Seen in particular in the films of Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women and First Cow), Lily Gladstone found her first major role in Killers of the Flower Moon, a fresco by Martin Scorsese evoking the drama experienced by the Osage Nation in the 1920s. a press conference held on the sidelines of the screening of the film, selected out of competition, the actress, who lived her childhood on the Blackfeet reservation, in Montana, declared that Martin Scorsese, a great world-renowned filmmaker, was the best placed to challenge people against supremacist ideas. “People are listening to what he has to say. We need that kind of ally. »
Nine of the 21 films in the running for the Palme d’Or have now been screened. According to international critics surveyed by the British specialist magazine Screen, May December, by Todd Haynes, would be the most appreciated film so far with an average rating of three stars, followed closely by The Dry Herbs, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2 .8), and The Zone Interest, by Jonathan Glazer (also 2.8). Black Flies, an American film by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (with Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan), brings up the rear with a rating of 1.3. On the side of French critics, listed by the professional newspaper Le film français, The Zone Interest, a chilling work telling the Holocaust from the point of view of the Nazi commander operating the Auschwitz camp, largely dominates a list where Black Flies is also found. at the bottom of the ladder.
Images of an incident that took place on Saturday in front of the Carlton Hotel, reopened this year after a few years of renovation, have spread like wildfire on the social networks frequented by festival-goers. We see Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival, arguing vigorously with a police officer who accused him of having cycled on the sidewalk and of having continued his race despite the order to stop which would have been given to him. Notorious sportsman and black belt in karate, the general delegate was also delighted on Monday, during his press conference, to be able to travel during the festival on an electric bike loaned by a famous German manufacturer, one of the main sponsors of the festival. The exchange was heated, but the newspapers report that the incident ended with a handshake between the two men. The festival can run its course.