Neon’s ’Titane’ scores biggest US debut by Palme d’Or winner in 17 years


Wild Bunch handles international sales. Altitude, Film4 distribute in UK and Ireland.

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France names Oscar submission committee, sets selection calendar


Candidates this year include ’Happening’, ’Titane’ and ’Lost Illusions’.

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IFC Midnight buys Cannes UCR entry ‘The Innocents’ ahead of North American premiere


Protagonist represented filmmakers in deal. Director Eskil Eskil Vogt co-wrote Joachim Trier’s Croisette favourite The Worst Person In The World.


Justin Kurzel’s Cannes Competition title ‘Nitram’ secures UK-Ireland deal (exclusive)


Caleb Landry Jones won the best actor award on the Croisette.

Hit The Road

Kino Lorber takes US, Celluloid Dreams sells territories on Director’s Fortnight entry ‘Hit The Road’ (exclusive)


Film marks feature directing debut of Jafar Panahi’s son Panah Panahi.


Cannes award winner ‘Memoria’ scores UK-Ireland deal (exclusive)


Tilda Swinton stars in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cannes Jury Prize winner.


Cannes Camera d’Or winner ‘Murina’ secures UK-Ireland distributor (exclusive)


The film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

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Kino Lorber acquires Nadav Lapid’s Cannes entry ‘Ahed’s Knee’


Israeli drama will receive North American premiere in Toronto.


Kino Lorber snaps up Bruno Dumont’s Cannes entry ‘France’ starring Léa Seydoux (exclusive)


December 10 release planned for US and English-speaking Canada.


IFC Films snaps up Andrea Arnold’s Cannes premiere ‘Cow’


Distributor and filmmaker worked together on 2010 release of Fish Tank.

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Totem racks up deals on Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Compartment No.6’ (exclusive)


Juho Kuosmanen’s latest shared Cannes’ Grand Prix with Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’, and also scooped the Ecumenical Prize.

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Buzzy Cannes title ‘Hit The Road’ scores UK-Ireland distribution deal (exclusive)


The film was a critical hit at this month’s festival.

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NonStop picks up eight titles in Cannes including ‘Memoria’, ‘Ali & Ava’ (exclusive)


Six of the titles played in the festival, with two selling in the Marché.


Picturehouse acquires Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’ for UK and Ireland (exclusive)


The film debuted in the new Cannes Premiere section last week.

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Magnolia International reports brisk sales on Cannes slate (exclusive)


Swan Song, Mayday, Queen Of Glory, A Glitch In The Matrix galvanise buyers.

Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Drive My Car’ finishes top of Screen’s 2021 Cannes jury grid


Justin Kurzel’s ’Nitram’ and Joachim Lafosse’s ’The Restless’ were the final two films to land on the grid.

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Cannes 2021: Julia Ducournau makes history as ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or


Jury president Spike Lee appeared to accidentally let slip Titane’s win early on stage.

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Cannes Un Certain Regard 2021 unveils winners


The jury was headed by UK director Andrea Arnold.


Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Memoria’ soars to second on Screen’s Cannes jury grid


Bruno Dumont’s ‘France’ and Nabil Ayouch’s ’Casablanca Beats’ also land on the grid.

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‘Compartment No.6’ goes to Sony Classics for North America and other markets

2021-07-16T00:01:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Deal on Juho Kuosmanen’s Cannes competition entry also covers Latin America and Easter Europe.

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Joachim Trier’s hot Cannes title ’The Worst Person In The World’ sells to UK, Ireland, India (exclusive)


Norwegian romantic drama premiered in Competition at Cannes.

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International buyers and sellers report good business at super-size Cannes 2021

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Everyone expressed pleasure at being back at a physical event.

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Jérôme Paillard talks 2021 Cannes market: “It looked a bit sad, but the people weren’t sad”


Cannes’ hybrid Marché du Film reported some 10,000 market registrations, divided 50:50 between on-site and online attendance.

