Among the selection of the Directors’ Fortnight at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, the films A Chiara and Les Magnétiques were distinguished by the Europa Cinemas Label and the SACD.
The partners of the Société des Réalisateurs de Films at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival distinguished two films among the 23 feature films selected for the Directors’ Fortnight, a parallel and non-competitive selection.
The last part of a trilogy around the Calabrian town of Gioia Tauro, A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano received the distinction of best European film by the Europa Cinemas Label. This new film from the Italian director follows the investigation of 16-year-old Chiara into the mystery surrounding her father’s disappearance after a big family celebration.
For its part, the SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) distinguished one of our favorites of this Directors’ Fortnight: Les Magnétiques, the first feature film by French director Vincent Maël Cardona.
This film, which also competes for the Camera d’Or, stages Jérôme’s journey of emancipation thanks to his undeniable talent for music as he goes through a family upheaval and the obligation of military service during the revolution. 1980s rock‘n’roll.
Cannes 2021: Les Magnétiques, the powerful and rock’n’roll film of the Directors’ Fortnight
As a reminder, the Society of Film Directors this year awarded the Golden Coach to American filmmaker and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, during the opening ceremony on July 7, which was followed by the screening of his Monrovia, Indiana.
It should be noted that a revival of the films will be organized in Paris at the Forum des images from August 26 to September 5, 2021 so that the general public can discover these new voices of contemporary and independent cinema.
- Europa Cinemas Label: A Chiara by Jordas Carpignano
- SACD Prize for Directors’ Fortnight: The Magnetics of Vincent Maël Cardona
- Golden Coach: Frederick wiseman