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Title: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on January 03, 2008, 01:05:42 AM
Sean Penn to top Cannes jury
Festival being held from May 14-25
Source: Variety

Sean Penn has been named the jury president for this year's Cannes fest, being held from May 14-25.

"In the last few years," Penn said, "it seems there has been a rejuvenation of cinema building worldwide; increasingly thoughtful, provocative, moving, and imaginative films by talented filmmakers: that a new generation of filmmaking may have begun. The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicenter in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as President of the jury."

Penn won the best male performance prize at Cannes in 1997 for "She's So Lovely" by Nick Cassavetes.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on April 23, 2008, 02:13:56 PM

Clint Eastwood's `Changeling' leads Cannes Film Festival

American directors Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh will headline the streamlined competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which features fewer big-name directors and more emerging voices from across the globe.

Eastwood will show "Changeling," a mystery set in 1920s Los Angeles and starring Angelina Jolie as the mother of a kidnapped child. Soderbergh, the director of the lighthearted series that began with "Ocean's Eleven," gets serious with his four-hour-long marathon, "Che," about Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara, organizers said Wednesday.

Organizers said they would announce the movies that will open and close the festival, which runs May 14-25, at a later date.
Harrison Ford dons his khakis for the latest installment of Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones series. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" also stars Australian actress Cate Blanchett, and will be screened out of competition.

Festival head Thierry Fremaux said he was thrilled Spielberg had chosen to premiere the movie at Cannes.

"It's amazing," he said. "A big portion of festival-goers and journalists grew up with Steven Spielberg's first movies."

Woody Allen's Spanish-set "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" will play in the same category, as will Serbian director Emir Kusturica's "Maradona," a documentary about Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kusturica has won the Palme d'Or, Cannes' top prize, twice, in 1985 and 1995.

Organizers said the 61st edition of the French Riviera festival will mark a shift in the spirit of the event, known for its mix of Hollywood blockbusters and small art-house films.

They said they'd pared down the offerings in the main competition from 22 last year to 20 this year and nixed some of the sideline events to put the spotlight back on cinema.

This year, smaller productions by lesser-known directors appear to have the upper hand over blockbusters. Organizers explained that many of the festival's favorite star directors like Britain's Stephen Frears ("The Queen") and Spain's Pedro Almodovar ("Volver") are presently working on new movies.

The main competition lineup includes movies by art-house directors from Belgium, Turkey, China, France, Argentina, Brazil and Italy. Eight of the directors have never before appeared in Cannes' main competition.

Brazilian director Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") is showing "Linha de Passe," the story of brothers trying to scrape their way out of poverty. Argentina's Lucrecia Martel makes her debut at Cannes with "La Mujer Sin Cabeza (The Woman Without a Head)," which explores the psychology of a woman after she hits and kills a dog with her car.

Award-winning Chinese director Jia Zhangke, whose "Still Life" took the top prize at the 2006 Venice Film Festival, continues to explore how economic expansion affects China's legions of poor. "24 City" is about the relocation of an aircraft factory and its workers in the southwestern Chinese city Chengdu.

American screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ("Adaptation") makes his directorial debut with "Synechdoche, New York," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Germany's Wim Wenders, who won the Palme d'Or for his melancholic 1984 movie, "Paris, Texas," will screen "The Palermo Shooting," a drama with a multilingual, multinational cast.

Palme d'Or laureates Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who took top honors at the 1999 and 2005 festivals, are back with "Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence)." Known for their harrowing portraits of those on the margins of society, the Belgian brothers tell the story of the marriage between a drug addict and an illegal immigrant.

In a festival first, an animated documentary has been selected for the main competition. Israeli writer-director Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir" grapples with the 1982 massacre of Palestinians by Christian militia members in Lebanon.

Sean Penn, the American actor-director, leads the jury, which also includes Natalie Portman. The Palme d'Or and other awards will be announced May 25.

Though festival regular Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") isn't presenting a new movie, the 1994 Palme d'Or laureate will give a master class on moviemaking to students and film buffs.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Redlum on May 17, 2008, 12:36:20 PM
Cannes, le Mépris (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/2008/05/cannes_le_mepris.html)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on May 26, 2008, 12:46:42 AM
'Class' takes Cannes top prize
First French film to nab Palme d'Or since 1987

Laurent Cantet's "The Class" (Entre les murs), an evocation of contemporary society as seen through a year's events in a Paris junior high school classroom, went to the top of the class by winning the Palme d'Or of the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Prevailing by a unanimous decision of the jury, it became the first French film to cop the festival's main prize since "Under Satan's Sun" in 1987.

Runner-up award, the Grand Prix, went to "Gomorrah," Italian director Matteo Garrone's unsparing look at organized crime in Naples, while Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the directing prize for "Three Monkeys," an intense drama of a family pulled apart by crime and suspicion. The Turkish helmer took the Grand Prix in 2003 for "Distant."

Helping Italy have its best Cannes in many a season, Paolo Sorrentino's "Il Divo," a caustic and stylish look at former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, nabbed the jury prize.

Benicio Del Toro was named best actor for the title role in "Che," the unconventional Che Guevara biopic which he also co-produced, while little-known Brazilian thesp Sandra Corveloni won the actress prize playing the pregnant single mother of four boys in Sao Paulo's slums in "Linha de passe."

Two-time Palme d'Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne were given the best screenplay prize for "Lorna's Silence," a drama about a young female immigrant in Belgium under intense pressure from several men.

The victory of "The Class" was received with great enthusiasm by the crowd inside the Palais on the blustery Sunday evening. Incredibly, other than for "Satan's Sun," purely French productions have only won Cannes' top prize two other times since 1960, for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in 1964 and, in a shared award, Henri Colpi's "Un aussi long absence" in 1961.

In announcing the Palme at the occasionally boisterous televised awards ceremony that featured a few minor gaffes, jury president Sean Penn called "The Class" "an amazing, amazing film," and further extolled it at the subsequent jury press conference, calling it a "virtually seamless film. All the performances, magic. All the writing, magic. It just touched us so deeply."

In the distribution of awards and the jurors' comments, there was a feeling that the nine judges had taken their job very seriously and considered the 22 contenders from all angles. At the press conference, jurors suggested that there were several other films they rated highly -- specifically Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" (locally known as "The Exchange," the English translation of its French title), Arnaud Desplechin's "A Christmas Tale" and Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir." To cover the first two of these, the jury created something called the "special prize of the 61st Cannes Film Festival" to give to Eastwood, who did not appear to collect it, and to Catherine Deneuve, one of the stars of "A Christmas Tale," who took the stage to receive the equivalent of a life achievement award.

As for Folman's animated Israeli film of memory and combat, Penn said, "I think it's a wonderful film," while fellow juror Natalie Portman allowed that, "I think it's testament to the amazing selection that a film as good as 'Waltz With Bashir' didn't win an award."

Not only was "Bashir" widely expected to win something, but over the weekend much industry gossip centered on the presumed likelihood of a Penn jury giving a top prize to "Che" as a way to support maverick independent filmmaking. "Che" did win the actor prize, but at the press conference Penn said that, "I was happy to find out that buzz means nothing, and this jury is entirely uninfluenced."

Aside from Penn and Portman, other jury members were German actress Alexandra Maria Lara, French director Rachid Bouchareb, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, Iranian writer-director Marjane Satrapi, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto and French actress Jeanne Balibar.

Cannes 2008 was an unusual edition in the sense that critical reactions ranged all over the map on many prominent films -- raves, middling views and pans could be found for even the most prestigious titles. In addition, just when the fest seemed to have climaxed on Wednesday with "Che," a prime example of a film provoking all kinds of reactions, along came two surprise hits, "Il Divo" and the eventual winner, "The Class," right at the end to provide a final electric charge and end the fest on a high note.


Palme d'Or
"The Class" (dir. Laurent Cantet, France)
Grand Prix
"Gomorrah" (Matteo Garrone, Italy)
Special Prizes of the 61st Cannes Festival
Catherine Deneuve ("A Christmas Tale") and Clint Eastwood ("Changeling")
Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Three Monkeys,"Turkey-France-Italy)
Jury Prize
"Il Divo" (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy)
Benicio Del Toro ("Che," Spain-France)
Sandra Corveloni ("Linha de passe," Brazil-France)
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne ("Lorna's Silence," Belgium-France-Italy-Germany)

Palme d'Or
"Megatron" (Marian Crisan, Romania)
Special Mention
"Jerrycan" (Julius Avery, Australia)

Main Prize
"Tulpan"(Sergey Dvortsevoy, Germany)
Jury Prize
"Tokyo Sonata" (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan)
Heart Throb Jury Prize
"Cloud 9"(Andreas Dresen, Germany)
The Knockout of Un Certain Regard
"Tyson" (James Toback, U.S.)
The Prize of Hope
"Johnny Mad Dog"(Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, France)

Camera d'Or
"Hunger" (Steve McQueen, U.K.);
Special Mention
"Everybody Dies But Me"(Valeria Gai Germanika, Russia)
Cinefondation Awards
"Anthem"(Elad Keidan, Israel) - first prize; "Forbach"(Claire Burger, France) - second prize; "Stop" (Park Jae-ok, S. Korea), "Roadmarkers"(Juho Kuosmanen, Finland) - third prize, shared
Fipresci Awards:
"Delta"(Kornel Mundruczo, Hungary-Germany) - Competition; "Hunger"- Un Certain Regard; "Eldorado"(Bouli lanners, Belgium-France) - Directors' Fortnight
Ecumenical Award
"Adoration"(Atom Egoyan, Canada-France)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on April 23, 2009, 04:27:21 PM
Cannes unveils lineup
Heavyweight auteurs vie for Palme d'Or

PARIS -- It's official: Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee and Pedro Almodovar will face off with Jane Campion, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke and Park Chan-wook in Cannes' biggest heavyweight auteur smackdown in recent years.

All have snagged Competition berths at next month's 62nd Cannes Festival, whose Official Selection was unveiled Thursday at a packed press conference in Paris' Grand Hotel by program topper Thierry Fremaux and fest prez Gilles Jacob.

As forecast, this year's Competition is heavy on European and Asian fare. Large swathes of the globe (including Latin America, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and the Near East) are unrepped, and, with only two U.S. titles in the battle for the Palme -- "Inglourious Basterds" and "Taking Woodstock" -- it's the thinnest Yank presence in Competition since 2006.

Tarantino's "Basterds," a World War II actioner toplining Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mike Myers and Eli Roth, leads the Croisette charge for the U.S., followed by Ang Lee's "Woodstock," a comedic take on the legendary concert, with Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Emile Hirsch.

Even in the non-competing sidebars of the Official Selection, which usually showcase big-name Hollywood fare, it's slim pickings for the U.S. this year. Sam Raimi's horror opus "Drag Me to Hell," already a highlight in an unfinished version at March's SXSW fest, scores a Midnight Screening slot, while Anne Aghion's docu on post-Rwanda Massacre reconciliation, "My Neighbor, My Killer," has a Special Screenings berth.

