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Cannes Festival 68th Edition, a rich and prosperous Canadian-French exchange

May 12, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Canada

Under Ingrid Bergman’s audacious smile, the worldwide motion picture world is about to parade on the red  carpet of the Palais des Festivals. 

From May 13th until 24th, the 68th Edition of the Cannes Festival will gather all the looks upon new and unprecedented gems of the motion art. It would also be the occasion for Canada and France to exchange and prosper around innovative projects and creative collaborations.


The Canadian delegation emerges in force with Bleu Tonerre and Fatima, both selected for the Quinzaine des réalisateurs. Besides, Michel Brault’s Les Ordres (1946) will be presented in a newly restored and digitizedversion by « Elephant, mémoire du cinéma québécois »

Bleu Tonnerre
Trailer Les Ordres

Along with these new Canadian talents, Andrew Carvino will present his film Sleeping Giant at the Semaine de la Critique.

Among the 19 pictures in competition for the Palme d’Or also stands the Quebecer director Denis Villeneuve’s film, Sicario, featuring Benicio Del Toro, narrating cartel wars in Mexico.

Canada will be also represented par the young director Xavier Dolan, former laureate of the 2014 Prix du Jury, whom will among the jury members of the competition such as Sophie Marceau or Guillermo Del Toro.


Every year, the different categories of the Cannes Festival largely speaks for french film features. Here is a brief overview of this 68th Edition with exclusive trailers of pictures that will be soon displayed in Canadian theaters.


DHEEPAN directed by Jacques AUDIARD

LA LOI DU MARCHÉ directed by Stéphane BRIZÉ

VALLEY OF LOVE directed by Guillaume NICLOUX

Emanuelle Bercot's picture La Tête Haute will consecrate the Opening Ceremonyof the Festival on May 13th; and Gaspard Noé's Love will punctuate the week with its Out-of-competition projection.