- 2006 Cannes Film Festival
In the Mood for Love" by Wong Kar-wai.] The 2006 Cannes Film Festivalran from May 17, 2006to May 28, 2006. Twenty films from eleven countries were in competition for the Palme d'Or. The President of the Official Jury was Wong Kar-wai, the first Chinese director to preside over the jury.
Ken Loachwon Palme d'Or, with his movie "The Wind That Shakes the Barley". Other winners were Pedro Almodóvar(Best Screenplay, " Volver") and Alejandro González Iñárritu(Best Director, "Babel"). This also marked the first time in three years that no American film, actor, actress, or filmmaker won any awards in Cannes.
The festival opened with the premiere screening of "The Da Vinci Code", based on the controversial novel by
Dan Brown. Journalists gave the film a cool reception at its first press screening, with loud laughter breaking out at one of the pivotal scenes. Despite the reviews, "The Da Vinci Code" earned $224 million worldwide in its opening weekend, the second-largest worldwide release to date. [http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/21/boxoffice.0521.ap/index.html]
Feature film competition
Wong Kar-wai, President ( Hong Kong, China)
Monica Bellucci( Italy)
Helena Bonham Carter( United Kingdom)
Samuel L. Jackson( United States)
Patrice Leconte( France)
Lucrecia Martel( Argentina)
Tim Roth( United Kingdom)
Elia Suleiman( Palestine)
Zhang Ziyi( China)
Films in competition
L'amico di famiglia" - Paolo Sorrentino:An elderly moneylender living with his mother interferes in the private life of his debtors. Reviews were generally positive [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001996.html] , [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/awards/cannes/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002465056] , [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1173.html] .
Alejandro González Iñárritu:The final part of Iñárritu’s "Death Trilogy", which began with Amores Perrosand continued with 21 Grams. Inspired by the biblical story and consists of four stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, and Japan. "Babel" was well received by most critics [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2194146,00.html] [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060523/film_nm/leisure_cannes_babel_dc] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5008870.stm] (but not all [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1165.html] [http://film.guardian.co.uk/cannes2006/story/0,,1782539,00.html] ), and was considered a strong contender for the Palme d’Or. Brad Pitt, one of the stars of the film, generated press coverage for not attending the premiere due to the imminent birth of his child with Angelina Jolie.
Crónica de una fuga" - Israel Adrián Caetano:Kidnapped by the Argentine government, a football player and two comrades escape to a new life.
*"Il caimano" -
Nanni Moretti:Satire of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconiand Italian politics. The film came out in Italy in March, just before the Italian general election, triggering protests from some politicians [http://www.ansa.it/main/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2006-05-22_1229211.html] . Moretti's previous film, " The Son's Room", won the Palme d'Or in 2001.
Iklimler" - Nuri Bilge Ceylan:A dowdy university instructor (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is an inattentive husband to his younger TV-business wife (played by the director's actual wife, Ebru Ceylan). Reviews ranged from "one of the finest films to play the festival in competition" [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001960.html] to "a by-the-numbers Man from Mars/Woman from Venus relationship story [that]slogs through its predictable paces..." [http://www.thehollywoodreporter.com/thr/awards/cannes/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002465057] .
*"Fast Food Nation" -
Richard Linklater:A fictional story based on the non-fiction book of the same name. While initially considered a front-runner, critics were generally disappointed [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1779442,00.html] [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=filmNews&storyID=2006-05-22T100027Z_01_N22333449_RTRIDST_0_FILM-FILM-FASTFOOD-DC.XML] [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2188422,00.html] [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1155.html] .
Flandres" - Bruno Dumont:A group of young men in northern France set out as soldiers to fight a war in a distant country. Met with mixed reviews [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001971.html] , [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/awards/cannes/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002464987] [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1165.html] [http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=features2006&content=jump&jump=review&dept=cannes&nav=RCannes&articleid=VE1117930609] [http://film.guardian.co.uk/cannes2006/story/0,,1782539,00.html]
Indigènes" - Rachid Bouchareb:Story of North African soldiers recruited to fight for the French army in World War II. Screening as "Days of Glory" in English. It received favorable reviews [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1173.html] [http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2006/05/27/art_films/index_np.html] .
Juventude Em Marcha" ("Colossal Youth") - Pedro Costa:Half documentary, half dramatic essay about a worker in a Lisbon slum who is about to move into a housing project.
