6:34 p.m., May 27, 2022
1 – And the Palme d’or is awarded to…
Saturday evening at 8:45 p.m. live on France 2, we will know the winners of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. This year, the jury, chaired by Vincent Lindon, must have struggled to establish a list of winners as there are so many candidates who can claim the various awards.
For a return to a normal edition, the selection has kept all its beautiful promises of cinema: the directors accustomed to the Croisette (Kore-eda, the Dardenne brothers, Ruben Östlund, James Gray) have confirmed their mastery in telling strong stories, but the real good surprises came from the young talents: Tarik Saleh (Cairo Confidential) confirm with Boy from Heaven, Felix Van Groeningen (Alabama Monroe) with The Eight Mountains, Lukas Dhont (Girl) with Close. And Kirill Serebrenikov, with the virtuoso Tchaikovsky’s Wife, would deserve a palm, like the Iranian Ali Abbasi for the fascinating Nights of Mashhad.
Find here all our articles on this edition of the Cannes Film Festival
2 – Jerusalem on security alert
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett finally gave his consent today to the organization of a “flag march” tomorrow outside the Old City on the anniversary of “Jerusalem Day”, which marks the conquest of the eastern part of the city by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six-Day War.
The government and the police, of which 3,000 men will be deployed for the occasion, have authorized the event on condition that the route avoids the proximity of the esplanade of the mosques, even if the demonstration must end at the wailing wall which is below.
The US ambassador has tried to dissuade Israeli authorities from allowing the demonstration to take place in light of the recent outbreak of violence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in which 19 Israeli civilians and 34 Palestinians died in attacks and retaliation. The members of the ruling coalition were themselves divided on the subject; but a majority ended up emerging so that this “march of flags”, considered on the Palestinian side as a provocation, takes place tomorrow as every year.
3 – Johnny Depp-Amber Heard: towards the epilogue of a highly publicized trial
After six weeks, the trial between ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court in Fairfax (Virginia) ends this Friday. The verdict is expected in the coming days.
If the outcome of this trial of domestic violence charges against the backdrop of the MeToo movement is still uncertain, public opinion has already decided. Broadcast live by the CourtTV channel, the hearings were widely commented on, dissected, mocked on social networks, denoting a great weakness in the defense of Amber Heard: on TikTok, the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp totaled 12.4 billion views when support for Amber Heard only gathered 5.8 million – but 1.2 billion for the hashtag #AmberTurd (#AmberMerde)!
Johnny Depp, considering himself defamed after a column published in 2018 in the Washington Post, claims $ 50 million from his ex-wife, who asked for double during his counterattack.
4 – Champions League: Benzema dreams bigger
“The most important match in world football”, as described by Carlo Ancelotti, will be held on Saturday at the Stade de France (9 p.m.). The Real Madrid coach knows what he’s talking about: he holds the record for cumulative Champions League titles (five, including three from the bench). Real-Liverpool, the poster of this final, makes your mouth water: they are two beacons of European football who face each other, crowned respectively 13 and 6 times.
In Madrid, the man to follow will of course be Karim Benzema, 44 goals in 45 matches this season, including 15 in C1. A success would allow him to join Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the competition list (5 victories as a player), but also to strengthen his chances for the next Ballon d’Or, awarded in October.
It is the third time, after the 1981 and 2018 editions, that Merengues and Reds have faced each other at this final stage, for a victory each. Tens of thousands of fans are expected in the capital, which has not seen such an outpouring of supporters since Euro 2016. Some 6,800 police officers, gendarmes and firefighters are mobilized to ensure the security of the match.
5 – Rugby: La Rochelle hopes for a first
Like the respective prize lists, the favors of the prognosis lean clearly to one side. Even if the final of the European Cup is played in France, at the Vélodrome de Marseille (kick-off on Saturday at 5.45 p.m.), La Rochelle will present itself there as a simple outsider. Opposite, Jonathan Sexton’s Leinster displays four stars in the competition and remains on a demonstration against Toulouse (40-17), the defending champion, who has five.
The Maritimes, they remain in search of a first coronation. But they have undoubtedly learned a lot from their narrowly lost final last year. “I am one of the people who thinks that we have to keep knocking on the door, it will open one day”, convinces manager Ronan O’Gara. Find his interview here.
We are delighted: the return of Stranger Things
Eleven and her friends are back! After three years of waiting, the new season of the event series Stranger Things is released today on Netflix. The teenage gang from the fictional town of Hawkins, navigating between reality and the “upside down world”, face a new supernatural threat in these new episodes that promise to be stronger and scarier than past seasons. , according to some of the actors.
Seven episodes are already available while waiting for the second part, broadcast in July. In Paris, 10,000 fans will be able to enjoy a festival dedicated to the series this weekend at the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione with roller-disco and arcade games to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the 1980s.
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Palme d’or in Cannes, Champions League final… The 5 news you will hear about tomorrow