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REPORT: Cannes 2019

Cineuropa is covering the 72nd Cannes Film Festival live from the Croisette with reviews, interviews and market reports...

REPORT: Cannes 2019
Review: The Traitor

Review: The Traitor

CANNES 2019: With his story of the mafia boss-turned-informant Tommaso Buscetta, Italian director Marco Bellocchio once again raises the bar on his own special brand of social cinema  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Review: Solo

Review: Solo

CANNES 2019: Artemio Benki's feature-length directorial debut is a deep and touching observational documentary about a brilliant Argentinian pianist struggling with mental illness  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | ACID

Lorenzo Mattotti • Director of The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

Interview: Lorenzo Mattotti • Director of The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

"The joy of telling a tale with colours – it’s a form of energy; a love for life"

CANNES 2019: The famous Italian graphic novel author and illustrator, Lorenzo Mattotti, chatted to us about his first full-length animation The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily , unveiled in Cannes  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Un Certain Regard

Review: All About Yves

Review: All About Yves

CANNES 2019: Benoît Forgeard creates a wacky satirical comedy about artificial intelligence, featuring a fridge that takes control of a failing rapper’s life  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Rebecca Zlotowski  • Director of An Easy Girl

Interview: Rebecca Zlotowski • Director of An Easy Girl

“It’s time for women to re-embrace our sexy stereotypes, and play with them with power and pride”

CANNES 2019: We caught up with Rebecca Zlotowski to discuss An Easy Girl, which plays with sexual stereotypes and power games between privileged men and objectified women  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: Oh Mercy!

Review: Oh Mercy!

CANNES 2019: Arnaud Desplechin tackles the genre of the crime thriller against the backdrop of poverty, but struggles to be convincing despite a great performance from Roschdy Zem  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Eduart Makri • Head, Albanian Center of Cinematography

Interview: Eduart Makri • Head, Albanian Center of Cinematography

"In the last four years we have shot 134 movies in Albania"

CANNES 2019: At the Marché du Film, we have discussed with Eduart Makri, head of the Albanian Center of Cinematography, the possibilities of making films in Albania  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Marché du Film

Ira Sachs  • Director of Frankie

Interview: Ira Sachs • Director of Frankie

“I am interested in people being, not acting”

CANNES 2019: We met up with Ira Sachs, the director of Frankie, a French-Portuguese-Belgian-US co-production shown in the main competition  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Competition

Dexter Fletcher  • Director of Rocketman

Interview: Dexter Fletcher • Director of Rocketman

"The musical has that great element which I call the ‘to be or not to be’ moment"

CANNES 2019: We spoke to British helmer Dexter Fletcher about the ins and outs of Rocketman, his Elton John biopic  

23/05 | Cannes 2019 | Out of Competition

I Lost My Body triumphs in the Cannes Critics’ Week

I Lost My Body triumphs in the Cannes Critics’ Week

CANNES 2019: The animated film by France’s Jérémy Clapin has taken home the Grand Prize, while the Rising Star Award has gone to Icelandic actor Ingvar E Sigurðsson for his turn in A White, White Day  

22/05 | Cannes 2019 | Critics’ Week/Awards