Kim Novak will be this year's special guest in Cannes, celebrating a restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Also: Bernardo Bertolucci's Me And You receives an award; GLAAD hands out its honors; Tribeca honors filmmakers; and Filly Brown scores at the box office.
Cannes Critics' Week unveiled seven features and 10 shorts set for this year's Competition. Out of competition, Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne will open the sidebar, while David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints joins the selection as a Special Screening.
After meeting Elaine Stritch, filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa couldn't believe the award-winning actress hadn't already been scooped up as a documentary subject. But she was the first to turn the lens on this octogenarian tour de force, and the result is an emotional and often hilarious doc that is premiering at Tribeca this week.
Film Society of Lincoln Center and luxury Swiss brand Jaeger-LeCoultre have announced a multi-year "Filmmaker in Residence" initiative set to begin this year.
We spoke with French-Cambodian director Davy Chou, who at young age happened upon the rich filmmaking past of his family. His debut feature, Golden Slumbers, illuminates a golden age of Cambodian cinema that thrived before being stamped out by the Khmer Rouge.