5 Umedia films selected at the Cannes Film Festival
We are extremely proud that five Umedia coproductions will be presented in the Official Selection at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Among the 19 feature films competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or there is La Passion de Dodin Bouffant, directed by Trần Anh Hùng. For his seventh movie, Hùng based himself on the eponymous novel written by Marcel Rouff published in 1924.
French actress Juliette Binoche is Eugénie, a passionate cook working alongside Doddin, a gourmet portrayed by Benoit Magimel. As time passes, a romantic passion fuelled by their common love for the culinary arts starts to bloom between the two protagonists. Nevertheless, Eugénie refuses to marry Doddin. The latter then decides to do something he has never done for anyone else: cook for her.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
The British director Molly Manning Walker is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival. In 2020, her short film “Good Thanks, You?” made quite an impression at “La Semaine de la Critique”. This year, she is back to present her first feature film How to have sex, selected in the “Un certain regard” category.
The movie depicts three British teenagers and their first sexual encounters during a rite of passage in Spain and highlights the intricacies of female friendship and teenage sexuality.
Another first feature film will be presented in this category: Rien à perdre directed by Delphine Deloget. The movie tells the story of Sylvie (portrayed by Belgian actress Virginie Efira), a mother facing administrative and judicial machinery as she struggles to regain custody of her son.
After a first film selected at “La Semaine de la Critique” in 2020, director Just Philippot is returning with a new feature, Acide, selected this time for the “Midnight Screening”. As acid rains begin to hit Paris, a fractured family finds itself forced to join forces to overcome this climate disaster.
Bonnard, Pierre et Marthe completes our list. Directed by Martin Provost, the biopic depicts a part of French painter Pierre Bonnard’s life and relationship with his wife Marthe Méligny, who greatly inspired his art.
Finally, we are once again co-producer of the short films produced within the framework of the Talents Adami Cannes program (DACP). The goal of this program is to promote young actors to film professionals: an unmissable event at the Cannes Film Festival that highlights the talents of tomorrow.
Congratulations to all the teams for their work on these productions!
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