Aside from this year's opening film, Pixar 3-D toon "Up," the only other U.S. pic in the Official Selection is Lee Daniels' Sundance multi-prizewinner, "Precious," in Un Certain Regard.

Among names strongly rumored to have been offered slots but not figuring in the final selection, most prominent is Francis Ford Coppola, with his indie project, "Tetro," starring Vincent Gallo. Pic is reported to have been offered a non-competing slot.

Heading the list of fave Cannes names in Competition are Almodovar ("Broken Embraces"), Campion ("Bright Star"), Loach (soccer-centered drama "Looking for Eric"), von Trier (psychodrama "Antichrist") and Austrian Michael Haneke's ("The White Ribbon," about incipient fascism in 1919 Germany).

Amping up the Fortress Auteur look of this year's Competition -- which features not a single name new to Cannes or any first-timers -- are Isabel Coixet's "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" and Italian vet Marco Bellocchio's "Vincere."

Park Chan-wook's "Thirst" leads the strong Asian presence in Competition. He's joined by more Asian titles: Johnnie To's "Vengeance," starring Johnny Hallyday on the rampage in Hong Kong, Brillante Mendoza's "Kinatay" and "Face," a French-set extravaganza from Taiwan-based maverick Tsai Ming-liang. China's Lou Ye ("Summer Palace") is back at Cannes with a reportedly torrid young love-triangle tale, "Spring Fever."

Otherwise, this year's Cannes Competition belongs largely to Europe.

Alain Resnais' "Les Herbes folles," Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," Xavier Giannoli's "In the Beginning" and Gaspar Noe's late submission, "Enter the Void," fly the flag for Gaul, which has one of its biggest Competish presences in recent years, especially if one includes co-productions like Campion's "Bright Star," Von Trier's "Antichrist," To's "Vengeance," Tsai's "Face" and Loach's "Looking for Eric."

The "newest" director is 48-year-old Brit Andrea Arnold, who segues from her acclaimed debut "Red Road" (in Cannes' 2006 Competish) to teenage girl drama "Fish Tank." Returning after a seven-year break is Middle East helmer Elia Suleiman, with the six-decade Palestinian family saga, "The Time That Remains." The Palestinian helmer last competed in Cannes with "Divine Intervention" in 2002.

Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora," a Christian drama set in Roman-era Egypt, starring Rachel Weisz, eventually snared an out-of-competition slot.

Even this year's Un Certain Regard, the biggest sidebar in Official Selection, and once seen by Fremaux as a section of "discovery," is stuffed with Cannes faves, including Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda with "Air Doll" (about a clerk falling for an inflatable female doll), Pavel Lounguine with "Tzar," Romanian directors Cristian Mungiu ("Tales from the Golden Age" anthology) and Corneliu Porumboiu ("Police, Adjective"), South Korea's Bong Joon-ho ("Mother") and Thailand's Pen-ek Ratanaruang ("Nymph").

Fest closes May 24 with "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky," starring Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen, directed by Dutch vet Jan Kounen. Still to be announced are Cannes Classics, the short film selection, and the Cinefondation's choice.

The Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week both announce their full programs Friday in Paris.

Elsa Keslassy contributed to this report.


"Up," U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

"Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky," France, Jan Kounen

"Bright Star," Australia-U.K.-France, Jane Campion
"Spring Fever," China-France, Lou Ye
"Antichrist," Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier
"Enter the Void," France, Gaspar Noe
"Face," France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium, Tsai Ming-liang
"Les Herbes folles," France-Italy, Alain Resnais
"In the Beginning," France, Xavier Giannoli
"A Prophet," France, Jacques Audiard
"The White Ribbon," Germany-Austria-France, Michael Haneke
"Vengeance," Hong Kong-France-U.S., Johnnie To
"The Time That Remains," Israel-France-Belgium-Italy, Elia Suleiman
"Vincere," Italy-France, Marco Bellocchio
"Kinatay," Philippines, Brillante Mendoza
"Thirst," South Korea-U.S., Park Chan-wook
"Broken Embraces," Spain, Pedro Almodovar
"Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," Spain, Isabel Coixet
"Fish Tank," U.K.-Netherlands, Andrea Arnold
"Looking for Eric," U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy, Ken Loach
"Inglourious Basterds," U.S., Quentin Tarantino
"Taking Woodstock," U.S., Ang Lee

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," Canada-France, Terry Gilliam
"The Army of Crime," France, Robert Guediguian
"Agora," Spain, Alejandro Amenabar

"A Town Called Panic," Belgium, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
"Ne te retourne pas," France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy, Marina de Van
"Drag Me to Hell," U.S., Sam Raimi

"Petition," China, Zhao Liang
"L'epine dans le coeur," France, Michel Gondry
"Min ye," France-Mali, Souleyumane Cisse
"Jaffa," Israel-France-Germany, Keren Yedaya
"Manila," Philippines, Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin
"My Neighbor, My Killer," U.S., Anne Aghion

"Samson & Delilah," Australia, Warwick Thornton
"Adrift," Brazil, Heitor Dhalia
"The Wind Journeys," Colombia, Ciro Guerra
"Demain des l'aube," France, Denis Dercourt
"Irene," France, Alain Cavalier
"Air Doll," Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda
"Independance," Philippines-France-Germany, Raya Martin
"Le Pere de mes enfants," France-Germany, Mia Hansen-Love
"Dogtooth," Greece, Yorgos Lanthimos
"Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats," Iran, Bahman Ghobadi
"Eyes Wide Open," Israel, Haim Tabakman
"Mother," South Korea, Bong Joon-ho
"The Silent Army," Netherlands, Jean van de Velde
"To Die Like a Man," Portugal, Joao Pedro Rodrigues
"Police, Adjective," Romania, Corneliu Porumboiu
"Tales from the Golden Age," Romania, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru
"Tale in the Darkness," Russia, Nikolay Khomeriki
"Tzar," Russia-France, Pavel Lounguine
"Nymph," Thailand, Pen-ek Ratanaruang
"Precious," U.S., Lee Daniels

Isabelle Huppert (president), actress, France
Asia Argento, actress, director, screenwriter, Italy
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director, screenwriter, actor, Turkey
Lee Chang-dong, director, author, screenwriter, South Korea
James Gray, director, screenwriter, U.S.
Hanif Kureishi, author, screenwriter, U.K.
Shu Qi, actress, Taiwan
Robin Wright Penn, actress, U.S.

John Boorman (president), director, author, producer, U.K.
Bertrand Bonello, director, France
Ferid Boughedir, director, Tunisia
Leonor Silveira, actress, Portugal
Zhang Ziyi, actress, China
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Stefen on April 23, 2009, 04:40:05 PM
That's a pretty strong lineup.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 23, 2009, 05:37:39 PM
Yeah baby.......Yeah!
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: New Feeling on April 24, 2009, 01:46:24 AM
This line up is out of control!   :shock:

I am so happy that Enter the Void is in and therefore will be likely to come round by the end of the year. 

It's a great sign that Taking Woodstock got in after that sorry ass trailer. 

I'm rooting for QT and Basterds all the way even though I suspect it doesn't have much shot at any awards. 

Can't believe that these guys will be in competition against eachother: Noe, Tarantino, Ang, VonTrier, Haneke, Park, and Almodovar

the rest of the line-up ain't too shabby either.

I will be following closer than I have ever followed.  Cant remember the last time my most-anticipated of the year dropped at Cannes, and this year my unmovable top two are both gonna be there teasing me with their cheers and jeers months before I will see them.     

Oh to be at Cannes 2009...
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: New Feeling on April 24, 2009, 03:50:13 PM
Cannes Competitors To Receive Online Showcase

23 April 2009 2:39 AM, PDT

Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, has offered the festival's website as a showcase for the first five minutes of each of the 20 films participating in this year's competition. In a statement, Jacob said that the traditional movie trailer "extinguishes all desire" while it has been suggested that great directors are at their best in the first and last reels. "Let's hope that Internet users everywhere might drop their games and be tempted to rush to their nearest theater to find out what happens next," he remarked. At a news conference, festival director Thierry Fremaux indicated that he expected the current worldwide economic crisis to have little effect on the festival. "We haven't felt the slightest reluctance on anybody's part, anyone saying 'we have to watch out because of the crisis,'" he said, adding that Cannes would remain "the rendezvous for creators and the industry."
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Ghostboy on April 24, 2009, 06:30:54 PM
Aw man....I wish I could go this year too. This is the best lineup in years. And two of my friends have films in Directors' Fortnight! Too bad I can't afford a ticket.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: JG on April 24, 2009, 06:42:00 PM
go get some rosemary should be a good movie. have you seen it ghostboy?
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Ghostboy on April 24, 2009, 06:50:20 PM
Only a smidgeon, but it was a good smidgeon.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Chest Rockwell on April 25, 2009, 03:18:38 PM
Wow, sounds like it should be a really good year.

On an unrelated note, I was actually right in the neighborhood of Cannes for the past week, in Avignon, Arle, Nice, Monaco, and Antibes (and passed through Cannes on the train). That whole part of the world (i.e. southern France) is crazy-gorgeous this time of year. And what's really nice about Nice is that all the museums are totally free. If any of yooz guyz is thinking about traveling anytime soon...just think about it. 
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: 72teeth on April 27, 2009, 12:14:34 PM
"L'epine dans le coeur," France, Michel Gondry

What's this?
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Cory Everett on April 27, 2009, 01:16:53 PM
"L'epine dans le coeur," France, Michel Gondry

What's this?

it's this.

- he has been shooting a documentary for a few years about his auntie who was a schoolteacher, shooting footage at various tiny schoolhouses she has worked at during her life.  he is now in the process of editing it.

he's finished.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 27, 2009, 04:30:21 PM
"L'epine dans le coeur," France, Michel Gondry

What's this?

it's this.

- he has been shooting a documentary for a few years about his auntie who was a schoolteacher, shooting footage at various tiny schoolhouses she has worked at during her life.  he is now in the process of editing it.

he's finished.
and thats why you are the best.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on April 28, 2009, 03:40:21 PM
Martin Scorsese guides Cannes Classics
Lineup includes films by Godard, Antonioni, Visconti
Source: Hollywood Reporter

PARIS -- Helmer and cinema historian Martin Scorsese will serve as honorary president of the sixth annual Cannes Classics sidebar at next month's Festival de Cannes, organizers said Tuesday.

This year's lineup will feature the works of such familiar names as Jean-Luc Godard ("Pierrot le Fou"), Michelangelo Antonioni ("L'avventura"), Luchino Visconti ("Senso") and Jacques Tati ("Mr. Hulot's Holiday"), while Scorsese will personally present a restored version of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1948 title "The Red Shoes."

