Next Step directors

From shorts to features: Critics Week’s Next Step programme wraps as graduate films play festival circuit (exclusive)


Event helps directors of shorts playing in the sidebar make their feature debuts.

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Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ lands US release date in Cannes 2023 corridor


Ensemble cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton.


Pakistani producers lobby to overturn release ban on Oscar submission ‘Joyland’


Film deemed ‘repugnant’ by country’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.


Pakistan selects Saim Sadiq’s Cannes title ‘Joyland’ as Oscar submission


Sadiq’s debut feature was the first ever Pakistani film to premiere at Cannes.


Neon boutique label Super acquires Alice Diop’s Venice Silver Lion winner ‘Saint Omer’


US premiere set for New York Film Festival.


Lukas Dhont’s ‘Close’ selected as Belgium’s Oscar entry


Film won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


Marie Kreutzer’s ‘Corsage’ submitted as Austria’s Oscar entry


Vicky Krieps stars as the disgruntled Empress Elisabeth in the Cannes Un Certain Regard title.

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Wen Shipei’s Cannes title ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ secures US deal (exclusive)


Film Movement has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch International.


Cannes UCR jury prize winner ‘Joyland’ seals UK-Ireland deal (exclusive)


Saim Sadiq’s debut feature was the first film by a Pakistani director to be selected for Cannes.

War Pony

Cannes award-winner ‘War Pony’ secures France distribution deal


The US drama is inspired by true events.

Julien Rejl, Vanja Kaludjercic

Rotterdam, Cannes and mk2 execs join European Works In Progress Cologne jury


The industry event will take place from October 17-19.

Moonage Daydream

Neon, Imax set exclusive run for ‘Moonage Daydream’


TIFF to screen documentary next month.

The Worst Ones

Kino Lorber acquires Cannes UCR winner, TIFF entry ‘The Worst Ones’

2022-08-17T16:45:00+01:00By Screen staff

Pyramide Films handles sales.


Magnolia Pictures acquires Lee Jung-jae spy thriller ‘Hunt’


1980s-set story premiered in Cannes, heads to TIFF next month.


Kino Lorber acquires Cannes Directors’ Fortnight opener ‘Scarlet’


Next festival stop is NYFF.


Cannes 2021 title ‘Neptune Frost’ picked up for UK-Ireland release (exclusive)


The Afrofuturist musical is exec produced by Lin-Mauel Miranda.

Paris Memories

Alice Winocour’s Cannes title ‘Paris Memories’ picked up for UK-Ireland (exclusive)


The French drama details a woman getting her life back on track following a terrorist attack.

Funny Pages

Curzon acquires UK and Ireland rights to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title (exclusive)


The coming-of-age comedy is produced by the Safdie brothers.

The Eight Mountains

Cannes jury prize winner ‘The Eight Mountains’ finds US home


Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch co-directed and co-wrote epic tale of friendship.

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Bankside Films scores slew of deals on Cannes slate (exclusive)


The deals include on titles ‘Talk To Me’, ‘Swimming Home’ and ‘Raised Eyebrows’


Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title ‘1976’ picked up for UK-Ireland (exclusive)


A theatrical release is planned for the end of the year or early 2023.

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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight reveals new artistic director


Julien Rejl replaces Paolo Moretti, who stepped down after Cannes.

Smoking Causes Coughing

‘Smoking Causes Coughing’ to Magnolia for North America

2022-06-22T16:26:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Cannes comedy becomes Quentin Dupieux’s third release with distributor.


Cannes award-winner ‘Rodeo’ scooped up for UK-Ireland release (exclusive)


Lola Quivoron’s debut is set in the world of dirt-bike racing.

Crimes Of The Future

NonStop scoops seven Cannes titles, including Crimes Of The Future (exclusive)


The slate of titles also includes ’War Pony’, ’Aftersun’ and Decision to Leave’.


Kino Lorber picks up Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry ‘Chile 1976’


Distributor plans theatrical release next winter.

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FilmNation sells out on ‘The Crow’ reboot in Cannes (exclusive)


Heavyweight indies snap up revenge thriller for UK, Germany, Middle East, Latin America, Taiwan.


True Colours wraps up multiple deals for Cannes competition title ‘Nostalgia’ (exclusive)


Marco Martone’s Cannes competition title has sold to Spain and Switzerland.


