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THE CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: A Celebration of Art, Creativity, and Innovation

The 77th edition of the prestigious International Film Festival will take place in Cannes, France from May 14tthrough 25, 2024. This event is reserved for film industry professionals and showcases beauty, magic, and innovation in cinema.

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This year’s Festival poster features a scene from Rhapsody in August, authored by the great Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. In this film, presented Out of Competition in Cannes in 1991, a grandmother who was a victim of the Nagasaki bombing on August 9, 1945, passes on her faith in love and integrity as a bulwark against war to her grandchildren and her American nephew, with tenderness and contemplation. 

In a world which constantly questions otherness, the Festival de Cannes highlights the fact that cinema is a universal sanctuary for expression and sharing, a space for freedom.

As for this year’s lineup, the Opening Film will be Le Deuxième Acte.

Media coverage by Jerome Tripier Mondancin Heart Of Hollywood Magazine from the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

Movies In Competition will include a vast selection, such as Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard, Megalopolis by Francis Ford Coppola, The Shrouds by David Cronenberg, and Oh Canada by Paul Schrader.

Other extraordinary films will be screened Out of Competition. Two of them are Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga by George Miller, and She’s Got No Name by Chan Peter Ho-Sun. 

Special screenings, midnight screenings, and other activities will round out the exciting program at this highly anticipated, star-studded event.

And because now there are works that push the boundaries of storytelling, the Festival will introduce its new Immersive Competition this year.

In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu made history at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with his groundbreaking virtual reality piece, Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), the first immersive work ever presented as an official selection at a major film festival. 

Recognized for his pioneering vision, Iñárritu received a special Academy Award for the project and continues to be a prominent figure in Cannes, where he served as President of the Jury in 2019.

Seven years since that first immersive selection and in line with the Festival’s commitment to exploring new technology, this newly-unveiled Immersive Competition will shine the spotlight on the next generation of artists who are inventing unique narrative-driven experiences which go beyond the traditional, two-dimensional movie screen. They utilize virtual reality, augmented reality, and other cutting-edge tools to transcend conventional storytelling.

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