Cinéma des Antipodes and Cannes Cinéphiles 2021, Festival de Cannes
Each year since 1995, Australia and New Zealand have been present during the Cannes Film Festival through the Cannes Cinéphiles’ Antipodean Cinema Selection. In 2021, in addition to films that could not be screened in 2020 such as “Brother’s Nest” by Clayton Jacobson, “Top End Wedding” by Wayne Blair, “Hibiscus and Ruthless” by Stallone Vaiaga-Ioassa or the superb documentary “Love Opera” by Liselle Mei, the public will discover, among others, “Measure for Measure” by Paul Ireland, “Palm Beach” by Rachel Ward, “Take home pay” by Stallone Vaiaga-Ioassa and in preview to its screening at the Festival des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez, the powerful and magnificent film “High Ground” by Stephen M Johnson.
Cannes Cinéphiles is organized by the city of Cannes in partnership with the Cannes Film Festival and screens the official selection, Cannes Classics, Un certain regard and other parallel selections (the critics’ week, the directors’ fortnight and the ACID). Admission is free, either by badge (Cannes Cinéphiles, Film Festival, Marché du Film) or by invitation.
This longstanding program has allowed the public to discover a rich variety of Australian cinema, from student films to contemporary Indigenous cinema (Ivan Sen, Rachel Perkins, Richard Frankland, Catriona Mckenzie, Beck Cole) and the first films of emerging Australian talent (Robert Connolly, Kriv Stenders, Mairi Cameron, Ben Hackworth, Alena Lodkina) as well as Australian classics (“Forty Thousand Horsemen“, “Jedda“, “Picnic at Hanging-Rock“, “The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith“, “Malcolm“, “Return Home“).