Cannes 2022 : Quinzaine des réalisateurs

After the official selection, and while waiting for Critics’ Week and Acid, the Directors’ Fortnight unveiled the selection for its 54th edition this morning.

Among the stars expected are Léa Seydoux, Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sandrine Kiberlain, but also Irish actor Paul Mescal, revelation of the Normal People series. Also note the presence of Jessie Buckley (revealed by Wild Rose, and seen recently in The Lost Daughter) alongside filmmaker Alex Garland, selected for the first time at Cannes, with Eux (Men), in a special screening.

Unveiled this Tuesday, April 19, 2022, discover the official selection of the 54th edition of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs:

Les cinq Diables by Léa Mysius
5 years after a remarkable first feature, Ava with Noée Abita and Laure Calamy, selected for Critics’ Week in Cannes, director and screenwriter Léa Mysius presents Les Cinq Diables, her second feature, including the start of shooting had to be delayed due to the pandemic and lockdown.

According to the committee of the Fortnight, it is a “dazzling and mysterious” film, whose “register touches on the fantastic”, with an “incandescent Adèle Exarchopoulos”.

The synopsis is as follows: Vicky, a strange and lonely little girl, has a gift: she can smell and reproduce all the smells of her choice that she collects in carefully labeled jars. She secretly extracted the scent from her mother, Joanne, to whom she has a mad and exclusive, almost sickly love. One day Julia, her father’s sister, bursts into their lives. Vicky embarks on the development of her scent. She is then transported to dark and magical memories where she will discover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.

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‘Fumer fait tousser’ at Cannes Film Festival 2022

After a 74th summer edition, the Cannes Film Festival returns to the month of May, for a 75th fortnight placed under the sign of filmmakers, stars, revelations, nuggets and other cinematographic slaps. It is therefore from May 17 to 28, 2022 that the cinema planet will have its eyes riveted on the Croisette, which will host the traditional climbs of the daily steps. Who will succeed Titane by Julia Ducournau, Palme-choc 2021? Our editorial staff tells you everything you need to know about the works expected this year on the screens of the Palais des Festivals.

Midnight Screenings – Fumer fait tousser by Quentin Dupieux
Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, David Marsais, Anaïs Demoustier, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alain Chabat… For his tenth feature film, Quentin Dupieux brings together the Avengers of his cinema in Smoking makes you cough and their assistant newcomers such as Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Doria Tillier and Jean-Pascal Zadi, for a story of superheroes: the “TABAC FORCE”, whose going green after a fight against a demonic turtle is threatened by an Emperor of Evil. Superpowers, the absurd and a golden cast for the director, as well as a presence in the Official Selection (and Midnight Screening) for the one who had previously passed through Critics’ Week and the Fortnight.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos joins the cast of ‘Un métier sérieux’

For his next comedy, Un métier sérieux, Thomas Lilti will bring together Vincent Lacoste (clumsy intern landed in the emergency room in Hippocrate), and François Cluzet (humanist doctor crisscrossing rural France in Médecin de campagne). As Le Film Français announces, the plot is still unknown – even if the title suggests a new sociological study of a professional environment which is likely to be that of medicine or hospital (Thomas Lilti is -even a former GP). On the other hand, we know that the shooting, which will start soon and will last until April, will take place in Caen, in Normandy, where the director has been looking for extras.

Alongside Vincent Lacoste and François Cluzet, we will find familiar faces from the cinema of Thomas Lilti: William Lebghil (Première année), Louise Bourgoin (impressive stoicism in the Hippocrate series), Bouli Lanners and Théo Navarro-Mussy. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Lucie Zhang (Les Olympiades) and Léo Chalie complete the cast. The film will be co-produced by 31 Juin Films, Les Films du Parc, and distributed by Le Pacte, for release in early 2023.

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César 2022: The nominations

The 47th Cesar ceremony will take place on February 25. The Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques unveiled the nominations on Wednesday, after a year that has seen French cinema regain color.

After a particular 2021 edition, in restricted sanitary conditions and which followed a largely truncated year for the cinema, the César 2022, which will take place on February 25, are placed under the sign of both a French cinema in form, and a dislike of the ceremonies – after the Golden Globes lost their television broadcast and Canal + gave up the rights to the Cannes Film Festival (but renewed with the Césars until 2025).

César Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Jeanne Balibar in “Illusions perdues”
  • Cécile de France in “Illusions perdues”
  • Aissatou Diallo Sagna in “La Fracture”
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos in “Mandibules”
  • Danielle Fichaud in “Aline”

César Award for Best Original Score

  • Ron Mael and Russell Mael for “Annette”
  • Guillaume Roussel for “Bac Nord”
  • Philippe Rombi for “Boîte Noire”
  • Ron for “Les Olympiades”
  • Warren Ellis and Nick Cave for “La Panthère des neiges”

Cesar for Best Director

  • Valérie Lemercier for “Aline”
  • Leos Carax for “Annette”
  • Cédric Jimenez for “Bac Nord”
  • Audrey Diwan for “L’événement”
  • Xavier Giannoli for “Illusions perdues”
  • Arthur Harari for “Ononda, 10 000 nuits dans la jungle”
  • Julia Ducournau for “Titane”

Best Movie

  • “Aline” directed by Valérie Lemercier
  • “Annette” directed by Leos Carax
  • “Bac Nord” directed by Cédric Jimenez
  • “L’Evénement” directed by Audrey Diwan”
  • “La Fracture” directed by Catherine Corsini
  • “Illusions perdues” directed by Xavier Giannoli
  • “Ononda, 10 000 nuits dans la jungle” directed by Arthur Harari

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Ira Sachs Begins Shooting ‘Passages’ Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos

After going international with the Isabelle Huppert-led Frankie, it looks like American director Ira Sachs is continuing the trend with his next feature. The Love Is Strange and Little Men director has already begun shooting the project, titled Passages, and the cast has been announced today.

The trio of Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adèle Exarchopoulos will lead the project, as revealed by producer Saïd Ben Saïd, who is reteaming with Sachs after Frankie. Erwan Kepoa Falé is also part of the cast, his agency reported earlier this fall. Official plot details haven’t been disclosed, but Sachs did recently discuss the project.

“I’m working on a film called Passages about two men who’ve been together for fifteen years, and one of them has an affair with a woman”, Sachs told Outtake Mag. “It’s an intimacy triangle I’ll hopefully be shooting this year”. Rogowski recently starred in another gay drama, Austria’s Oscar entry Great Freedom, and we eagerly await his collaboration with Sachs.

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Adèle is the muse of the new Paco Rabanne campaign

Paco Rabanne unveils Time Out, the campaign for his fall-winter 2021 collection with the French actress as the muse.

Are you looking for fashion inspiration to flesh out your fall moodboard? The new Paco Rabanne campaign, directed by Albert Moya alongside the house’s artistic director, Julien Dossena, looks like a trailer for an intriguing author’s film. The film’s photography is rich, the shots are poetic and the camera alternates between shots where we see Adèle Exarchopoulos around an estate and in landscapes of the French countryside. Entitled “Time Out”, the FW21 campaign reads like a story that tells of this time between two moments, a transitory journey between before and after. The 27-year-old actress stars in this visual tale: sometimes she seems thoughtful, even captive, sometimes euphoric and free. A whole mood to adopt the “sad girl fall” energy.

In Time Out, we observe the actress of La Vie d’Adèle walking around, thinking and marveling in different glamorous and flamboyant looks from Paco Rabanne’s fall-winter 2021 collection, dressed in a long dress. romantic white with the air of a negligee, a dazzling jeweled sweater or an all-over floral print dress, all accessorized by XXL sets – the XL Link jewelry – and silver and gold 1969 chain bags, iconic of the brand. A campaign and a collection blowing a wind of freedom.

The Paco Rabanne fall-winter collection is available at the Paco Rabanne boutique, at 12 rue Cambon 75001, and on

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Les Aventuriers de Chupacabra: the shooting has started!

CANAL + announces the shooting of LA FLAMME – LES AVENTURIERS DE CHUPACABRA, an Original CANAL + Creation, created and directed by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan, produced by Entre 2 et 4 and MakingProd (Mediawan).

A whole new season…
Goodbye the villa and hello Chupacabra. In this new season of La Flamme, Marc and 15 other contestants will have to face each other and survive on a desert island. Physical trials, mental manipulations and emotional betrayals will be the ingredients of this tropical cocktail, to be drunk very soon on CANAL +.

A cast at the height of season 1
Filming has just started for a period of two months.This season will notably bring together: Jonathan Cohen, Géraldine Nakache, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Leïla Bekhti, Ana Girardot, Ramzy Bedia, Camille Chamoux, Pierre Niney, Natacha Lindinger, Jonathan Lambert, Kad Merad, Mister V, Laura Felpin, Thomas Scimeca, Jérôme Commandeur, Gérard Darmon, Sébastien Chassagne…

La Flamme – Les Aventuriers de Chupacabra
An Original CANAL + Creation. A series of 9 episodes of 26 minutes. Created by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan. Written by Jonathan Cohen, Jérémie Galan, Florent Bernard, Freddy Gladieux, David Caviglioli and Hugo Benamozig. Directed by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan. Produced by Benjamin Bellecour and Jonathan Cohen for Entre 2 et 4, and Stéphane Drouet for MakingProd (Mediawan). Literary direction by Jean-Toussaint Bernard. Adapted from the American series Burning Love based on the original work by Erica Oyama-Marino. Associate producers: Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock. International distribution (world excluding English-speaking territories): STUDIOCANAL.

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Adèle joins the royal cast of ‘Fumer fait tousser’

Quentin Dupieux never stops! After the shooting of Incroyable mais vrai in September, he embarked on that of Fumer fait tousser.

