The aptly-named Cinéma de la Plage is a great way to catch movies in Cannes. The public beach beside the Palais is used to show a selection of classics or Cannes-related movies. The news in 2010 is that they will also be showing some premiers (of restored films). In previous years, tickets had to obtained from the tourist office. This year the event is billed as “free and open to the public”. Some films will be introduced (Mme Cousteau will be present at the screening of The Silent World) and at least one concert is foreseen. Films start at 9.30pm. Our tip is to get their on time and to bring a blanket in case it gets chilly.
Thursday May 13th at 9:30pm
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by Fred Zinnemann (1953, USA, 119’).
Digital restoration by Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures Film Preservation
Friday May 14th at 9:30pm
THE 2 ESCOBARS
A documentary by Jeff Zimbalist et Michael Zimbalist (2010, USA, 90’). World premier with the directors in attendance.
Saturday May 15th at 9:30pm
THE NIGHT OF VARENNES by Ettore Scola (1982, Italy-France 150’). World premier of the restauration produced by Gaumont.
Sunday May 16th at 9:30pm
HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF a documentary by Greg MacGillivray et Sam George (2010, USA, 81’). World premiere with the directors in attendance.
Monday May 17th at 9:30pm
LA MEUTE a film by Franck Richard (2010, Belgium-France, 85’) with Emilie Dequenne, Yolande Moreau, Benjamin Biolay, Philippe Nahon.
Tuesday May 18th at 9:30pm
Screening to be announced
Wednesday May 19th at 9:30pm
WOMEN ARE HEROES a documentary by JR (2010, 80’, France). Screening in collaboration with the Critic’s Week.
Thursday May 20th at 9:30pm
THE GIRL HUNTERS by Roy Rowland (1963, USA, 98’). New print, World premier.
Friday May 21st at 9 :30pm
ROCK ‘N ROLL… OF CORSE ! a documentary by Lionel Guedj et Stéphane Bébert (2010, France, 90’) – A World premier with the directors and Henry Padovani in attendance. There will be a concert on the stage before the screening.
Saturday 22nd May at 9:30pm
LE MONDE DU SILENCE (The Silent World) a film by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle (1956, France, 86’). A digital restoration by TF1 Video, Europe Images International. Mrs. Cousteau will attend the screening.