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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgad’s Shade & Light

#98. Shade & Light

Gist: Co-directed with Juliano Salgado (the subject’s son), Shade & Light focuses on photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado’s latest work an eight-year project (called Genesis) which discovers parts of the world still untouched by modern civilization. What we have here is also a layered docu – not only an exposé in far away places of the world, but a strained father and son alongside the presence of Wenders who returns to his first love: photography.

Prediction: Special Screenings category. Since the festival starting making a concerted effort in the last decade or so to include global/environmental issue documentaries, this could easily slide into a spot and considering that  in the line-up and Wenders made the trip out to the Croisette on sixteen occasions (his last presence was for 2008’s Palermo Shooting) and in the naughts, he landed an Out of Competition slot on three separate occasions for his documentary films – I think this could be included. Le Pacte is repping the film which last we heard would be ready in early spring.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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