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Leica Camera AG returns for the second year as official partner of ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ du Festival de Cannes 2017

This year, Leica Camera AG is returning to its role as Official Partner of ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ du Festival de Cannes for the second time in succession, and will be awarding the ‘Leica Cine Discovery Prize’ together with its affiliate CW Sonderoptic GmbH.

The ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ (taking place from 18 to 26 May 2017) focuses on the work of young and innovative filmmakers and is considered to be one of the world’s most influential film festivals. As in the previous year, Leica Camera AG and its affiliate, CW Sonderoptic GmbH, will be awarding the ‘Leica Cine Discovery Prize’ to express their commitment to supporting and promoting young talents. In the course of the festival, the two companies will be presenting the prize with a cash value of 4,000 euros to the best newcomer in the category ‘Short Film’ on 25 May 2017.

‘Following last year’s success, we are particularly pleased to be able to return to this year’s prestigious ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ film festival in the role of Official Partner 2017. The promotion and support of young talents in the fields of photography and moving pictures has always been close to our hearts. Awarding the ‘Leica Cine Discovery Prize’ to outstanding newcomers expresses our particular appreciation of their work’, explains Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of Leica Camera AG.

Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of CW Sonderoptic GmbH: ‘Our Leica Cine lenses enable camera operators and creative cinematographers to transfer the extraordinary image quality and iconic look of Leica photography to the medium of moving pictures. For us‚ ‘La Semaine de la Critique‘ is a wonderful opportunity to come into direct contact with young talents of the film industry from all cultural backgrounds and exchange views on the future of moving pictures.’

All films shot on Leica Summilux-C lenses:

Category

Title

Director

Cinematographer

Link

Screening Schedule

Un Certain Regard

OUT

Gyorgy Kristof

Gergely Pohárnok

www.imdb.com/title/tt4415410

Fr, 26, 2:00 PM

In Competition

RODIN

Jacques Doillon

Christophe Beaucarne

www.imdb.com/title/tt5771710

Wednesday, 24th, 4:00 PM

Un Certain Regard

FORTUNATA / (LUCKY)

Sergio Castellitto

Gian Filippo Corticelli

www.imdb.com/title/tt6306400

sun, 21st, 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM

Un Certain Regard

LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL / (APRIL’S DAUGHTER)

Michel Franco

Yves Cape

www.imdb.com/title/tt6397762

sat,20th, 2:15 PM and Thr, 25th, 2:00 PM

Out of Competition

D'APRES UNE HISTOIRE VRAI

Roman Polanski

Pawel Edelman

www.imdb.com/title/tt5893264

sat,27th, 8:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 7 PM

Feature Films

JEANNETTE L’ENFANCE DE JEANNE D’ARC

Bruno Dumont

Guillaume Deffontaines

www.imdb.com/title/6340264

sun, 21st,  8:45 AM and 7:45 PM

Special screenings

Sicilian Ghost Story

Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza

Luca Bigazzi

www.imdb.com/title/tt5375434

Th, 18th, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM

Un Certain Regard

BARBARA

Mathieu Amalric

Christophe Beaucarne

www.imdb.com/title/tt6411984

Th, 18th, 7:30 PM and Fr, 2:45 PM

You can find more information about the ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ here.

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