The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes inaugurates this new decade with an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter, actor, editor and producer. For 30 years, the tireless Spike Lee has been an astute chronicler of the questionnings of his time, with a resolutely contemporary approach that’s never without a dash of levity and entertainment. Read more
New original paintings by Bob Dylan now available to view by private appointment. These works are the latest addition to The Beaten Path series depicting a remarkable unfolding portrait of the American landscape through Dylan’s eyes.
“In some paintings, the brightness of reflected light was brought forth in evident brushstrokes. Sometimes sunlight hitting certain places would contrast deeply with areas of shadow” – Bob Dylan, Vanity Fair. A world-exclusive collection of rare, archival, limited edition portfolios by Bob Dylan featuring full and complete portfolios dating from as early as 2008 and including; The Drawn Blank Series, The Beaten Path, and the brand new release of Mondo Scripto from 2020 and The Asia Series from 2021, coinciding with the tour of Dylan’s first major museum retrospective, Retrospectrum, across Asia. Read more
For #IWD2021 WOW are hosting a free programme of events released throughout the day on their YouTube (@WOWGlobal) and also Facebook page: (@womenoftheworldfestival), all celebrating and exploring female leadership across the world. They are also streaming events throughout the whole of March, looking at a range of topics – from gender equality in the tech industry to childcare, and there is even songwriting
The Cannes Festival, until 2003 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed. Initially scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021, the 74th Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 July 2021. Read more
JMW Turner’s heart-stopping maelstroms of sea and steam and smoke made him a true visionary of his age from the most devastating depiction of the slave trade ever to an erotically-charged shipwreck. This exhibition presents Turner as a passionate and engaged painter of modern life. It shows how alive he was to the liberations and oppressions of his revolutionary age. Born in London in 1775, into a world ruled by aristocrats and monarchs where the horse was the fastest thing on earth, Turner lived to see the coming of trains, steamships, political reform and photography – and the abolition of the slave trade. He adores the modern world in a way no one can today. Read more
It’s what we were all hoping for, and now it’s been decided: the Festival will be at Cannes in this very special year, featuring part of the 2020 Cannes Official Selection. This exceptional event, organised in collaboration with the Cannes This extraordinary “2020 Special Cannes” event will invite the general public to the Louis Lumière auditorium of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where four previews of films from the 2020 Official Selection, the short films selected in Competition and the Cinéfondation’s school films will be screened. A Jury, whose composition will be announced shortly, will award the Palme d’or for short films and the Cinéfondation prizes. Read more
The Croisette Hour
This year, Deauville’s boardwalk will be exuding a glimmer of Croisette magic, as nine of the Festival de Cannes Official Selection’s fifty-six films are set to be screened. As committed to film as ever, the Festival de Cannes – which was unable to take place in May due to the pandemic – will be attending Deauville to stand alongside the artists and films it continues to support. “As the summer winds down, and audiences rediscover the beauty of films in cinemas, Deauville’s decision to include some of the Official Selection 2020’s titles is a sign of shared conviction and friendship, and is this autumn’s first stop-off for the Cannes films, to be followed by San Sebastián, Lyon, Rome, Pusan and many others – before wrapping up in Cannes!
The 2020–21 Premier League is the 29th season of the the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. Twenty days on from the Champions League final, seven weeks on from the end of the last league season, welcome back, roll up and take a bio secured seat for the autumn-to-summer grind of football in the time of plague. For English football this really is a journey without maps, an attempt to return to some modified version of reality at a time when the limits of the possible seem to shift every few days. It is also the right moment to ask how this is going to feel. Nobody knows right now to what degree the public will be allowed to return to the spectacle.
For the 17th consecutive year, here is the program of the classic cinema section of the Cannes Festival. Restored prints, celebrations and documentaries will be programmed.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, when we were still unaware that the relation of contemporary cinema to its own memory would be shaken up by the emerging appearance of digital technology, the Festival de Cannes created Cannes Classics, a selection allowing to display the work of valorization of heritage cinema carried out by production companies, right-owners, cinematheques or national archives from around the world.