On Wednesday, May 13th, the 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins, and it will run until Sunday, 24th. The film La Tête haute (Standing Tall) by the French director Emmanuelle Bercot will be shown as the festival opening. On the other hand, Le Glace et le Ciel (Ice and Sky), by the a French director, Luc Jacquet, will close the event with a reflection in documentary format over Antarctica and climate change.
There are 19 films in the official selection competing for the Palme d’Or. More than a dozen are of European production, three are Asian and the rest are US productions or co-productions. Among the highlights, La giovinezza (Youth) by Paolo Sorrentino, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with his previous work La grande belleza (The Great Beauty).
The main novelty of this edition is the composition of the jury. For the first time ever, it will be chaired by two people: the brothers Joel and Ethan Cohen, American filmmakers, and they will vote separately. The rest of the jury of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival is formed by the actresses Rossy de Palma (Spain) and Sienna Miller (UK), the French actress and filmmaker Sophie Marceau, the American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, the filmmakers Guillermo del Toro (Mexico) and Xavier Dolan (Canada) and the Malian singer Rokia Traoré.
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Sailing in Cannes
Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is an ideal city to enjoy the sea. The summer weather is warm and it hardly rains, and spending some days sailing and swimming in the Mediterranean waters is a joy. Do not miss La Croisette, its spectacular waterfront and boulevard. This is one of the favorite sailing destinations in the Mediterranean and stands out for its exclusiveness. If you decide to rent a boat in Cannes, you can visit our website.
In addition, Cannes hosts every year the Cannes Yachting Festival, with more than 500 boats on display. The vessels are on three of the most exclusive places in the French Riviera: the Vieux Port, the Port Pierre Canto and the Palais des Festivals. If you love luxury yachts, it is a show you can not miss.
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