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10 percent in the next few weeks, even though none of moscow's original war objectives have been achieved. our correspondent, james waterhouse, reports from kyiv. a bubble of innocence in a world ruptured by war. however, he doesn't know any different. he was born on the 25th of february, the second day of this invasion, so what kind of ukraine will he grow up in? our country is really good and maybe it is a price that we need to pay for our kids to live in a better world, in a better country. viktoriya ended up giving birth in this hospital basement, shielded from 50 other people. despite the turbulent start to her son's life, she is certain of the values she wants to instil. i told him to appreciate and to be grateful of the people of his country and try to keep
the special ukrainian spirit. 100 days ago, the front line came to kyiv�*s doorstep. towns like irpin bore the brunt with people and pets desperate to get out. the russian troops ultimately couldn't get in. there is still, though, a giant question mark over whether they will come back for kyiv. that hasn't put the city off, though, trying to heal. for some families, that will take time. 0ne ukrainian soldier killed while defending the city of slovyansk is taken to his final resting place. followed by his mother, vladyslava. bogdan was 26 years old. his first name means, "given by god", because his parents
had waited so long to have a child. translation: we have to win, there is no other way. - there is no other way. we are going to win. this collective grief has not killed the fight. translation: we don't need the sky, ground or sea to be closed. _ let them come here. it will be easy to kill them on our land. we need weapons, we will take care of the rest. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello. there will be some showers to dodge through the rest of this jubilee weekend. most places today seeing some spells of sunshine but some scattered showers through northern ireland, parts of south—west scotland, north—west england, wales, the midlands, south—west england, the odd ones towards the south—east corner. temperatures here 22—23. a little cooler for some eastern
coasts, where we see areas of low cloud lapping onshore from time to time. through tonight, showers and storms will develop down to the south. could be quite a lot of rain from these across southern counties of england. mainly dry for the north, the best of the clear spells out towards the north—west. that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine tomorrow. some grey and rather murky conditions for some north sea coasts. the showers and storms in the south will drift northwards and will then tend to peter out, i think, into the afternoon. afternoon temperatures on saturday, just 13—14 for hull and newcastle, 22 for the western side of scotland. into sunday, some rain, maybe some thunderstorms across the southern half of the uk. drier and brighter further north.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... a service of thanksgiving to mark the queen's 70—year reign. her majesty was represented by prince charles, after she experienced discomfort during yesterday's celebrations. it was first public appearance in the uk, for the duke and duchess of sussex in two years. during the service, tributes were paid to the queen's years of service. a mixed reception with some booing and jeering, while others cheered, as borisjohnson arrived with his wife, carrie, at st paul's. a train has derailed in southern germany, leaving 60 people injured, some seriously, and at least 3 dead. and it's 100 days since russia launched its invasion of ukraine, with fighting continuing along
the entire frontline in the east of the country. now on bbc news, in a special edition, talking movies reports from the cannes film festival as it marks its 75th anniversary. hello from the french riviera! i'm tom brook and welcome to our talking movies cannes film festival special. in today's programme, we look back at highlights in this 12—day french film extravaganza. 2022 is a big year for the festival — its 75th anniversary an occasion for rejoicing by cinema lovers. proper fabulous film festivals are wonderful places just to meet
other artists and find out what they're thinking about. i love cannes. here, actors and actresses are worshipped. we report on hollywood star tom cruise coming to town and being given the festival's highest award, the palme d'0r. he is very nice. he played very good. and one of the most eagerly awaited films of the festival — body horror picture crimes of the future from david cronenberg. even the grimmest moments — especially grimmest moments — of shooting his movies tend to be the days that we have the most fun on the set. films made in or about ukraine where a central feature of the festival. for us, it's important to present our movie and show why we have a fighting mentality. and three years after parasite won the top prize at cannes, films from south korea make
an impact at the festival. ever since parasite blew up in 2019, i've seen this ballooning success of korean films. all that and more in this special cannes film festival edition of talking movies. as ijust mentioned, 2022 marks a special year for the cannes film festival because what is arguably the world's most famous and glamorous film festival is marking its 75th anniversary, and there was the hope that here, on the french riviera, as covid—19 moved more into the background, that this year, the cannes film festival would be as close as possible to normal. as cannes got under way, someone cinephiles were looking back to the old days. ..filmed on the beautiful french riviera. alfred hitchcock's19505 thriller to catch a thief, starring cary grant and grace kelly, set in and around cannes, has moments which reflect the glamour that has always partly defined the festival. diamonds.
