Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne in the past year at the press conference revealing the presence of the <em>Young Ahmed</em> in competition at Cannes.
July 16, 2020 11h02
The Dardenne brothers will receive the 12th prize Light
LYON — The filmmakers, the belgian Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, double winners of the Palme d’or at the Cannes film festival, will receive this fall to Lyon the Price Light which is awarded every year to a prominent figure in the 7th Art, announced Thursday the organizers.
The directors of Rosetta (1999), The child (2005) and the Young Ahmed (2019) who has just taken the poster in Quebec, the authors of eleven feature films in the social vein, successive american filmmaker ofApocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola, honored the last year.
“The Dardenne, this is one of the finest arise of contemporary cinema. It is a vision of the world, a style and a conviction. A bit like the Light also, which they are, from this point of view, among the most beautiful descendants”, told AFP Thierry Frémaux, director of the Institut Lumière of Lyon and general delegate of the Cannes film festival.
On the occasion of its 12th edition, held from 10 to 18 October, the Light festival will also pay tribute to the famous writer and French writer Michel Audiard — who would have been 100 years old this year — with a big retrospective of his films in restored copies.
Among the other aspects of the programming already known is a tribute to the work of the american director Clarence Brown, the prolific filmmaker of the studio MGM during the golden age of Hollywood (1930-50), during which time he conducted including Greta Garbo.
A retrospective will also be devoted to the filmography of the director, new york Joan Micklin Silver, who made seven feature films up until 1998, and including the very first, Hester Street (1975), was screened at Cannes and nominated for an academy award.
The festival of lyon, headed by director Bertrand Tavernier, will host a number of premieres of feature films that would have had to be shown in may at Cannes, but also a part of Cannes Classics, the traditional selection of films dedicated to film classics.
The occasion to discover a restored version of In The Mood for Love” (2000), the masterpiece of the chinese of hong kong director Wong Kar-wai — winner of the Prize Light in 2018, at the occasion of the twenty years of its release.
Launched in 2009 by the Institut Lumière, in the district of Lyon, where was invented the cinematograph in 1895, and was turned out of The factory Light, the first film of the story, the festival unfolds in all cinema halls of the city.
Since its inception, the event has also devoted to the career of Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Quentin Tarantino, Ken Loach, Milos Forman, Gérard Depardieu, Martin Scorsese, Catherine Deneuve and Pedro Almodóvar.
Billed as the largest festival in the world devoted to classic films, it has taken in 200 000 spectators in its last edition.