Scorsese's nonprofit World Cinema Foundation will present three films: Edward Yang's "A Brighter Summer Day" (1991), Shadi Abdei Salam's "Al-Momia" (1969) and Emilio Gomez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann's "Redes" (1936).

Other special screenings include "To Hell and Back, Memories of Henri-Georges Clouzot," Serge Bromberg's recomposition of lost footage from Clouzot's mythical 1964 shoot of "L'Enfer"; and unseen footage from Ingmar Bergman home movies in "Images From the Playground," restored by Stig Bjorkman.

Cannes Classics also will celebrate Joseph Losey's 100th birthday with a Joseph Losey Centenary section complete with screenings of "Accident" (1967) and a new print of "Don Giovanni" (1979).

A list of Cannes Classics titles follows:

"The Red Shoes"
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1948, U.K.)

"To Hell and Back, Memories of Henri-Georges Clouzot"
Serge Bromberg (1964's "L'enfer")

World Cinema Foundation entries:

"A Bright Summer Day"
Edward Yang (1991, Taiwan, unseen version)

Shadi Abdel Salam (1969, Egypt)

Emilio Gomez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann (1936, Mexico)

"Images From the Playground" (Sweden)
Stig Bjorkman -- Restoration of Ingmar Bergman home movies

Joseph Losey Centenary

Joseph Losey (1967, U.K.)

"Don Giovanni"
Joseph Losey (1979, Italy)

Documentaries on filmmaking

"Les deux de la vague"
Antoine de Baecque and Emmanuel Laurent

"Pietro Germi: Il Bravo, Il Bello, Il Cattivo"
Mario Bondi

A selection of restored and new prints:

Michelangelo Antonioni (1960, Italy)

"An Uns Glaubt Gott Nicht Mehr"
Axel Corti (1982, Austria)

"Giu La Testa" (Once Upon a Time ... the Revolution)
Sergio Leone (1971, Italy)

"Loin du Vietnam" (Far From Vietnam)
Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnes Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais (1967, France)

"Pierrot le fou"
Jean-Luc Godard (1965, France)

"Prince Yeonsan"
Shin Sang-ok (1961, South Korea)

"Senso" (Livia)
Luchino Visconti (1954, Italy)

"Les vacances de M. Hulot" (Monsieur Hulot's Holiday)
Jacques Tati (1953, France)

Basil Dearden (1961, U.K.)

"Wake in Fright"
Ted Kotcheff (1971, Australia)

"Les yeux sans visage" (Eyes Without a Face)
Georges Franju (1960, France)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: New Feeling on May 14, 2009, 12:29:51 AM
It has begun!
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Stefen on May 14, 2009, 12:40:29 AM
So Up was screened today. Any early word?

I know the one we're waiting for is Inglorious Basterds but I think that's on the last day of the festival. I'm really curious about Antichrist and Broken Embraces. Also Taking Woodstock + more.

Cannes this year is fucking stacked.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: New Feeling on May 14, 2009, 01:00:10 AM
Hollywood Reporter says it's tha bomb

Film Review: Up
By Michael Rechtshaffen, May 12, 2009 10:57 ET

Bottom Line: Pixar again raises the bar to wondrous new heights.
More Cannes reviews

Given the inherent three-dimensional quality evident in Pixar's cutting-edge output, the fact that the studio's 10th animated film is the first to be presented in digital 3-D wouldn't seem to be particularly groundbreaking in and of itself.

But what gives "Up" such a joyously buoyant lift is the refreshingly nongimmicky way in which the process has been incorporated into the big picture -- and what a wonderful big picture it is.

Winsome, touching and arguably the funniest Pixar effort ever, the gorgeously rendered, high-flying adventure is a tidy 90-minute distillation of all the signature touches that came before it.

It's also the ideal choice to serve as the first animated feature ever to open the Festival de Cannes, considering the way it also pays fond homage to cinema's past, touching upon the works of Chaplin and Hitchcock, not to mention aspects of "It's a Wonderful Life" "The Wizard of Oz" and, more recently, "About Schmidt."

Boxoffice-wise, the sky's the limit for "Up."

Even with its PG rating (the first non-G-rated Pixar picture since "The Incredibles"), there really is no demographic that won't respond to its many charms.

The Chaplin-esque influence is certainly felt in the stirring prelude, tracing the formative years of the film's 78-year-old protagonist, recent widower Carl Fredricksen (terrifically voiced by Ed Asner).

Borrowing "WALL-E's" poetic, economy of dialogue and backed by composer Michael Giacchino's plaintive score, the nostalgic waltz between Carl and the love of his life, Ellie, effectively lays all the groundwork for the fun stuff to follow.

Deciding it's better late than never, the retired balloon salesman depletes his entire inventory and takes to the skies (house included), determined to finally follow the path taken by his childhood hero, discredited world adventurer Charles F. Muntz (Christopher Plummer).

But he soon discovers there's a stowaway hiding in his South America-bound home in the form of Russell, a persistent eight-year-old boy scout (scene-stealing young newcomer Jordan Nagai), and the pair prove to be one irresistible odd couple.

Despite the innate sentimentality, director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.") and co- director-writer Bob Peterson keep the laughs coming at an agreeably ticklish pace.

Between that Carl/Russell dynamic and Muntz's pack of hunting dogs equipped with multilingual thought translation collars, "Up" ups the Pixar comedy ante considerably.

Meanwhile, those attending theaters equipped with the Disney Digital 3-D technology will have the added bonus of experiencing a three-dimensional process that is less concerned with the usual "comin' at ya" razzle-dazzle than it is with creating exquisitely detailed textures and appropriately expansive depths of field.

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: SiliasRuby on May 14, 2009, 11:04:42 PM
Variety also loved it...
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on May 15, 2009, 03:41:40 PM
Scorsese touts film preservation at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese on Friday unveiled a pact to release and promote restored, classic films at festivals, schools and online to broaden the audience for old masterpieces.

The World Cinema Foundation, which "The Departed" director founded and chairs, will now work with B-Side Entertainment and The Auteurs to release and promote films the WCF has restored.

"Restoration is meaningful only if people can see the work," Scorsese told reporters at the Cannes film festival where a new version of 1948's "The Red Shoes" will screen.

The WCF expects to premiere its titles at Cannes, the world's largest film festival, and afterward B-Side will tour them at festivals, museums, universities and movie clubs, as well as get them on websites like Apple's iTunes and Netflix.

The Auteurs will help promote the films to wider audiences online through its social networking website that it labels an "online movie theater."

Finally, the titles will be made available on DVD and in special editions through an established partnership with home entertainment company The Criterion Collection.

Restoration is a huge issue in the film industry because master copies of classic titles have either deteriorated to the point where they are no longer usable or they don't exist at all, anymore.

Scorsese said almost 90 percent of U.S. silent movies are gone, and originals of classic titles such as Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) no longer exist.

It is important for generations of young filmgoers raised on a diet of Hollywood action flicks like "The Terminator" to see classic titles, Scorsese said, because it may inspire them to greater heights where making cinematic art is concerned.

"The more audiences see these films, the more they want to see other films like them, and then what happens is the audience changes which means the movies that are being made change," Scorsese said. "There is an audience for special movies, and good movies, for a different way of looking at the world -- and not just blockbusters."

"The Red Shoes" is one of those titles. Made in 1948 by co-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, it tells of a young ballerina who longs to dance at the highest level of her art. The movie has long been considered a masterpiece that has inspired other filmmakers. Scorsese said he saw it for the first time when he was 8 years-old.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on May 21, 2009, 01:54:01 PM
Director Haneke looks at roots of terror at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Strange and menacing events in a north German village on the eve of World War One form the basis of Austrian director Michael Haneke's new film "The White Ribbon," on show at the Cannes film festival.

The film uses a group of children growing up in a morbidly repressive environment of religious hypocrisy and sexual abuse to look at the generation that made Nazi Germany.

But Haneke, whose last film at Cannes was the widely acclaimed "Cache" (Hidden), said he meant to illustrate a wider problem that did not just affect Germany.

"I don't want the film just to be taken as a film about fascism," he told a news conference.

"It was about telling the story of a group of children who take on absolutely the ideals that are preached to them by their parents," he said.

"And whenever you take an ideal in absolute terms, you make it inhuman. It's the root of any form of terrorism," he said.

The White Ribbon was applauded at its press screening and is seen as a contender for the Palme d'Or award, the top competition prize, which has so far eluded Haneke, despite repeated critical successes.

The film opens with an unexplained accident and goes on to show a series of mysterious occurrences that appear related in some way to the children of the village, who behave throughout with an unsettling mixture of subservience and secrecy.

A barn is burned down, children go missing and are found tied up and abused and the local baron is caught up in a feud with one of the peasant families who depend on him.

As the story unfolds, the self righteous cruelty inflicted by the local pastor on his family or the brutality of a local doctor toward his lover add to the uneasy feeling of threat and guilt that lies over the idyllic village.

Burghart Klaussner, the actor who plays the village pastor, said he had welcomed the chance to explore the kind of character who had stamped the world of his own childhood and youth.

"I was very glad finally to be able to play the kind of person whose impact -- in my own family and in society at large -- I felt often in the aftermath of World War Two," he said.

Haneke shot the film in black and white and said he had taken pains in casting the film to find actors whose physical appearance fit in with the images that have survived in photographs from the time.

"It's been burned into our brains, a world in black and white," he said of the contemporary imagery, adding that avoiding the "one-to-one naturalism" of color photography, allowed him to create a slightly alienated, distant feel.

Like other Haneke films, The White Ribbon leaves much unexplained and ends on an ambiguous note that makes its ultimate meaning a matter of interpretation.

"It's the duty of art to ask questions, not to provide answers," he said. "And if you want a clearer answer, I'll have to pass."
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on May 24, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
Cannes Film Festival prize winners

CANNES, France - Awards presented Sunday at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by French Actress Isabelle Huppert:

_Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "The White Ribbon," by Michael Haneke (Austria)

_Grand Prize: "A Prophet," by Jacques Audiard (France)

_Jury Prize: "Fish Tank," by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and "Thirst," By Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

_Special Prize: Alain Resnais

_Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, "Kinatay" (The Philippines)

_Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" (United States)

_Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Antichrist" (Denmark)

_Best Screenplay: Feng Mei, "Spring Fever" (China)

_Camera d'Or (first-time director): "Samson and Delilah," by Warwick Thornton (Australia)

_Best short film: "Arena," by Joao Salaviza (Portugal)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on January 26, 2010, 12:57:14 AM
Tim Burton to head Cannes jury
63rd edition of festival set to run May 12-23
Source: Hollywood Reporter

PARIS -- Director Tim Burton will head from Wonderland to the French Riviera in May to preside over the jury at the 63rd Festival de Cannes, organizers said Tuesday.

Burton is no stranger to the Croisette. He was a member of the Cannes jury in 1997 and the short film jury in 2006. His "Ed Wood" biography screened at Cannes in 1995.

"After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this," Burton said of the honor, adding: "When you think of Cannes, you think of world cinema. And as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true."