Munich Film Festival 2022 to showcase Cannes favourites, female directors and German cinema


Festival has programmed 120 films from 52 countries

Night Of The 12th

Memento International scores US and UK deals for Dominik Moll’s ‘The Night Of The 12th’ (exclusive)


Raft of sales for police procedural following Cannes Premiere debut.

I Love My Dad

Magnolia International reports brisk Cannes trade on SXSW winner ‘I Love My Dad’ (exclusive)


Offers in from UK, Scandinavia, Australia/New Zealand.

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Breaking Through The Lens 2022 finalists unveiled at Cannes


Ash Mayfair and Kyoko Miyake are among those included.

When I Consume You

Yellow Veil, 1091 Pictures strike Cannes deal on ‘When I Consume You’ (exclusive)


Perry Blackshear’s third film follows siblings who seek revenge against a stalker.

Tori And Lokita

Dardennes’ Cannes Competition entry ‘Tori And Lokita’ lands North American deal


Nationwide theatrical release planned.

Ten to watch

In pictures: Unifrance 10 To Watch Cannes dinner

2022-06-01T10:48:00+01:00By Screen staff

The event celebrated up-and-coming talent.

War Pony

Cannes award-winner ‘War Pony’ lands UK-Ireland deal


Drama is co-directed by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell.


HanWay sells Cannes award-winner ‘EO’ to North America, UK


The donkey tale has also sold across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Human Resources

MPX, Deskpop strike North American Cannes deal on thriller ‘Human Resources’ (exclusive)


Hugh McCrae Jr. plays anxious employee who uncovers shocking workplace mystery.


Picturehouse boards Cannes Great8 title ‘Scrapper’ for UK-Ireland (exclusive)


The film is the directorial debut of Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Regan


The Match Factory sells Lukas Dhont’s Cannes winner ‘Close’ to 100 territories (exclusive)


Grand Prix winner scores sales around the world.

'Triangle Of Sadness'

‘Triangle Of Sadness’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes 2022


Grand Prix shared between ‘Close’, ‘Stars At Noon’.


Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision To Leave’ tops Screen’s final 2022 Cannes jury grid

2022-05-28T10:40:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

Kelly Reichardt’s ’Showing Up’ lands third on Screen’s Cannes jury grid.

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Cannes attendees jubilant over return to physical market as business returns


Final figures show there were 12,872 professionals accredited to the market as it returns to full strength.

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Cannes Marché du Film’s incoming director Guillaume Esmiol talks 2022 comeback edition


Incoming market head talks enticing professionals back to the Palais, plans for the future and potential price hikes.


Picturehouse picks up Cannes Midnight screening title ‘Smoking Causes Coughing’ (exclusive)


Quentin Dupieux’s film debuted out of Competition.

Holy Spider

Wild Bunch International posts fresh deals on Cannes title ‘Holy Spider’ (exclusive)


Iran-set serial killer drama draws buyers worldwide following buzzy world premiere in Competition at Cannes.

Holy Spider

‘Holy Spider’ director Ali Abbasi: “We didn’t do it as an activist work but it takes up the themes”


The Iran-born, Denmark-based director was talkinig about the issue of women’s rights in Iran.


“It’s not a comeback film”: former French rap star Diams talks Cannes bio-doc ‘Salam’


Bio-documentary is co-directed by ex-rapper Melanie Diams, ‘Divines’ director Houda Benyamina and writer Anne Cissé.


‘Broker’, ‘Close’, ‘Pacifiction’ land on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2022-05-27T11:24:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

Competition titles from Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lukas Dhont and Albert Serra face our jurors.

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Mubi adds Ali Abbasi’s ‘Holy Spider’ to Cannes 2022 acquisition slate


Arthouse platform has taken UK-Ire, LatAm excluding Mexico, and Malaysia.

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Hot Un Certain Regard title ‘Godland’ sells strongly for New Europe (exclusive)


Hlynyur Palmason’s Icelandic drama has sold to the UK/Ire, Spain and Greece.

The Worst Ones

‘The Worst Ones’ wins top Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes

2022-05-27T21:08:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Other prize winners in the section include Joyland, Metronom and Mediterranean Fever.


Mubi wins UK-Ireland bidding war for Lukas Dhont’s Cannes Competition title ‘Close’


Brings to an end days of speculation regarding the hot title.

