The Cannes Film Festival has announced its programme of masterclasses for its 65th edition, running May 16-27.
Writer and director Philip Kaufman [pictured] will talk about his work and developments in American cinema in an interview with Michel Ciment.
Kaufman’s varied credits ranged from the original script for Raiders of the Lost Ark, to The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s book about America’s early astronauts, to an adaptation of Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Kaufman’s new film Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as the writer and famous foreign correspondent, will premiere in an Out of Competition Official Selection screening on May 25.
Composer Alexandre Desplat, who has written scores for Jacques Audiard, Stephen Frears, David Fincher, Roman Polanski and Terrence Malick, will talk about the work of fellow composers having previously discussed his own work in a 2006 masterclass.
Veteran actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd, who made his first feature appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur as the man who falls from the Statue of Liberty at the end, will give the third masterclass on his long career on May 24.
Past filmmakers to have given masterclasses at the festival include Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar-wai.