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WorldEuropeThe Cannes Film Festival wins the "Palme d'Or". What are the chances of Arab cinema?

The Cannes Film Festival wins the “Palme d’Or”. What are the chances of Arab cinema?

And 21 feature films make up the balance of the jury, chaired by Swedish director Robin Ostlund, who will announce this evening the name of the winner of the Palme d’Or and the other major prizes of the festival.

Attention is strongly drawn to the film “Une histoire de chute”, by French director Justine Teret, which presented the festival audience with a cinematic masterpiece, with an elaborate script on the story of Sandra, Samuel and their visually impaired son, Daniel, who is 11 years old.

The film features a twisted forensic investigation, on a journey to uncover the causes of death of Samuel, who is found dead, leaving open the question of whether he killed or committed suicide.

About the story of this film, which has occupied the festival since its release, British writer and critic Peter Bradshaw tells Sky News Arabia:

This is the favorite film to win the Palme d’Or Justin’s strong script was accompanied by an exceptional performance by the actors. The film focused on the element of suspense in a complex and sad story that was not devoid of comedic moments. If the film doesn’t win the Palme d’Or, it will inevitably snatch one of the most important major awards. Besides the French film, the Italian, Turkish and British cinemas seem to be the most likely to snatch the awards from the festival.

As Swiss critic Igo Brusaburcu told Sky News Arabia:

We saw, during the 76th edition of the Film Festival, the signing of great directors, such as the Italian director Marco Polocchio, who participated in the film “Kidnapped”, and who showed the director’s usual courage to deal with stories sensitive and controversial in Europe, more precisely in Rome. Polochio’s fortune seems amply sufficient, with his film he sent back to the 16th century to expose the practices of the Catholic Church and its excessive power at that time over the reins of government, politicians and even individual religious freedom. people. Not far from the dark area that Polochio brought to light, the British director Jonathan Kleiser takes us with his film “Area of ​​Interest” from new angles from the angle of the stories of the Holocaust, which he premiered in the German language, which caught the eye of critics at the Cannes Film Festival, making the film one of the highest-profile Palme d’Or nominations.

falling leaves

In addition to these works, there is a lot of talk about “Falling Leaves” by Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki, “The Beast” by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, and “Perfect Days” by German Wim Wenders.

In addition to the cinematic masterpiece presented by the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan “On Dry Herbs”.

great competition

About this short list of candidates for the Palme d’Or, American critic David Rooney told Sky News Arabia:

The 76th session saw great competition between great directors, such as Wes Anderson, Polochio, Nani Moritz and Ken Loach, and the presence of these names in a competition is not an easy task for the jury. According to Rooney, the last word will be the most influential story, in light of the participating films presenting distinct topics between history, family issues and thorny questions that revolve around the future of future generations and how to think of today’s generation of young people. people.

Arab cinema

In this corner, Arab cinema reserves its place among the films nominated for the awards, with the film by Tunisian director Kawthar Ben Hania, who presented at the festival a different film entitled “Girls of Intimacy” on the extremist ideas that invade adolescents and the role of the family in the formation of their conscience.

As for the echoes coming from the halls of the Palais des Expositions of the Cannes Film Festival, “Banat Intimité” bears the traits of one of the strongest films presented at the Cannes Film Festival and is also strongly nominated to win the Festival Awards, which is the film “The Zero Club” by Austrian director Jessica Hosner.

It concludes the activities of the 76th session of the world’s largest film festivals, after 12 days which saw the participation of more than 35,000 filmmakers from around the world.

Arab participation in the film market has been distinguished and attracted more than 14,000 participants this year, including producers, directors, filmmakers and distributors from all over the world.

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