The moving speech of Vincent Lindon, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury



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Cannes 2022: Vincent Lindon and his jury are preparing to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals

Cannes 2022: Vincent Lindon during the jury photocall

Cannes 2022: Vincent Lindon during the jury photocall

75th Cannes Film Festival: the jury photocall

75th Cannes Film Festival: Vincent Lindon is the president of the jury

“I wonder if we’re not dancing on the Titanic.”

The opening ceremony of 75th Cannes Film Festival has just ended and its president of the jury Vincent Lindon delivered a very beautiful speech to the public, full of humility and reflection on the commitment of artists and the importance of art.

Interpretation Prize for The law of the market (her “first reward”, he had already expressed in 2015, moved), his speech was preceded by a clip evoking his outstanding roles. saying to themselves first “uncomfortable in comfort and privilege”, but confessing “too human to give it up”he then spoke more deeply about his craft. “The cinema, this weapon of massive emotion to awaken consciences, he said, for example, before addressing the subject of culture more generally, “a great essential whole. It is not on the fringes. It is at the center of society. And it will be its vestige. (…) Your works are immortal.” Evoking the tragedies of war, a few minutes before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took the floor, he ended with these strong words: “I wonder if we’re not dancing on the Titanic.”

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