Cannes film festival has begun today and it will revitalize the film fraternity across the globe till 17th July 2021. Nothing could stop the Cannes film festival as it is just last year it was canceled. Usually, the Cannes film festival is held in May but this year it has been postponed to July.
All film lovers, actors, and art lovers who are eying this event as the most spectacular as this year, the man who started ‘New Wave’ the proponent Jean-Luc Godard will be receiving a lifetime achievement award. It is worth reading his interviews and if possible to watch his speech.
It is Godard who created a new language of cinema and set it free from the bondage of capitalism and technicality. There were many who stood with him, his close associate Francois Truffaut, Robert Bresson, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, Agnès Varda with legendary cinematographer Raoul Coutard.
It is their work that is taught and discussed in film schools across the world. There will millions of fans who will be accessing this festival through internet.
When I look back, technology has altered our life cinema has moved from Big screen to mobile screen and OTT is generating new content. The times are changing but what remains constant is art.
Judoka A book by Thierry Fremaux is vital to take away from this Cannes. Thierry Fremaux who has wrote on cinema aesthetics earlier, this time it is a book about how the cinema has developed from old masters to contemporary film makers. This book is a must-read for any film students or film lovers as it reveals the creative pursuits of directors and aesthetic representation.