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THE BUZZ added an opportunity for delegates to
OF THE DAY connect to film scenes in different
countries, including Venezuela which
© ÉRIC BONTÉ/1000IMAGES BYE BYE JEROME: took a stand to celebrate the independent
CANNES LONG-TIME film scene for the first time.
MARCHE BOSS RETIRES Paillard is succeeded by Guillaume
IT’S a historic moment at the Marche Esmiol who takes the reins from next year
du Film with long-time topper Jerome screenings, and all conferences streamed, that the conferences in particular are and, in his second year with the market,
Paillard stepping down as its Executive marking a continuation from last year’s packed, indicating a renewed thirst for has already helped usher in technological
Director, and this go-round marking hybrid event. knowledge about the business, and need change.
his final Marche at the helm. The Marche recorded more than 3,000 to reconnect,” said Paillard as a streaming “Last year was my first time working for
In an interview with the Cannes unique visits to its online site, indicating conference with Netflix and Amazon was the market with a hybrid event so I’m
Market News on Sunday morning, that attendees in Cannes are also using taking place on the main stage above the pleased to have seen it in it’s full physical
Paillard shared the latest figures, these digital facilities, and not just those Marché’s offices. form,” he said. “I’m going to take a
reporting that this year 12,500 attendees people that couldn’t make it this year, This year’s highlights included the moment to digest everything I’ve seen,
are registered at the biggest industry which included 800-plus Chinese film addition of a Country of Honor at the and think about the market for next year
marketplace of the year, matching the business people. Marche. Marking its 75-years of after first getting some rest. We have a
2019 tally. “It was clear last year that a hybrid independence, India was the first full experienced market team staying in
This year around 900 delegates were market could not work long-term, and recipient, and also hosted the Marché’s place to help carry it forward.”
registered for online only with 600 online we are pleased to see the return of a Opening Night Party with great fanfare. Esmiol has a large legacy to build upon
physical market this year. We have noted The return of the international pavilions with Paillard making the market a home
for all in the business, and not just buyers
and sellers, and extending services to
reach those camped out outside the Palais
in suites during the market, with Marche
services like online portal Cinando
helping unite the business in Cannes and
throughout the year.
It’s come a long way since the bowels of
the palais were filmed with porn film
companies when he joined.
“I’m pleased to have had a successful
physical market this year,” he said, noting
that execs are reporting a difference
between asking and selling prices this
year. “I’m looking forward to consulting
for the Marche, Ventana Sur in
December, my grand kids and flying my
plane. The business has changed a lot and
it’s a good moment for the next
generation to take over.”✦ Liza Foreman

RIGHTS TO BRAINWASHEDACK in 2018 in Cannes, iconic
Guo Guo, Summer Xinlei Yang, and and featuring interviews with scholars
LA filmmaker Nina Menkes Sandra de Castro Buffington, and and film industry luminaries, including
(Queen of Diamonds) took the executive produced by Tim Disney, Susan Julie Dash, Laura Mulvey, Amy Ziering,
Disney Lord, and Abigail Disney. The film Eliza Hittman, and Joey Soloway, among
Bstage to present her Sex and
Power: The Visual Language of is edited by Cecily Rhett. others, Brainwashed is a visual journey

Oppression talk on how films are shot, THE film exposes how shot design through cinema’s sexist bloodstream that

cinematographically, to empower men (camera movement, framing, lighting, might forever change the way we see

and disempower women on screen. Brainwashed © DR and even sound) has functioned to and make movies.
THE talk has since toured the world, and perpetuate the sexist binary throughout “NINA Menkes’ Brainwashed pulls the

with the backing of the Disney family deals already secured in numerous cinematic history, and its serious curtain back on the many ways male-

and EOS World Fund, which helped fund territories including the BFI for UK/ implications for our real lives. dominated image making has been

the talk, a documentary based on the Ireland, Non Stop Entertainment for the MENKES builds on the work of Laura internalized by men and women alike,

presentation has been completed. Nordics and the Baltics, New Horizons Mulvey and other feminist writers and the overwhelming ripple effect it has

NOW Kino Lorber has acquired North for Poland, Avalon for Spain, I Wonder including Judith Butler, bell hooks, and had on our culture,” said Kino Lorber

American distribution rights to Menkes’ for Italy, and YesDocu for Israel. Angela Carter, bringing her own SVP Wendy Lidell. “We are thrilled to

resulting documentary Brainwashed, THE docu is an analytical and eye- perspective as a director and have the privilege of stoking the fire Nina

Sex-Camera-Power, teaming with opening interrogation of the male gaze cinematographer to illustrate the deeply has set, and expect the film to spark

Kanopy, the premium library streaming in cinema. ingrained biases at play and highlight impassioned debates among everyone

platform for the film’s release. BRAINWASHED made its world premiere how the visual grammar of cinema has who sees it.”✦ Liza Foreman

THE film will be released theatrically this at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and created conditions that contribute to

fall followed by streaming exclusively on has since screened at festivals sexual harassment, assault, and

Kanopy. worldwide, including the Berlinale and employment discrimination against Correction: In yesterday’s issue, we

WORLD sales company Cinephil is CPH:DOX. women in the film industry and beyond. mispelled the full name of Yolonda

representing international sales for the THE film is directed and produced by USING almost 200 film clips by A-list Brinkley. Also, the film is executive

film at the Cannes Film Market, with Menkes, co-produced by Maria Giese, directors from 1896 through the present, produced by Cheryl Polote-Williams.

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