Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda Returns To Exploring Family Dynamics In Surprise Palme D’Or Winner ‘Shoplifters’ – Cannes Studio

After flirting with genre in courtroom drama The Third Murder, which bowed at Venice last year, Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda—a regular face at Cannes since the early 2000s—made a return to familiar ground, not to mention a quick turnaround, wi…

After flirting with genre in courtroom drama The Third Murder, which bowed at Venice last year, Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda—a regular face at Cannes since the early 2000s—made a return to familiar ground, not to mention a quick turnaround, with his new film Shoplifters. Having said that, Shoplifters isn't quite what it appears at first glance: dealing with a family of petty criminals who live on the breadline, it slowly reveals its secrets, gradually building to a…

Jaime Rosales Brings Greek Tragedy To Modern Cinema In Directors’ Fortnight Thriller ‘Petra’ – Cannes Studio

An early hit with festivalgoers who prefer to look outside the Official Selection, Jaime Rosales’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Petra proved the Spanish director to be a fluid and unpredictable talent. Arguably most famous—or perhaps infamous…

An early hit with festivalgoers who prefer to look outside the Official Selection, Jaime Rosales's Directors’ Fortnight entry Petra proved the Spanish director to be a fluid and unpredictable talent. Arguably most famous—or perhaps infamous—for the almost entirely dialogue-free 2008 Basque terrorist drama Bullet in the Head, Rosales this time presents a very subtle mystery-thriller. Sharing DNA with the work of his compatriot Pedro Almodóvar—not least because it features…

Debra Granik On Bringing Sundance Hit ‘Leave No Trace’ To The Screen After An Eight-Year Hiatus – Cannes Studio

Making its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight, Debra Granik’s acclaimed Sundance title Leave No Trace left many veteran festivalgoers wondering why so many inferior films had managed to leapfrog it into the Official Selection. Told wi…

Making its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight, Debra Granik's acclaimed Sundance title Leave No Trace left many veteran festivalgoers wondering why so many inferior films had managed to leapfrog it into the Official Selection. Told with great narrative economy, and featuring two sublime performances, the film charts the experiences of a teenage girl (talented newcomer Thomasin McKenzie), who grows tired of the peripatetic lifestyle she leads with her…

Saudi Arabia’s GCA Chief On Building An Industry, Avoiding China’s Pitfalls & Changing Perceptions – Cannes Studio

Amid the opening of Saudi Arabia’s movie theaters and a push to send an overall message that the Kingdom is open for business, representatives of the General Culture Authority and the Saudi Film Council had a huge first-time presence at the Cannes Film…

Amid the opening of Saudi Arabia's movie theaters and a push to send an overall message that the Kingdom is open for business, representatives of the General Culture Authority and the Saudi Film Council had a huge first-time presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year. GCA CEO Ahmad Al-Maziad came by Deadline's Cannes Studio to discuss how the Kingdom is developing guidelines for content, its ongoing discussions with Hollywood and lessons learned from China as well as…

Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

In April last year, Keshet Media Group launched feature development and production division, Keshet Films, under its Keshet International subsidiary Keshet Studios and headed by award-winning producers Mandy Tagger and Adi Ezroni. Making a first trip t…

In April last year, Keshet Media Group launched feature development and production division, Keshet Films, under its Keshet International subsidiary Keshet Studios and headed by award-winning producers Mandy Tagger and Adi Ezroni. Making a first trip to the Cannes Film Festival, the pair visited Deadline's Cannes Studio this week to discuss being a gateway to the bigger Keshet family and what types of projects they're looking for. Check out the video above. Tagger in New…

‘Climax’ Director Gaspar Noé Shakes Up The Festival With A Heady Cocktail Of Sex, Drugs And Violence – Cannes Studio

Following in the slipstream of his 2015 3D porno Love, Gaspar Noé’s latest film, Climax, didn’t disappoint fans of the famous iconoclast, who presented it outside the official selection in the Directors’ Fortnight. Set in Paris, it tells the stor…

Following in the slipstream of his 2015 3D porno Love, Gaspar Noé's latest film, Climax, didn't disappoint fans of the famous iconoclast, who presented it outside the official selection in the Directors’ Fortnight. Set in Paris, it tells the story of a rag-tag group of street dancers who gather in a church hall to work on a dance routine together. As soon as they've nailed it, the choreographer treats them to a party—unaware that one of their number has spiked the sangria…

‘Sink Or Swim’ Director Gilles Lellouche On Testing The Limits Of Comedy – Cannes Studio

In theory, Gilles Lellouche’s sophomore film Sink Or Swim would appear to be yet another zany screwball comedy—French star (and sometime Bond villain) Matthieu Almaric plays an unemployed man who joins an amateur synchronized swimming team to bre…

In theory, Gilles Lellouche's sophomore film Sink Or Swim would appear to be yet another zany screwball comedy—French star (and sometime Bond villain) Matthieu Almaric plays an unemployed man who joins an amateur synchronized swimming team to break the boredom. In practice, though, it is a surprisingly thoughtful enterprise, melancholy and even rather moving in places, as if those Belgian masters of social realism the Dardenne brothers had been handed the reins of Dodgebal…