but glamour aside, at its core, the official selection of films at the festival has always displayed a commitment to serious cinema. i think the important thing about cannes and why it'as lasted so long — 75 years — is that it's managed to balance the constraints of glamour and intelligent art house cinema. you can'tjust have the festival and its rigorous art house from around the world — it needs the sprinkling of glamour, it needs the buzz. the umbrellas of cherbourg in 1964... # as the eagles soar. ..michael moore's incendiary documentary fahrenheit 911 in 2004, quentin tarantino's pulp fiction in 1994, federico fellini's la dolce vita in 1960 are all films that have won the top prize, the palme d'0r, at cannes over the decades and achieved landmark status. # let's don't let a good thing die. this year, baz luhrmann�*s portrayal of the life and music of rock �*n�*
roll legend elvis presley, starring austin butler and tom hanks, was among the movies that got attention at cannes. we are two odd, lonely children, reaching for eternity. of the 21 films in competition this year, there were many pleasing entries. can you relax your triangle of sadness? social satire of the modelling world triangle of sadness, starring woody harrelson, had ardent followers. bruno! as did the eight mountains, set in italy — a powerful and moving tale of male friendship. then there was holy spider — a controversial fictional interpretation of a killing spree of prostitutes two decades ago in the iranian city of mashhad. to many, what has made cinema on offer at cannes distinct over the years is that it isn't controlled or excessively moulded by hollywood.
cannes plays a very valuable role in the world because it's not hollywood, and cannes has this very french, european, you know, attitude towards cinema, which is — which is great. cannes is the one that will give prizes to films that maybe no—one has heard of or will not be commercial so i think cannes is valuable, i think it's still a valuable market. you know, i think it's a place where the industry gathers. although there's a festive spirit at cannes on its 75th anniversary, there are some disconcerting realities, such as what does the future portend for this mammoth festival firmly committed to showing films in cinemas in a world where streaming has really taken off? one of the most eagerly awaited films at cannes this year was crimes of the future from canadian film—maker david cronenberg. it boasts an impressive cast — viggo mortensen, lea seydoux and kristen stewart. emma jones reports.
it's eight years since canadian david cronenberg competed at cannes. this director's go—to theme has been the relationship between the body and mental disturbance. it is time to start seeding. it is time to listen. but with crimes of the future, cronenberg's back to the feel of one of his earlier movies, such as the fly. the fly got into the transmitter pod with me that first time when i was alone. are you afraid of all emotion? viggo mortensen and lea seydoux play performance artists who use each other�*s bodies as canvases at a time when the human body is evolving to adapt to the synthetic world around it. it's a brand new organ, never before seen. if it feels like a throwback, it's because it is. i believe that you wrote crimes of the future more than 20 years ago? it's really strange, isn't it?
i mean, when i wrote it, nobody was talking about micro plastics and now, every — just a week ago, or two weeks ago it was, "well, actually, we found micro plastics in the bloodstream". before, we had already found it in maybe 80% of humans in the flesh. we examined the body — human, you know, people who have this — and it seems that the body is accommodating it somehow. it's not going crazy, it's not creating cancers. what does this mean? and so, this is suggesting something that, on the face of it, might be outrageous but turns out to be actually rather realistic in an odd way. mortensen, cronenberg's collaborator from other works, including 2005's a history of violence... i think i'm losing my mind. ..returns, this time a celebrity artist saul tenser, who's unusual in that he can still feel physical pain. pleasure has also evolved into something quite different. it's always fun with him. i mean, i trust him.
he's very open to me and to others in terms of their suggestions, their ideas. he makes you feel part of the storytelling, you know, in a real way and so, i tend to be willing to try things for him that i might hesitate to try for other directors. this is david cronenberg's sixth time in competition at cannes. despite his reputation, he's never won the palme d'0r. the closest he has ever got to it was a specialjury prize in 1996 for crash. it's something we are all intimately involved in. crash, about the eroticisation of car collisions, prompted some famous cannes walkouts at the cinema when it was shown in the 1990s. ..surgery is sex, isn't it? isn't it? you noticed? now, one of crimes of the future's leading actors, kristin stewart, thinks audiences are ready to look at cronenberg's directing vision, however provocative.
maybe he just is smarter than us! because we have been on the, you know, sort of — not to be too dark about things — but the path to destruction for a very long time and as quickly as technology develops, i think that he probably was fearful of that well before we were. that he wrote a movie about people who need to cut into each other to feel something or feel close to each other feels really urgently immediate and only very recent. many of cronenberg's directing descendants also found success at cannes. julia ducournau's palme d'0r�*s titane — a body horror about a woman who gets pregnant by a car — clearly found inspiration in his work. at nearly 80 years of age, he's already got another movie planned and as crimes of the future shows, he's lost none of his ability to provoke here at cannes.