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Alice Winocour on ‘Paris Memories’ and who she would like to see in the Cannes line-up


‘Paris Memories’ is about the resilience of the survivors of a terrorist attack.

The Beasts

‘The Beasts’ director Rodrigo Sorogoyen on making a modern-day western in Galicia


The Spanish director reflects on a change of pace following the thrillers and crime dramas for which he has become known.

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In pictures: Screen, BFC UK Cannes reception


Speeches from Screen’s Matt Mueller, BFC’s Adrian Wootton, Sargent Disc’s Laurence Sargent.

Cold Meat

Featuristic Films, WTFilms re-team on survival thriller ‘Cold Meat’ (exclusive)


Downton Abbey star Allen Leech plays a man battling for survival in a blizzard in the Colorado Rockies.

Leila's Brothers

Middling scores for ‘Leila’s Brothers’, ‘Stars At Noon’ on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2022-05-26T12:11:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

Saeed Roustaee and Claire Denis titles land on the grid.


Buzzy Un Certain Regard title ‘Corsage’ ties up UK-Ire deal (exclusive)


’Corsage’ stars Vicky Krieps as Empress Elizabeth of Austria.


Claire Denis talks gender equality at Cannes: “It’s harder for women to make films”


Denis is presenting her second feature of 2022, ‘Stars At Noon’.

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Baz Luhrmann on Presley family response to ‘Elvis’; teases ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’


Tom Hanks discussed playing Colonel Tom Parker.

One Fine Morning

Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘One Fine Morning’ wins Europa Cinemas award of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight


‘One Fine Morning’ stars Léa Seydoux as a woman caring for her beloved ailing father.


A24 buys Cannes drama ‘Close’ for North America

2022-05-26T16:19:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Lukas Dhont’s film screens in competiton at the Cannes festival.

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Taking part in the Cannes Unifrance Critics Lab

2022-05-26T18:02:00+01:00By Screen staff

Alexandra Slater took part in the first Unifrance Critics Lab, devised to strengthen the ties between English-speaking film critics and French industry.


‘Nostalgia’ secures joint third place on Screen’s Cannes jury grid; ‘Tori And Lokita’ struggles to shine

2022-05-25T11:14:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

‘Tori And Lokita’ arrives fifth on Screen’s Cannes jury grid and divides the critics.

‘Goya, Carriere And The Ghost Of Buñuel’

Reservoir Docs posts first deals on ‘Goya, Carrière And The Ghost Of Buñuel’ (exclusive)


The documentary revolving around French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière world premiered at Cannes Classics


MPM serves up territories for culinary ‘Umami’ starring Gerard Depardieu (exclusive)


The Paris-based company is planning a special physical market screening in Tokyo on June 1 for Japanese buyers.

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Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Arcel reunite for ‘King’s Land’, TrustNordisk boards sales


The star and Danish director previously worked together on Oscar-nominated ’A Royal Affair’.

The Eight Mountains

‘The Eight Mountains’ treks to major territories for Vision Distribution (exclusive)


Deals sealed for the UK, Spain and Sweden among others.

La Jauria

Colombian teen drama ‘The Pack’ scoops top Cannes Critics’ Week prize


UK director Charlotte Well’s buzzed-about debut Aftersun also features among the prize-winners.

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‘Triangle of Sadness’ to Neon for North America

2022-05-24T20:11:00+01:00By John Hazelton

US distributor caps a busy Cannes with acquisition of Ruben Ostlund satire.

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Cannes 2022: Screen’s dailies

2022-05-24T05:00:00+01:00By Screen staff

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17-28.

Letter Girls

​Joan Collins, Matt Goss, Craig Fairbrass to star in ’Letter Girls’ (exclusive)


Letter Girls is set in London’s Soho in 1975, against the backdrop of the disco scene.

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Romantic drama ‘Firebird’ sells to key territories (exclusive)


Peeter Rebane’s film is the story of a clandestine love affair between a Soviet Air Force pilot and a young Estonian officer.

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EFA's youth-focused platform to launch in 2023


The European Film Club (EFC) is to start testing across 20 nations in June prior to a full launch in 2023.

Butterfly Vision

Ukrainian team behind ‘Butterfly Vision’ plan red carpet protest (exclusive)


The festival is aware of the planned protest and is permitting it to take place, including the sirens.