Burton has 14 feature films under his belt, including hits such as "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands." His upcoming 3D adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" will hit U.S. theaters March 5 before its Gallic release April 7. 

After last year's 3D "Up" opener, Cannes president Gilles Jacob and his team are once again embracing the animation genre.

"It's the first time an artist whose origins are in animation will preside over the jury of the Festival de Cannes," Jacob said. He added: "We hope his sweet madness and gothic humor will pervade the Croisette, bringing Christmas to all. Christmas and Halloween."

The Festival de Cannes is set to run May 12-23, and its official selection will be announced in mid-April.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 15, 2010, 02:00:55 PM
Opening film
Ridley Scott – ROBIN HOOD (Out of Competition)

In Competition
Mathieu Amalric – TOURNÉE
Rachid Bouchareb – HORS LA LOI
Alejandro González Iñárritu – BIUTIFUL
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A Screaming Man)
Abbas Kiarostami – COPIE CONFORME
Takeshi Kitano – OUTRAGE
Lee Chang-dong – POETRY
Doug Liman – FAIR GAME
Sergei Loznitsa – YOU. MY JOY
Daniele Luchetti – LA NOSTRA VITA
Apichatpong Weerasethakul – LOONG BOONMEE RALEUK CHAAT
(Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)

Un Certain Regard
Derek Cianfrance – BLUE VALENTINE (1st film)
Manoel De Oliveira – O ESTRANHO CASO DE ANGÉLICA (Angelica)
Xavier Dolan – LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES (Heartbeats)
Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza – LOS LABIOS
Fabrice Gobert – SIMON WERNER A DISPARU… (1st film)
Christoph Hochhäusler – UNTER DIR DIE STADT (The City Below)
Ágnes Kocsis – PÁL ADRIENN (Adrienn Pál)
Vikramaditya Motwane – UDAAN (1st film)
Radu Muntean – MARTI, DUPA CRACIUN (Tuesday, After Christmas)
Hideo Nakata – CHATROOM
Cristi Puiu – AURORA (Aurora)
Hong Sangsoo – HA HA HA
Oliver Schmitz – LIFE ABOVE ALL
Daniel Vega – OCTUBRE (1st film)
David Verbeek – R U THERE
Xiaoshuai Wang – RIZHAO CHONGQING (Chongqing Blues)

Out of Competition
Stephen Frears – TAMARA DREWE

Midnight Screenings
Gregg Araki – KABOOM
Gilles Marchand – L'AUTRE MONDE (Blackhole)

Special Screenings
Charles Ferguson – INSIDE JOB
Patricio Guzman – NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ (Nostalgia For The Light)
Otar Iosseliani – CHANTRAPAS
Diego Luna – ABEL (1st film)
Helen O'Hara

Hong Sangsoo's new film is titled Ha Ha Ha.  Love it.  Weerasethakul's film's title's English translation is Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Love it.  New Lee Chang-dong?  Love it.

Doug Liman in competition?  Well, alright.  Good luck sir.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Alexandro on April 15, 2010, 02:07:38 PM
I'm happy for OCTUBRE cause daniel vega is a good friend of mine from peru and that film has been in the making for AGES. I'm also familiar with the work of the screenwriter of ABEL (Diego Luna's film) and he writes some funny shit, so it will probably be good if not great.

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 15, 2010, 03:39:58 PM
Lodge Kerrigan returning finally with a new film is a good thing. Apparently Julian Schnabel was offered Miral out of competition but he turned it down and will debut his film at Venice now. Of course, Terrance Malick couldn't finish Tree of Life in time so he would have been an easy front runner and now the field is wide open. The Guardian is reporting that Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps will close the festival.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 15, 2010, 04:13:27 PM
Oh shit.  I was reading Lodge Kerrigan but my mind was saying Ken Loach, for some reason.  That is great news.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Reinhold on April 19, 2010, 02:24:48 AM
a short i worked on is going to the market this year... anybody else got anything headed Cannes-ward? Mac?

(yeah yeah, i know... i'm NOT a big deal.)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Stefen on April 19, 2010, 02:28:10 AM
If anyone had anything Cannes bound, we could cancel the board.

I feel like a dick for not feeling this years lineup. I'm always dogging American film, but when there isn't any at Cannes, it makes me lose my interest. What a jerk.

Is it wrong that the only reason I was waiting for Cannes is because T.O.L. could have been shown? Now, pshh. My Yankee ass will be at the beach drinking beer from a red plastic cup while wearing my TapouT hat backwards.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Pubrick on April 19, 2010, 03:47:51 AM
Oh shit.  I was reading Lodge Kerrigan but my mind was saying Ken Loach, for some reason.  That is great news.

haha, i was reading lodge kerrigan but i was thinking kenneth lonergan.

somewhere, lodge kerrigan is all like:

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on April 19, 2010, 12:12:00 PM
anybody else got anything headed Cannes-ward? Mac?

Dear Filmmaker,

We at CIFF are sorry to inform you that your submission was not selected to the 2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival.  The quality of the submissions this year was very high and we had to make some very hard choices when it came to selection.

If you will be in Cannes during the festival, please drop us a note and we'll keep you updated regarding our screenings and events, which you are invited to attend at no cost.

We will be posting our Official Selection and Schedule on our website in the next few days.

Thank you again.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: samsong on May 24, 2010, 05:20:30 AM
one of my very favorite filmmakers apichatpong "joe" weerasethakul wins the palme d'or!  the british prove to be more disdainful than ever.


Lacklustre Cannes ends with upset

By Neil Smith
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Unless you happen to hail from his part of the world, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is not a name that trips off the tongue.

Yet it is one cineastes will have to learn to pronounce after the Thai director's surprise Palme d'Or victory at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Considered a dark horse at best, his elliptically titled Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives emerged triumphant on Sunday - a first not only for Weerasethakul, or 'Joe' as he is informally known, but for his country as well.

His win came at the expense of a host of more established and feted film-makers - not least British auteurs Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, who both went home empty-handed.

Leigh's family drama Another Year had been hotly tipped to win the Palme. Of Gods and Men, a film based on the 1996 murder of a group of Cistercian monks in Algeria, was also considered a front-runner.

Ultimately, though, the jury chose to celebrate a rising talent with a distinctive new voice, rather than give more honours to the tried and tested.


When the 63rd Festival du Film began on 12 May, jury president Tim Burton said he was looking for "the element of surprise" in this year's competition entries.

With its fantastical elements, offbeat humour and fascination with reincarnation and the transmigration of souls, Uncle Boonmee certainly fit the bill.

Set amidst the lush vegetation of north-east Thailand, it tells of a man on the verge of death who receives a visitation from his late wife.

He also meets his long-lost son, who appears to him in the form of a 'monkey ghost' with glowing red eyes.

At one point a disfigured princess has a sexual liaison with a talking catfish.

In retrospect, one would be hard pressed to find a film more in tune with Burton's Gothic sensibilities and appetite for the outlandish.

Critics have heaped praise on Weerasethakul's movie, though a number felt it was too esoteric to scoop Cannes' highest honour.

The praise has been far from universal either, with one British reviewer describing it as "unwatchable".


Whatever its merits, Uncle Boonmee is sure to benefit from the international exposure a Palme d'Or automatically generates.

It is possible, however, that it may have been the beneficiary of what has by common consent been one of the more lacklustre programmes in recent years.

Though Javier Bardem shared the best actor award for his work in Biutiful, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's intentionally misspelt film - also about a dying man - was considered a disappointment.

So was Loach's Route Irish, a late addition to the line-up whose didactic approach to the war in Iraq left many cold.

Abbas Kiarostami's romantic drama Certified Copy had its admirers and saw Juliette Binoche - the face of this year's festival poster - presented with the best actress prize.

Eyebrows were raised, however, about the inclusion of Takeshi Kitano's Outrage, an excessively violent gangster thriller more suited to a midnight slot than a competition berth.

Hors La Loi (Outside of the Law) was a talking point, though that was more down to the controversy it provoked than to the film itself.

Riot police

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets last Friday to voice their objections to its emotive depiction of Algeria's struggle for independence against France.

The atmosphere was tense that day, with extra security in place around the Palais des Festivals and heavily armed police lining the Croisette.

None of the above, though, stopped pop star Cheryl Cole from attending its gala premiere at the behest of one of the festival's corporate sponsors.

Sir Mick Jagger was also in town last week to introduce a screening of Rolling Stones documentary Stones in Exile, ahead of its BBC One broadcast on Sunday.

So were Spider-Man stars Kirsten Dunst and James Franco, whose short films Bastard and The Clerk's Tale - running eight and 13 minutes respectively - formed an amusingly brief finale to the Critics' Week sidebar on Thursday.

Such fleeting cameos, alas, were not enough to dispel the general feeling this has been far from a vintage year.

Indeed, much of the talk towards the end of last week was how much better this year's Venice Film Festival - to be held in September, with Quentin Tarantino heading the jury - was likely to be in comparison.


my already intense desire to see uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives has grown exponentially, thankfully tempered by the fact that the palme d'or win will at the very least secure a slightly wider release than those weerasethakul's previous films received.  also incredibly excited for new kiarostami and lee chang dong.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Stefen on May 24, 2010, 06:02:23 AM
Weak year. Cannes didn't have a strong lineup this time.

Here's hoping for tree of life next year or next (lol).
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: MacGuffin on May 26, 2013, 02:26:58 PM
CANNES: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Wins Palme d’ Or
Source: Variety

CANNES — “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche’s sweeping and sexually explicit drama about a French teenage girl’s love affair with another woman, received the Palme d’Or at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night. In a history-making decision, the Steven Spielberg-led jury opted not only to give the first Palme d’Or to a gay romantic drama, but to present the accolade jointly to three artists: Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche and French actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

The Grand Prix went to “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s warmly received comedy-drama set against New York’s 1960s folk-music scene. It’s the eighth film the Coen brothers have had in competition at Cannes; they won the Palme d’Or for 1991′s “Barton Fink,” as well as directing prizes for “Barton Fink,” “Fargo” (1996) and “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001).

The Coens weren’t the only Yank talents recognized at Sunday’s Audrey Tautou-hosted closing ceremony. In a widely applauded decision, 76-year-old Bruce Dern drew the actor kudo for his performance as an aging husband and father in Alexander Payne’s black-and-white road movie “Nebraska.” In contrast with last year, when none of the five American films in competition won a prize, Spielberg’s jury spread the wealth around, honoring a range of films from Europe, North America and Asia.

With its 175-minute running time (the longest of any film in competition) and graphic lesbian sex scenes, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” dominated festival conversation following its first press screenings on Wednesday night and was swiftly acquired for Stateside distribution by IFC’s Sundance Selects. Still, audiences at the Palais des Festivals were held in some suspense until the final moments of the ceremony, as Exarchopoulos’ presence had led many to assume she had won the actress prize, which would have technically prevented “Blue” from also winning the Palme.

