Source: The Guardian
The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival is ongoing and set to take place from 6 to 17 July 2021. Since last week, the festival has been ongoing in the French Riviera for in-person festivities for the first time since the last edition two years ago. The last time the festival was held in person was during the 73rd edition, when Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” won the top prize and conquered the global cinema culture in 2019.
The lineup of films for the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is as eclectic and exciting as ever, featuring work from celebrated filmmakers, auteurs and promising newcomers.
The opening film this year was French director Leos Carax’s long-awaited musical film, Annette. Although the official selection of feature films was announced on 3 June 2021, the Honorary Palme d’Or will be awarded to American actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster and Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio.
The Cannes festival 2021 will screen and premiere the following films: After Yang by video essayist Kogonada, Annette by Leos Carax, Flag Day by Tony award-winning filmmaker Jez Butterworth, The French Dispatch, Val directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo, and The Velvet Underground directed by Todd Haynes.
The Cannes Film Festival, aside being a haven of the best and carefully selected films, is also the home to some of the best and never seen before fashion accessories because every celebrity, filmmaker, and actor who steps on the festival’s red carpet aims not just to be the cynosure of eyes but to also leave a lasting fashion statement for the watching public.
The Cannes Film Festival (formerly known as the International Film Festival) is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, to celebrate the art of filmmaking and artistry. The festival previews new films across every genre, including documentaries from all over the world. Since its establishment in 1946, this invitation-only festival has distinguished itself as one of the most credible film festivals the world has ever seen. And annually, regardless of the challenges the world faces, the festival continues to rise to the occasion delivering the best films to the audience. FIAPF formally accredited the Cannes Film Festival in 1951. Since then, the festival has been held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres (usually in May) in Cannes, France, until the name was changed to Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
So far, Cannes 2021 has not been any different from any of the previous editions, save for the restrictions that have to be put in place as a result of the pandemic; the festival still comes with every glitz and glamor is has always been associated with and once again, creativity and visual storytelling are celebrated like it deserves to be.