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CANNES 2021

Cinema for the Climate to be showcased at Cannes

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- Founded as an integral part of the Cannes Official Selection, this new ephemeral section of films on the environment includes one fiction and six documentary titles

Cinema for the Climate to be showcased at Cannes
Above Water by Aïssa Maïga

As announced by Thierry Frémaux during his press conference to reveal the Official Selection (see the article and the news), and after several more additions (see the news and the article), the 74th Cannes Film Festival (6-17 July) will offer an ephemeral section of films on the environment. Featuring on the menu are one fiction and six documentary titles: two journeys of activism for youngsters, two tales of catastrophe, news from Africa, and an expedition to the farthest reaches of the world to show off the Earth’s beauty.

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The narrative feature selected is The Crusade [+see also:
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, the third film by actor-director Louis Garrel (following Les Deux Amis [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and A Faithful Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Louis Garrel
film profile
]
), co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière (who passed away in February this year), in which the children take the reins to protect the planet. Garrel himself, Laetitia Casta and Joseph Engel topline the movie.

Standing out among the documentaries are the new film by French director Cyril Dion (six years after the success of Tomorrow [+see also:
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, the documentary that he co-directed with Mélanie Laurent), the film helmed by French documentarian Flore Vasseur and co-produced by Marion Cotillard, and the directorial debut by French-Senegalese actress Aïssa Maïga (The Court [+see also:
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, Il a déjà tes yeux [+see also:
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).

Here is the selection of films included in Cinema for the Climate :

The Crusade [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Louis Garrel (France)
Above Water [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Aïssa Maïga (Niger/France)
Invisible Demons - Rahul Jain (India)
Animal [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Cyril Dion (France)
I Am So Sorry [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Zhao Liang (France/China)
Bigger Than Us [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Flore Vasseur (France)
The Velvet Queen [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Marie Amiguet (France)

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(Translated from French)

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