Festival de Cannes

French listening practice with side-by-side translation

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Festival de Cannes Cannes Film Festival
Maitresse de cĂ©rĂ©monie de cette 70e Ă©dition du Festival de Cannes : l’actrice italienne Monica Bellucci, arrivĂ©e discrètement lundi, animera la cĂ©rĂ©monie d’ouverture de ce soir.

Mistress of ceremonies of this 70th edition of the Cannes Festival: Italian actress Monica Bellucci, [who] quietly arrived on Monday, will host tonight’s opening ceremony.

Ă€ l’affiche : « Les FantĂ´mes d’IsmaĂ«l Â» d’Arnaud Desplechin, un drame français avec Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard et Mathieu Amalric.

– Je suis venue reprendre mon homme.
– Tu es laide ! Tout ce que tu dis, c’est laid.


On screen: "IsmaĂ«l’s Ghosts," [directed] by Arnaud Desplechin, a French drama with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard, and Mathieu Amalric.

– I came to get my man back.
– You are ugly! Everything you say is ugly.

Au programme de ce festival comme toujours : des stars, des paillettes et douze jours de cinĂ©ma, sous l’Ĺ“il attentif du jury. Cette annĂ©e, le rĂ©alisateur espagnol Pedro Almodovar prĂ©side, aux cĂ´tĂ©s de quatre femmes et quatre hommes, parmi eux notamment l’actrice et rĂ©alisatrice Agnès Jaoui, Will Smith ou encore le rĂ©alisateur corĂ©en Park Chan-wook.

On this festival’s program as always: stars, sequins, and twelve days of movies, under the attentive eyes of the jury. This year, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is presiding, alongside four women and four men, including notably actress and director Agnès Jaoui, Will Smith, and Korean director Park Chan-wook.

Mais avant la montĂ©e des marches, les flash crĂ©pitent Ă  l’hĂ´tel Martinez oĂą les cĂ©lĂ©britĂ©s se retrouvent pour le traditionnel dĂ®ner du jury. Au total, douze films concourent pour la Palme d’or.

But before [heading to] the red carpet, flashbulbs are going off at HĂ´tel Martinez where the celebrities have met for the traditional jury dinner. In total, twelve films are competing for the Golden Palm award.

Video courtesy of TV5Monde. Translation by LKL

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