hollywood star tom cruise is one of the big attractions at cannes this year. he came to the festival to promote his new top gun sequel, top gun: maverick, and to be the recipient of a tribute for his ito—year career. he also received a surprise accolade — an honorary palme d'0r, the festival's highest award. the french air force put on a big show for tom cruise at the cannes film festival, honouring him with an impressive fly—past by eight fighter jets. he is one of the biggest names to stand on the red carpet at the famed palais de festival in cannes. being feted at the festival with a special career tribute has to be one of the highlights of his career. this isn'tjust about me, it's about everyone — everyone that i've worked with. a celebration of movies. to be able to share it with people that have just worked so hard, i'm like, this is a celebration of movies and it's beautiful, i'll never forget it,
it was really lovely. people are standing in line for hours to get a glimpse of him and screaming and yelling and saying "tom!" _ "tom, turn around!" "wave at me!" in recent days, cruise has been at several premieres for his recent top gun: maverick film. despite all the hoopla that surrounds him, he's keen to point out that his new picture is celebrating us naval aviation culture. it really is representing that culture and aviation and the navy culture and kind of has the same ethics of doing the right thing, about family, about tradition. # take those old records off the shelf. tom cruise made his big breakthrough in 1983 in the coming—of—age comedy risky business. over the years, he's garnered critical acclaim in films such as the color of money, rain man... my brother? i don't have a brother. ..jerry maguire... show me the money!
..and born on the fourth ofjuly. i don't want you to feel sorry for me. he's also the star of the hugely successful mission: impossible series. rightly or wrongly, he's perceived as a commercial actor. some wonder if his career warrants a special tribute from the august cannes film festival, including giving him an honorary surprise palme d'0r — the festival's highest award. i think what cannes is doing by saying, "come here, tom cruise," there was some reservations, people saying, "well, he doesn't make the finest movies, he doesn't make art house pictures," but he does power cinema, and i think that's why cannes is honouring him this year. tom cruise. top gun. in 1986, tom cruise starred in the original top gun film, playing a us navy test pilot. i'm on my way. it was a huge hit. it made in cooperation with the pentagon. that's classified. in the wake of the film, recruitment into the us military reportedly shot up. although top gun has done remarkably well at the american box office, it's not without its detractors.
some say the film glamorised combat — a point that i put to a very young tom cruise at that time. if we wanted to make a war film or a film about — that glorifies combat, we would've been blowing people away from the beginning to end. it's a film about character, and essentially, the end big battle, the adversary is faceless, the opponent is symbolic of the character and his conflict. having any fun yet? now, 36 years later, we have top gun: maverick sequel. the film has been getting outstanding reviews. it's seen as less jingoistic than its predecessor. the 59—year—old star has been on a charm offensive promoting his film. 0n the french riviera, there was a lot of love for him. he is very nice. he played very good. he's very famous and he's serious about his life, you know? very professional, so i think he's a good guy. your reputation precedes you. i have to admit, i wasn't
expecting an invitation back. top gun: maverick looks set to put him back on top and bring some solid, much—needed business to cinemas around the world, struggling to recover from the impact of covid—19. a central feature of the cannes film festival this year has been the war in ukraine. that disconcerting reality has made its presence felt in numerous ways, from president zelensky giving a live video address to the opening night audience here at cannes to severalfilms made by ukrainian film—makers or shot in ukraine being shown here at the festival. but can these movies really make any difference to what's happening with the war, to people's lives on the ground in ukraine? a church basement seen in the documentary mariupolis 2 shows the desperate lives of citizens who've lost their homes through the devastations of war. it comes from lithuanian director mantas kvedaravicius, who was killed allegedly by russian solders in april.
his fiancee smuggled the film out of ukraine. it was hurriedly assembled. one of the film's co—producers, nadia turincev, believes it's bringing audiences something quite different from news footage from ukraine. the narrative is the days that people spent, was the bombing that you hear and you see sometimes, and how they live, so maybe those who can see this film, they're gonna be looking differently at what happens there but also, everyday life, other things. pamfir, anotherfilm from ukraine at cannes — a small—town drama — doesn't, on the surface, have anything to do with the war. but its director, who is making his debut feature with this film, believes his movie does demonstrate the resilience of ukrainians. for us, it's important to present our movie and show which kind of a people exist in our country, with the passion, with the power, with, you know, struggle and why we have so much, like, a fighting mentality.
