LIVE – Spike Lee in a pink suit on the Cannes 2021 red carpet

LIVE – Spike Lee in a pink suit on the Cannes 2021 red carpet
LIVE – Spike Lee in a pink suit on the Cannes 2021 red carpet

EVENT – After a blank year due to the pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival reopens its doors this Tuesday, July 6 with the American filmmaker Spike Lee at the helm of the jury. Follow this edition like no other with our special correspondent on the Croisette.

Jérôme Vermelin, in Cannes – 2021-07-06T19:11:00.000+02:00

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FIRST STEPS

The stars arrive on the first red carpet of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Tonight is the official screening of “Annette”, Leos Carax’s new film starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver. A rock musical that is also released throughout France …

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MYLÈNE FARMER’S FIRST WORDS

She is very moved and “honored” to be part of the jury this year. “This is something we can not refuse,” said Mylène Farmer at a press conference this afternoon.

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ICON

Mylène Farmer in the Cannes jury, but why? Admit that you too have asked yourself the question! But if this choice may be surprising, the star with 30 million sold deserves its place … As we show you in the video:

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DURING THIS TIME ON THE CROISETTE

Undoubtedly inspired by the Tour de France, Spike Lee was stretching his legs on his bike this morning.

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The “Stepladder Gang” in the front row for the opening of the Cannes Film Festival

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SPIKE LEE COMMITTED MAN

In Do the right thing, in 1989, Spike Lee staged police violence in Brooklyn. Years later, nothing has changed, believes the filmmaker. “When you see Eric Garner, King George Floyd, murdered, lynchs. You’d think we’d stop hunting black people like animals, but no.”

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A WORD FROM TAHAR RAHIM

I was born in Cannes“, recalled the actor Tahar Rahim, revealed to the world in 2009 on the Croisette thanks to A Prophet.”It is a very, very strong memorable moment. Cannes is something crazy that can change the life of an actor, a director, a screenwriter. It is for this reason that it continues to inspire little girls and boys who want to do this job. And that’s why it deserves to be celebrated.

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SPIKE ET NETFLIX

Cinema and streaming can coexist“Says Spike Lee, president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, where Netflix films are not selected.” At one time we thought that TV would kill cinema. It’s not new, it’s a cycle story.”

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JURY 2021

Mylène Farmer, member of the jury chaired by Spike Lee, offered her fans clips considered to be real little films, collaborating with renowned filmmakers and photographers: Peter Lindbergh, Abel Ferrara, Luc Besson … In 2018, the singer with a red mane joined the cast of the horror film “Ghostland”, awarded at the Gérardmer Fantastic Film Festival.

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“Annette”, the express review: an inventive and cruel modern tale, stratospheric Adam Driver

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IT’S (ALMOST) GONE!

The 74th Cannes Film Festival opens its doors this Tuesday evening with the screening of “Annette”, the new film by Leos Carax starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver which is also released throughout France. And of course the first climb of the steps of the jury chaired by the American filmmaker Spike Lee.

But the one that everyone is waiting for is obviously the French singer Mylène Farmer, who greeted her fans at the end of the day from the balcony of the Martinez. A first appearance which put the Croisette in turmoil. And this is probably just the start.

After an edition canceled due to the pandemic, the organizers are counting on the strong French delegation to lead the fortnight. Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon or even Benjamin Biolay will walk the red carpet where we will also see some American stars like Matt Damon, Sean Penn or Bill Murray.

Before that, you can follow with us from 7 p.m. the opening ceremony, hosted this year by actress Doria Tillier …

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MYLENE, OH MYLENE!

La Croisette has eyes only for it. Member of the jury of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, Mylène Farmer made her first public appearance this Monday from the balcony of the Hotel Martinez where she was reunited with President Spike Lee and her future colleagues for two weeks. On the eve of the opening ceremony, has the Croisette already found its queen? The fans are in the starting blocks to cheer him down the stairs …

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SUPERSTAR

She is the surprise guest of the jury of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Mylène Farmer will she create a sensation on the Croisette? In any case his presence is already a nice marketing coup …

Mylène Farmer, member of the jury of the 74th Cannes Film Festival: as long as she is patient!

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ON THE STAIRS

There will be stars on the red carpet this year, look …

Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Sophie Marceau, Marion Cotillard… These stars who don’t want to miss Cannes 2021

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SPIKE LEE TOP

The face of the president of the jury for this 74th edition is displayed in full on the Palais des Festivals …

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CASTING

Discover the list of films in competition for the Palme, with a strong French delegation …

Cannes 2021: 7 French in competition, discover the official selection

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SPIKE LEE ROLLS FOR PSG

Arrived Monday afternoon on the Croisette, the president of the jury wore a superb Paris Saint-Germain tracksuit. In a region where we drive more for OM, the author of “Jungle Fever” proves that he has the spirit of contradiction …

Cannes in July is the beach… And this year the cinema too! The 2020 edition canceled due to the coronavirus, the International Film Festival which usually takes place in May takes up its quarters on the day of the school holidays, the health situation being a priori under control. After twelve frustrating months for professionals, as for moviegoers, this 74th edition is therefore intended to be the one of great reunion, with a rather enticing cast on paper.

President of the jury, the American director Spike Lee will be surrounded by several French personalities such as actor Tahar Rahim, actress and director Mélanie Laurent and singer Mylène Farmer, a real attraction for paparazzi as for autograph hunters. Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop (Atlantic), le Brésilien Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius), the Austrian Jessica Haussner (Little Joe), American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Secretary) and South Korean actor Song Kanh-ho (Parasite) are the other personalities of the Seventh Art called to award the Palme d’Or on July 17th.

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The Cannes Film Festival is back after a year of pandemic

Three women in the running for the Palme d’Or

Among the 24 candidates for the supreme award, only three have already won it – Frenchman Jacques Audiard (The Olympics), the Italian Nanni Moretti (Three floors) and the Thai Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Memory) – even though many of them have already tried their luck on the Croisette. Three women, only, are in the running, including the French Julia Ducournau, spearhead of the revival of the fantastic made in France which will present the intriguing Titanium with Vincent Lindon.

Regularly pointed out for its elitism, the Cannes Film Festival has not forgotten the general public this year since a screening of the blockbuster Fast and Furious 9 is expected to move the crowds on July 12 on Cannes beach. Two Hollywood superstars will make the trip: Matt Damon, hero of Stillwater, a thriller shot in Marseille, and Sean Penn who will present the drama Flag Day in which he directs and gives the reply to his daughter Dylan.

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Beginning of the festivities this Tuesday with the rise of the stairs, the opening ceremony hosted by Doria Tillier and the screening of the first of the six French films in competition, the mysterious Annette by Leos Carax which will be released in parallel throughout France. The author of Holy Motors brought together our national Marion Cotillard and American actor Adam Driver in this musical, the soundtrack of which he entrusted to cult duo The Sparks.

Jérôme Vermelin, in Cannes

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