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Le Ballon Rouge childcare scheme proves boon for families in Cannes


Brazilian Competition jury member Kleber Mendonça Filho was among the parents with children who signed-up for its services

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​Cannes mayor says he is ‘certain’ Mipcom will take place in October


“The film festival has been a demonstration that we can and must organise events,” says David Lisnard.

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Mubi adds Un Certain Regard winner ‘Unclenching The Fists’ to Cannes haul

2021-07-16T23:23:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The streamer and distributor has also picked up Benedetta, Memoria, Cow and other titles.

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Cannes Competition title ‘Lingui, The Sacred Bonds’ scores sales (exclusive)


Films Boutique has closed multiple deals on Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s abortion drama.

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Cannes unveils “surprise” Hong Kong doc ‘Revolution Of Our Times’


Selection has been kept under wraps until now to protect filmmakers.

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'A Chiara’, ‘Magnetic Beats’ win Cannes Directors’ Fortnight awards


Sidebar winners directed by Jonas Carpignano and Vincent Maël Cardona.

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‘Paris, 13th District’, ‘Red Rocket’ land mid-pack on Screen’s Cannes jury grid


Today’s grid also includes Ildiko Enyedi’s ’The Story Of My Wife’.

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‘Swan Song’ leads Cannes sales action for Magnolia

2021-07-15T17:13:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Also sold at the festival were Mayday, Queen Of Glory and A Glitch In The Matrix.

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Sarajevo’s CineLink signs up for new co-pro management tool Coprocity


Online tool has been created to facilitate the follow-up of projects presented in co-production markets.


Film Republic seals deals on Ben Sharrock title, Marina Abramovic doc


Mubi will release Sharrock’s 2015 film ’Pikadero’ in the UK and Ireland.

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Léa Seydoux cancels four-film Cannes trip after positive Covid test


Seydoux is asymptomatic and has since tested negative.

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‘Titane’ scores low on Screen’s Cannes jury grid; ‘A Hero’ lands joint-fourth


Julia Ducournau’s title lands behind ‘Lingui, The Scared Bonds’ on the jury grid.


French Covid-19 health pass extended to all cinemas, but after Cannes ends


France is introducing new anti-Covid-19 measures in response to rising cases and spread of Delta variant.

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“Wellbeing facilitators” could become the norm on all UK film shoots

2021-07-13T11:47:00+01:00By Mark Salisbury

The aim is to rid film and TV sets of cases of bullying and harrassment.

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Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ lands on Screen’s Cannes jury grid


Wes Anderson’s ’The French Dispatch’ and Kirill Serebrennikov’s ’Petrov’s Flu’ both received middling average scores on the grid.

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Buyers embrace Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes contender ‘A Hero’ (exclusive)


Farhadi is making his fourth appearance in Competition at Cannes on July 13.

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Cannes managing director plays down Covid-19 restrictions, cancellation rumours


François Desrousseaux talks festival’s evolving pandemic health protocols.

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Cannes market title ‘The Swimmer’ powers through to Salzgeber


Berlin-based distributor Salzgeber has bought Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux rights to  Adam Kalderon’s Israeli titleThe Swimmer from M-Appeal. The completed film is screening in the Cannes market. 

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Rediance picks up Locarno title ‘Whether The Weather Is Fine’ (exclusive)

2021-07-12T10:35:00+01:00By Liz Shackleton

Whether The Weather Is Fine is directed by Philippines filmmaker Carlo Francisco Manatad.

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‘Feathers’: first trailer for Cannes Critics’ Week title (exclusive)

2021-07-12T11:08:00+01:00By Screen staff

The project is Omar El Zohairy’s feature directing debut.

Hit The Road

The hot titles international buyers are circling in Cannes


Un Certain Regard looks set to be hailed as THE section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ races into Cannes jury grid lead with ‘Benedetta’ third; ‘Flag Day’ struggles


‘Compartment No. 6’, ‘Bergman Island’ also land on the grid, which is halfway done.

