Focus on the 71st Cannes Film Festival, a major event in Cannes life

If there was only one left, it would be this one.

The Cannes Film Festival is undoubtedly the most eagerly awaited event in the world of cinema and Côte d’Azur life in general, and it is the one that really kicks off the season.

This year the festival will take place from May 8th to 19th.


For this edition, the festival dates have been changed. Pierre Lescure, head of the Festival, explains: " Starting on Tuesday, will allow us to add a gala evening before the first weekend of the Festival and to organize premieres of the opening film throughout France. To postpone the announcement of the Palmarès for a day, by placing it on Saturday evening, will increase the prestige of the Cannes Festival while giving the closing film a better exposition".


This year, the jury will be chaired by Cate Blanchett.

Awarded in 2004 with the academy award for Best Actress in a supporting role for her performance in The Aviator and by another statuette in the category of Best Actress in 2014 for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett has toured with some of the biggest names in English cinema.


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A committed president, a year marked by the struggle of women against violence and harassment.


Since the revelations of the Weinstein affair, the movie world has lived to the rhythm of hashtags #timeisup and #metoo, freeing the words of many actresses.

As an anti-harassment ambassador, Cate Blanchett launched the Time Is Up collective alongside Nathalie Portman and Meryl Streep to fight sexual harassment.


Entrusting him with the presidency of the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival is a strong message from Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.

"We are very pleased to welcome a rare and singular artist whose talent and convictions inspire cinema screens as well as theatre stages. Our conversations this fall promise that she will be a committed President, a passionate woman and a generous spectator."


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