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Cannes 2015: Love at the movies

22 May, 2015 Posted in: Cannes

Film4 Channel Editor David Cox reports on the closing days of Cannes 2015…

We’re down to the last few days of the festival now, with crowds thinning out and the amount of films still to premiere countable on one hand. It’s at this point that one stops expecting any great surprises – not so much because what’s to come doesn’t hold promise (the festival has a habit of saving the best until almost-last) but because we’ve all lived with the programme …

Top pop moments from Cannes 2015

21 May, 2015 Posted in: Cannes, Cannes, Festivals

Cannes is always a great place to see and hear brilliant pop music, often divorced from its usual context, and 2015 has been no different. Here’s my personal playlist of top pop moments from the Competition and sidebars.

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1. ‘Say You, Say Me’
Miguel Gomes’ epic 6hr+ tapestry of tales, Arabian Nights, playing in Directors’ Fortnight, offers  bounty of musical highlights to choose from, but top of the heap has to be the …

Critics’ Week: Day Seven – Krisha

20 May, 2015 Posted in: Cannes, Cannes, Festivals, Review

Catherine Bray adds to a growing chorus of acclaim for Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha, a feature film backed on Kickstarter to the tune of  $14,260, which went on to win the Grand Jury Award at SXSW…

Krisha (Krisha Fairchild)

Some films are important because they clearly signal in some way the arrival of an important new talent, without necessarily being a film that works independently of its function as a calling card. Krisha is both calling card and a legitimately accomplished …

Crowdfunding at Cannes

20 May, 2015 Posted in: Cannes, Cannes, Festivals

Independent crowdfunding is an increasingly large part of even major festivals like Cannes, with Critics’ Week hit Krisha funded on Kickstarter and around 10% of films at Sundance part-funded via a mixture of different crowd-funded platforms. We asked Miranda Fleming, UK Film & Creative for Indiegogo, formerly head of production at Screen South, about her Cannes experience.

Miranda Fleming

Can you describe a typical day at Cannes for us?

Nights are long in Cannes so meetings tend to start at 10am. It’s …

Youth: first reviews at Cannes

20 May, 2015 Posted in: Cannes, Cannes, Festivals

Early signs indicate that Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano, which premiered in Competition at Cannes this morning is polarizing critics: some love it, some certainly aren’t on board. We are, of course, proud to cherish what we think is a very special film, and we’re honoured to have had a hand in bringing it to the big screen here at Cannes. With that in mind, read on for our pick of the very …