With the screening of Luc Jacquet’s Ice and The Sky, the Festival de Cannes is raising an alarm about global warming as the film is calling for urgent action.
Ice and The Sky by Luc Jacquet retraces the life of the glaciologist Claude Lorius, now 82 years old, the inventor of the “isotopic thermometer” and the pioneer of the glacial chronology of climate, who explored some 420,000 years of climate change to draw an alarming picture of a world bruised by man.
Charcot, the fate
Claude Lorius met his destiny at Charcot, a burrow under the ice of Antarctica, where he took the first snow crystals measures with a pioneering spirit during the International Geophysical Year, a set of coordinated research on 40 worldwide observatories in 1957. Since then, his unreasonable love for Antarctica led him to frequently return to the largest desert in the world to make there major discoveries about the past and the future of the planet.
A climate history book
Antarctica is a continent sunken under 2,000 m of ice whose layers keep the memory of the climate since hundreds of thousands of years. Claude Lorius analyzed the air bubbles trapped in the immemorial ice as well as dust, reading in the ice as in a climate history book. His findings scientifically reveal that for 100 years the temperature has risen exponentially, a rise never experienced before in history…
The emotional power of the image
In 2006, Luc Jacquet won the Best Documentary Oscar with La Marche de l’Empereur, and, encouraged by this global success, the director created the Wild-Touch association. His commitment is to rely on the emotional force of the image to move stir us up about the planet and inspire the envy of protect it. Ice and The Sky addresses major issues for the balance of our planet while marveling the public with the beauty of the Earth, to preserve at all costs .
Born from the postwar fervor, the era of exploration in the 50s and 60s have man believe that the world belonged to him and he could dele upon it a reign supreme. But the climate change call for innovation to build a world in which humans live better together on a preserved planet.
And the winners of the 68th Cannes Film Festival are:
Best Male Actor : Vincent Lindon (La Loi du Marché)
Best Female Actors : Rooney Mara (Carol) ex-aequo Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon Roi)
Best Screenplay : Michel Franco for Chronic (Mexico)
Best Directing : The Assassin by Hou Hsiao-hsien (Taïwan)
Grand Prize : Son of Saul by Laszlo Nemes (Hungary)
Jury Prize : The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
Palme d’Or : Jacques Audiard for Dheepan (France)
Agnès Varda was presented with a Palme d’Or of honor
Short Films competition
Palme d’or : Waves ’98 by Ely Dagher
La Tierra y La Sombra by César Augusto Acevedo, presented as part of La Semaine de la Critique
The Prize Vulcain of Artist-Technicien by the CST Jury goes to Tamas Zanyi, for his exceptional contribution to the narration of the film Son of Saul by László Nemes.
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