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May 15, 2021

Cannes 2011 to close with: Cristophe Honoré’s “Les bien-aimés”

The 65th edition (May 11-22, 2011) of the Cannes Film Festival will close with a screening of the latest production written and directed by Cristophe Honoré. This is the third time the French filmmaker’s work is featured in the Cannes programme. He was first present here in 2002, competing in the Un Certain Regard section. The film was titled “Dix-sept fois Cecil Cassard” and starred Beatrice Dalle. It was a portrait dovetailing, as it were, 17 hypostases of femininity, making up the various aspects of a young girl’s private life. In 2007, “Les chansons d’amour” competed for the Palme d’Or, which went, that year, to the Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu. The film told the tale of falling in love, of a strong and romantic feeling, and offered us the chance to re-encounter some very talented actresses: Chiara Mastroianni, Brigitte Rouan, Ludivine Sagnier. The music was signed by Alex Beaupain, who also composed the score for “Les bien-aimés”, to be screened on the night of the 2011 awards gala. The latter film is made up, as well, of episodes, taking place at different times and in various settings: 1960s Prague, 1980s London, 9/11 and today’s Paris. Among those who will climb the famous pink-draped steps during this year’s gala are some of the cast of the new production: Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Milos Forman and Louis Garrel.

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