The France Télévisions group, new partner of the Cannes Film Festival, will broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies presented by Virginie Efira. launches, from today May 13, a special program around the event.
After a 28-year partnership with Canal+, the Cannes Film Festival has chosen to work with France Télévisions and the Brut digital media for this 75th edition. “The public television group, uniting its channels France 2, France 3, France 5 and Culturebox, and Brut, aimed at young people, with strong coverage abroad, offered us, by joining forces, a perspective unprecedented work“, explained the direction of the Festival last December.
And indeed, the France Télévisions group, with some 600 films broadcast each year between linear and the france.tv platform, and co-producer of around ten works among the French films presented on the Croisette (Tori and Lokita of the Dardenne brothers, Cut by Michel Hazanavicius, Our brothers of Rachid Bouchareb…) went all out for “involve all French people in this great film festival“.
Virginie Efira, who will host the opening and closing ceremonies (May 17 and 28) knows the event well, having presented feature films such as Elle, Le Grand Bain, Victoria Where Benedetta, but also as a spectator. “I followed the festival a lot on televisionshe says, andt I will find myself in the picture I was looking at, much like Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo. Fortunately, it’s not a liner like the Césars, where the ceremony lasts two and a half hours, and I don’t have to dial a personal number, which is good because I’m neither Édouard Baer nor Valérie Lemercier!The actress continues:Cinema is political. It must be a place for understanding the world, a space where we can do, think, collectively. In the current context, troubled, fragile, it is essential that the festival brings its creativity, its density, and the eyes of the filmmakers.”
A tribute to Romy Schneider
With this in mind, France Télévisions has planned a special film program: A man, a woman (Palme d’or 1966) by Claude Lelouch on May 13 on France 5, The good times (2019) by Nicolas Bedos on the 15th on France 2, 125 rue Montmartre (1959) by Gilles Grangier the same day on France 3, Sorry We Missed You (2019) by Ken Loach on the 17th on France 2, Little Peasant (2017) by Hubert Charuel on the 19th on France 3, Mr Hire (1989) by Patrice Leconte on the 20th on France 5… As well as In war (2018) by Stéphane Brizé, in honor of Vincent Lindon, president of the Cannes competition jury.
A tribute will be paid to Romy Schneider on May 20 on France 3, for the 40th anniversary of her disappearance, with a prime time documentary, Romy free womanfollowed by two films, The Old Rifle and The thief (as well as Hell on France.tv). Documentary again with Cannes: palms, scandals and red carpet May 17 at 10:55 p.m. on France 2, which will retrace the history of the event. And especially, Les Effrontées, cinema at fstarmini, a four-part collection on the place of women in the Seventh Art, narrated by Daphné Roulier, offered on May 8 and 15 and in replay, still in the second part of the evening, on France 2.
Finally, news and news magazines for all channels, as well as broadcasts La Grande Librairie, C to you, C tonight, We’re live, Passage des arts, C to say?! and even C Jamy will report on the news of the festival.
Cinephiles will also find their happiness on Arte, which broadcasts, linearly and in replay on Arte.tv, DPain and Glory, Parasite, The Drum, Elle, Mustang, 120 Beats Per Minute, It Must Be Heaven, Uncle Boonmee – The One Who Recalls His Past Lives, Three Memories From My Youth... And Canal + Titanium, Drive my Car, La Fracture, Compartment n°6, Everything went well, Julie (in 12 chapters), Flag Day, Olga, Aline… To make people forget, and it would be a pity, to take the path of the dark rooms!
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Cannes Film Festival: unprecedented device for France Télévisions which invests the Croisette