Lambert Wilson Returns to Host 68th Cannes Film Festival

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Lambert Wilson on the invitation of the Cannes Film Festival, he has agreed to become again Master of Ceremonies for this 68th Festival de Cannes, which will take place from May 13thto 24th this year.

He left a distinct mark on the 67thFestival de Cannes ceremonies with his elegance, poise and lyrical eloquence while evoking his love of cinema.

At the end of the Awards ceremony in which Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan garnered the prize, the actor concluded with the following words: “The world is written in an incomprehensible language, but cinema helps us translate it universally. Without its guiding light, everyone would be stuck in the dark of the night.”

On May 13th, during the Opening ceremony, Wilson will launch the celebrations by welcoming the Coen brothers, Presidents of the 2015 Jury onto the stage of the Palais des Festivals. He will also host the awards ceremony to close the Festival on Sunday, May 24th.

The ceremonies will be produced and broadcast for all viewers on Canal+.

More from Cannes 2015: Cinefoundation Atelier Selection Announced

The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its 11th edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.


The Cinefondation’s Atelier has been created in 2005 to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 156 projects accompanied, 103 have been released in the theaters and 40 are currently in pre-production. For L’Atelier’s 11th edition, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected, from the new director to the well-known filmmaker.

 

Butterfly Diaries                                    Paula Un Mi Kim                  Brazil

The Road to Mandalay                          Midi Z                                  Burma / Taïwan 

The Contestant                                     Carlos Osuna                       Colombia

Compte tes blessures                           Morgan Simon                     France

Pari                                                     Siamak Etemadi                   Greece / Iran

Out                                                      György Kristóf                     Hungary / Slovakia

Twin Flower                                          Laura Luchetti                      Italy

Our Madness                                        João Viana                          Portugal / Angola

Borders                                                Ionuţ Piturescu                     Romania

Popeye                                                Kirsten Tan                          Singapore

The Tree                                              Louw Venter                         South Africa

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