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31. 1979, Fran\u00e7oise Sagan will not be reimbursed<\/h2>\n

1979, Fran\u00e7oise Sagan is the President of the Festival and cannot agree with her jury for the Palme d’Or. While she campaigned for the film “The Drum” by Volker Sch\u00f6ndorff, “Apocalypse Now” by Francis Ford Copolla was favored by her jury. It is therefore an ex-aequo Palme d’or which is awarded, to the great regret of Sagan who, in bad faith, declares that she was under pressure from the direction of the Festival. Race results? She will not be reimbursed for her expense reports because she had left a slate of 10,000 francs at her palace in Cannes.<\/p>\n

32. Brigitte Bardot imposed\u2026 by her husband<\/h2>\n

International beauty icon and star of the film And God Created Woman, Brigitte Bardot goes to Cannes on the arm of her husband, Gunter Sachs. His arrival on the red carpet is a real event and the police are overwhelmed. This appearance will be the last of “BB” in Cannes but, above all, its presence in Cannes was negotiated in an atypical way. Indeed, his arrival was conditional on the screening of the documentary Batouk, produced by Gunter Sach, husband of “BB” and uncompromising businessman. Give and take.<\/p>\n

33. It’s a real financial windfall for the city of Cannes<\/h2>\n

With this year a festival returning to its traditional dates, an entire city hopes to derive a windfall at least as large as in 2019, with economic benefits then estimated at 196 million euros. The 125,000 festival-goers and 12,000 professionals had generated 90,000 overnight stays and 2,200 jobs during the event, according to the town hall.<\/p>\n

34. How is the jury composed?<\/h2>\n

There, we will let Thierry Fr\u00e9maux speak, because he is the one who talks about it best. The general delegate of the Festival indicated in 2012 on France Culture that the choice of the jury “obeyed rules of balance (…) trying to alternate the quality of people, director, writer, to compose a group of nine people capable of giving a good track record”.<\/em> The composition of the jury is made according to the president of the jury, \u201cI have a tradition of asking the president of the jury if he has any enemies, so that we don’t do stupid things\u201d, he said. We must avoid the odds and spare the egos.<\/p>\n

35. How much does a Palme d’Or cost?<\/h2>\n

It is difficult to say, as its value is probably inestimable in the eyes of the recipients. However, the site of the CNC, the national cinema center indicates that a Palme d’or is worth around 20,000 euros. An estimate, of course, but the metals and craftsmanship that goes into making it likely means it’s in the ballpark.<\/p>\n

36. Claudia Cardinale and a cheetah on the Croisette<\/h2>\n

Other times, other customs. In 1963, Claudia Cardinale attracted all eyes when she landed on the Croisette with a panther by her side, to promote the film “Le Gu\u00e9pard”. A paying effort, since the film had won the Palme d’Or during this edition.<\/p>\n

37. “Dumbo” had put his name on the charts<\/h2>\n

Animated films rarely shone during the Cannes Film Festival, at least in the official competition open to feature films. By rummaging through the archives, we still find the trace of a film signed Walt Disney on the charts. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, “Dumbo” received the Grand Jury Prize in 1947.<\/p>\n<\/p><\/div>\n

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32. Brigitte Bardot imposed\u2026 by her husband<\/h2>\n

International beauty icon and star of the film And God Created Woman, Brigitte Bardot goes to Cannes on the arm of her husband, Gunter Sachs. His arrival on the red carpet is a real event and the police are overwhelmed. This appearance will be the last of “BB” in Cannes but, above all, its presence in Cannes was negotiated in an atypical way. Indeed, his arrival was conditional on the screening of the documentary Batouk, produced by Gunter Sach, husband of “BB” and uncompromising businessman. Give and take.<\/p>\n

33. It’s a real financial windfall for the city of Cannes<\/h2>\n

With this year a festival returning to its traditional dates, an entire city hopes to derive a windfall at least as large as in 2019, with economic benefits then estimated at 196 million euros. The 125,000 festival-goers and 12,000 professionals had generated 90,000 overnight stays and 2,200 jobs during the event, according to the town hall.<\/p>\n

34. How is the jury composed?<\/h2>\n

There, we will let Thierry Fr\u00e9maux speak, because he is the one who talks about it best. The general delegate of the Festival indicated in 2012 on France Culture that the choice of the jury “obeyed rules of balance (…) trying to alternate the quality of people, director, writer, to compose a group of nine people capable of giving a good track record”.<\/em> The composition of the jury is made according to the president of the jury, \u201cI have a tradition of asking the president of the jury if he has any enemies, so that we don’t do stupid things\u201d, he said. We must avoid the odds and spare the egos.<\/p>\n