these films, shot in ukraine or made by ukrainian film—makers, are definitely attracting interest in cannes. people, of course they have interest. some people want to help us and they are buying ukrainian films, because this is actually, like, a very obvious way to help, unfortunately, but the interestjust increased dramatically. the cannes film festival has condemned russia's invasion of ukraine. the official russian film delegation was uninvited. but the fact that the russian film tchaikovsky's wife was permitted to be shown in competition at the festival has angered the ukrainian film community in cannes. even though it comes from a russian dissident exiled director kirill serebrennikov, who condemned the war and sought refuge in germany. cinema and art in general is a huge statement around how valuable human�*s life is, how important human life is.
it's absolutely anti—war statement. ukrainian film—maker dmytro sukholytkyy—sobchuk is annoyed by this film's presence and its director at the festival. it should be normal process when the cultural institutions cancel every russian citizen. when he here, he the part of the russian propaganda. mesdames et messieurs, volodymyr zelensky. applause. despite president zelensky�*s plea in a live video address to the opening night audience at cannes not to stay silent over russia's invasion of ukraine, the reality is that cinema at cannes isn't likely to have much direct impact on the war. but what, at least, film here on the french rivera can do is get people to think about the war and all its complexities. there has been no escape. when the film parasite won the top
prize, the palme d'0r, here at cannes two years ago, and then went on to win the best picture 0scar, it really heightened interest in south korean cinema. well, this year, country's cinema has been very much centrestage at cannes, as emma jones reports. a year ago, leejung—jae wasn't a global acting star and possibly wouldn't have had a midnight premier at cannes, for his directing debut, the thriller hunt. sir. we've just intercepted this. but that was before netflix's squid game — a gory series where contestants are literally eliminated as they compete for a cash prize by playing children's games. its success has sealed south korea's reputation as a cultural hub, from where some of the world's most compelling film and tv originates. its lead actor has been reaping the rewards at this festival. translation: in korea, - we all know this cannes festival
and it's a dream place for to come for all the people in the movie scene. so, i'm just really excited, and i still feel i'm in my dream. hunt, which took the actor four years to write, is an espionage thriller set in the early 19805 in south korea — a difficult era for the country and a world away from the prosperous democracy of today. screaming. man down! rattling at a speed of 100 bullets a minute, hunt is an action film — very different to parasite, the oscar winner that took its director bong joon—ho from a beloved festival auteur to household name. ever since parasite blew up in 2019, i've seen this ballooning success of korean films. but when you think about it, that success has always been there. like, ever since 2000, we've seen directors getting all these international awards for theirfilms, so there has been ground work laid, it's always been there. it's just with the success of squid game, you know, now we're all seeing it.
ever since bong joon—ho's parasite took the palme d'0r here at cannes in 2019, the festival's had a special association with korean film, so it's no surprise that another highly respected korean director wanted to launch his latest project here, too. director park chan—wook is back in cannes after six years. he's twice won thejury prize, including for 200a�*s old boy. his latest film, decision to leave, is a sumptuous noir love story between a policeman and a suspect named seo rae. translation: this premise, | that the detective will find out that it's actually seo rae who killed her husband, and that is really usually the end of a feature—length film, right? but that is the end of the first part of my film, and another whole new story unfolds in the second act. 0ther film—makers are eyeing up korea as a cross—cultural hub,
including the japanese palme d'0r winner hirokazu kore—eda. broker, in competition at the festival, was filmed in south korea and with a stellar cast, including parasite actor song kang—ho. the film is a story of so—called baby boxes, which allows unwanted babies to be dropped off and cared for by others. sadly for cannes, with its back still turned to netflix, it's taken the streamer to produce a global hit like squid game and propel its star up these red steps. but the appetite to watch content from korea can only continue to increase the audience for these films that premiered here. well, that brings our special cannes film festival edition of talking movies to a close. i hope you've enjoyed the show.
most places today seeing some spells of sunshine but some scattered showers through northern ireland, parts of south—west scotland, north—west england, wales, the midlands, south—west england, the odd ones towards the south—east corner. temperatures here 22—23. a little cooler for some eastern coasts, where we see areas of low cloud lapping onshore from time to time. through tonight, showers and storms will develop down to the south. could be quite a lot of rain from these across southern counties of england. mainly dry for the north, the best of the clear spells out towards the north—west. that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine tomorrow. some grey and rather murky conditions for some north sea coasts. the showers and storms in the south will drift northwards and will then tend to peter out, i think, into the afternoon. afternoon temperatures on saturday, just 13—14 for hull and newcastle, 22 for the western side of scotland. into sunday, some rain, maybe some thunderstorms across the southern half of the uk. drier and brighter further north.