Cannes Film Festival 2019

Höfn, between the living and the dead
Director of photography Maria Von Hausswolff speaks about her work on "A White, White Day", a film by Hlynur Pálmason

Following Winter Brothers for which she earned the award for First feature film at Camerimage in 2017, the young Swedish cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff again joined forces with Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason on a drama that portrays a former police officer mourning the loss of his wife and who brings his young daughter along on an uncertain quest into the past. Alongside the impressive Ingvar Sigurðsson (for whom the film was written), the little girl (Hlynur Pálmason’s own daughter), and a visual landscape made up of gradients of fog and rain surrounding the coastal town of Höfn (which simply means “port” in Icelandic) in the south-western part of Iceland. (FR)

Announcement of the Official Selection at the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival will take place from 14-25 May, 2019. The official selection was announced on Thursday, 18 April by Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, its General Delegate, and includes nineteen feature-length films in competition, sixteen in “Un certain regard” and eleven out of competition and in the other sessions – not to mention Cannes Classics. Eight of these films were shot, and one was directed, by AFC member cinematographers.

Announcement of the selections for the Cannes 2019 Parallel Sections

After the announcement by the Cannes Film Festival of its official selection for 2019 comes the turn of the parallel sections – Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight, and ACID – to unveil the list of films that they will screen. Four of them were shot by members of the AFC.