The 68th Cannes International Film Festival Hits the Croisette!
Filmmakers are pouring in from around the world for the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival begins May 15 and runs until May 24, filling the sun-soaked streets by the Mediterranean Sea.
Kodak’s long history with Cannes continues this year, as several of the festival’s films were shot on Kodak, including:
Carol , directed by Todd Haynes with Ed Lachman, ASC taking on cinematography duties, is in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or award. The story takes place in New York in the 1950s where Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), an employee in a Manhattan department store, develops a relationship with Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), a woman trapped in a failing marriage. Carol is one of IndieWire’s 10 Cannes Movies they are “Most Excited to See.” The combination of Haynes storytelling and directing mojo with actresses, along with Lachman’s artistic visuals, should make this a must-see when it hits theaters.
Director Todd Haynes and star Cate Blanchett on the set of CAROL © 2015 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.
Cate Blanchett stars in CAROL © 2015 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.
Son of Saul , also competing for the Palme d’Or, follows Saul Ausländer, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz who is forced to assist Nazis in their extermination efforts. Saul discovers a corpse he believes to be his son, and seeks to rescue the boy’s body from the flames and offer him a proper burial. The film was directed by László Nemes and photographed by Mátyás Erdély. Son of Saul is also on the “Most Excited to See” list by IndieWire.
The 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival kicks off the first week of September, giving moviegoers their first peek at films on the horizon. Over the course of 11 days, 366 films will be shown from 70 different countries. We are proud to say many of these movies were made on Kodak film.
TIFF in known for often revealing early Oscar® favorites, as well as discovering new and innovative talent. Let’s take a look at a few of the productions that are already generating some buzz: