The 72nd Cannes Film Festival 2019 is open!
The Cannes Festival 2019, 72nd edition, will take place from 14 to 25 May 2019 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes . The opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live and in clear by Canal+1. Alejandro González Iñárritu is chairman of the jury. Édouard Baer is once again master of ceremonies.
On July 9, 2018, the dates of the next Cannes Film Festival are unveiled. It will be from 14 to 25 May 2019; the festival keeps the new organization set up last year with the start on Tuesday and the closing on Saturday 2. Especially since Sunday 26 May will be marked by the European elections.
The controversy over the selection of Netflix films at the festival is revived, because the service does not respect the chronology of the media, which leads to the boycott of the festival, in particular of the great success of 2018, Roma (who received the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival 2018). A proposal was again formulated concerning the return to competition.
In February 2019, director Alejandro González Iñárritu was chosen to chair the jury, succeeding Cate Blanchett4. In 2006, his film Babel won the directing award and in 2010, his film Biutiful earned Javier Bardem the male acting award.
On March 18th, 2019, the American magazine Variety reveals that there will be no movie of Netflix presented in Cannes this year for the second consecutive year. The given reason is that no full-length film will be ready in time for the month of mai5.
On March 26th, 2019, it is announced that the actress and the Lebanese director Nadine Labaki will be forewoman of the jury certain regard. She(it) was previously a member of the same jury in 2015 under Isabella Rossellini’s presidency(chair). The same day, the date of the press conference announcing the official selection is revealed: it will be April 18th 2019.On March 28th, 2019, it is announced that the American director John Carpenter will receive the Golden coach of about Fifteen of réalisateurs.
Alejandro González Iñárritu (président du jury
Cinéfondation and short films
Claire Denis (présidente du jury)
Panos H. Koutras