CANNES – “I grew up with Cannes. My journey started here. I have a huge memory because I came here with my first film (THE SON’S ROOM) in 2001 and at the time I didn’t know the glamorous aspect of the Croisette, something that I still don’t care much. Among the memories there is what the Lumiere room seemed enormous to me. Then there was THE BEST YOUTH by Marco Tullio Giordana who won in Un Certain Regard. I love the spirit of this place “. Word of Jasmine Trinca during the press conference of the jury of the competition of the festival of which she is part with president Vincent Lindon, the British actress and director Rebecca Hall, the Indian actress Deepika Padukone, the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the French filmmaker Ladj Ly, the American director Jeff Nichols and the Norwegian director Joachim Trier.
And in a long press conference in the shadow of the war in Ukraine, the controversy regarding Farhadi for the alleged plagiarism of A HERO also makes room. “My film is not plagiarism”, the Iranian director reiterated several times and forcefully. “I think the matter will undoubtedly be cleared up. And I’m sorry it created so much unease. It’s just bad information.” This is the background. Former student Azadeh Masihzadeh argues that the director, after developing the documentary All Winners, All Losers in a film workshop, would use the premise and many specific plot details as the basis for A HERO, which premiered at Cannes the year. last and won the Grand Prix. Farhadi has sometimes denounced the former student, accusing her of defamation, but the court considered in the first instance “insufficient” her evidence to support her thesis. Among the many interventions in the name of the difficulties and responsibilities for those who have to judge cinema, even stronger in these difficult times, that of President Vincent Lindon is very beautiful and heartfelt: “Of course – said the French actor – there is a huge responsibility, but I want to be just a normal spectator. Or rather, a child who watches and sees what is happening inside him. Whether a film has social themes or not, that’s not what will make the difference “.
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