This is the second year in a row that the festival’s top prize has gone to a French-language feature, as Austrian helmer’s Paris-set drama “Amour” won in 2012. It also represents a rare instance of a director winning Cannes’ top prize for his first film in competition; Kechiche’s previous two films, “The Secret of the Grain” (2007) and “Black Venus” (2010), bowed in competition at the Venice Film Festival (where “Grain” was a multiple prizewinner).

At a press conference following the ceremony, Spielberg described Kechiche’s film as “a great love story that made all of us feel privileged to be a fly on the wall, to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve from the beginning. The director didn’t put any constraints on the narrative. He let the scenes play in real life, and we were absolutely spellbound.”

While the presentation of international cinema’s highest honor to this particular film struck a topical note at a time when the gay-marriage debate continues to rage (France just legalized gay marriage last week) Spielberg rejected the idea that politics had influenced the jury’s decision. “As you know, the characters in this film do not get married,” he said. “Politics were never in the room with us.” He also said that the decision to honor thesps Exarchopoulos and Seydoux alongside Kechiche was essential, noting that, “If the casting had been even 3% wrong, it wouldn’t have worked in the same way. All of us felt we needed to invite all three artists to the stage together.”

Spielberg added that while he expected the film to play well in the U.S., “I’m not sure it will be allowed to play in every state.”

The jury presented a united front backstage, as Spielberg noted that there had been no behind-the-scenes drama, and that he and his fellow jurors were able to come to a consensus on “at least three of the incredibly important choices.” Juror Nicole Kidman noted that, given their hectic schedule, she asked her jurors to see certain films more than once. In addition to Spielberg and Kidman, the jury included directors Ang Lee, Cristian Mungiu, Lynne Ramsay and Naomi Kawase, and actors Christoph Waltz, Daniel Auteuil and Vidya Balan.

In perhaps the evening’s biggest surprise, Mexican helmer Amat Escalante received the directing nod for his third feature, “Heli.” A tough drama about a family torn apart by drug-related gang violence, the film screened on the first evening of the festival and generated discussion primarily for its attention-grabbing image of a man having his genitals set on fire.

Berenice Bejo took the actress award for her performance as a Parisian woman seeking a divorce from her Iranian husband in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past.” The last time Bejo appeared in a Cannes competition entry was in 2011 with “The Artist,” for which she later received an Oscar nomination.

Two of the three Asian films in competition were singled out for recognition. The jury prize was awarded to “Like Father, Like Son,” Japanese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda’s delicate drama about two families who discover their sons were swapped at birth, while Chinese writer-director Jia Zhangke was given the screenplay prize for “A Touch of Sin,” his four-part drama based on real-life episodes of violence in contempo China.

In another victory for an Asian film, albeit one outside the official selection, the Camera d’Or jury, headed by Agnes Varda, presented its prize for best first feature to Singaporean helmer Anthony Chen’s Directors’ Fortnight entry “Ilo ilo.” Chen noted in his acceptance speech that his was the first pic from Singapore to receive an award in Cannes.

Despite having generated considerable buzz during the festival, Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra,” James Gray’s “The Immigrant” and Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” went home empty-handed.

Before Sunday’s ceremony, the Un Certain Regard jury, headed by Thomas Vinterberg, gave its top award to “The Missing Picture,” Cambodian helmer Rithy Panh’s documentary account of his childhood under the Pol Pot regime, and a jury prize to “Omar,” helmer Hany Abu-Assad’s drama about young Palestinian men driven to violence.

Ryan Coogler’s first feature, “Fruitvale Station,” received a Future prize, adding to its two big wins at Sundance, while a directing award was presented to Gallic helmer Alain Guiraudie for his gay-cruising thriller “Stranger by the Lake,” acquired during the festival by Strand Releasing. Finally, the Un Certain Regard jury handed a special A Certain Talent award to the ensemble cast of “La jaula de oro,” an immigration thriller from Mexico-based Spanish helmer Diego Quemada-Diaz.

The big winner in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar was “Me Myself and Mum,” Gallic actor-director Guillaume Gallienne’s comedy adapted from his own stage show; the pic won both the Art Cinema award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers’ SACD prize, given to a French-language film. “The Selfish Giant,” British helmer Clio Barnard’s unconventional take on Oscar Wilde, received the Europa Cinemas Label for best European film.

Like Directors’ Fortnight, the Critics’ Week yielded a double winner: “Salvo,” a thriller from Italian directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, which won both the Grand Prix and the Visionary prize in the sidebar. A special mention went to Argentinian entry “The Owners,” helmed by Agustin Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky, while Canadian director Sebastien Pilote’s farming drama “Le Demantelement” took the SACD prize for best screenplay.

The Fipresci international critics jury sided with Spielberg’s jury, giving its top competition prize to “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” and also bestowed awards on Mohammad Rasoulof’s “Manuscripts Don’t Burn” (Un Certain Regard) and Jeremy Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin” (Directors’ Fortnight).


Palme d’Or: “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (Abdellatif Kechiche, director; Adele Exarchopoulos France)

Grand Prix: “Inside Llewyn Davis” (Joel and Ethan Coen, U.S.)

Director: Amat Escalante, “Heli” (Mexico)

Jury prize: “Like Father, Like Son” (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska” (Alexander Payne, U.S.)

Actress: Berenice Bejo, “The Past” (Asghar Farhadi, France-Italy)

Screenplay: Jia Zhangke, “A Touch of Sin” (China)


Main prize: “The Missing Picture” (Rithy Panh, Cambodia-France)

Jury prize: Hany Abu-Assad, “Omar” (Palestine)

Director: Alain Guiraudie, “Stranger by the Lake” (France)

Future prize: “Fruitvale Station” (Ryan Coogler, U.S.)

A Certain Talent prize: Ensemble cast of “La jaula de oro” (Diego Quemada-Diaz, Mexico-Spain)


Camera d’Or: “Ilo ilo” (Anthony Chen, Singapore)

Directors’ Fortnight Art Cinema Award: “Me Myself and Mum” (Guillaume Gallienne, France)

Directors’ Fortnight Europa Cinemas Label: “The Selfish Giant” (Clio Barnard, U.K.)

Directors’ Fortnight SACD Prize: “Me Myself and Mum”

Critics’ Week Grand Prix: “Salvo” (Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza, Italy)

Critics’ Week Visionary Prize: “Salvo”

Critics’ Week Special Mention: “The Owners” (Agustin Toscano, Ezequiel Radusky, Argentina)

Critics’ Week SACD Prize for Screenplay: “Le Demantelement” (Sebastien Pilote, Canada)

Short Films Palme d’Or: “Safe” (Moon Byoung-gon, South Korea)

Ecumenical Jury Prize: “The Past” (Asghar Farhadi, France-Italy)


Competition: “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (Abdellatif Kechiche, France)

Un Certain Regard: “Manuscripts Don’t Burn” (Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran)

Directors’ Fortnight: “Blue Ruin” (Jeremy Saulnier, U.S.)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 26, 2013, 03:22:46 PM
I've seen the Palme d'Or yesterday, Blue Is The Warmest Color, and it's a magnificent film. Adèle Extrachopoulos is... :shock: And the intensity... :shock:
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 26, 2013, 04:29:09 PM
Wait... Adèle Extrachopoulos is Eli Roth?
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 26, 2013, 04:36:10 PM
No. Eli Roth is more... :doh:
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: BB on May 26, 2013, 07:26:37 PM
If anyone had anything Cannes bound, we could cancel the board.

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: polkablues on May 26, 2013, 11:30:41 PM
Wait... Adèle Extrachopoulos is Eli Roth?

For reference so everyone is in on this awesome callback: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11297.msg288225#msg288225
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: samsong on May 27, 2013, 04:15:46 PM
the secret of the grain is one of my very favorite movies.  happy for kechiche, excited to see this.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on April 17, 2014, 03:27:18 PM
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“Grace of Monaco” (Olivier Dahan, France-U.S.-Belgium-Italy) Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in Dahan’s 1960s-set biopic, which, as previously announced, is kicking off the festival out of competition. The Weinstein Co. is distributing the film Stateside. (Sales: Lotus Entertainment)


“The Captive” (Atom Egoyan, Canada) Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson star in this abduction thriller, Egoyan’s sixth competition entry; the Canadian helmer won the Grand Prix for 1997’s “The Sweet Hereafter.” (Sales: eOne)

“Clouds of Sils Maria” (Olivier Assayas, France-Switzerland-Germany) IFC has Stateside rights to this English-language picture about an actress who withdraws to the Swiss town of the title, starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Assayas was previously in competition with “Clean,” “Demonlover” and “Les Destinees sentimentales,” but has yet to win a Cannes prize. (Sales: MK2)

“Foxcatcher” (Bennett Miller, U.S.) Once slated to open last year’s AFI Film Festival before being pushed to 2014, this third feature from the highly regarded director of “Capote” and “Moneyball” is an account of the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz. Sony Classics is releasing the film Stateside. (Sales: Panorama Media)

“Goodbye to Language” (Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland) Previously at the festival with 2010’s characteristically cryptic “Film socialisme,” Godard will make his seventh appearance in competition (if you count his contribution to 1987’s “Aria”). His latest offering will be presented in 3D.

“The Homesman” (Tommy Lee Jones, U.S.) Set around his period Western is the actor-director’s first helming effort since his 2005 debut, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which won two prizes at Cannes (including an acting award for Jones). (Sales: EuropaCorp)

“Jimmy’s Hall” (Ken Loach, U.K.-Ireland-France) Reportedly the British realist’s final fiction feature, this drama about the Irish communist leader James Gralton will mark Loach’s 12th time in competition. He won the Palme d’Or in 2006 for “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” and recently received a jury prize for 2012’s “The Angels’ Share.” (Sales: Wild Bunch)

“Leviathan” (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia) A multi-character fusion of social drama and sci-fi set in a “new country,” Zvyagintsev’s fourth feature marks his first return to the Cannes competition since 2007’s “The Banishment”; his previous film, “Elena,” closed Un Certain Regard in 2011.

“Le Meraviglie” (Alice Rohrwacher, Italy-Switzerland-Germany) One of two female directors in competition this year, Italian writer-director Rohrwacher delivers her second feature after her 2011 Directors’ Fortnight entry, “Corpo celeste.” It’s the story of a 14-year-old girl in the Umbrian countryside whose secluded life is shattered by the arrival of a young German ex-con.

