Down by the Sea: The 67th Cannes International Film Festival

Published on website: May 15, 2014
Categories: The StoryBoard Blog
Nicole Kidman stars in Grace of Monaco (c) StoneAngels David Koskas
Saint Laurent Photo by Carole Bétuel © Mandarin/Europacorp
The Search (c) WILD BUNCH 2014
Jimmys Hall (c) Wild Bunch 2014
LOST RIVER (c) R Bold Films Productions, LLC

The 67th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opened this week and runs through May 25. Kodak has a long history and presence at the Cannes Festival, a tradition which continues with a number of films shot on Kodak making up this year’s program, including the below.

  • Grace of Monaco opened this year’s festival. Directed by Oliver Dahan and photographed by Eric Gautier, AFC, the film stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. The story follows the former Hollywood star’s crisis of marriage and identity during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco.

  • Saint Laurent chronicles 10 years of the life of designer Yves Saint Laurent, beginning at age 30. It sheds light on his genius and on his darker side. Co-produced by EuropaCorp and Mandarin Cinéma, the film reunites cinematographer Josée Deshaies and writer-director Bertrand Bonello.

  • Director Michel Hazanavicius’ The Search was photographed by Guillaume Schiffman, AFC. The two previously collaborated on The Artist. The Search stars Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening and centers around the bond between an NGO worker and a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. The film is a remake of Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar®-winning 1948 film of the same title.

  • Jimmy’s Hall is the story of Jimmy Gralton who built a dance hall in 1921 on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. The movie is directed by Ken Loach and photographed by Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC.

  • Lost River is the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling. The film was photographed by Benoît Debie on 2 perf, 35mm. The film follows a single mother who is swept into a dark underworld and her teenage son who discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

Some additional titles shot on Kodak screening at Cannes include Alice Rohrwacher’s Le Meraviglie, Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, and Asia Argento’s Incompresa, among others.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers whose work was chosen to be part of the legendary Cannes International Film Festival. Bonne chance!