'Hello Stranger'

First look at Sam Worthington in Myriad Pictures Cannes sales title ‘Hello Stranger’ (exclusive)


Film centres on woman who replaces late husband with android.

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Palme Dog documentary shooting in Cannes


The canine competition is in its 20th year.


Highland Film Group closes key sales on Josh Duhamel heist thriller 'Bandit’ (exclusive)


Deals close in UK, Australia, Germany, France, Middle East. Project is in post.

The Blue Caftan

Films Boutique scores sales on Un Certain Regard title ‘The Blue Caftan’ (exclusive)


Maryam Touzani’s has its Cannes premiere later this week for Films Boutique.


Park Chan-wook’s Cannes contender ‘Decision To Leave’ sells out worldwide

2022-05-24T06:34:00+01:00By Silvia Wong

CJ ENM has sold the film to more than 190 counties.


‘Decision To Leave’ lands top of Screen Cannes jury grid; ‘Crimes Of The Future’ in fourth

2022-05-24T10:49:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

Park Chan-wook takes a 3.2 and David Cronenberg a 2.5 on the jury grid.


Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah: rebels with a cause at Cannes


Prolific directors’ latest film ’Rebel’ plays out of competition in Cannes

Johanna Koljonen courtesy of Goteborg Film Festival

Goteborg’s Nostradamus report looks at financial, personal sustainability challenges


The 2022 Nostradamus report was launched in Cannes by the Göteborg Film Festival.


David Cronenberg on Roe vs. Wade, US culture: “In Canada, we think everybody in the US is completely insane”


Kristen Stewart: “We’re really just pleasure sacks.”

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Protagonist Pictures sells all territories on ‘Wild Four O’Clocks’ with Michelle Pfeiffer


The film was introduced to buyers at Cannes’ March du Film.

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‘Aftersun’ goes to A24 for North America

2022-05-24T16:35:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The Cannes Critics’ Week entry previously sold for the UK, France, Germany and other markets.

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NEOM’s Wayne Borg talks production and sustainability ambitions in Cannes


The media executive discussed the “future of filmmaking” on an exclusive panel at the film festival.

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Foresight makes sales on ‘Saint Clare’ and ‘Skyline Radial’ (exclusive)

2022-05-24T20:32:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The two films went to distributors in the UK, Scandinavia, Latin America and other markets.


Visit Films to handle sales on Souleymane Cisse Cannes documentary (exclusive)

2022-05-24T21:53:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The film about the Malian director is getting its world premiere in the Cannes Classics line-up.

Holy Spider

‘Holy Spider’ divides opinion on Screen’s Cannes jury grid; ‘Forever Young’ struggles

2022-05-23T10:25:00+01:00By Melissa Kasule

With almost half of the titles scored, none have yet achieved an average score of three or higher.


Heysel drama adds co-production partners (exclusive)


Project from Belgian producer of Cannes Competition film Eight Mountains.

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Cristian Mungiu calls on Cannes festival-goers to do more for Ukraine


Romanian Palme d’Or winner calls for ”decency”.


KimStim acquires Berlinale Encounters winner ‘Unrest’ (exclusive)


Paris-based Alpha Violet handles international sales on period drama exploring the birth of the anarchist movement in a Swiss valley.

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The Match Factory boards two major German projects (exclusive)


Projects are Barbara Albert’s ’Die Mittagsfrau’ and Christoph Hochhäusler’s ’Learning To Die’.

Cannes Marche

Highland Film Group closes key Cannes sales on ‘Ambush’, production underway (exclusive)


Deals close in UK, Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, Middle East.


Picturehouse Entertainment adds two more Cannes titles for UK-Ireland (exclusive)


It has picked up Cristian Mungiu’s ’R.M.N.’ and Dominik Moll’s ’The Night Of The 12th’.

99 Moons

Cannes ACID erotic drama ‘99 Moons’ sells to Latin America (exclusive)


Rio-based Synapse has bought all rights in the territory.


Pavillon Afriques head calls for greater African presence in Cannes


Barclais is keen for African filmmakers and execs to come to Cannes and raise the profile of the industries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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ACE reveals winning restoration award


€50,000 joint restoration grant to the film Life Of A Shock Force Worker.