Recently, the 67th Cannes International Film Festival Organizing Committee declared the finalists of this year’s festival. From a whopping 1800 entries that had been submitted, 49 long films will be screened at this year’s festival.
Also, select 18 films from Canada, Russia, Turkey, Italy and Japan have been shorted listed for screening to focus on ‘Cinema’s Great Rendezvous’ as aptly mentioned by Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux.
Scheduled to take place from May 14 to May 24 2014, the film festival will be held in Cannes one of the most picturesque southern coastal city of France. Acclaimed director from New Zealand, Jane Campion, will chair the jury for the main competition category.
Some of the movies included for the Palme d’or section are Giovanni Aloi’s Manhole (Italy), Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Invisible Spaces (Georgia), Ran Huang’s The Administration of Glory (China) and Sergey Pikalov’s The Last One (Azerbaijan).
The Cinéfondation section consists of 16 films chosen from among 1631 works produced by film schools across the world. Reinaldo Marcus’ Green Stone Cars (US), Han Fengyu’s Last Trip Home (Singapore), Stefan Ivancic’s Moonless Summer (Serbia) and Kwon Hyun-ju Breath (South Korea) are some of the films that will be presented as the strongest contenders in this section.
Renowned Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami will take the chair over this year’s Cinéfondation and Short Films jury. He will be supported by the five-member jury comprising of Joachim Trier (Belgium), Noamie Lvovsky (France), Mahmat Saleh Haroun (Chad), and Daniela Thomas (Brazil).The frontrunner of Cinéfondation section will be honoured on May 22, while the winners of Short Films division will be awarded at the event’s awards ceremony on May 24.
All set to watch the eminent film-makers and their creativity at the most prestigious film festival event i.e. the Cannes Film Festival, make sure you stay glued to your TV sets during these days!!