The opening ceremony was presented by the French actress Virginie Efira known for her roles in particular in 20 years apart, victoria or even Benedetta.
This Caroline which took place on Tuesday May 17 in Cannes was marked by several things such as a poignant and committed speech by Vincent Lindon as well as the intervention of the Ukrainian President who calls on the cinema to commit to the subject of war in Ukraine:
Hundreds of people die every day. They are not going to get up after the end clap. […] Will the cinema be silent, or will it talk about it? If there is a dictator, if there is a war for freedom, again, everything depends on our unity. So, can the cinema remain outside of this unity? […] We need a new Chaplin who will prove that today’s cinema is not silent.
Several French and international stars were expected on the carpet throughout the first day of the festival.
The cast of this festival was colorful since the long-awaited guest was none other than Tom Cruise with his new film top gun 2 in the spotlight, which will be broadcast this Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
This film is long awaited because it has been postponed for almost three years due to the global pandemic which has led to filming being stopped and cinemas closing in order to avoid any regrouping and possible contamination.
The first released in 1986 caused a sensation with the public.
Rumors have suggested that the star will arrive by helicopter on the red carpet. Which wouldn’t be a problem for him, because he does the stunts for his movies himself and doesn’t require stunt doubles.
At the opening ceremony, other celebrities caused a sensation such as Eva Longoria and Julianne Moore.
Golden Palm :
Many of us are wondering who will win the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which will succeed the film Titane produced by Julia Ducourau, who was the second woman to receive the ultimate award from this festival followed around the world.
Twenty-one films are in competition with the aim of winning this prize, but only five are produced by female directors, in particular the film Stars at Noon directed by Claire Dénis in which we find Robert Pattinson.
There are also the essential Dardenne brothers, who are back in this competition that they have cherished since their palme d’or in 1999 for Rosetta and who have done so much for their international career.
This year, they present Tori and Lokita, their twelfth feature film, their ninth selection for the Palme d’Or and which will be officially screened on May 24th.
A source of pride for the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, because few filmmakers can be proud of such a list of awards at the biggest film festival in the world.
The 2022 edition also includes the arrival of Flemish filmmakers in the competition. From May 18, Flemish Félix Van Groeningen and his companion Charlotte Vandermeesch will present The Eight Mountains, in co-production with Italy, which as often with this filmmaker will talk about the family.
And on May 26, it’s the young Lukas Dhont, Golden Camera in 2018 with Girl, who will unveil his highly anticipated second film, Close, which tackles the theme of identity.
Add Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who will present in a midnight session “Rebel” which tells the story of two brothers against the backdrop of the war in Syria.
Note that the Flemish public really supports its cinema, so that Flemish arthouse films can hope to reach 150,000 spectators, an extraordinary score which usually opens the doors to the French market four times larger and therefore vital for films.
Let’s hope that this ceremony has many surprises in store for us as well as beautiful projections.
Who is presenting the opening ceremony of the 75ᵉ edition of the Cannes Film Festival?
The opening ceremony is presented by French actress Virginie Efira.
Who are the celebrities expected at the Cannes Film Festival 2022?
International actors are expected such as Tom Cruise on the occasion of Top Gun 2 or Eva Longoria or Julianne Moore.