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News in brief

07 June 2022 à 15:03

International press roundup: May 2022

In May, the international press focused mainly on the Cannes Film Festival, back in its traditional format after two complicated years for festivals around the world.

Screendaily highlighted the special 10 to Watch operation conducted by Unifrance during the Cannes Film Festival.
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The Hollywood Reporter published an article on Irma Vep, the series directed by Olivier Assayas and broadcast on HBO after its presentation in the Cannes Première strand.
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Claire Denis stated, in The Hollywood Reporter, "It is hard for men and women to make films, but it is harder for women," after the presentation of her Stars at Noon in Official Competition.
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SeñalNews announced the launch of the Newen Meta Sky project, presented during the festival, and "considered the first European Meta Hub for content production and distribution."
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Screendaily also published a short article about the first edition of our Unifrance Critics' Lab.
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Duesse, the Italian bimonthly, published a long interview with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, following the screening of her latest film Forever Young.
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Far from the glitter of Cannes, the international press also showed an interest in French films and television programs broadcast around the world

In Europe

Le Jornal de Noticias in Portugal wrote about Farewell Mr Haffmann : "The French police recently arrested Jewish people."
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In Spain, the Serielizados site focused on Oussekine, a series "that shows a racist state's maneuvers to hide the truth."
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In Italy, MyMovies reported on the film Zero Fucks Given: "a look at contemporary life via an original subject."
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In the United Kingdom, the BBC explored the "French TV series that stormed the world."
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And in Poland, the bimonthly Dwutygodnik praised the film Petite Maman, "a journey through time that breaks the rules of classical tension construction."
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SeñalNews announced "an above-average market share" for the Molang animations series produced by Millimages and broadcast on the Rai Yoyo channel.
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On the American continent

The Velvet Queen arrived in theaters in Quebec. "A stunning documentary" according to Le Journal de Montréal.
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The New York Times took a close look at French cinema and series.
First of all, the film Playlist, "the second French import of 2022 to capture the love lives of young Parisians."
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But also the documentary A Taste of Whale.
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And, last but not least, Call My Agent! and its British remake Ten Percent.
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And in Brazil, the daily Estado de Minas focused on Baron Noir and the series' take on the cyncism and corruption of the political class it depicts.

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In Asia

Paris, 13th District released in South Korean theaters. Cine21.com described it as "a romantic feminine comedy that marks a change."
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The same site published a long interview with Jacques Audiard.
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TBI announced the arrival of the French-Korean children's series Sasha & Milo on Chinese screens.
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And we end with the tribute that will be paid in the fall by two international festivals to two great French artists:

Juliette Binoche will receive the Donostia Award, a tribute to her career, at the San Sebastian International Film Festival .   
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And Catherine Deneuve will be awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival .
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Author : Ainhoa Jauregui

Latest update : 07 June 2022 à 15:03 CEST

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