Cannes Day 10: Un Certain Regard

Cannes Day 10: Un Certain Regard
By Frédéric Ponsard
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It’s a pretty name for a festival that is part of the official selection of Cannes. But the movies in this category are not competing for the Palme d’Or, but for the prize of Un Certain Regard . It’s a bit like a nursery, or an entry hall for the main competition.

This year’s offering is of a high quality, and we will come in a moment to some of the entries for this competition which takes place the day before the awarding of the Palme D’Or.
But first let’s enter the Debussy Theatre, close to the red carpet of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. Here, the carpet is more modest, but again you have to show your credentials (or rather pink accreditation) to go see the movies competing for Un Certain Regard …

Once in the room, the backdrop is similar to that of the films in the Official Competition, with music by Camille Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals”

A good screening of the movie by Corneliu Purumbuiu, The Treasure and surprise, surprise, divine Isabella Rossellini and Tahar Rahim, star of The Prophet by Jacques Audiard are in the room next to me. ..
Leaving the room, I asked them to pose for a quick photo, but I botched it, switching on the video camera instead …

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Finally, we go out to the audiovisual terrace where journalists meet film crews.
The team of the Iranian film Nahid and its director Ida were there, a few days ago, and we interviewed them …

Tomorrow, to set up for the Awards, we’ll take you to an evening at the Festival, to see what Cannes is like by night …​

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