Major Spotlight On African Talent at Cannes Film Festival 2023
With a record number of films in the official lineup, African cinema is set to shine at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It's not only a showcase for attracting international distribution though. It is also a significant motivator for up-and-coming young filmmakers from the continent, writes Ollia Horton for RFI.
The 76th festival showcases a record number of films set in Africa within its official selection, with two of them competing for top honours. The films are Four Daughters from Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) and Banel & Adama, the debut feature from Senegalese-French filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy. Other films include a selection from Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Sudan, and Cameroon.
Legendary Malian writer-director Souleymane Cissé was honored with the Carrosse d'Or award for cinematic pioneers.
Postcard From Cannes #4 - Major Spotlight On African Talents
RFI, 22 May 2023
With a record number of films in the official lineup, African cinema is set to shine at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It's not only a showcase for attracting international… Read more »
French-Senegalese Director Ramata-Toulaye Sy Makes Waves at Cannes 2023
allAfrica, 23 May 2023
French-Senagalese film director and screenwriter Ramata-Toulaye Sy, 36, is the sole first-timer at Cannes 2023 - among seasoned film directors - vying for the coveted Palm d'Or at… Read more »
Cannes Festival 2020 - Critics Awards for Arab Films - Tunisia Wins Three First Prizes
Tunis Afrique Presse, 21 May 2023
Tunisia won three first prizes in the Critics Awards for Arab Films, held by the Arab Cinema Centre (ACC), in the margins of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (May… Read more »
Chika Ike Lights Up Cannes Film Festival
This Day, 20 May 2023
The Cannes Film Festival is officially back to celebrate the year's best in international cinema, and stars are continuing to live up to the festival's signature upscale glamour on… Read more »
Souleymane Cissé Is Honoured As One of Africa's Boldest and Most Pioneering Film-Makers
The Conversation Africa, 14 May 2023
Souleymane Cissé is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest African film-makers of all time - and the world's most prestigious film festival, Cannes, agrees. The… Read more »