Cannes Film Festival will start with Top Gun, but without forgetting Ukraine

The ukrainian conflict will plan on the 75th Cannes Film Festival which starts next Tuesday with Tom Cruise and his new installment of the mythical top gun.

A contest of stars and glamour, Cannes at the same time lives up to its reputation for committing itself to international news and the author cinema.

For his triumphant return, with thousands of participants and without face masks, the french festival it opens the doors not only to Ukrainian creators, but also to Russian opponents.

The contest announced this Thursday that it will present the film shot by the Lithuanian director Kvedaravicius Blankets in the Ukrainian port city of Mariúpol, where he met his death last April.

Mariupolis 2 (1:45), a film “showing life that continues under the bombs” was added to the official list of films, the statement explained, which also highlighted that this feature film contains “tragic and hopeful images at the same time.”

The girlfriend of Kvedaravicius and the editor managed to put together the film after the death of its creator.

On the other hand a young Ukrainian director, Maksim Nakonechnyipresents Bachennya Metelykaset in the war donbaswhich broke out in 2014 in the pro-Russian territories of eastern Ukraine.

another ukrainian, Sergei Loznitsaalready with a long career behind him, participates for his part with The natural history of destruction.

21 films in competition

Top Gun: Maverickdirected by Joseph Kosinski and presented out of competition, it is the return to the big screen of one of the greatest cinematic successes of the 1980s.

Cruise, who produces the film, returns to play the rebel pilot Peter MitchellAccompanied by Val Kilmer.

In competition for the palm d’or there are 21 movies.

On the Ibero-American side, the selection finally does justice to cinema in Spanish, especially new authors, after last-minute additions.

The Spanish Albert Serraold acquaintance of Cannes (I freed), will once again deliver a portion of his particular vision of auteur cinema with Pacificionplayed by French actor Benoit Magimeland set on a Pacific island.

Serra will compete with the Canadian Cronenberganother Cannes veteran, presenting crimes of the futurea turbulent history of exhibitionism through human organs.

The Belgian Dardenne brothers, with two films crowned with the highest award, maintain their reputation for cinema committed to Tori and Lokita.

And the French director claire denisone of the five women in contention for the palm d’orpresents stars at noona story set in Nicaragua.

the russian Kirill Serebrennikovknown for his positions in favor of the community LGBT+ and who was able to leave his country after problems with the law, competes with a film about the life of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky And his wife.

The American also competes James Gray (armageddon day), or the Iranian Ali Abassi (Border).

New authors from Latin America

In addition to Serra, several feature films from Spain and Latin America participate in other sections, such as Sunday and the fog from Costa Rican Ariel Escalanteincluded in a certain lookor the Chilean Patricio Guzmán, chronicler of the eventful history of his nation, who presents the documentary my imaginary country in a special session.

You can also see the film as bestasset in Galicia, by the Spanish film noir author Rodrigo Sorogoyen (The kingdom).

The rest are almost all new filmmakers, like the Spanish Elena Lopez Riverathat shows Water.

The Colombian Fabián Hernández debuts with A maleyour compatriot Andres Ramirez Pulido with The pack and the Chilean Manuela Martelli with 1976.

All of them will choose the Chamber of Goldwhich awards the best first film of the edition, and whose jury will be chaired this year by the Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.

Other notable films by new authors are dalvaby the young Belgian director emmanuel zicot.

In addition to Tom Cruise, this year on the red carpet is expected to Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett Y Lea Seydoux.

Australian Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge) arouses expectation with Elvisabout the king of Rock And Rollout of competition.

american actor Forest Whitaker (bird), aged 60, will receive the palm d’or honorary.

Presided over by the French actor Vincent Lindonthe jury of this edition will give its verdict on May 28.

Leave a Comment