To see Anatomy of a Fall, by Justine Triet, Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, you will have to wait until August 23, the date of its national release.
The lucky ones who have already reserved their place will be able to see the film at Louxor, in Paris, on June 14. But it is also announced with several other films in competition at the La Rochelle Cinema Festival, which will be held from June 30 to July 9.
The Fortnight of filmmakers everywhere in France
Cinephiles will therefore console themselves with the other Cannes films visible in June on many screens. This is particularly the case for the 29 feature films in La Quinzaine des cinéastes screened for the first time this year in some thirty arthouse theaters in France from June 7 to 18.
From Bordeaux to Lyon, from Marseille to Nantes via Aix-en-Provence, Orléans or Avignon, ten days of previews are scheduled with all or part of the selection to relive the festival close to home. “A way of putting the cinema back at the heart of our action and of reminding us that it is, and must remain, the privileged place of the 7th art”, indicate the persons in charge of this section created in the wake of 1968 by the Society of Directors of films (SRF).
The opportunity to discover, before its release on September 20, The Golden Butterfly Tree, Golden Camera, spiritual and contemplative quest of a young Vietnamese director, Thien An Pham, who was able to seduce the jury of the Camera d’or, whose prize goes to a first feature film. But also The Goldman Trial, an excellent trial film by Cédric Kahn (La Prière) returning to a legal and political affair which fascinated public opinion in the 1970s (in theaters September 27).
Or even The Book of Solutions, the last marvel of comedy cobbled together by Michel Gondry with a hilarious Pierre Niney as freewheeling director. The entire Fortnight selection can also be found at the Forum des images.
The official selection in Luxor
Another section which gives the scoop to young cinematographic creation through first and second films, La Semaine de la critique will see its selection resumed in full at La Cinémathèque française from June 7 to 12 in the presence of the teams. Opening with Ama Gloria by Marie Amachoukeli and special screenings for Vincent Must Die, by Stéphan Castang with Karim Laklou, The Syndrome of Past Loves, Belgians Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni or even Her Father’s Daughter by Erwan Le Duc.
On the international side, the selection offers a film by Bong Joon-ho’s former assistant, Sleep by Jason Yu, Tiger Stripes, a fantastic comedy by Malaysian director Amanda Nell Eu, or Inchallah my son by Jordanian Amjad Al Rasheed.
Finally, the Louxor cinema in Paris will offer special screenings from June 14 to 20 to discover some of the very beautiful films in the official competition, such as Les Herbes secs, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (June 15), L’Enlèvement by Marco Bellocchio (June 17), The Old Oak, by Ken Loach (June 18), Perfect Days, Ecumenical Jury Prize, by Wim Wenders (June 19) or the two documentaries in the running this year Youth, by Wang Bing and Les Filles d’ Olfa, by Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania (June 18). On your reservations!