How to go watch the films selected for Cannes ?

Cannes as though you were right there. Movie buffs can finally rejoice! You are going to be able to slip in the skin of a Hollywood actress, a film agent worthy of French series Dix pour Cent or a journalist from the New York Times during the entire festival and give your opinion on the film selection.

Scoop: four emblematic cinemas of the capital will be featuring the official selection, live from La Croisette… What will be your choice for the Palme d’Or? Discover the programme without leaving the capital.

The Official Selection at Gaumont Opéra

Top billing: the official selection with all the films in competition for the Palme d'Or, directly from the Palais des Festivals.

Where?

Rendezvous Tuesday evening, the 14th of May, at the Cinéma Gaumont Opéra to follow live the 72nd edition of the festival, the opening speech of Edouard Baer and the projection of the famed “opening film”. This year: "The Dead don't die" by Jim Jarmusch with Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, Tilda Swinton. The rest of the programming is still secret.

Must-see: all the highly awaited films of the selection. Everyone is already speaking of Douleur et Gloire, Sibyl and Les plus années d’une vie.

The exceptional projections of the films in competition at the Festival de Cannes from the 24th to the 26th of May at Gaumont Opéra 2, Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris.

All the info on www.cinemaspathegaumont.com

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Forum des Images

Top billing: La Quinzaine des réalisateurs, the sidekick of the Festival de Cannes, created in 1968 by new wave film directors (Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut). It is dedicated to up and coming young directors… The discovery of the Dardenne Brothers,George Lucas or Spike Lee: that’s them!

Where?At the Forum des Images,which is broadcasting a preview of all the films from the Quinzaine, without exception. Cherry on the cake? The presence of the film director or even the film team at certain projections.

Must-see: The big comeback of Bertrand Bonello with Zombi Child (Saturday, the 1stof June at 8:30pm in the presence of the film director) but also the surprising presence of Zahiain the film Une fille facile by Rebecca Zlotowski (Friday the 31st of May at 9pm in the presence of the film director).

For fans: Robert Pattinson, as a duo with Willem Dafoe for the film The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers (Sunday, the 2nd of June, 9pm).

All the films and encounters with the film directors are programmed at the Forum des Images from the 30th of  May to the 9th of June 2019. 2, Rue du Cinéma, 75001 Paris. All the info on www.forumdesimages.fr

Semaine de la critique at the Cinémathèque française

Top billing: dedicated to the discovery of new talents, la Semaine de la Critique, created by journalists in 1962, only presents first films. The week enabled the revelation of geniuses such as François Ozon,Gaspard Noéor James Franco.

Where? At La Cinémathèque, the temple of cinema.

Must-see: the highly awaited presentation of Heroes don’t die, byAude Léa Rapin, withAdèle Haenel, focusing on the war in Bosnia through different channels (Thursday the 6th of June at 7:30pm).

Also to be noted:Tu mérites un amour, the first feature film with actress Hafsia Herzi, revealed by Franco-Tunisian director Abdelatif Kechiche in an exploration of intimate relations amongst the younger generation (Friday, the 7th of June at 7:30pm).

Semaine de la critique at La Cinémathèque de Paris, from the 5th to the 12th of June 2019.

51, rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris. The entire programme and reservations on www.cinematheque.fr

Un Certain Regard at Reflet Médicis

Top billing: All week long, Reflet Médicis will broadcast all the feature films selected in the category created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob (general delegate of the festival) who highlights more original and daring films than the official selection and rewards directors that are not yet knows.

Where?At Reflet Médicis, the emblematic cinema of the 5th arrondissement in Paris.

Must-see: Chambre 212 by Christophe Honoré, with Chiara Mastroianni and Vincent Lacoste and Les Hirondelles de Kaboul by Zabou Breitman.

Un Certain Regard à Paris at Reflet Médicis, from the 29th of May to the 4th of June 2019. All the films will be presented in their original version with French subtitles.

3, Rue Champollion, 75005 Paris.

Programming on www.lesecransdeparis.fr. Ticketing on www.lesecransdeparis.fr.

Also discover the counter-evening of the Cannes festival.

Jeanne Besse

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