“Maps to the Stars” (David Cronenberg, U.S.) This satire of the entertainment industry will be the Canadian auteur’s fifth film to screen in competition at Cannes (following “Crash,” “Spider,” “A History of Violence” and “Cosmopolis”), and his second consecutive collaboration with star Robert Pattinson. It could also be his first film to win the Palme d’Or. (Sales: eOne)

“Mommy” (Xavier Dolan, France-Canada) One of the younger directors to crack the competition (at age 25), the Quebecois helmer scooped up multiple Critics’ Week prizes for his 2009 debut, “I Killed My Mother,” and entered Un Certain Regard with “Heartbeats” and “Laurence Anyways.” His latest is a relationship drama starring Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement and Antoine-Olivier Pilon. (Sales: eOne)

“Saint Laurent” (Bertrand Bonello, France) Not to be confused with Jalil Lespert’s “Yves Saint Laurent,” the other recent biopic of the French fashion designer, Bonello’s film stars Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel and Lea Seydoux. The helmer was previously in competition with 2011’s “House of Pleasures” (then titled “House of Tolerance”) and 2003’s “Tiresia.” (Sales: EuropaCorp)

“The Search” (Michel Hazanavicius, France) Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening topline this drama centered around the bond between an NGO worker and a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. A remake of Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-winning 1948 film of the same title, it marks Hazanavicius’ return to the Cannes competition after his 2011 prizewinner, “The Artist.” (Sales: Wild Bunch)

“Still the Water” (Naomi Kawase, Japan) By now a Cannes competition regular, Kawase won the Grand Prix for 2007’s “The Mourning Forest” and received the Camera d’Or for her 1997 debut, “Suzaku.” Her latest film is set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima and centers on a young couple trying to solve a mysterious death. (Sales: MK2)

“Mr. Turner” (Mike Leigh, U.K.) A four-time veteran of the Cannes competition who won the Palme d’Or for 1996’s “Secrets & Lies” and director for 1993’s “Naked,” the British master will return to the festival with this portrait of the 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner, starring Timothy Spall and Lesley Manville. Sony Classics is distributing in the U.S. (Sales: Focus Features Intl.)

“Timbuktu” (Abderrahmane Sissako, France) The Mauritanian-born, Mali-raised director, who was previously at Cannes with 2006’s “Bamako,” tells the story of a young couple who were stoned to death in northern Mali for the crime of “not being married before God.” (Sales: Le Pacte)

“Two Days, One Night” (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium) Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet star in this story of a young woman trying to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so she can keep her job. Already acquired by Sundance Selects for the U.S., it will be the Belgian brothers’ sixth film to compete at Cannes; they have won the Palme d’Or twice, for 1999’s “Rosetta” and 2005’s “L’enfant.” (Sales: Wild Bunch)

“Wild Tales” (Damian Szifron, Argentina-Spain) Pedro Almodovar is one of the producers of this series of comic sketches from Argentinean writer-director Szifron, making his first appearance at Cannes.

“Winter Sleep” (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey-Germany-France) This three-hour-plus drama is set in the titular landscape of Ceylan’s previous film (and 2011 Cannes Grand Prix winner), “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.” The rigorous Turkish auteur also won the festival’s directing prize for 2008’s “Three Monkeys” and the Grand Prix for 2002’s “Distant.”


“Coming Home” (Zhang Yimou, China) Zhang’s 12th collaboration with Gong Li (star of his Cannes competition entries “Ju Dou,” “To Live” and “Shanghai Triad”) is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution. Sony Classics is distributing the film in North America and other territories. (Sales: Wild Bunch)

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (Dean DeBlois, U.S.) This Fox-distributed sequel to 2010’s smash hit “How to Train Your Dragon” follows in a long line of DreamWorks toons that have bowed on the Croisette, including “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” “Kung Fu Panda” and last year’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”

“Les Gens du Monde” (Yves Jeuland, France) Jeuland’s latest documentary pays tribute to the 70-year history of France’s daily newspaper Le Monde.


OPENER: “Party Girl” (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, France) This directorial debut for all three co-helmers tells the story of a 60-year-old nightclub hostess who finally decides to settle down by marrying a member of her clientele. It was selected to open Un Certain Regard “because we’ve noted that the young French cinema is in a state of fervor and vitality, and we need to encourage it,” Fremaux said. (Sales: Pyramide)

“Amour fou” (Jessica Hausner, Austria-Luxembourg-Germany) This follow-up to Hausner’s acclaimed 2009 drama “Lourdes” is “a parable about the ambivalence of love” inspired by the suicide pact of the 19th-century poet Heinrich von Kleist and his friend Henriette Vogel. (Sales: Coproduction Office)

“Bird People” (Pascale Ferran, France) Ferran’s first film since her acclaimed “Lady Chatterley” is a relationship drama with a supernatural element, starring Josh Charles (formerly of “The Good Wife”) and Anais Demoustier. (Sales: Films Distribution)

“The Blue Room” (Mathieu Amalric, France) The French actor-helmer, who won a directing prize for 2010’s “On Tour,” stars along with Lea Drucker in this adaptation of a 1964 Georges Simenon novel. (Sales: Alfama)

“Charlie’s Country” (Rolf de Heer, Australia) This third collaboration between de Heer and actor David Gulpilil extends the director’s commitment to exploring Australian Aboriginal culture. It world premiered at the recent Adelaide Film Festival. (Sales: Fandango Portobello)

“A Girl at My Door” (July Jung, South Korea) Produced by Cannes competition favorite Lee Chang-dong, Jung’s debut feature centers around a young woman being abused by her stepfather.

“Eleanor Rigby” (Ned Benson, U.S.) Previously a two-part, 191-minute drama titled “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” this Weinstein Co. release starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy chronicles the dissolution of a marriage. (Sales: Myriad Pictures)

“Fantasia” (Wang Chao) The Chinese writer-director was previously in Cannes with his 2006 Un Certain Regard prizewinner, “Luxury Car.”

“Force Majeure” (Ruben Ostlund) Formerly titled “Tourist,” Ostlund’s fourth feature was shot at a ski resort in France and deploys “aesthetic and narrative codes that are completely different from what we’re used to,” said Fremaux. The Swedish helmer was previously at Cannes with 2011’s “Play” and 2008’s “Involuntary.” (Sales: Coproduction Office)

“Harcheck mi headro” (Keren Yedaya) This is the third feature from Israeli helmer Yedaya, who was previously at Cannes with 2009’s Jewish-Arab love story “Jaffa” and her 2004 Camera d’Or winner, “Or (My Treasure).”

“Hermosa juventud” (Jaime Rosales) The Barcelona-born director was previously in Un Certain Regard with 2007’s “Solitary Fragments.”

“Incompresa” (Asia Argento, Italy-France) Argento has been a fixture of the festival as a director (2004’s “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things”) and an actress (“Boarding Gate,” “The Last Mistress,” “Go Go Tales,” “Dracula 3D”). Her latest helming effort, which features Charlotte Gainsbourg, takes its title from that of Luigi Comencini’s “Incompreso” (“Misunderstood”).

“Jauja” (Lisandro Alonso, Denmark-U.S.-Argentina) Viggo Mortensen stars in this drama about a father and daughter journeying from Denmark to an unknown desert. It’s the Argentine auteur’s first feature since his 2008 Directors’ Fortnight entry, “Liverpool.”

“Lost River” (Ryan Gosling, U.S.) Until now known under the title “How to Catch a Monster,” Gosling’s writing-directing debut, which was acquired last year by Warner Bros. for U.S. distribution, is a Detroit-shot fantasy-drama starring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes. The actor has been a frequent visitor to Cannes lately in films including “Drive,” “Only God Forgives” and “Blue Valentine.” (Sales: Sierra/Affinity)

“Run” (Philippe Lacote, France-Ivory Coast) Ivory Coast native Lacote shines a light on his country’s violent history with this drama about a runaway who has just killed the prime minister of his homeland. (Sales: BAC Films)

“Salt of the Earth” (Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France-Italy-Brazil) Wenders’ latest documentary is a portrait of the photographer Sebastiao Salgado (father of co-helmer Juliano Ribeiro Salgado), focusing on his eight-year Genesis project. (Sales: Le Pacte)

“Snow in Paradise” (Andrew Hulme, U.K.) This Kickstarter-funded debut feature for editor-turned-director Hulme is “very contemporary,” says Fremaux. It tells the story of a petty criminal in London’s East End who seeks redemption through Islam. (Sales: The Match Factory)

“Titli” (Kanu Behl, India) A rare independent feature financed by Bollywood powerhouse Yash Raj Films, Behl’s debut film follows a young man in Delhi trying to escape the oppression of his brothers. (Sales: Guneet Monga)

“Xenia” (Panos Koutras, Greece-France-Belgium) Two brothers head to Thessaloniki to look for the father they’ve never met in this dark portrait of contemporary Greek society. (Sales: Pyramide)


“The Rover” (David Michod, Australia) Michod’s follow-up to “Animal Kingdom” stars Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and Scoot McNairy in a violent thriller set against the Australian outback. A24 has U.S. distribution rights. (Sales: FilmNation Entertainment)

“The Salvation” (Kristian Levring, Denmark) “It’s a Danish Western, and that’s the best way to describe it,” Fremaux said. (Sales: Trust Nordisk)

“The Target” (Yoon Hong-seung, South Korea): A remake of French director Fred Cavaye’s actioner “Point Blank.” (Sales: Gaumont/CJ Entertainment)


“Bridges of Sarajevo” (Aida Begic, Isild le Besco, Leonardo di Constanzo, Pedro Costa, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec) This omnibus work will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI. Godard and Loznitsa, both of whom contribute shorts here, have features elsewhere in the official selection.

“Caricaturistes: Fantassins de la democratie” (Stephanie Valloatto, France) A documentary about 12 newspaper cartoonists from around the world.

“Maidan” (Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine) A Fremaux discovery and two-time Cannes competition veteran (with 2010’s “My Joy” and 2012’s “In the Fog”), Loznitsa here directs a documentary on the protests in the Ukrainian capital’s central square.

“Red Army” (Polsky Gabe) A hybrid political-sports documentary that examines Russian hockey culture during the Cold War, directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Gabe.

“Silvered Water” (Mohammed Oussama and Wiam Bedirxan, Syria-France) A portrait of violence in modern-day Syria as filmed by multiple video activists in the besieged city of Homs, tied together by Oussama, who is currently exiled in Paris.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Lottery on April 28, 2014, 11:29:27 PM
Jane Campion, Jia Zhangke, William Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Carole Bouquet,  Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Nicolas Winding Refn
Sofia Coppola.

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 30, 2014, 07:56:46 AM
Cannes Film Festival Adds Six More Films To The Official Lineup
via The Playlist

This year's Cannes Film Festival just got a little bit bigger. Organizers have revealed six more movies that have been added to the official lineup, but sorry, you won't find the latest from Terrence Malick in here.

Instead, the choices span international cinema with highlights including: "In The Name Of My Daughter," starring Guillaume Canet and Catherine Deneuve, from France; Mexican western "El Ardor" starring Jury member Gael Garcia Bernal and Hungarian film "White God" from director Kornél Mundruczó.

Check out the official press release below. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to 25th.


As the management of the Festival de Cannes announced it on April 17th during the press conference the following films will complete the Official Selection.

