For his Comedy could win Jarmusch, many of the Stars, of which on Tuesday evening, almost all on the red carpet before the premiere Palace for the photographer posed: Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, and “Star Wars”villain Adam Driver to go as cops on zombie hunting, while Tilda Swinton gives the sword wielding undertaker who can put up a fight against the undead well.
Selena Gomez and Steve Buscemi need to bring in safety, Tom Waits appears as a bearded forest Goblin. Music icon Iggy Pop is one of the undead.
But before the Fans eagerly awaited Zombie Comedy opened on the evening of the Festival with other Gala guests such as Julianne Moore, Jarvier Bardem and Charlotte Gainsbourg, had to festival Director Thierry Frémaux refer to a number of Controversial positions and to be provided with its Occurrence, sometimes for Irritation.
Why Alain Delon (83) gets the honor of palm tree, though he admitted in a TV Interview, among other things, used to beat up his wife? The question then tried Frémaux to prevent and to handle the questioning journalists personally: “I don’t know what you have done in your previous life.” At the palm for Delon, he held on to anyway. “We don’t give him the Nobel peace prize.”
This reaction is surprising, had shown the Festival in the past year, however, with the #MeToo-movement solidarity, and “Zero tolerance towards sexual abuse and abuse of any kind,” swore.
Also questions as to the equality of women teased Frémaux felt – of the 21 competition films come just four women. In the past year, adopted the Declaration “5050 in 2020”, by 2020, a balanced gender ratio, applicable only for the Festival internally, said Frémaux. “It would be a sign of disrespect, a movie only to select, because it comes from a woman.”
“The Dead Don’t die” is one of the 21 contributions, which will compete this year in the competition of the film festival the main prize. Swiss film-makers are not represented there. However, there are some posts with German participation: The Austrian Jessica Hausner has managed with “Little Joe” for the first time in the main competition and one of four women at the same time, in the race for the Palme d’or.
The Americans, Terrence Malick is presented with “A Hidden Life”, a German co-production, to see into the with the in February of deceased Bruno Ganz and Joel Basman two Swiss. The Film tells of the fate of a Regime opponent, which is denied to the military service in the Wehrmacht and the Nazis murdered.
The highest award of the festival is the Golden palm. You will be awarded for the best Film. Chairman of the international Jury of the Mexican Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (“The Revenant is this year”).
Also a guest in Cannes, the producer of the “Chris the Swiss”: Sereina Gabathuler was selected for EFP’s programme Producers on the Move. The animated film “Chris the Swiss” celebrated last year in the Cannes world premiere, and admitted to the Swiss film prize in March. This year, Gabathuler will present in Cannes its new project “Frozen Soil”, the second long animated film of Kofmel.
In the section Un Certain Regard, the Festival showcases the animated film “Les Hirondelles de Kaboul” by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec and Zabou Breit man. The Film is a co-production with Switzerland, France and Luxembourg.
And in the section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs celebrates “Les Particules” by Blaise Harrison world premiere. The film is the debut of the French-Swiss Director and was co-produced with France.