*"El Laberinto del Fauno" -
Guillermo del Toro:1944 post civil war Spain, 12-year-old Ofelia moves with her pregnant mother to an army base commanded by her stepfather Captain Vidal. She meets a faunin a Labyrinth who tells her she is Princess Moanna who must complete 3 tasks to return to her real father, who's awaiting her return. The film received a 22-minute standing ovation. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/trivia]
Laitakaupungin valot" - Aki Kaurismäki:Comedy about a security man who meets a femme fatale who sets him up for his gullibility and loyalty. Met with mostly disappointing reviews [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001963.html] [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002540009] . Kaurismäki's last film, " The Man Without a Past", won the Grand Prix at the 2002 festival.
Sofia Coppola:Based on the life of the infamous French queen, focusing on her younger years and her relationship with Louis XVI. It received mixed reviews at its premiere [http://film.guardian.co.uk/cannes2006/story/0,,1782271,00.html] [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=filmNews&storyID=2006-05-24T222308Z_01_L24123451_RTRIDST_0_FILM-CANNES-COPPOLA-DC.XML] [http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2006/05/24/coppola/ ] , with some critics booing the film - the only film in competition to be booed so far. However, it was said that the boos were from French viewers.
Quand j'étais chanteur" - Xavier Giannoli:A dance hall singer pretends to be looking for a house so he can get to know a female real estate agent.
La raison du plus faible" - Lucas Belvaux:Three middle-class men perpetrate an armed heist because one of the robber's wife needs a new moped so she won't have to take the bus to work. Received mixed reviews [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001997.html] [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/awards/cannes/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002465048] .
*"Red Road" -
Andrea Arnold:A security camera operator comes face-to-face with the man responsible for her father's death. The first feature from director Arnold, it received mostly positive reviews [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001952.html] [http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22052006/325/europe-eclipses-hollywood-hot-year-cannes.html] .
Selon Charlie" - Nicole Garcia:Seven people in a French coastal town cross paths for three days. The first French Film in the running this year, it was modestly received [http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001961.html] [http://www.indiewire.com/movies/2006/05/cannes_06_criti.html] .
Southland Tales" - Richard Kelly:A group of Los Angelenos look forward to the July 4 holiday as LA teeters on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster in 2008. Writer/Director Richard Kelly's latest after " Donnie Darko". "Southland" had a mixed reception from the critics, with reviews ranging from silly [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=reviewsNews&storyID=2006-05-22T013215Z_01_N21292012_RTRIDST_0_REVIEW-FILM-SOUTHLAND-DC.XML] , disappointing [http://www.timeout.com/film/news/1157.html] and an incoherent mess [http://people.aol.com/people/articles/0,19736,1197684,00.html ] , while "a few influential critics" deemed it a "masterpiece." [http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2006/05/22/btm/]
*"Summer Palace" -
Lou Ye:Two young lovers play out their complex, erotic, love/hate relationship against the Chinese political unrest in 1989. It is the only Asian film in this year's competition for the Palme d'Or.
Volver" - Pedro Almodóvar:After her death, a mother returns to her hometown in order to fix the situations she could not resolve during her life. Received favorable reviews [http://film.guardian.co.uk/cannes2006/story/0,,1779452,00.html] [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=filmNews&storyID=2006-05-22T095626Z_01_N22333228_RTRIDST_0_FILM-FILM-VOLVER-DC.XML] and is another favorite for the Palme d'Or.
*"The Wind That Shakes the Barley" -
Ken Loach:A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland. It received mostly favorable reviews, and won the 59th festival, with Ken Loachreceiving the Palme d'Orof Cannes 2006. [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/screen/story/0,,1779572,00.html] [http://www.cinematical.com/2006/05/22/cannes-review-the-wind-that-shakes-the-barley/] [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2187192,00.html] .