Out of Competition

L’Homme qu’on aimait trop (In The Name of my Daughter) by André Téchiné with Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve and Adèle Haenel (1h56)

Un Certain Regard

Fehér Isten (White God) by Kornél Mundruczó (1h59)

Special Screenings

Of Men and War (Des Hommes et de la guerre) by Laurent Bécue-Renard (documentary, 2h22)

The Owners by Adilkhan Yerzhanov (1h33)

Géronimo by Tony Gatlif with Céline Salette, Rachid Yous (1h44) - a screening of the film will also be organized for the high school students of the PACA Region.   

At last El Ardor by Pablo Fendrik (1h40) with Gael Garcia Bernal, member of the Jury of the Competition, will also be featured as a Special Screening.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on May 15, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
Streaming Curator MUBI Teaming Up with Cannes to Showcase Award-Winning Shorts
via IndieWire

Internet streamer MUBI is partnering with the Cannes Film Festival in an effort to bring festival shorts to a global audience. The VOD service, in collaboration with Cannes Court Métrage, is streaming shorts that have run in official competition in years past for the duration of this year's fest. 

Highlights of the engagement include 2013 Camera d'Or Anthony Chen's 2007 "Ah, Ma," former Un Certain Regard runner Chloe Robichaud's "Chef de Meute," and this year's Cannes Jury President Jane Campion's "Peel." The service, which places a new film available for streaming daily and hosts a film centric social forum, is inviting any filmmaker to submit their film at MUBI's booth to be run alongside these greats.

"We are delighted to bring these Cannes titles to a global audience," said MUBI founder and CEO Efe Cakerel. "Short films are the ideal way for the most exclusive festivals in the world to reach audiences wherever they are."

The Cannes Court Métrage Retrospective Collection is online (http://mubi.com/) throughout the entire festival, May 14th-25th.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Fernando on May 24, 2014, 08:44:37 PM
2014 Winners


Palme d'Or
WINTER SLEEP Directed by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Grand Prix

Award for Best Director

Award for Best Screenplay

Award for Best Actress
Julianne MOORE in MAPS TO THE STARS Directed by David CRONENBERG

Award for Best Actor
Timothy SPALL in MR. TURNER Directed by Mike LEIGH

Jury Prize
MOMMY Directed by Xavier DOLAN



Palme d'Or - Short Film
LEIDI Directed by Simón MESA SOTO

Short Film Special Distinction
AÏSSA Directed by Clément TREHIN-LALANNE

JA VI ELSKER (YES WE LOVE) Directed by Hallvar WITZØ
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on June 30, 2014, 03:31:03 PM
Not Cannes, but The Playlist assembled a list of 50 titles (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-fall-festival-50-our-wishlist-for-the-venice-telluride-and-toronto-film-festivals-20140630?page=1#blogPostHeaderPanel) that will likely debut on the festival circuit over the course of the next year, with synposes and background info.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on April 16, 2015, 12:51:46 PM
big names in the competition! i hope gus van sant wins because that's what i hope, but i'll be happy regardless

Official Selection

“The Assassin” (dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
“Carol” (dir. Todd Haynes)
“Dheepan” (dir. Jacques Audiard)
“The Lobster” (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
“Louder Than Bombs” (dir. Joachim Trier)
“Macbeth” (dir. Justin Kurzel)
“Marguerite et Julien” (dir. Valerie Donzelli)
“Mia Madre” (dir. Nanni Moretti)
“Mountains May Depart” (dir. Jia Zhangke)
“My King” (Maiwenn)
“Our Little Sister” (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
"Sea Of Trees" (dir. Gus Van Sant)
"Sicario" (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
“A Simple Man” (dir. Stephane Brize)
“Son Of Saul” (dir. Laszlo Nemes)
“The Tale Of Tales” (dir. Matteo Garrone)
“Youth” (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

Un Certain Regard

“The Chosen Ones” (dir. David Pablos)
“Fly Away Solo” (dir. Neeraj Ghaywan)
“The Fourth Direction” (dir. Gurvinder Singh)
“The High Sun” (dir. Dalibor Matanic)
“I Am A Soldier” (dir. Laurent Lariviere)
“Journey To The Shore” (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) 
“Madonna” (dir. Shin Suwon)
“Maryland” (dir. Alice Winocour)
“Nahid” (dir. Ida Panahandeh)
“One Floor Below” (dir. Radu Muntean)
“The Other Side” (dir. Roberto Minervini)
“Rams” (dir. Grimur Hakonarson)
“The Shameless” (dir. Oh Seung-Uk)
“The Treasure” (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu)

Out Of Competition

“Inside Out” (dir. Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen)
“The Little Prince” (dir. Mark Osbourne) 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” (dir. George Miller)
“Standing Tall” (“dir. Emmanuelle Bercot) — opening film

Special Screenings

“Amnesia” (dir. Barbet Schroeder)
“Asphalt” (dir. Seamuel Benchetrit)
“A Tale Of Love & Darkness” (dir. Natalie Portman)
“Hayored Lema’ala” (dir. Elad Keidan)
“Irrational Man” (dir. Woody Allen)
“Panama” (dir. Pavle Vuckovic)
“Oka” (dir. Souleymane Cisse)

Midnight Screenings

“Amy” (dir. Asif Kapadia)
“Office” (dir. Hong Won-Chan)

Cannes Classics

“Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words”
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Cloudy on April 16, 2015, 01:30:18 PM
I'll be there this year for the Short Film Corner. Lemme know if anyone else will be there!
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 29, 2015, 03:39:55 PM
Cannes Classics Line-Up Revealed, New Restorations Announced
via blu-ray.com

The Cannes Film Festival organizers have revealed the complete line-up of films that will be screened in the Classics section of the prestigious event. This year, the prestigious event will introduce new restorations of Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers, Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows ,and Miklós Jancsó's The Round-Up, amongst others.

Acclaimed director Costa-Gavras has been named the guest of honor at this year's edition of the festival.

Official statement from the organizers: "As the work for restorations is going on actively on all continents, one may only be overcome in our present time by regained vivid shadows, blacks and whites and colors of the history, which is exposed every year at Cannes Classics. Being the inspiration for numerous initiatives in the whole world, Cannes Classics keeps on working visiting the history of cinema, indisputable masterpieces or precious rarities

Guest of honor: COSTA-GAVRAS
He won the Palme d'or with Missing in 1982, was member of the Jury in 1976 (he rewarded Taxi Driver), Award for Best Director with Section spéciale in 1975, he will be with us for the screening of Z, Jury Prize in 1969.

Z (1968, 2h07)
Presented by KG Productions with the support of the CNC. Original negative scanned 4K and restored frame by frame in 2K by Eclair Group and by LE Diapason for the sound. Restoration and color grading supervised by Costa-Gavras.


Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers/Rocco et ses frères) by Luchino Visconti (1960, 2h57)
A presentation of The Film Foundation. 4K restoration carried out by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, in association with Titanus, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and The Film Foundation. Restoration with funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.

Les Yeux brûlés by Laurent Roth (1986, 58mn)
A presentation by the CNC and the ECPAD with Laurent Roth in attendance. Digital restoration made from 2K scanning of the 35mm négatives and the scanning of original elements if they were still existent from archive images. Restoration made by the laboratory of the CNC at Bois d'Arcy.

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) by Louis Malle (1958, 1h33)
2K restoration presented by Gaumont. Work on the image done by Eclair, sound restored by Diapason in parternship with Eclair.

La Noire de… (Black Girl) by Ousmane Sembène (1966, 1h05)
Restored by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Sembène Estate, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, INA, Eclair Laboratories and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, CNC. Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.

Preceded by the documentary:
SEMBENE! by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman (2015, 1h22)
Produced by Galle Ceddo Projects, Impact Partners, New Mexico Media Partners, SNE Partners.

Insiang by Lino Brocka (1976, 1h35)
Insiang was the first Filipino feature film to be presented at Cannes.
Restored by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata. Restoration funding provided by The Film
Foundation's World Cinema Project and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Sur (The South / Le Sud) by Fernando Solanas (1988, 2h03)
Presented by Cinesur and Blaq Out in partnership with UniversCiné and the INCAA. HD
restoration made by Cinecolor laboratory-Industrias Audiovisuales S.A, headed by Roberto
Zambrino and supervised by Fernando Solanas upon the occasion of the restoration of all his
films which will be released as a DVD boxset (Blaq Out editions).

Zangiku Monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum / Le Conte du chrysanthème tardif) by Kenji Mizoguchi (1939, 2h23)
A presentation of Shochiku studio. The digital restoration is from a 4K film transfer (2K
projection) by Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Jingi Naki Tatakai (Battles without Honor and Humanity aka Yakusa Paper / Combat sans code d'honneur) by Kinji Fukasaku (1973, 1h39)
A presentation of TOEI COMPANY, LTD. The film has been restored from 4K 35mm print original
negative into 2K digital by TOEI LABO TECH. The film will be distributed in France by Wild
Side Films.

Szegénylegények (The Round-Up / Les Sans espoir) by Miklós Jancsó (1965, 1h28)
A presentation of the Hungarian National Film Fund and of the Hungarian National Digital Film
Archive and Film Institute (MaNDA). In competition at the Festival de Cannes in 1966.
2K film and sound restoration by the Hungarian Filmlab from the 35mm negative.

Les Ordres (Orderers) by Michel Brault (1974, 1h48)
A présentation of « Éléphant, mémoire du cinéma québécois. » HD scanning from three sources:
original negative 35 mm A and B colors, 35 mm intermediate film print and internegative.
Restored sound from a 35 mm three-track magnetic mix. Restorations lead by Marie-José
Raymond, and the color grading lead by Claude Fournier with director Michel Brault at Technicolor Montréal.

Panique by Julien Duvivier (1946, 1h31)
Presented by TF1 DA. As the original negative has disappeared, a 2K restoration from the
nitrate intermediate film print done at Digimage.

Xia Nu (俠女 / A Touch of Zen) by King Hu (1973, 3h)
A presentation of the Taiwan Film Institute. The first Taiwanese film and the first film in Mandarin
presented at the Festival de Cannes. 40th anniversary of the Grand Prix de la
Commission Supérieure Technique in 1975. Digital restoration made in 4K by the
Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna from the negative. The director of photography supervised the
color grading.

Dobro Pozhalovat, Ili Postoronnim Vkhod Vospreshchen (Welcome or No Trespassing) by Elem Klimov (1964, 1h14)
A presentation of the Open World Foundation and Mosfilm. A 2K scanning, sound and film
restoration by Mosfilm and Krupny Plan.

La Historia Oficial (The Official Story / L'Histoire officielle) by Luis Puenzo (1984, 1h50) A presentation of Historias Cinematográficas. Award for Best Actress Ex-aequo at the Festival
de Cannes 1985 for Norma Aleandro and Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in
1986. A 4K Restoration from the original négative. New color grading done by the
director and the director of photography. Digitization of the sound from a restoration of the magnetic tapes the remixed in 5.1 with new effects and additional orchestrations. Funding
provided by the Argentinian National Film Institute (INCAA) and work done at Cinecolor Lab
under the supervision of director/producer Luis Puenzo.

