the Olympic flame has climbed the steps, the new film by Christophe Honoré screened in the evening

The flame on the red carpet. The Cannes Film Festival saw the biggest stars on the planet parade, but a distinguished guest stopped off on the Croisette on Tuesday May 21. After having traveled through several French departments since its arrival in Marseille on May 8, the flame took the steps at the start of the evening. Follow our live stream.

Christophe Honoré and the shadow of Marcello Mastroianni. The film Marcello Mio is screened at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday evening. The French director returns to Cannes for the third time in competition. In his new feature film, the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, whose 100th birth anniversary is being celebrated, is evoked through his daughter Chiara, alongside Catherine Deneuve, mother of the actress, and those close to her.

Paolo Sorrentino as a regular. Seventh appearance in competition for Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, with Parthenopea film which traces the impossible loves of a young woman with Naples as a setting, “city that bewitches, enchants, screams, laughs and can hurt us”, assures the synopsis. New chance at the Palme d’Or for the filmmaker, who received the Jury Prize in 2008 for Il Divo.

A day dedicated to Olympism. The film Olympics! The France of the Games, a documentary by Mickaël Gamrasni, will also be screened in the evening. He traces “a century of participation in the Olympic Games, which have forever marked our collective memory”, exposes the Festival. Olympic and Paralympic champions like David Douillet, Guy Drut, Jean Galfione, Céline Gerny, Laura Flessel, Laure Manaudou and Cédric Nankin will testify, and will be present at the Palais des Festivals.

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