Marco Bellocchio’s Cinema Masterclass to be held at Cannes

MUMBAI: Italian film director Marco Bellocchio will give the Cinema Masterclass at the 63rd Festival de Cannes.

Upon accepting the invitation, he said, "I think that the most precious thing a director can teach anyone wanting to work in the business is how to work with actors and actresses. Anyone can teach technique, but the ability to get another person to interpret a character you have imagined is a gift, although it can be learned in part by a director who isn’t afraid of risking failure. You can never be certain of a good result in human relationships."

Throughout his career, Bellocchio presented 10 films in official Selection at the Festival de Cannes, from Leap into the Void (1980) which won two Best Actor Award to Vincere (2009), regarded by international critics as one of best films of the year.

Following in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Stephen Frears and also Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar Wai and Sydney Pollack, he will talk with Michel Ciment about his practice of filmmaking, his experience of the set, the difficulties of his work and how it can be transmitted.