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MEDIA celebrates 20 years with 20 films in Cannes

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MEDIA celebrates 20 years with 20 films in Cannes

In 1991, the European Commission's MEDIA programme was launched to support European film industry and film professionals. This year, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, has chosen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the programme at the very heart of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, which is showcasing a strong contingent of European films in all selections.

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"For the Commission," says Mrs Vassiliou, "this is a significant year, with the MEDIA programme's anniversary. Since its launching, the MEDIA Programme has played an invaluable role in supporting the film industry and I have no doubt that it will continue to do so in the future."

This statement gives the industry a reason to smile, after the rumours earlier this year that the future of the MEDIA programme was in danger. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, eventually launched a statement reassuring the Commission’s commitment to keep supporting the programme.

Twenty films supported by the MEDIA programme are screening this year in Cannes’ several sections:

COMPETITION
The Skin I Live In [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
- Pedro Almodóvar
House of Tolerance [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile
]
- Bertrand Bonello
The Kid with a Bike [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
film profile
]
- Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
Le Havre [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aki Kaurismäki
film profile
]
- Aki Kaurismaki
The Source [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Radu Mihaileanu
We Have a Pope [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile
]
- Nanni Moretti
This Must Be the Place [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
- Paolo Sorrentino
Melancholia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lars von Trier
film profile
]
- Lars Von Trier

CLOSING FILM
Les bien-aimés [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christophe Honoré
film profile
]
- Christophe Honoré

UN CERTAIN REGARD
The Minister [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pierre Schoeller
film profile
]
- Pierre Schoeller

SEANCES SPECIALES
Michel Petrucciani - Michael Radford

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT
The Fairy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
- Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy
Code Blue [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Urszula Antoniak
The Other Side of Sleep [+see also:
trailer
interview: Antonia Campbell-Huges
film profile
]
- Rebecca Daly
The Giants [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile
]
- Bouli Lanners
Play [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
film profile
]
- Ruben Ostlund
Jeanne Captive [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Philippe Ramos
Corpo Celeste [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
- Alice Rohrwacher
Impardonnables [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- André Téchiné

CRITICS’ WEEK
17 Filles [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin

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