The 2021 Cannes Film Festival revealed that this edition will feature the premiere of Satoshi Kon’s French documentary, ‘Satoshi Kon, l’illusionniste’, by director Pascal-Alex Vincent.
The announcement was published this Tuesday through the official event page unveiling that the screening will show interviews with Japanese and French and American directors who were enlightened by Kon’s works.
Formerly called ‘Satoshi Kon: La Machine À Rêves’, the project has the participation of big names in the Japanese industry such as Mamoru Oshii, Mamoru Hosoda, Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, Masashi Ando, Aya Suzuki, Masaaki Usada, Sadayuki Murai, Hiroyuki Okiura, Masafumi Mima, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Nobutaka Ike, Junko Iwao, Megumi Hayashibara, and Shōzō Iizuka.
In the section of French and American artists you will find Jeremy Clapin, Marc Caro, Marie Pruvost-Delaspre, Alexis Blanchet, Dimitri Megherbi, Yael Ben Nun, Rodney Rothman, Darren Aronofsky and Andrew Osmond.
Among all of them, one of those who stands out the most is Darren Aronofsky, who after acquiring the rights to ‘Perfect Blue’ portrayed the most iconic scenes from Kon’s film in his hit, ‘Black Swan’.
Behind the camera, we meet 54-year-old French director Pascal-Alex Vincent, renowned for directing, writing and giving his voice in shorts, TV series, music videos and documentaries from the region.
Veamos Satoshi Kon, the illusionist at the Cannes festival
‘Satoshi Kon, l’illusionniste’ will be available in the portion of the event dedicated to documentaries and under the title ‘Cannes Classics 2021: the documentaries’.
It will have a total of 5 projections among which are:
- The Storms of Jeremy Thomas por Mark Cousins
- Satoshi Kon, the illusionist by Pascal-Alex Vincent
- Buñuel, a surrealist filmmaker by Javier Espada
- Montand is ours by Yves Jeuland
- The Story of Film: a New Generation por Mark Cousins
- And I love the fury for André Bonzel.
Don’t miss out on all this and more at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from July 6 to 17.