Cannes film festival. The Olympic flame plays the star, Mastroianni father and daughter, the TikTok prize… What to remember from this May 21 on the Croisette

This is the image of the day in Cannes, the one that set the red carpet on fire (or almost): the flame of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Palais des Festivals. An exceptional guest, she stopped off on the Croisette.

The flame, a woman as a man, a man on the run,

A flame, stars and flashes

The Olympic flame also climbs the 24 steps of the Palais des Festivals. A historic moment.

On the music of the film Chariots of fire by Vangelis in 1981, a theme used as background music for most medal ceremonies, the athletes appeared around 6:05 p.m. (4:05 p.m. GMT) as planned, cheered by the crowd and the crackle of flashes.

99 days before the Paralympic Games (August 28-September 8), four athletes who have distinguished themselves in Paralympic disciplines had the honor of carrying the torch. Arnaud Assoumani, Paralympic long jump champion in 2008 in Beijing, began the climb, in a suit and bow tie, brandishing the metal torch in the sky.

These two events, the Cannes festival and the Olympics, are one: a reminder of these 10 great films which bring the Olympic Games to the screen, brought together in a single article.

Chiara Mastroianni, on behalf of the father

It was the climb this Tuesday evening. Chiara Mastroianni dresses like her father at Fellini and calls herself Marcello: there you go Marcello mioa crazy comedy presented in competition where Catherine Deneuve, and other stars, play themselves.

Fabrice Luchini, Nicole Garcia, Benjamin Biolay and Melvil Poupaud (the latter shared the life of the main actress) complete the cast of the new film by Frenchman Christophe Honoré, 54, which follows the joyful lurch of this fictional Chiara Mastroianni between Paris and Italy.

French director Christophe Honoré returns for the third time in competition.

A new action from “Under the screens, the waste”

A rally took place this Tuesday, May 21 in Cannes to denounce working conditions and the reform of unemployment insurance for casual workers who work during festivals.

TikTok presents its prize

The #TikTokShortFilm awards ceremony (its international short film competition) took place on the Carlton beach in Cannes.

Onyi Moss aka @mossonyi wins the best script award, Angély Croq aka @walterdys wins the best direction award and Atipat Phukosi @dolikeaduck wins the big winner.

Rasoulof, who illegally fled Iran, will present his film in person

Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, in the sights of the Tehran regime, will come in person to present his film Wild fig tree seeds at the Festival, after having illegally fled his country, announced his general delegate Thierry Frémaux on Tuesday to AFP.
The film, in the running for the Palme d’Or, must be presented this Friday, the day before the announcement of the prize list. By receiving Mohammad Rasoulof, the Festival wishes to affirm its support “to all artists who, in the world, suffer violence and reprisals in the expression of theirrt”, declared Thierry Frémaux.

Return to “The shrouds”

Two years after Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg returns to the Croisette with The Shrouds.

French actor Vincent Cassel meets there for the third time with director David Cronenberg, 81 years old, whom he considers to be “a kind of father”.Cassel, 57, plays the role of Karsh, a tech mogul who, after the death of his wife, developed an invention that he considers revolutionary: a connected funeral sheet equipped with cameras that allows loved ones to to maintain visual contact with their buried deceased.

His wife is played by German actress Diane Kruger, 47.

Actress Cate Blanchett calls for more films about refugees

Australian-American actress Cate Blanchett, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), called during a discussion at the Cannes Film Festival for more films to be made about refugees.

She also made a symbolic gesture:On the red carpet she appeared this Monday evening in a dress in the green, white and black colors of the Palestinian flag.

On the program for this Wednesday

The Cannes Film Festival enters its home stretch this Wednesday with the screening of Grand Tour by Miguel Gomes, presented in competition at 3 p.m., before a meeting with Valeria Golino an hour later.

At 6:30 p.m., Pierre Niney will be present on the Croisette to present The count of Monte Cristoout of competition, before its theatrical release on June 28.

The competition will resume at 10:30 p.m. with the presentation of Motel Destino by Karim Aïnouz.

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