As the Marketing Communications Manager for Entertainment Imaging based in France, I’m proud to have a front-row seat at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival recognizing the artistry and creative passions of the motion picture industry. I will be there with the Kodak team to support our customers and industry partners during the festival. You can meet up with us at the Kodak booth at the Short Film Corner (Cannes Film Market) from Wednesday, May 11, through Friday, May 20, from 9:00am to 6:30pm. I encourage you to visit the www.kodak.com/go/cannes website to find your local Kodak sales representative’s schedule, our schedule of events and all of the exciting news from the festival.
Through the years, Kodak’s involvement in the festival has put the spotlight on many directors who have shot their films on Kodak. This year is no different with the opening night film of Woody Allen's latest feature, Midnight in Paris, which was shot on 35 mm (KODAK VISION3 200T Color Negative Film 5213). Midnight in Paris a romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better and stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates.
Also, Terrence Malik’s The Tree of Life will make it’s much-anticipated worldwide premiere at Cannes and was also shot on Kodak film. The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s and stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. Terrence Malick and Emmanuel Lubezki used a mix of 35 mm film and regular 65 mm to create an impressionistic cinematic experience. In this InCamera interview, Academy Award® nominated Emmanuel Lubezki reveals his collaboration with Malick and how they achieved the look of the film. These films are testament to the fact that directors, producers and cinematographers continue to trust film origination for the highest quality and very best results.
I encourage you to join our Kodak Motion Picture Film Facebook group and follow @KodakShootFilm on Twitter to stay in touch and get the latest news during the Cannes Film Festival.
Marketing Communications Manager
Kodak EI Europe Africa and Middle East Region