Day 3 at Cannes offered us our first major rush of emotion with the screening of Robin Campillo's BPM (Beats Per Minute) in the Official Selection, as well as an awards ceremony at the UniFrance Pavilion and a dinner held in honor of Sandrine Kiberlain.
"This is a unique film": That's how Costa Gavras summed up BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo immediately after the screening. This film, which chronicles the first years of Act Up as well as a harrowing love story, was, for many of the spectators present, the first moment of highly-charged emotions in this year's Official Selection.
International distributors attended the first screening of Dr. Knock by Lorraine Lévy, the new film starring Omar Sy. The actor's performance in this film has been eagerly awaited following the excellent reception of Two is a Family, which is the most successful majority-French film to date in international theaters in 2017, currently credited with over 3.8 million admissions abroad. Before the Cannes Festival kicked off, Dr. Knock had already been acquired in ten countries.