May 15, 2019

2019 Cannes Festivals: Technicolor’s Mikros Served a Record Number of 17 Films Selected Across the Different Competitions

The diversity of films Mikros worked on spans major festival categories and will be screened May 14-25 across the different festivals: Cannes Film Festival, Directors’ Fortnight, ACID Cannes, and la Semaine de la Critique.

  • Technicolor Mikros teams collaborated on five films that are Official Selections in Competition for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded.

Now in its 72nd edition, the Cannes Film Festival remains one of the most esteemed film festivals in the world. It has long been a showcase for many of the industry’s leading independent filmmakers, honoring them with global premieres, prestigious awards, and official selections.

Technicolor Mikros worked on a combined total of nine films that have been selected by the Festival de Cannes. There are five films in competition for the Palme d'or, the highest prize awarded on the last day of the festival to the best film among the 2018 Official Selections:

  • Bacurau, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, produced by SBS Production
  • Frankie, directed by Ira Sachs, produced by SBS Production
  • Le Jeune Ahmed, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, produced by Les Films du Fleuve
  • Roubaix, Une Lumière, directed by Arnaud Desplechin, produced by Why Not Production
  • Sybil, directed by Justine Triet, produced by Les Films Pelléas

Un Certain Regard, the second most prestigious category at Cannes, finds four more films Technicolor Mikros teams collaborated on selected to be screened:

  • Jeanne, directed by Bruno Dumont, produced by 3B Productions
  • Chambre 212, directed by Christophe Honoré, produced by Les Films Pelléas
  • La Fameuse invasion des Ours en Sicile, the first feature animation of Lorenzo Mattoti, produced by Primea Lina Production
  • Port Authority, directed by Danielle Lessovitz, produced by Madeleine Films

La Cordillera de los Sueños, directed by Patricio Guzman and produced by Atacama Films, will be screened as a “Sceance Speciale” during the Cannes Festival.

Additionally, Technicolor Mikros worked on another five films that will have their world-premiere at the 51th Director’s Fortnight:

  • Le Daim, directed by Quentin Dupieux, produced by L’Atelier de Production
  • Give me Liberty, directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky, produced by GLM The Movie 
  • On va tout péter!, directed by Lech Kowalski, produced by Revolt Cinema
  • Tlamess, directed by Ala Eddine Slim, produced by Still Moving
  • Zombi Child, directed by Bertrand Bonello, produced by Les Films du Bal

Technicolor Mikros also provided VFX and post-production services for L’Angle Mort, directed by Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic and produced by Ex Nihilo, which has been selected by the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema) to be screened during the festival.

Finally, the first film of Amin Sidi-Boumediene, Abou Leila, co-produced by In Vivo Films, has been selected by the 58th Semaine de la Critique and will compete for the Camera d’Or, which rewards the best first film on the last day of the festival.

We congratulate all the teams who have worked on the films selected across all of the 2019 Cannes festivals, running May 14-25!

For a look at the full program and to download the screenings guide, visit the 2019 Cannes Film Festival official site.