Festival de Cannes intends to start the 3rd Decade of the 21st Century with an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action. On the occasion of the 74th Festival de Cannes and the temporary selection « Cinema for the climate », Magali Payen, founder of the movement On set prêt and Cyril Dion, author and director of the documentary Animal, would like to call the world of cinema to act for the protection of living beings and to fight against climate disruption.
Magali Payen, founder of the movement On est prêt (We Are Ready) :« How can we build this new world we talk so much about if we do not first imagine it? Cinema has the power to make us perceive and desire the lucid utopias that we need so much. This year, the artists of the new selection of “Movies in favor of Climate” provide this impetus. We wish to unite their voices, which are necessary, in order to make them even more known, and to renew the call to the artists who shape our imaginations. And what better place than the Cannes Film Festival, which is the most publicized cultural event in the world, could carry this message even further, and lead the way for action ? »
Cyril Dion, author and director of the movie Animal : « We strongly believe that cinema must play its role in helping us face these realities, but also in mobilizing our collective and creative resources. However, a few movies will not be sufficient to change the situation; we need hundreds of others to address these issues each year and to provide other perceptions of the future. »
Press conference on Sunday, July 11th, at 3:00 pm
Palais des Festivals – press conference room – 3rd floor In presence of Paloma MORITZ – Spokesperson of the movement On Est PrêtMarie AMIGUET – Director, Cyril DION – Director, Louis GARREL – Director, Bella LACK – Actress/Activist, Aïssa MAÏGA – Director, Vincent MUNIER – Photographer, Vipulan PUVANESWARAN – Actor/Activist, Flore VASSEUR – Director , Melati WIJSEN – Actress/Activist
Author: Eleanor Belson