The “so FIF” information
Thursday, May 26. The fatigue is still there, as is the heat. The one who had a heatstroke this Thursday afternoon was SCH, the Marseille rapper, while he was giving a concert on the roof of the casino.
A T-shirt under a jacket was probably not the idea of the century. “I have a runny forehead, friends, it’s hot, it’s incredible”launched the artist.
Other news of the day: the closing film will be the work awarded a Palme d’Or. Suffice to say that the bets are going well in the queues of the sessions.
Speaking of train, or rather plane, “Top Gun: Maverick” flies away at the box office. Presented in preview on May 18, the film made a very big start by totaling 320,000 admissions on Wednesday, including 120,000 in previews on Tuesday evening in 800 theaters in France. Successful takeoff!
The movie of the day
Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu returns to Cannes for his film “The Good Stars”, four years after his Palme d’Or, “A Family Affair”.
In this new feature film, he tells the story of a young woman who abandons her baby. He is illegally picked up by two men, determined to find him a new family for money. During an unusual and unexpected journey across the country, the destiny of those who meet this child will be profoundly changed.
sentence of the day
“Baz Luhrmann convinced me, when I met him, to play Colonel Parker. I said yes and asked what he looked like, Baz showed me a picture and I said ‘Oh my god why I accepted?'”
Tom Hanks, who plays Elvis’ manager in Luhrmann’s biopic, humorously told a press conference how he got into the project. He thought Colonel Parker was tall and lean.
The impresario was almost 150 kilos, bald with a strong Dutch accent (he was born in the Netherlands). Makeup and prostheses allow the actor of “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump” to look like him.
The good plan of the day
As every year, the town hall of Cannes offers tickets to Cannes residents so that they can attend the screening of the winning film.
Tickets will be collected on Saturday May 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Point Festival in the town hall. Three screenings are offered: Sunday May 29 at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (screening times may vary depending on the duration of the award-winning film).
Do not forget your proof of address in Cannes, nor your identity document. First come, first served!
After the very noticed “The law of Tehran”, the Iranian director Saeed Roustaee arrives in Cannes with “Leïla and her brothers”, a river film of almost three hours.
Here, it is about an Iranian family at the edge of the precipice. Esmail, the head of the family despised by his clan, dreams of taking the lead. A role for which he will have to pay a certain amount of money.
A substantial woolen stocking that her children, Leïla and her four brothers, arms broken by life, would like to keep to buy a store.
The dilemma arises: let the father become the boss to flatter his pride or take this money to ensure a less gloomy future.
Alongside this portrait of an ordinary family, Roustaee masterfully depicts the situation of poor families, the patriarchal influence in which one “learn to have convictions, not to think”according to Leïla and ambiguous sibling relationships.
A family lost between tradition, modernity and the blows of Trafalgar. If we were a player, we would tell you that “Leila and her brothers” will be on the list of winners of this 75th Festival. If we were an adventurer, we would say “Palme d’Or, direct”. And we love adventure.
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Cannes 2022: film, good plan, sentence of the day … We rewind the day of Thursday, May 26