Cannes you feel it: the ICS at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

In less than a week the biggest and most important festival is upon us. The Festival de Cannes, about to kick off its 72nd edition on Tuesday with Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, brings recognition to all films playing there, whether it is in the prestigious Palme d’Or competition or any of the sidebars. For the 10th year running, the International Cinephile Society will be present with a team of people trying to bring you as much coverage as possible. These are people who know their Quinzaine from their Semaine, and you can rely on them to bring you as many reviews and hot takes as you can handle. Representing the ICS this year are:

Cédric Succivalli (@OnTheLido) – Paris, France / Rome, Italy – President, International Cinephile Society; Consultant / Programmer, Giornate degli Autori
Tommaso Tocci (@Cinelais) – Rome, Italy / Paris, France – Film critic,; Contributor, International Cinephile Society
Marc van de Klashorst (@MarcVDKlashorst) – Utrecht, The Netherlands – Contributor, International Cinephile Society
David Acacia (@to_the_lightbox) – Toronto, Canada – Contributor, International Cinephile Society

Of course, an ICS presence on the Croisette would not be complete without our traditional ICS Critics & Industry grid. This year we will have 22 people grading each and every film they see, from the Competition down to the small ACID sidebar. Apart from the ICS contributors mentioned above, other ICS members and guest panelists this year will be:

Emily Barnett (@emibarnett) – Paris, France – Film critic, Les Inrockuptibles
Elisabeth Franck-Dumas (@efranck_dumas) – Paris, France – Film critic, Libération
Carlota Moseguí (@carlota_mosegui) – Madrid, Spain – Film critic, Cineuropa
Gaia Furrer – Rome, Italy – Head of Programming, Giornate degli Autori
Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) – London, United Kingdom – Film critic, Variety
Diego Batlle (@dmbatlle)– Buenos Aires, Argentina – Film critic, Otros Cines / La Nación
Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) – New York, United States – Film critic, TIME
Dana Keith (@MBCinema) – Miami, United States – Founder and director, Miami Beach Cinematheque
Justin Chang (@JustinCChang) – Los Angeles, United States – Film critic, Los Angeles Times
Ela Bittencourt (@Ela_Bittencourt) – Saõ Paulo, Brazil – Founder, / Film critic, The Hollywood Reporter
Blake Williams (@Astrostic) – Toronto, Canada – Film critic, Filmmaker Magazine / Cinemascope
Jon Frosch (@jon_frosch) – Los Angeles, United States – Reviews editor and film critic, The Hollywood Reporter
Nicholas Bell (@RagingBells) – Los Angeles, United States – Film critic,
Valerie Complex (@ValerieComplex) – New York, United States – Film critic,
Meredith Taylor (@filmuforia) – London, United Kingdom – Editor and founder,
Daniela Michel (Daniela_MichelC) – Founder and director, Morelia International Film Festival; Film critic, Cine Premier México
Lorna Tee (@lornatee) – Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Macau – International Film Festival & Awards Macao
Dennis Lim (@gumyoulike) – New York, United States – Director of Programming, Film Society Lincoln Center


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