Glittering close to Cannes for Nakache and Toledano

Cassel stars in the last screening of 72nd edition

by Richard Mowe

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and the French poster for The Specials, which will close this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and the French poster for The Specials, which will close this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
The new film by the makers of Samba and C’est La Vie, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, entitled The Specials, will close this year’s 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival on 25 May following the awards ceremony.

The performance will be called the “Last Screening” with a nod to Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show which in French was known as “la Dernière Séance.”

The Specials, or Hors Normes in French, stars Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb. The festival organisers say they want to re-establish the last show as an occasion worth remembering such as the year that Steven Spielberg’s ET filled the slot.

Frequently the final screening has been a damp squib, especially after the fanfare of the prizes showcase.

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