A little before 7 pm, this Wednesday, the Cannes Film Festival opened its doors. The members of the competition jury,  was right on time, offered their first steps to the red carpet. Will Smith, Agnes Jaoui and then Jessica Chastain or the president of the jury Pedro Almodovar were followed by the clamors of photographers and other curious people to observe the stars.


On the first day of the Cannes Film Festival, which Arnaud Desplechin opens with “Les Fantômes d’Ismaël”, the question of the selection of two films produced by Netflix in competition has quickly returned to the red carpet. Pedro Almodóvar, president of the jury, read a statement to take a firm stand on the Netflix issue, including two films in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival: “I do not think the Palme d’Or can be given to a film Which could not be seen on the big screen, “he said, adding,” New digital platforms must accept and obey existing rules that have already been adopted and respected by existing systems. “  Actor Will Smith said he did not see the problem too much: “I have children of 16, 18 and 24 years at home. They go to the cinema twice a week, and they watch Netflix. There is no real opposition between what they see in theaters and what they see on Netflix. At home, Netflix has only advantages: it allows them to discover movies that they would not have seen otherwise. Friday will be the presentation of the first film Netflix: Okja, from Bong Joon-Ho. On Sunday, it will be the turn of The Meyerowitz Stories, by Noah Baumbach. In other words, even if the jury does not express itself on the subject, we have not finished talking about it again. I will say this welcome to the new world. What he got a kiss from Monica, I am jealous.



Fashion faux pas


And the Jurys for the feature films are:

Pedro Almodóvar: (président du jury)  Director, From Spain

Maren Ade :Screen writer, director,produceur from Germany

Jessica Chastain: Actress , Producer, from USA

Fan Bingbing: actress, producer, from China

Agnès Jaoui : actress, screenwriter, producer, from France

Park Chan-wook: director, screenwriter, producer from South Korea

Paolo Sorrentino: director, screenwriter,  From Italy

Gabriel Yared: composer from France


The jury for Cinéfondation and short films are: 

Cinéfondation here means short film of no more of 60minutes done by student. 

Cristian Mungiu: (President du jury) Director from roumania

Clotilde Hesme: Actress from France

Barry Jenkins: Director from USA

Eric Khoo: Director, Screenwriter from Singapour

Athina Rachel Tsangari: Director from Greece


Caméra d’or

Sandrine Kiberlain (president du jury) actress from France

Patrick Blossier: Head operator From France

Elodie Bouchez: Actress from France

Guillaume Brac: Director and screenwriter from France

Thibault Carterot: Président de M141 film production of Paris from France

Fabien Gaffez: Writer and critic from France

Michel Merkt: Producer from Switzerland
































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2 thoughts on “CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2017

  1. I like Yared and Mungiu 🙂 Fascinating! Thank you for news update!! –Paul

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