35. How much does a Palme d’Or cost?<\/h2>\n

It is difficult to say, as its value is probably inestimable in the eyes of the recipients. However, the site of the CNC, the national cinema center indicates that a Palme d’or is worth around 20,000 euros. An estimate, of course, but the metals and craftsmanship that goes into making it likely means it’s in the ballpark.<\/p>\n

36. Claudia Cardinale and a cheetah on the Croisette<\/h2>\n

Other times, other customs. In 1963, Claudia Cardinale attracted all eyes when she landed on the Croisette with a panther by her side, to promote the film “Le Gu\u00e9pard”. A paying effort, since the film had won the Palme d’Or during this edition.<\/p>\n

37. “Dumbo” had put his name on the charts<\/h2>\n

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On May 25, 1999, Sophie Marceau surprised the assembly. The French actress, then aged 33, had been chosen to present the Palme d’Or to the brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne for their film Rosetta.<\/em><\/p>\n

On the stage of the Grand Th\u00e9\u00e2tre des Lumi\u00e8res, she delivers a confused and lengthy speech, while the audience grows impatient. The actress does not want to talk about cinema, and refuses to read the files sent to her. She talks about her difficulties in writing this speech and cannot hide her stress, despite the fact that she says she is “honored” to be there.<\/p>\n

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I wanted to talk to you about things other than cinema, because there are other important things besides cinema.<\/p>\n

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A flawed speech<\/h2>\n

“There are, there are, well, I’m confused, but\u2026, I’ll get there, uh, there are all these films, uh\u2026 which are\u2026 uh\u2026 which are here tonight and which have summer, uh… uh… seen… In any case, I will be, uh, very happy for the blessed one who will have this, this Palme d’or this evening and who will remind us, uh… (…) I wanted you talk about things other than cinema, because there are other important things than cinema and then, and then I spent a day with seriously ill children and I can tell you that cinema is one thing that matters in the world, rather than making war, we make movies and I tell you that it makes people dream, and it gives them a… a goal, a project… in the short term and something that remains forever\u2026\u201d, she, in part, told in a blur, before being interrupted by Kristin Scott-Thomas.<\/p>\n

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“Mr. President, we… oh! I’m sorry, I interrupted you…”, launched the British actress, naturalized French. What Sophie Marceau asked: “If I annoy you, tell me!”. Cruel, part of the public begins to boo and whistle the star who is then one of the favorite actresses of the French. A painful scene, which will mark the career of the actress forever.<\/p>\n

The interpreter of The party <\/em>(1980) was returning from the Alps, where she was staying with Nicolas Hulot on behalf of the Arc-en-ciel association, of which she is godmother, and which makes the dreams of seriously ill children come true. The actress seemed disturbed by the disconnect between this difficult reality and the glitz of the film festival.<\/p>\n

Celebrity discomfort<\/h2>\n

In the public, those around him also feel the discomfort. Dominique Besnehard famous ex-star agent and producer of the series Ten percent<\/em> had returned to the awkward scene with the magazine Entertainment TV<\/a><\/em> in May 2019. “On stage she lost her footing, I found it endless. I was sitting next to Johnny Hallyday and he said to me: ‘you have to get on stage, you have to get her out of there!’. It was a nightmare,” he recalled three decades later.<\/p>\n

At the official dinner that followed, notes Dominique Besnehard, “all the people turned their heads away”. Only one person came to support her, he recalls, “American Anjelica Huston, who said to him, ‘Tonight, you were like everyone else. It doesn’t matter.'”<\/p>\n

On July 3, 2021, she confided in her misunderstood tirade in the Sunday newspaper<\/em><\/a> : “I was not in the mood. I was coming back from an afternoon with my association Arc-en-Ciel, which takes care of sick children. The transition was a bit difficult… had given absurd texts that I didn’t want to read. Normally, I prepare things well. There I got confused, I had a hole. I felt it coming… It happens, it’s just boring when it’s in Cannes.”<\/p>\n

Dominique Besnehard will specify that the actress did not wish to come to Cannes that year, but that she had been a little constrained by Canal +<\/em> and Michel Denisot. “When she arrived, I could see she wasn’t there,” he remarked. <\/p>\n

Years later, Sophie Marceau continues to make appearances at the Cannes Film Festival and proudly climbs the legendary steps to present her appreciated work.<\/p>\n

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