Marco Bellocchio to lead Cannes master class

Italian director will discuss career May 19

PARIS -- Marco Bellocchio will add some Italian flavor to the Festival de Cannes when the legendary director gives the annual Cinema Masterclass on May 19, organizers said Saturday. Bellocchio will talk to French film critic Michel Ciment about his career, his on-set experiences and the difficulties of his job.
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A Cannes veteran, Bellocchio has presented 10 films in official selection throughout his long career including "Leap Into the Void" in 1980 which won two Best Actor prizes that year, plus last year's Competition title "Vincere."

Bellocchio's Masterclass will be held Wednesday, May 19th at 5 PM at the Bunuel theater in Cannes. The Festival de Cannes kicks off next Wednesday, May 12th.