Cannes 2022 Video #8: Elvis, Godland, Tori and Lokita | Festivals & Awards

The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is now history. I couldn’t stay for the entire festival this year, but I want to thank Scott Dummler, Bob Long and our correspondents Ben Kenigsberg, Jason Gorber, Lisa Nesselson and Isaac Feldberg for making sure the show went on. I managed to watch a few movies before I left, most notably the Hollywood/Tom Cruise blockbuster, “Top Gun Maverick.”

This is one of the few films that will have both Cannes critics and the general public swooning. Cannes is known for its spectacle, but the showing of “Top Gun” was over the top. Sure, there was the usual star power on the red carpet, along with yours truly. But just as I approached the famous red staircase, a squadron of air fighters buzzed overhead. Everyone was out of breath, including the cast!

Justin Chang from The LA Times was kind enough to sit down with us and give his opinion on some notable films at the festival…

Of course, as you know by now, “Triangle of Sadness” won the coveted top prize: the Palme d’Or. This is the second Palme d’Or win for Swedish director Ruben Östlund, following his 2017 win for ‘The Square’. “Triangle of Sadness” was picked up by Neon for distribution in North America, the same company that picked up the last two winners of the Palme d’Or, Julia Ducournau’s “Titane” and Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite”. No release date has been announced yet, but Östlund said at the press conference that he may add additional scenes to the film before the theatrical release…

The Marche in Cannes was almost back to normal this year, after last year’s sparsely visited market due to covid. Here’s a list of a few other notable sales that took place during the festival…

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Pamela Guest and her daughter Liz about some of the projects they’ve worked on. If you remember, they both strive to bring more substantive roles for women to Hollywood and the independent film scene. Pamela has also been a powerful voice at the forefront of the #MeToo movement. This year she gave us a short update on their current projects….