The Cannes Festival should have taken place from 12 to 23 May on the Croisette, but the health crisis will have been right for him. Traditionally accompanying the event with numerous programs, the television and radio channels are redoubling their efforts to satisfy the thirst of 7e art of moviegoers. The cross made his choice.
►A documentary : Cannes 39: The festival will not take place
Recently broadcast on France 5, this rather well-made historical documentary looks back at the history of the very first edition of the Cannes Festival, scheduled for September 1939, and canceled due to the declaration of war. Where we learn in particular that its creation is a response to the political manipulation of the Venice Film Festival by the fascist and Nazi regimes …
►A musical stroll: Small and big stories from the Cannes Festival
On France Musique, “Ciné Tempo” offers three weekly programs concocted by Thierry Jousse from music from award-winning films (or not) in Cannes, heady tunes by Nino Rota for The good life by Fellini, to those more insidious by Jung Jae-il, composer of the soundtrack of Parasite, from Bong Joon Hoo, Palme d’Or last year. All this accompanied by tasty anecdotes linked to the history of the festival.
► Cannes short films on Short Format
The specialized site distributes two to three short films awarded or selected on the Croisette, grouping them by section in Cannes. We notably find the dizzying short film by Timothy Reckart, Head over heels, the story of an old couple who live under the same roof, but according to the laws of reverse gravity …
►Cannes American on OCS
The Orange chain offers a selection of ten films from across the Atlantic that went through the festival, starting with Once upon a time… in Hollywood, but also independent films like le solair Florida Project, by Sean Baker, or the tragicomic Thunder Road, by Jim Cummings.
►The Directors’ Fortnight in the spotlight on France.tv
From Friday 15 May and for three months, France Télévisions will put online free of charge 21 films from the last thirty directors’ fortnights, a parallel selection intended to make known little or unknown filmmakers. The most recent is none other than My zucchini life, animated feature by Claude Barras and story of friendship, touching and funny, between kids spoiled by life who invent a new family in their foster home.
►Ruben Ostlund evening on Arte
Until May 27, the Franco-German channel offers no less than thirty films selected at Cannes, and in particular, Monday, May 18, an evening devoted to Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of The square, followed by a documentary on this social satire that won the Palme d’or in 2017. Three other feature films, including the chilling one Snow Therapy, and two short films from Ostlund are also available online.
► Cannes 2019 on Canal +
The prize goes to Canal +, which broadcasts six films from the 2019 selection during the night of Wednesday, May 20, including five award-winning works: Pain and glory, by Pedro Almodovar, Young Ahmed, of the Dardenne brothers, Portrait of the girl on fire, by Céline Sciamma, and of course Parasite, by Bong Joon Ho. The Korean filmmaker is also the subject of a cycle on the encrypted channel during the week of May 25 to 29, with four other of his films, including Memories of Murder, and an original documentary.