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Bero Beyer, Anna Serner launch New Dawn international production fund


Gap financing will be granted to filmmakers from discriminated groups.

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The Match Factory unveils sales for Nanni Moretti’s Cannes contender ‘Three Floors’ (exclusive)


Film marks Palme d’Or winner’s eighth time in Competition.

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Cannes 2021: Screen’s dailies

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By Screen staff

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival, which runs July 6-17. To read click on the image below.

See You Then

Breaking Glass picks up LGBTQ+ drama ‘See You Then’ in Cannes Marché (exclusive)


Distributor plans early 2022 release.

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First look: ‘A Week In Paradise’ wraps Caribbean island shoot (exclusive)


Malin Ackerman, Philip Winchester star in the romantic drama.

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Alexey Uchitel’s Shostakovich biopic recruits UK partner


English-language film will make use of new material about composer’s turbulent private life.


Romantic drama ‘Promises’ lands key deal for Italy’s Vision Distribution (exclusive)


Pierfrancesco Favino and Kelly Reilly star in Amanda Sthers’ film.


SFD forges first-look pacts with trio of Nordic production outfits (exclusive)


The ambitious new production and distribution company launched in March 2020.

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Football fever takes over Cannes ahead of Euro final


”My team is Tottenham Hotspur in the Premiere League, but on Sunday it’s ‘Forza Italia!’”

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Lucky Red dives into Michelangelo Frammartino’s Italian cave drama (exclusive)


The Italian director’s third, as yet untitled feature, was shot in one of the world’s deepest caves.

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Charades posts deals on Kirill Serebrennikov’s Cannes selection ‘Petrov’s Flu’ (exclusive)


Russian government has banned director from travelling to Cannes for competition world premiere.


Welsh thriller ‘The Toll’ passes key deals including UK, US, France (exclusive)


Ryan Andrew Hooper’s film stars Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy

Boiling Point

Stephen Graham chef drama ‘Boiling Point’ sells to US (exclusive)


Charades is selling the film at Cannes.

Breaking Through The Lens

Breaking Through The Lens participants announced for Cannes Marché


2019 selection Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s Clara Sola plays in Directors’ Fortnight.

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Access Entertainment launches Cannes Marché talks on ‘X Vengeance’ (exclusive)


Australia production start scheduled for October.

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Netherlands, South Africa set up co-development support fund (exclusive)


Thuthuka is launching today in Cannes.

The Worst Person In The World

‘The Worst Person In The World’ splits critics on Screen’s Cannes jury grid


Joachim Trier’s comedy-drama received two scores of four but three ones.

The Land of the Sons

True Colours sales include Karlovy Vary title ‘The Land Of The Sons’ (exclusive)


Further deals include for ’Zanka Contact’.


Cohen Media Group snaps up Directors’ Fortnight opener ‘Between Two Worlds’ (exclusive)


Curzon previously acquired UK and Ireland rights.

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Russian industry forced to miss Cannes in numbers due to vaccine woes, travel bans


This is despite a strong showing in the festival selection.

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MPM Premium boards ACID opener ‘Ghost Song’ (exclusive)


The film is about the imminent arrival of a hurricane in Houston.

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Thierry Frémaux denounces “silly” Covid rumours: “There is no Cannes cluster” (exclusive)


News comes as Lea Seydoux tests positive in Paris, casting doubt on Cannes attendance.

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Ed Pressman lines up local-language ‘Bad Lieutenant’ remake slate (exclusive)


Slate includes Indecent exposure adaptation with The Bureau director Eric Rochant.

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Dominga Sotomayor, RT Features line up cruise ship drama ‘Niebla’


Project in development, earmarked for early 2022 shoot.

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Cannes reiterates 48-hour testing is still required for non-EU attendees


Festival managing director François Desrousseaux also denied rumours of a Covid-19 cluster.

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Jinga scores sales on two horrors at Pre-Cannes Screenings (exclusive)


‘Red Snow’ and ‘Beast Within’ sell to multiple territories.

