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Final touches for 75th Cannes film fest | Malay Mail

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Final touches for 75th Cannes film fest | Malay Mail

CANNES, May 17 — The last touches were being laid in Cannes on Monday for the 75th anniversary edition of the world’s leading film festival, promising a return to its full glitz. Dangling from ropes above the fabled Palais des Festivals, workers were unfurling the huge poster for the Cannes...

Dangling from ropes above the fabled Palais des Festivals, workers were unfurling the huge poster for the Cannes Film Festival’s golden jubilee, which this year features an image fromSome 35,000 film professionals are expected between May 17 and 28, hoping for a return to form for cinema’s most glamorous event after two years in which Covid dampened the mood.

One major exception is the absence of Russians, due to the impact of sanctions over the war in Ukraine and a ruling from the organisers that state-linked delegates are not welcome.Hollywood returnsTop Gun: MaverickThe Last King of Scotland and much more — who is picking up the honorary Palme d’Or award at the opening ceremony on Tuesday.

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CANNES, May 17 — The last touches were being laid in Cannes on Monday for the 75th anniversary edition of the world’s leading film festival, promising a return to its full glitz. Dangling from ropes above the fabled Palais des Festivals, workers were unfurling the huge poster for the Cannes Film Festival’s golden jubilee, which this year features an image from The Truman Show . Reigning champions Inter had to win to have any hope of retaining thir league crown after Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 earlier in the day. Some 35,000 film professionals are expected between May 17 and 28, hoping for a return to form for cinema’s most glamorous event after two years in which Covid dampened the mood. Asked if either could play at St Mary’s, Klopp said: “No. “We are ready. Simone Inzaghi’s Inter could have been tired after a thrilling, extra-time Italian Cup triumph over old foes Juventus on Wednesday but came through a tricky test against a side scrapping for their top flight lives. The town hall has just redone everything — the whole place — so we hope it will go well,” said Jeremie Tripet, manager of “L’Avenue”, a bistro just off the main drag known as La Croisette. The French Open is due to start on May 22.

After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, most of the world is expected to be represented at this year’s event, which includes a large industry marketplace alongside the festival. “It wasn’t easy after Milan’s win, but the team played really well against an opponent who is problematic on their own turf.” Klopp’s men were given fresh hope they could pip Manchester City to the title when Pep Guardiola’s team dropped two points in a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday. One major exception is the absence of Russians, due to the impact of sanctions over the war in Ukraine and a ruling from the organisers that state-linked delegates are not welcome. China is also expected to have a limited presence due to its continuing Covid restrictions.” Cagliari meanwhile stay two points behind Salernitana, who sit just outside the relegation zone. But otherwise the festival is keen to put the pandemic in the past, with no mandatory masks or health passes this year — and no restrictions to partying. Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who missed the cup final with a muscle injury, is not yet ready to return, but Scotland defender Andy Robertson should be available after suffering cramp on Saturday. Hollywood returns The easing of pandemic restrictions also means Hollywood will be back in full force at Cannes. Charalampos Lykogiannis thumped home from distance almost straight afterwards to give Cagliari hope of getting an unlikely result, but with six minutes remaining Martinez dinked home his second to calm Inter nerves.

The much-delayed blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick  gets its European premiere tomorrow, with Tom Cruise appearing on the Croisette for the first time in 30 years. One of the first stars to walk the red carpet will be Forest Whitaker — the Oscar-winning star of The Last King of Scotland , Godfather of Harlem  and much more — who is picking up the honorary Palme d’Or award at the opening ceremony on Tuesday. Stefano Pioli’s side have the better of the season’s two Milan derbies meaning that if the two teams finish level on points it will be Milan who take the title. “I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow,” said Klopp. Then film fans can get stuck into the usual feast of new releases and competition entries, braving the festival’s famously opinionated crowds, who are never shy about cheering and booing during screenings. There’s a lot of excitement around the Elvis Presley biopic from Australia’s Baz Luhrmann, hoping to recreate the buzz he generated when he brought the can-can to Cannes with Moulin Rouge!  20 years ago. Leao broke through after 56 minutes, picking up a Messias through ball before firing between the legs of Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso, with Hernandez adding a second 19 minutes later following a brilliant solo run through the Atalanta defence. Elvis , playing out of competition, sees newcomer Austin Butler stepping into The King’s blue suede shoes. As much as I’m sure they’re all professionals and these kind of things, they want to go at City, but City is a pretty good football team.

Tom Hanks plays his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It was an emotional final match for Insigne at the Diego Maradona Stadium after 12 years in his hometown club. There are 21 films in the race for the Palme d’Or, including the latest body-horror fable from David Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future  starring Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. The Canadian director told IndieWire it is likely to cause walkouts “within the first five minutes”. The 30-year-old was given a guard of honour as he walked out onto the pitch for the final time alongside his sons and was presented with gifts. “If we play a season like we play and win the Carabao (League) Cup and fight until the end for the league title, that’s, for me, a really good season,” he said. There are only five women directors in the competition, hoping to follow the success of last year’s winner, Titane , which made Julie Ducournau only the second female to win the Palme. Ukraine spotlight The war in Ukraine will be an inevitable talking point. — AFP You May Also Like.

The final film by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius, who was killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month, will get a special screening.” — AFP You May Also Like. He was shooting a follow-up to his celebrated documentary Mariupolis , about the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, when he was reportedly captured and killed. Ukraine’s beleaguered filmmakers will get a special day at the industry marketplace and one of its most promising directors, Sergei Loznitsa, will show The Natural History of Destruction , about the bombing of German cities in World War II. The main competition also includes exiled Russian Kirill Serebrennikov, who was unable to attend for his two previous nominations due to a politically charged conviction for embezzlement back home.  —  AFP You May Also Like .