘Brutalia, Days of Labour’ 2. Zou Jing’s ‘Lili Alone’ 3. Hao Zhao & Yeung Tung’s ‘An Invitation’ 4. Nicolai G.H. Johansen’s ‘Inherent’ 5. Andrei Epure’s ‘Intercom 15’ 6. Elinor Nechemya’s ‘If It Ain’t Broke’ 7. Marie Larrive’s ‘Noir-Soleil’ 8. Ian Barling’s ‘Safe’ 9. Jimmy Laporal-Tresor’s ‘Soldat Noir’ 10. Jela Hasler’s ‘On Solid Ground’ Special Screenings 1. Constance Meyer’s ‘Robust’ 2. Vincent Le Port’s ‘Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer’ 3. Samuel Theis’ ‘Softie’ 4. Sandrine Kiberlain’s ‘A Radiant Girl’ 5. Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s ‘Anais in Love’ 6. Leyla Bouzid’s ‘A Story of Love and Desir’ Read Superstar Aamir Khan, filmmaker wife announce divorce Films for Invitations 1. Pablo Giles’ ‘Bisho’ 2. Jorge Sistos Moreno’s ‘La Oscuridad’ 3. Indra Villasennor Amador’s ‘Pinky Promise’ 4. Mariano Renteriia Garnica’s ‘A face covered with kisses’ Directors Fortnight Feature films 1. Jonas Carpignano’s ‘A Chiara’ 2. Payal Kapadia’s ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ 3. Clio Barnard’s ‘Ali & Ava’ 4. Nathalie Alvarez Mesen’s ‘Clara Sola’ 5. Yassine Qnia’s ‘A Brighter Tomorrow’ 6. Miguel Gomes’ ‘The Tsugua Diaries’ 7. Manuel Nieto Zas’ ‘The Employer and the Employee’ 8. Anais Volpe’s ‘The Braves’ 9. Haider Rashid’s ‘Europa’ 10. Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘Futura’ 11. Radu Muntean’s ‘Intregalde’ 12. Panah Panahi’s ‘Hit The Road’ 13. Vincent Mael Cardona’s ‘Magnetic Beats’ 14. Luana Bajrami’s ‘The Hill where Lionesses Roar’ 15. Anita Rocha da Silveira’s ‘Medusa’ 16. Rachel Lang’s ‘Our Men’ 17. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s ‘Murina’ 18. Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s ‘Neptune Frost’ 19. Emmanuel Carrere’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ 20. Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis’ ‘The Tale of King Crab’ 21. Jean-Gabriel Periot’s ‘Returning to Reims (Fragments)’ 22. Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir Part II’ 23. Shujun Wei’s ‘Ripples of Life’ 24. Ely Dagher’s ‘The Sea Ahead’ Read Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir ‘Will’ in November Special Screenings 1. Frederick Wiseman’s ‘Monrovia, Indiana’ 2. Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir Part I’ Short and Medium Length Movies 1. Eddie Alcazar’s ‘The Vandal’ 2. Andreea Cristina Bortun’s ‘When Night Meets Dawn’ 3. Mathilde Chavanne’s ‘Simone Is Gone’ 4. Diego Marcon’s ‘The Parents’ Room’ 5. Alberto Mielgo’s ‘The Windshield Viper’ 6. Yoriko Mizushiri’s ‘Anxious Body’ 7. Lois Patino and Matias Pineiro’s ‘Sycorax’ 8. Sebastian Schjaer’s ‘The Sidereal Space’ 9. Peter Tscherkassky’s ‘Train Again’ Summing up Like previous years, Cannes Film Festival 2021 will also be filled with the marching sounds of the new brilliant filmmakers. Despite the notion of its bringing the European films as art films, World filmmakers will get some tips to come out of the orthodox films and meet the new film appetite of the cinephiles. Read Bollywood: 'There is no life without you'