This Thursday, September 9, for his first day of shooting, the one who also calls himself Mr. Oizo when he composes and mixes music, posted on Instagram a photo of a clap indicating the title of his new project: Fumer fait tousser. A feature film that brings together a host of actors well known to the filmmaker, such as Anaïs Demoustier, Adèle Exarchopoulos or Alain Chabat.

Newcomers also join the band for the occasion: Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste and Jérôme Niel, whose madness we can imagine will fit perfectly into the universe of Dupieux. We also count in the cast Oulaya Amamra, Doria Tillier and Julia Faure. The synopsis of the film is still unknown.

Produced by Hugo Sélignac (Mandibules, BAC Nord, Le Chant du Loup) and his company Chi-Fou-Mi, co-produced by Canal Plus, Gaumont and OCS, Fumer fait tousser will be the bird’s tenth film.

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“True Story” returns with new faces

Prime Video’s comedy show will be back soon with six influencers and YouTubers.

True Story will have a season 2. Prime Video France confirmed this on Instagram. In this show premiered in June 2020, celebrities tell incredible and improbable stories that have happened to them to YouTubers and influencers tasked with bringing these anecdotes to life on video.

For the second season, Lena Situations, Bilal Hassani, Emy LTR, Gaëlle Garcia Diaz, Fatou Guinea and Natoo will be at the helm and will listen to the memories of Julien Doré, Isabelle Adjani, Teddy Riner, Pierre Niney, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Tony Parker.

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‘Rien à foutre’ selected for Critics’ Week At Cannes Film Festival

Rien à foutre, Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre’s first feature film, was selected for Critics’ Week, the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, Wallonie Bruxelles Images announced on Monday.

Produced by Wrong Men, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Cinema and Audiovisual Center, the film follows Cassandre, 26, a flight attendant for a low-cost company. Living from day to day, she goes on flights and parties without tomorrow, faithful to her nickname Tinder: Carpe Diem. An existence without ties, in the form of a headlong rush, which apparently fills her. Until some mishap forces him to reconnect with the world.

Cassandre is played by actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (La Vie d’Adèle, Mandibules). At his side are in particular Alexandre Perrier and the young Belgian actress Mara Taquin (Hors normes, Ennemi public).

Emmanuel Marre, a former student of the Institut des arts de diffusion (IAD), has directed several short and medium-length films which have had very successful festival careers in recent years: Le Petit Chevalier (2011), Le Film de l’été (2017) and especially D’un château l’autre which won the Pardino d’or for best short film at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018, recalls Wallonie Bruxelles Images.

His passage to feature film is done in pairs, with Julie Lecoustre, the script and the production being signed with four hands, underlines the official agency for the promotion of the audio-visual of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation abroad, specifying that Julie Lecoustre had also co-authored D’un château l’autre.

The Cannes Film Festival, canceled last year due to the pandemic and usually held in May, will run exceptionally from July 6 to 17. This is its 74th edition.

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Adèle to play in Emmanuel Marre’s feature debut ‘Carpe Diem’

Director Emmanuel Marre is embarking on his first feature-length adventure with Carpe Diem, the shoot for which kicked off since mid-February. He has enlisted the services of French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (who was in the Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour, and was seen more recently in Racer and the JailbirdSibyl and Back Home), who will breathe life into his heroine, 26-year-old Cassandre, an air hostess working for a low-cost airline. She lives one day at a time and parties after each flight with not a care for tomorrow. For her Tinder handle, she’s chosen Carpe Diem because she sees herself reflected in her company’s motto: “The world won’t wait.”

The feature is being shot in two tranches – a month of principal photography in Wallonia and Lanzarote up until mid-March, and then a month of additional filming in Belgium, Lanzarote, Paris and Dubai in June. Flanking Adèle Exarchopoulos are Alexandre Perrier, who is also co-producing the movie, and young Belgian actress Mara Taquin, who appeared recently in The Specials and who will grace screens soon in La Ruche by Christophe Hermans, in addition to various non-professional actors.

The film is being produced in Belgium by Benoît Roland for Wrong Men, which we have to thank for the recent title Lola by Laurent Micheli, and which is working on the upcoming movies by Rachel Lang (Mon Légionnaire) and Leos Carax (Annette). It is being co-produced in France by Kidam. Carpe Diem will be sold overseas by Charades, while Cinéart will distribute it in Belgium and Condor will do likewise in France.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos and Noée Abita for lead actresses in ‘Les cinq diables’

This feature film, directed by Léa Mysius, will have as main actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Noée Abita. The story takes place in a small mountainous town in France around a large lake called ‘Les Cinq Diables’. Shooting is planned for March 2020 in the Paris region and in the Alps.

Synopsis : Vicky, seven, vows to her mother, Joanne, a crazy and exclusive love. They live with Jimmy, Vicky’s father, who is struggling to find his place in the family. Vicky has developed a great sensitivity to smell and manufactures odors which she collects. One day, Julia, her aunt, arrives from prison. This arrival will burst the fused mother-daughter nucleus by bringing back the past in a violent and magical way…

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