In Cannes we know the famous May festival but we forget that in the fall Cannes Cinéma also organizes great cinematographic events. This year, from November 20 and 26, the 36th edition will be chaired by an actress dear to the hearts of the French since she worked with two of our sacred monsters in 1973: François Truffaut in American Night and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca.
The English actress, who speaks French fluently, will lead a jury made up of other distinguished connoisseurs of the seventh art such as filmmaker Nadine Trintignant (La Maison de Jade), actor Bruno Sanches (Le Talent de mes amis) and screenwriter comic book Brrémaud (Aliénor).
As a preview, a documentary entitled J.Bisset la Magnifique will be presented at the RCC. This biographical film looks back on the career of the English actress who has worked since her twenties for such notable filmmakers as Peter Yates (Bullitt), John Huston (Judge and Outlaw), François Truffaut (American Night) , Sidney Lumet (The Crime on the Orient-Express), Luigi Comencini (The Sunday Woman), George Cukor (Rich and Famous), without forgetting of course, Philippe de Broca who offered him the fantastical character of the spy Tatiana alongside Belmondo in The Magnificent.
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The four jurors will have to share the eight films in competition including The Teachers' Room by İlker Çatak, Fremont by Babak Jalali, 20,000 Species of Bees by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, The General's Pawn by Makbul Mubarak, Me, Captain by Matteo Garone, Green Border by Agnieszka Holland...
This event, more aimed at the general public than the legendary international spring festival, also offers curious film buffs numerous workshops capable of satisfying them: tributes and master classes led by experts such as the critic Laurent Delmas. Finally, there is no successful festival without its host of stars. Lambert Wilson, Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Gerra, Jean-Claude Missiaen, Daniel Prévost, Michael Dichter, Alain Carradore and many others have already promised to come to the Croisette.