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Cannes, between politics and Tom Cruise the festival takes off


Marinelli-Borghi in the race The eight mountains and Russian Serebrennikov. Tom Cruise lands in Cannes "The real cinema can be enjoyed in the hall" (ANSA)

After the shock of the President of Ukraine Zelensky, in connection from Kiev, during the opening ceremony to curry the world of cinema "not to remain silent" and to find a "new Charlie Chaplin to put The Great Dictator in a lull", the festival Cannes on its second day oscillates between politics and the star system.

TOM CRUISE, who arrived in a perfect Top Gun black helicopter, to meet the public in a masterclass tribute to the Hollywood actor and to promote the new film Top Gun: Maverick, out (in Italy from 25 May), dominated the day in long lines to see it go by and traffic jams in front of the Palais de festival.

Cruise, 60 years old with an evident pact with the devil, expressed himself as an ambassador of cinema on the big screen, in one place, Cannes, which again this year banned Netflix and other platforms to become, anachronistically or not, the instead of resistance to streaming.

"I love cinema, it's my passion, I make the film I wanted to make as a boy, for me the film is what I see on the big screen, which I myself frequent as a spectator, cap on my head and popcorn.

It was also the day of the Russian dissident director Kirill Serebrennikov who was finally able to tread the Cannes red carpet after years of unsuccessful invitations for a ban on leaving Russia (he was also in prison).

He brought to the competition TCHAIKOVSKY'S WIFE faithful reconstruction of an era through the history governed by the madness of the composer and his wife Antonina Miliukova, a film that certainly does not enter into the merits of current affairs as did MARIUPOLIS 2, the documentary by Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius killed while fleeing from Ukraine and whose film was completed by his partner Hanna Bilobrova who took him to a special screening in Cannes.

And while Marco Bellocchio and Fabrizio Gifuni enjoyed 10 minutes of applause at the end of the screening of ESTERNO NOTTE, the TV series about the Moro kidnapping, in theaters in Italy in two parts on May 18 and June 9 and then on TV as a major production of the 'autumn of Rai1, in the evening Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli, the two "brothers forever" of the film LE OTTO MONTAGNE from the novel of the same name by Einaudi, Strega Prize 2017, written by Paolo Cognetti, directed by the Belgians Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, the first Italian film to enter the Cannes competition (later on it will be Mario Martone's Nostalgia with Pierfrancesco Favino).

A minimal story and therefore also authentic, profound, ancestral and powerful.

That of friendship born of children in the summer,

continued as teenagers and then as adults, which will forever bind the mountaineer Bruno (Borghi) and the Turin-born Pietro (Luca Marinelli) who comes and goes on those peaks trying to find a place in the world.

A film (in cinemas with Vision soon) in which "There is so much love inside", as Borghi said, "A story of brotherhood forever, which just resembles ours, without competition".

Source: ansa

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