The masks have been removed, medical passes are no longer needed, and the world’s leading filmmaker is ready for the party after two years when the pandemic stopped the process.

FILE: Organizers have tried to update their image this year by collaborating with TikTok, which sponsors the Short Film Award, and the new media publication Brut. Photo: facebook.com/festivaldecannes

CANNES, France – The Red Carpet is ready for the opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, the first guest of honor with Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker and the French comedy about zombies.

The masks have been removed, medical passes are no longer needed, and the world’s leading filmmaker is ready for the party after two years when the pandemic stopped the process.

Whitaker, 60-year-old star The last king of Scotland and cult films such as Ghost Dog and a recent television hit Godfather of Harlemwill receive the honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on the Cote d’Azur.

He won an acting award at the festival back in 1988 for his role as jazz legend Charlie Parker in the Clint Eastwood film A bird.

Opening film on Tuesday Final Cutcomedy love letter to filmmaking and Z-list zombie movies from the award-winning team The artist.

Its director Michel Hazanavičius told AFP that it was “a joyous holiday for filmmakers, which I hope will encourage others to participate”.

The 12-day festival will indeed start on Wednesday with the arrival of Tom Cruise – his first trip to the festival in exactly 30 years – for a European launch Top Gun: Maverick.

The sequel, which has long been delayed due to the pandemic, has received warm reviews from critics and gives Cannes the opportunity to honor Cruz, whom festival director Thierry Fremo called “someone who is committed to cinema.”

THE SHADOW OF WAR
As well as a lighter rate out of competition – which also includes the long-awaited rock and roll biopic Base Luhrmann Elvis next week – 21 films claim the main palm tree.

The first will be shown Tchaikovsky’s wife Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, who left his country in March after a controversial lawsuit over embezzlement, according to his supporters, was politically motivated.

The film is unlikely to gain new fans in the Kremlin, given that it is dedicated to the short and tragic marriages of the legendary composer, whom he concluded to disguise his homosexuality – a story that remains taboo for Russian conservatives.

Serebranikov was unable to attend Cannes in two previous nominations due to a lawsuit that barred him from leaving Russia for three years.

This will not be the only reminder of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during the festival.

A special screening will be given to the final film by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius, who was killed in Ukraine last month.

He made a sequel to his famous documentary Mariupol about the conflict in the Ukrainian Donbass, when he was captured and killed by Russian forces, according to Kyiv.

Ukrainian filmmakers are waiting for a special day in the industrial market, and one of the most promising directors, Sergei Loznitsa, will show The natural history of destructionabout the bombing of German cities in World War II.

This year, the jury, which is tasked with choosing the winners, includes Indian superstar Deepika Padukone and Iranian director Asgar Farhadi, a two-time Oscar winner and headed by French actor Vincent Lindane.

Lindane starred in last year’s festival, which received Palme Titaniumthe only time a jury in Cannes watched a woman be enchanted by a car.

It was such a bold and radical choice that thanks to Cannes maintained its supremacy for three quarters of a century, holding its first edition immediately after World War II.

Organizers have tried to update their image this year by collaborating with TikTok, which sponsors the award for short films, and the new media Brut.

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