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Film Republic boards Rotterdam special jury prize winner ‘Looking For Venera’ (exclusive)


The Kosovar drama is directed by first-timer Norika Sefa.

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Buyers strike for TrustNordisk’s ‘I Am Zlatan’ (exclusive)


The film has now sold to Germany/Austria, Swtizerland, Benelux, and Bulgaria.

Play With Me

FilmSharks unveils early sales on Mexican horror ‘Play With Me’ in Cannes (exclusive)


Russia, Taiwan among buyers on latest from Adrian Garcia Bogliano.

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CMG launches Cannes sales on Justin Chatwin, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven race drama ‘The Walk’ (exclusive)


Production expected to wrap imminently on fact-based story.

Everything Went Fine

Francois Ozon’s ‘Everything Went Fine’ snapped up by over 20 territories (exclusive)


The cast features Sophie Marceau, Andre Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas and Charlotte Rampling.

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‘Girl’ director Lukas Dhont sets cast, starts shooting new film ‘Close’ (exclusive)


Emilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker are in the film.


Films Boutique boosts sales on Cannes title ‘The Story Of My Wife’ (exclusive)


The film is directed by Hungary’s Ildiko Enyedi.

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Devilworks makes sales, distribution deals on the ground in Cannes (exclusive)


Acquires North America on supernatural thriller ‘Witches Of Blackwood’.


Raven Banner boards world sales on action thriller ‘Arisaka’ (exclusive)


Philippines production company Ten17P produced thriller.

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EC gets behind gender-boosting initiative CharactHER


Women are being encouraged to enter cinema professions traditionally dominated by men such as cinematography, sound and grip.

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Cineart secures bumper crop of Cannes titles


The 17 titles are a mix of pre-buys and acquisitions.

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‘Clara Sola’ team planning 1790s-set gothic drama (exclusive)


Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is developing The Wolf Will Tear Your Immaculate Hands.


Producers join forces with O Brother to create mega indie Belgian distributor (exclusive)


The company aims to release up to 25 Belgian-focused films a year.

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Pandemic-era Cannes wrestles with early teething troubles

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Delegates are expressing alarm at the lack of social distancing measures in place.


Buyers feast on Icelandic drama ‘Lamb’ (exclusive)


The film is screening in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

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‘Annette’ takes early lead on Screen’s Cannes jury grid


Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ leads Nadav Lapid’s ’Ahed’s Knee’ and Francois Ozon’s ’Everything Went Fine’.

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Imax to open first Cannes theatre in city’s Cineum multiplex

2021-07-08T13:00:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Owners hope to secure status as official venue for the film festival and other events.

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The Screen Podcast: on the ground for the return of Cannes


Hosts Matt Mueller and Fionnuala Halligan are joined on the Croisette by Screen’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay and Premier PR’s Jonathan Rutter.

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Crime thriller ‘The Temple Woods Gang’ to shoot in France for Reason8 (exclusive)


Jacques Nolot, Sara Forestier to star.

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China’s Parallax lines up pan-Asian slate for Cannes buyers (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By Silvia Wong

Titles include Japan-set, Chinese-language romance ‘Yanagawa’.

Caged Birds

Playmaker Munich’s ‘Caged Birds’ heads to North America (exclusive)


Further deals include Spain and India.

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Wim Wenders boards Cinephil’s nature doc as executive producer (exclusive)


The project is directed by Norway’s Margreth Olin.

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French-language buyers flock to fantasy comedy ‘Kaamelott’ (exclusive)


Arthurian legends spoof is set to launch theatrically on 1,000 screens in France on July 21.

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Taron Egerton boards Claire Denis’ ‘Stars At Noon’ (exclusive)


1980s Nicaragua-set romantic thriller is due to shoot in Panama in October 2021.

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Venice poised to host glitzy auteur edition


Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino in the mix.

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Michelle Williams to play Katherine Parr in Karim Aïnouz’s ‘Firebrand’ (exclusive)


Gabrielle Tana is producing for the UK’s Magnolia Mae Films.