Zelensky quotes from Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film about Hitler at Cannes

Zelensky quotes from Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film about Hitler at Cannes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed the Cannes Film Festival and called for the industry to address the ongoing invasion of his country. During the festival’s opening ceremony in the southern French resort town’s Palais des Festivals this evening, Zelensky spoke at length about the connection between cinema and reality. He referenced films including Francis … Read more

Zelensky opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

Zelensky opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler . After tributes and musical numbers, Zelensky … Read more

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

Back to normal?  Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back – even kisses were forbade on the red carpet – the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least Cannes’ very particular brand … Read more