Films out of Competition
* "The Da Vinci Code", by
Ron Howard(Opening Film)
Transylvania", by Tony Gatlif(Closing Film)
* "United 93", by
* "", by
Over the Hedge", by Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Election 2" (aka " Triad Election"), by Johnnie To
Clerks II", by Kevin Smith
* "Silk", by
Shortbus", by John Cameron Mitchell
An Inconvenient Truth", by Davis Guggenheim
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters", by Bill Couturie
Volevo Solo Vivere", by Mimmo Calopresti
Bamako", by Abderrahmane Sissako
Ici Najac, a vous la terre", by Jean-Henri Meunier
Avida", by Benoit Delepine
El-Banate Dol"(aka " These Girls" ), by Tahani Rached
Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait", by Philippe Parrenoand Douglas Gordon
Nouvelle Chance", by Anne Fontaine
The House Is Burning", by Holger Ernst
Chlopiec na galopujacym koniu"(aka " The Boy on the Galloping Horse" ), by Adam Guzinski
Un Certain Regard
*"977" - Nikolay Khomeriki
*"A Scanner Darkly" -
*"Bihisht Faqat Baroi Murdagon" - Djamshed Usmonov
*"Bled Number One" - Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche
*"Cum Mi-am Petrecut Sfarsitul Lumii" - Catalin Mitulescu
*"El Violin" - Francisco Vargas Quevdeo
*"Gwaï wik" - Oxide Pang & Danny Pang
*"Hamaca Paraguaya" - Paz Encina
*"Il Regista Di Matrimoni" -
*"La Californie" - Jacques Fieschi
La Tourneuse de pages" (aka " The Page Turner" ) - Denis Dercourt
*"Luxury Car" - Wang Chao
*"Meurtrieres" - Patrick Grandperret
Paris, je t'aime" - Gurinder Chadha, Bruno Podalydès, Gus Van Sant, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Christopher Doyle, Isabel Coixet, Suwa Nobuhiro, Sylvain Chomet, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivier Assayas, Oliver Schmitz, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Wes Craven, Tom Tykwer, Gérard Depardieu, Frédéric Auburtin, Alexander Payne
*"Salvador" - Manuel Huerga
*"Serambi" - Garin Nugroho, Tonny Trimarsanto, Viva Westi, Lianto Luseno
Suburban Mayhem" - Paul Goldman
*"Taxidermia" - György Pálfi
Ten Canoes" - Rolf de Heer
*"The Unforgiven" - Jong-bin Yoon
Murali K. Thalluri
*"You Am I" - Kristijonas Vildziunas
*"Z Odzysku" - Slawomir Fabicki
Palme d'Or(Won by Ken Loachfor "The Wind That Shakes the Barley")
*Grand Prix (Won by
Bruno Dumontfor " Flandres")
*Prix de la mise en scène (Won by
Alejandro González Iñárritudirector of "Babel")
*Prix du Jury (Won by
Andrea Arnoldfor "Red Road")
*Prix du scénario (Won by
Pedro Almodovarfor " Volver")
*Prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes (Won by the cast of "
Volver" including Penelope Cruz)
*Prix d'interprétation masculine du Festival de Cannes (Won by the cast of "
Prix un certain regard(Won by Chao Wangfor "Luxury Car")
* [http://www.festival-cannes.fr/index.php?langue=6002 Official site]
* [http://www.ifctv.com/cannes IFC's red carpet webcam feed (Windows Media Player)]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Cannes Film Festival — Das Logo der Filmfestspiele Das „Palais des Festivals et des Congrès“ bei den Filmfestspielen 2007 … Deutsch Wikipedia
2007 Cannes Film Festival — The 2007 Cannes Film Festival, also known as the 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival, ran from May 16 to 27, 2007. Wong Kar Wai s My Blueberry Nights opened the festival, and Denys Arcand s The Age of Ignorance closed (Wong was the 2006 Cannes Film… … Wikipedia
Film-Festival Cannes — Das Logo der Filmfestspiele Das „Palais des Festivals et des Congrès“ bei den Filmfestspielen 2007 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Morelia International Film Festival — The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) was founded in 2003 in the city of Morelia, Michoacán, México. It is an annual event that takes place during the second week of October. FICM emerged as a need to create a unique meeting point in… … Wikipedia
Seattle International Film Festival — The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually in Seattle, Washington, is the largest film festival in the United States, [Annie Wagner, [http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=34784 Everything SIFF] , The Stranger , May 25 … Wikipedia
Cinemanila International Film Festival — The Cinemanila International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Manila, the Philippines. It was founded by Filipino filmmaker Amable Tikoy Aguiluz in 1999. The focus of the festival is on the cinema of the Philippines as well as… … Wikipedia
London FrightFest Film Festival — Fright Fest is an annual film festival held in central London over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The first event was held in the year 2000.As its name indicates the primary focus is on the horror genre. However it has included a wide variety… … Wikipedia
Bangkok International Film Festival — The Bangkok International Film Festival (BKKIFF) is an international film festival held annually in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2003. In addition to film screenings, seminars, gala events and the Golden Kinnaree Awards.HistoryFirst yearsThe Bangkok… … Wikipedia
Jakarta International Film Festival — The Jakarta International Film Festival is the major film festival of Indonesia held every year in the capital, Jakarta, every December since 1998.Particular years1999: The Birth of an International Film Festival in JakartaA year after the demise … Wikipedia
Traverse City Film Festival — The Traverse City Film Festival is an annual film festival held every late July through early August in Traverse City, Michigan. The festival was created as an annual event in 2005 to help “save one of America s few indigenous art forms the… … Wikipedia