Venice Film Festival: 12 Films Likely to Premiere on the Lido
The 79th Venice Film Festival has its work cut out. This year’s Cannes Film Festival set the bar high with a combination of flashy Hollywood blockbusters — Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis — and buzzy art house and independent films, including Ruben Östlund’s socially satiric Palme d’Or Winner Triangle of Sadness, David Cronenberg’s freaky sci-fi dystopia Crimes of the Future, and Park Chan-wook’s mystery masterpiece Decision to Leave.
the Portuguese playwright Tiago Rodrigues will take his succession. © supplied by Franceinfo
Olivier PY makes his deck of director of the Festival of Avignon after nine years at the head of this emblem of culture. Invited this Friday on France Inter, he said he was "sad and melancholy" but "with a feeling of accomplished duty". He describes his successor Tiago Rodrigues as "a man and an artist whom [he] admires". The actor, playwright and prolific director bequeathed to the Portuguese "the most beautiful thing in the world", the Avignon Festival.
"Our festival is the most beautiful thing in the world", estimates Olivier PY who leaves the head of the Avignon Festival #Le69inter Pic.twitter.com/uilpsnevxm
Festival de Deauville 2022. The jury of the 48th edition is unveiled
© Christophe Simon / AFP Arnaud Desplechin, here at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, will also be able to pose on the red carpet of Deauville in September 2022, as president From the jury of the American Cinema Festival. This Thursday, July 21, 2022, the organizers of the Deauville American Cinema Festival (Calvados) unveiled the names of the members of the 48th edition jury, which will take place in early September 2022.
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"you have to give it everything, because it deserves everything, because it is unique, because it is an oasis of meaning", insists Olivier Py, convinced that "it is much more than a list shows ". "It is a community of spirits that meets for three weeks to believe that the world is beautiful, to create tools of combat, commitment, wonder, to create hope," adds-t -he.
The love of the theater "engaged" and "popular"
claiming the terms of theater "engaged" and "solidarity", Olivier Py does not hide his pride of having put in the spotlight of "very numerous Causes ", starting with culture," the first of the causes ", but also education, the rights of LGBT people or those of migrants. "Here and there what is happening in the world always resonates in Avignon," says the director.
Noah Baumbach’s ‘White Noise' to open Venice Film Festival
Director Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” has been selected to open the Venice International Film Festival in August, festival director Alberto Barbera said Monday. Baumbach wrote and directed the film, which looks at the contemporary American family through the lens of a professor, Jack Gladney, and his fourth wife, Babette. Greta Gerwig, who has a child with Baumbach, stars alongside Adam Driver, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy and Jodie Turner-Smith. “It is a great honor to open the 79th Venice Film Festival with ‘White Noise,’” Barbera said.
>> Olivier Py Hired director and defender of the "popular theater" farewell to the Avignon Festival
The now ex-director will have defended a "popular theater" and demand. "We are at this festival for 10 euros, in shorts and flip-flops and we can listen to the greatest poems of humanity," he sums up with passion. "A large part of our audience is not an elite, they are teachers and the teachers are heroes, fortunately we say it at the Avignon Festival," he continues.
A page that turns
after "500 shows, 3,000 curtain lifting", Olivier can come hard to remember a single highlight of his career, as there are, "it's a real kaleidoscope in my Head, "he jokes. "This festival was much more for me than a stage in my career, it was the central passion for my life," he said. "I devoted my life to the public theater, to the theater as a public service, and to the idea that culture must be a public service, so if I have the opportunity to continue, I will continue with great happiness", indicates the Director, concerning his upcoming projects, "a blank page" which he describes as "magnificent".
Olivier PY also promises to return to the Avignon Festival from next year "as a simple spectator". "I will be there, with all the happiness of being there, but without the concerns that make the vicissitudes of the life of a director", he savor, before concluding: "Long life at the festival!"
Laura Poitras’ Nan Goldin Documentary ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ Set for NYFF .
The Oscar-winning "Citizenfour" director's latest will screen as New York Film Festival's Centerpiece selection.The film will weave two narratives, per the synopsis: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic.