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The Meyerowitz Stories, Daddy Issues

The Meyerowitz Stories, Daddy Issues

Noah Baumbach director of The Meyerowitz Stories presents for the first time at Cannes Film Festival. This comedy-drama brings a star-studded cast: Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. Baumbach is a singular filmmaker, he is precise in his writing and an expert. The film feels personal and emotional bringing truthfulness.

Film synopsis: Estranged siblings gather in New York to celebrate their father’s work as an artist.

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The Meyerowitz Stories Courtesy Cannes Film Festival

Netflix obtains this film post-production for distribution. This is the second film Netflix presents at Cannes 70th Anniversary film festival. They are very supportive of the film.

Baumbach created the film for the cinema and has all intention of showing in theaters. He states, “I made this movie independently with independent funding. I shot it on super 16. I made it with the expectation to be screened on the big screen. It is a singular experience that is not going away.” Hoffman did say that the film could be screened at his home cinema. The film received a standing ovation at the end of the world première.

The father and sons relationship is always interesting in the film, Baumbach says, “I have always been interested in the gap between who we think we are, who we want to be and how far that gap really is. Success, professional success, and fame and the arts is a way to explore this. What does success mean and mean to different people is something I wanted to explore in this film.”

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The Meyerowitz Stories Image Credit: Netflix/Atsushi Nishijima Courtesy of 4Chion Lifestyle

The estranged family feels less successful in comparison to the other.  Thompson states, “All those characters except Grace operate from a position of shame. So many human beings feel that so much of the time. We all feel ashamed all of our culture is built around this shaming thing. I think that is why it is so powerful.”

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The Meyerowitz Stories Photos Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival Image Credit: Netflix/Atsushi Nishijima

Each character in the film meticulously embraces the story and present Baumbach vision.  Adam Sandler says, “I was attracted to the character and the attracted to the whole movie. I was as excited as ever to be in the movie. I loved it.” Emma Thomas states, “Unlike Adam, I am not from America or that kind of family. I did not have an idea what this is going to be like. I had no idea. It was quite a foreign country to me.” Ben Stiller says, “I was very fortunate to get the call. Then I heard Dustin Hoffman was auditioning for the role of father.” Dustin Hoffman actually passed on the role. He said, “I did not want to play the old man. I felt I was a better fit for the role of the brothers.” His son talked him into playing the role.

This story takes on the roles in families with the many dynamics creating the truthfulness in the film.

This 70th year will continue to evolve film worldwide. Stay tuned here for coverage of events from fashion, red carpet, actresses/actors, and films.

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Cast and Crew

Adam SANDLER – Danny Meyerowitz

Ben STILLER – Matthew Meyerowitz

Dustin HOFFMAN – Harold Meyerowitz

Elizabeth MARVEL – Jean Meyerowitz

Grace VAN PATTEN – Eliza

Emma THOMPSON – Maureen

Noah BAUMBACH – Director

Noah BAUMBACH – Script / Dialogue

Robbie RYAN – Cinematography

Randy NEWMAN – Music

Jennifer LAME – Film Editor

Paul HSU – Sound

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Cannes Film Festival 70 Years & Counting

Cannes Film Festival 70 Years & Counting

The Jury and the 2017 winners Image Credit : Alberto Pizzoli : AFP 4chion lifestyle
The Jury and the 2017 winners Image Credit: Alberto Pizzoli: AFP

Cannes Film Festival 2017 ends with just as much grandeur as the last 70 years. The thousands of films, masterclasses, and fashion on the red carpet represents the best in film and arts.

The juries enjoyed film after film. The jury members include:

Ruben Östlund, Palme d'or - The Square Image Credit : Loic Venance : AFP 4Chion Lifestyle
Ruben Östlund, Palme d’or – The Square Image Credit: Loic Venance : AFP

Feature Films Jury

The Jury and the winners of Un Certain Regard 2017© Christophe Bouillon - FDC Cannes Film Festival 4Chion Lifestyle
The Jury and the winners of Un Certain Regard 2017© Christophe Bouillon – FDC Cannes Film Festival

Un Certain Regard

  • Uma Thurman 
  • Mohamed Diab
  • Reda Kateb 
  • Joachim Lafosse 
  • Karel Och 
The winners of the 2017 Cinéfondation © Mathilde Petit - FDC Cannes Film Festival 4Chion Lifestyle
The winners of the 2017 Cinéfondation © Mathilde Petit – FDC Cannes Film Festival

Cinéfondation

  • Cristian Mungiu
  • Clotilde Hesme
  • Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Barry Jenkins
  • Eric Khoo

The closing ceremonies ended the festival with honoring the top films with a presentation. Nicole Kidman in regards to her honor, states (video from Nashville Tennessee) “I feel blessed to be able to work in this profession. The 70th celebration was incredible; it was the celebration of cinema and stories.” This season Cannes Film Festival continues to draw positive attention to the top world-class film festival. Looking forward to 70 more years at Cannes.

See the photos fromthe Cannes Film Festival here.

Feature Films

PALME D’OR
THE SQUARE by Ruben ÖSTLUND

70th Anniversary Award
Nicole KIDMAN

GRAND PRIX
120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE (BPM – Beats Per Minute)
by Robin CAMPILLO

BEST DIRECTOR
Sofia COPPOLA for THE BEGUILED

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Joaquin PHOENIX in YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE by Lynne RAMSAY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Diane KRUGER in AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) by Fatih AKIN

JURY PRIZE
NELYUBOV (Loveless) by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO
Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU
for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Lynne RAMSAY
for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

SHORT FILMS

PALME D’OR
XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) by QIU Yang

MENTION DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
KATTO (The Ceiling) by Teppo AIRAKSINEN
CAMÉRA D’OR

UN CERTAIN REGARD” PRIZE
LERD (UN HOMME INTÈGRE – A MAN OF INTEGRITY)
by Mohammad Rasoulof

PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA by Sergio Castellitto

PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE
BARBARA de Mathieu Amalric

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Sheridan for WIND RIVER

JURY PRIZE
LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (APRIL’S DAUGHTER) by Michel Franco

JEUNE FEMME (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) by Léonor SERRAILLE
presented at UN CERTAIN REGARD
The CST Jury awarded the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to Josefin ASBERG
The Cinéfondation and Short Films

First Prize
PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here )
directed by Valentina MAUREL
INSAS, Belgium

Second Prize
HEYVAN (AniMal )
directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
Third Prize
DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died)
directed by Tommaso USBERTI
La Fémis, France
Awards
€15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.

Rerun in Paris
The awarded films will be screen at Cinéma du Panthéon on May 30th at 7 p.m.
All the films of the Cinéfondation selection will screen at the Cinémathèque Française on May 31st & June 1st.

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