Eight must-see documentaries to watch on BrutX before the Cannes Film Festival

“Indianara”, by Aude Chevalier-Beaumel and Marcelo Barbosa, presented at the Festival de l’Acid Cannes 2019

BrutX invites itself to Cannes. On the occasion of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the streaming platform highlights 8 documentaries that have made history in the history of the Festival. Most have been presented at the Festival de l’Acid, the Independent Cinema Association for its Diffusion, in recent years. Politically committed films, which show the world as it is, without embellishing it. From the LGBTQ + populations in Brazil, now in danger since the election of Bolsonaro, to the city of Clichy-Montfermeil, birthplace of director Ladj Ly, founder of Kourtrajmé, the program is vast. The documentaries are powerful and free, just like the characters whose journey they retrace: from the American actor Steve McQueen, a great fan of car racing, to Cassandro, a Mexican gay wrestler. The films depict harsh realities, from drug trafficking between China and Korea, to the difficulties encountered by idle Sicilian youth, but emotion is also present, with the wanderings of JR and Agnès Varda in the villages of France. .

BrutX also provides a selection of 10 short films, the first steps of young directors like Lola Quivoron, Martin Jauva and Emmanuelle Nicot, who are selected at Cannes this year as part of the selection of their latest films. A rich and diverse selection that will be accessible from May 17 on the platform. Something to delight moviegoers.

The complete selection:

Documentaries:

Indianaraby Aude Chevalier-Beaumel and Marcelo Barbosa, presented at the Festival de l’Acid Cannes 2019

Madame B. Story of a North Korean womanby Jero Yun, presented at the 2016 Acid Festival

Il Mio Corpo, of Michele Pennetta, presented at the 2020 Acid Festival

Cassandro the exotico! of Marie Losier presented at the Acid Festival 2018

365 days in Clichy-Montfermeilby Ladj Ly, director of Miserables : Jury Prize in 2019

Village facesby Agnès Varda and the artist JR, Presented in the Official Selection – Out of Competition Cannes 2017

Steve McQueen: the man & the mans, by John McKenna, Gabriel Clarke Cannes Classics 2015

Fahrenheit 9/11, of Michael Moore, Palme d’Or in 2004

Short films :

What misery !, new film by Kourtrajmé presented at the Short Film Corner.

Weightlifter, of Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. The director is in selection with his first feature film Pamfir at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Broeders, by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah. The directors will be in Midnight Session with their feature film rebel.

In the distance Baltimore, of Lola Quivoron. The director is selected with her first feature film Rodeo Un Certain Regard category.

In the snatch, of Emmanuelle Nicot. The director is in selection with her first feature film Dalva at Critics’ Week.

Niagara, of Chie Hayakawa. The director in selection with her first feature film Map 75 in the Un Certain Regard category

Olla, by Ariane Labed. The director is a member of the Critics’ Week jury. His first and only short film Olla was presented in 2019 at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

Sunday meal, by Céline DevauxThis short is selected in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The director is selected for her feature film Everybody loves Joan at Critics’ Week.

Feed the Swans, by Christophe Idealthe Grand Prix Nikon 2022 is presented at the Short Film Corner.

Content available from May 17 on the BrutX platform.

“Visages villages”, by Agnès Varda and the artist JR, Presented in the Official Selection – Out of Competition Cannes 2017

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Eight must-see documentaries to watch on BrutX before the Cannes Film Festival