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Cannes Festival: find out how the event will open

This Tuesday (14), the opening of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival , in France. In addition to awarding films, dozens of feature films will be shown and movie stars will walk the red carpet until the day may 25th .

To preside over the opening of the event, the French actress Camille Cottin She will be the master of ceremonies at both the opening and closing of the festival. On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, she will receive the Feature Film Jury chaired by Greta Gerwig, the director of “Barbie”.

Succeeding names like Virginie Efira and Chiara Mastroianni in this role, the actress is known for her work in the series “Dix Pour Cent” and “Killing Eve: Double Obsession” and in the 2021 film “Casa Gucci”.

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that the opening of the Cannes Festival will also feature the exhibition of “Napoleon”, from the filmmaker Abel Gance . Considered a work from the silent film era, the film released in 1927 was restored for screening at the event.

According to information on the festival's website, the entire restoration process took more than 16 years. “Several sources were used to rediscover the original plot of this extraordinary reconstruction of the 7-hour film, divided into two eras”, mentions the text, saying that the film reels were found in different countries.

The first part, lasting 3 hours and 40 minutes, will be presented as a pre-opening event for the Cannes Film Festival and as the opening film for the Cannes Classics. Also according to the event portal, the film will be released later in French cinemas and in the Netflix catalogue.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that Meryl Streep will be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Festival, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière this Tuesday (14). Two-time Oscar winner (“Kramer Vs. Kramer” and “The Iron Lady”), the actress will be honored at this year's edition and will receive an honorary Palme d'Or.

The Cannes Festival has several attractions such as classes, tributes and exhibitions, with the Film Selection being the main one. It is also worth mentioning that 20 feature films compete for the Palme d'Or, one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry.

The event will be broadcast live on the official Cannes Festival YouTube channel, in both French and English. Check it out below:

Source: CNN Brasil

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