A biopic on Putin and new Miyazaki… The surprising announcements from Cannes

A biopic on Putin and new Miyazaki… The surprising announcements from Cannes
A biopic on Putin and new Miyazaki… The surprising announcements from Cannes

Today’s event: Children better protected on film sets

The presence of a “children manager” will be compulsory from this summer on each shoot employing minors, and will be a condition for receiving public aid, announced the Minister of Culture Rachida Dati during a trip to Cannes. “will be a condition of access to aid from the CNC”, the National Cinematography Center, specified the minister traveling to the Cannes Film Festival. This measure was requested by actress Judith Godrèche.

Sentence of the day:

I always thought that if I stayed in prison for years, I wouldn’t have the strength or the ability to make these films (…) so I have to make them first, and then afterwards, there will always be time to go home and go to jail. »

The Iranian director whose film The seeds of the wild fig tree will be presented in official competition granted an interview from Germany to Guardian in which he recounts his flight from Iran after his sentence to eight years in prison. He did so at the cost of a journey “of several hours, exhausting and extremely dangerous, accompanied by a guide”, which allowed him to cross the mountains and discreetly cross the border on foot, he said. Friday in the British newspaper.

He initially had only a few hours to decide whether to stay in Iran or flee. But the director wanted to be able to “transmit the stories of what is happening in Iran”, and “that is something that I cannot do in prison”, he summarized. After deactivating all his electronic devices, Mohammad Rasoulof hid in various undisclosed locations before receiving papers from the German authorities.

The surprise of the day: new Miyazaki

Four new short films from the animation studio Ghibli, which will receive an honorary Palme d’Or on Monday in Cannes, will be shown on the Croisette, including a mini-sequel to the classic “My Neighbor Totoro”, the organizers announced on Saturday of the Festival. “In an unprecedented event, three of the four short films, straight from the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, have never been seen outside of Japan,” specifies the Festival in a press release. These short films were all written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of the Studio with Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata, and a living legend of animation.

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Today’s WTF project: a Putin biopic

A biopic on Vladimir Putin? As the real thing was not available, Polish director Patryk Vega made it appear as a deepfake using artificial intelligence (AI) in a film presented at the Cannes Film Market.

Patryk Vega initially wanted to create his character using real-life shots of the Russian leader, but the quality wasn’t good enough for the big screen. Instead, he developed new technology that allows a real-life actor with the same stature as Putin to obtain his face using AI. Which allows us to see Putin as we know him in his public appearances, but also incontinent or playing the piano.

Photo of the day: Selena Gomez and Rachida Dati

Rachida Dati and Selena Gomez greet each other on the Cannes red carpet on May 18– LOIC VENANCE

From Disney Channel to an acting award, there is perhaps only one step… Star Selena Gomez walked the red carpet this evening for the film Emilia Perez by French director Jacques Audiard. A consecration for the actress who, despite a rich career between cinema, television and song, is often identified as a teenage starlet. But above all, the opportunity for a summit meeting with our Minister of Culture, Rachida Dati.



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