Marius by Alexander Korda (1931, 2h), script and dialogues by Marcel Pagnol
Restoration by the Compagnie méditerranéenne de film - MPC and La Cinémathèque française,
with the support of the CNC, the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain DGA-MPA-SACEM- WGAW,
the help of ARTE France Unité Cinéma and the Archives Audiovisuelles de Monaco,
with SOGEDA Monaco. 4K restoration supervised by Nicolas Pagnol and Hervé Pichard (La Cinémathèque française). Works done by DIGIMAGE laboratory. Color grading carried out by
Guillaume Schiffman.

Documentaries about cinema:

Hitchcock / Truffaut by Kent Jones (2015, 1h28)
Co-written by Kent Jones and Serge Toubiana. Produced by Artline Films, Cohen Media Group and Arte France.

Depardieu grandeur nature by Richard Melloul (2014, 1h)
Produced by Richard Melloul Productions and Productions Tony Comiti.

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans by Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna (2015, 1h52)
Produced by John McKenna.

By Sidney Lumet by Nancy Buirski (2015, 1h43)
Produced by Augusta Films, co-produced by American Masters. Presented by RatPac Documentary Films.

Harold and Lillian : a Hollywood Love Story de Daniel Raim (2015, 1h41)
Produced by Adama Films.

Ingrid Bergman Tribute

Jag Är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words) by Stig Björkman (2015, 1h54) Produced by Stina Gardell/Mantaray Film.

Palme d'Or Celebration:

The Golden Palm's Legend (La Légende de la Palme d'or) by Alexis Veller (2015, 1h10) Produced by AV Productions.

Centennial Orson Welles Celebration

Citizen Kane by Orson Welles (1941, 1h59)
A Warner Bros. presentation. The 4k restoration of Citizen Kane was completed at Warner Brothers Motion Picture Imagery by colorist Janet Wilson, with supervision by Ned Price. The image was reconstructed from three nitrate fine grain master positives as the original camera negative no longer survives. Optical soundtrack "RCA squeeze duplex format."

The Third Man (Le Troisième homme) by Carol Reed (1949, 1h44)
A Studiocanal presentation. Intermediate film print, 2nd generation of nitrate film (non-existent original negative), scanned in 4K and restored frame by frame in 4K by Deluxe in England. Restoration supervised by STUDIOCANAL.

The Lady from Shanghai (La Dame de Shanghai) by Orson Welles (1948, 1h27)
Presented by Park Circus. Restoration in 4K at Colorworks at Sony Pictures. The nitrate original negative was scanned in 4K at Deluxe in Hollywood before digital restoration, part of the work completed at MTI Film in Los Angeles. Sound restoration at Chase Audio at Deluxe, color grading and DCP prepared by Colorworks.

Two documentaries about Orson Welles:

Orson Welles, Autopsie d'une légende by Elisabeth Kapnist (2015, 56mn)
Produced by Phares et balises and Arte France.

This Is Orson Welles by Clara and Julia Kuperberg (2015, 53mn)
Produced by TCM Cinéma and Wichita Films.

An evening with Barbet Schroeder

More by Barbet Schroeder (1969, 1h57)
Restoration made by Digimage Classics in 2K. The laboratory worked with the original film and sound negatives. Color grading under the supervision of Barbet Schroeder. The film will be screened after Amnesia (2015, 1h36) selected in Séance spéciale.

Tribute to Manoel de Oliveira

Thanks to Manoel de Oliveira's daughter, Adelaide Trepa, and his grandson Manuel Casimiro, whom allowed with the help of Director José Manuel Costa and Subdirector Jui Machado, of the Cinemateca Portuguesa, the Festival de Cannes will screen his posthumous film Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (1982, 1h08). Previously unseen, it would have been only screened at the Cinemateca Portuguesa in Lisboa and Porto, Manoel de Oliveira's city of birth.


After Georges Méliès in the Grande Salle, to celebrate the 120 years of the birth of the Cinématographe Lumière, screening of a selection of Lumière films in the Grand Théâtre… Lumière.
A presentation of the Institut Lumière, of the Centre National du Cinéma and the Cinémathèque française. Screening in 4K DCP. 4K restoration carried out by Eclair Group, in collaboration with l'Immagine Ritrovata.   
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 24, 2015, 01:08:08 PM
Palme d'Or – Dheepan by Jacques Audiard
Grand Prix – Son of Saul by László Nemes
Best Director – Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin
Best Screenplay – Michel Franco for Chronic
Best Actress - Rooney Mara for Carol, Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon roi
Best Actor – Vincent Lindon for The Measure of a Man
Jury Prize – The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 24, 2015, 04:19:51 PM
Jacques Audiard! <3

This is all. Even if I haven't read a lot of positive reviews from this movie. And I thought that Rust and Bone was deeply flawed. But: anyway: Jacques Audiard. <3
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: ©brad on May 25, 2015, 11:03:09 AM
Yeah interesting choice, I've yet to read a glowing review.

I'm also fascinated by the jury's selection process. What's the debate like between the Coen Brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller? I'm imagining something close to my freshman intro to film course when the film geeks would have to suffer through the jocks and sority girl's interpretation of 8 1/2.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on June 07, 2015, 09:15:13 PM
Cannes 2015: the Posters d’Or

Ones not yet shared on Xixax:






Synopsis for Waves '98:

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depth of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his reality, he eventually loses track and finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of home.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 14, 2016, 05:42:17 AM
Opening Film

“Cafe Society” (Woody Allen)

Official Competition

“Toni Erdmann” (Maren Ade)
“Julieta” (Pedro Almodovar)
“American Honey” (Andrea Arnold)
“Personal Shopper” (Olivier Assayas)
“The Unknown Girl” (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes)
“It’s Only The End Of The World” (Xavier Dolan)
“Slack Bay” (Bruno Dumont)
“Paterson” (Jim Jarmusch)
“Staying Vertical” (Alain Guiraudie)
“Aquarius” (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
“Mal De Pierres” (Nicole Garcia)
“I, Daniel Blake” (Ken Loach)
“Ma’ Rosa” (Brillante Mendoza)
“Bacalaureat” (Cristian Mungiu)
“Loving” (Jeff Nichols)
“The Handmaiden” (Park Chan-Wook)
“The Last Face” (Sean Penn)
“Sierra Nevada” (Cristi Puiu)
“Elle” (Paul Verhoeven)
“The Neon Demon” (Nicholas Winding Refn)

Un Certain Regard

“Varoonegi” (Behnam Behzadi)
“Apprentice” (Boo Junfeng)
“Voir Du Pays” (Delphine & Muriel Coulin)
“La Danseuse” (Stéphanie Di Giusto)
“Eshtebak” (Mohamed Diab)
“The Red Turtle” (Michael Dudok De Wit)
“Fuchi Ni Tatsu” (Fukada Kôji)
“Omor Shakhsiya” (Maha Haj)
“Me’ever Laharim Vehagvaot” (Eran Kolirin)
“After The Storm” (Hirokazu Koreeda)
“Hymyilevä Mies” (juho Kuosmanen)
“La Larga Noche De Francisco Sanctis” (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa)
“Caini” (Bogdan Mirica)
“The Transfiguration” (Michael O’Shea)
“Captain Fantastic” (Matt Ross)
“Uchenik” (Kirill Serebrennikov)

Out Of Competition

“The BFG” (Steven Spielberg)
“Goksung” (Na Hong-Jin)
“Money Monster” (Jodie Foster)
“The Nice Guys” (Shane Black)

Midnight Screenings

“Gimme Danger” (Jim Jarmusch)
“The Train To Busan” (Yeon Sang-Ho)

Special Sessions

“L’ultima Spiaggia” (Thanos Anastopoulos & Davide Del Degan)
“Hissein Habré, Une Tragédie Tchadienne” (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
“La Mort De Louis XIV” (Albert Serra)
“Le Cancre” (Paul Vecchiali)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on April 14, 2016, 12:21:02 PM
“Toni Erdmann” (Maren Ade)
“Julieta” (Pedro Almodovar)
“American Honey” (Andrea Arnold)
“Personal Shopper” (Olivier Assayas)
“The Unknown Girl” (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes)
“It’s Only The End Of The World” (Xavier Dolan)
“Slack Bay” (Bruno Dumont)
“Paterson” (Jim Jarmusch)
“Staying Vertical” (Alain Guiraudie)




Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 15, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
“Toni Erdmann” (Maren Ade)
“Julieta” (Pedro Almodovar)
“American Honey” (Andrea Arnold)
“Personal Shopper” (Olivier Assayas)
“The Unknown Girl” (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes)
“It’s Only The End Of The World” (Xavier Dolan)
“Slack Bay” (Bruno Dumont)
“Paterson” (Jim Jarmusch)
“Staying Vertical” (Alain Guiraudie)



“Aquarius” (Kleber Mendonça Filho)


Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 21, 2016, 04:20:50 PM
New Paul Schrader, Pablo Larrain, Laura Poitras Films Headline Cannes Directors' Fortnight Line-Up
via The Playlist

Dog Eat Dog, dir: Paul Schrader – Closing Night Film
Divines, dir: Houda Benyamina*
L’Economie Du Couple, dir: Joachim Lafosse
L’Effet Aquatique, dir: Sólveig Anspach
Sweet Dreams, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Fiore, dir: Claudio Giovannesi
Like Crazy, dir: Paolo Virzì
Ma Vie De Courgette, dir: Claude Barras*
Mean Dreams, dir: Nathan Morlando
Mercenaire, dir: Sacha Wolff *
Neruda, dir: Pablo Larraín
Endless Poetry, dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Psycho Raman, dir: Anurag Kashyap
Risk, dir: Laura Poitras
Tour De France, dir: Rachid Djaïdani
Two Lovers And A Bear, dir: Kim Nguyen
Les Vies De Thérèse, dir: Sébastien Lifshitz
Wolf And Sheep, dir: Shahrbanoo Sadat*
*Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’or

Abigail, dirs: Isabel Penoni, Valentina Homem
Chasse Royale, dirs: Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka
Decorado, dir: Alberto Vazquez
Habat Shel Hakala, dir: Tamar Rudoy
Happy End, dir: Jan Saska
Hitchhiker, dir: Jero Yun
Import, dir: Ena Sendijarevic
Kindil El Bahr, dir: Damien Ounouri
Léthé, dir: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Listening To Beethoven, dir: Garri Bardine
Zvir, dir: Miroslav Sikavica
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 13, 2017, 05:42:35 AM
2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, ‘Twin Peaks’ and More
via IndieWire

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17 to May 28.

Opening Night Film
“Ismael’s Ghost” directed by Arnaud Desplechin

“120 Battements Par Minute” directed by Robin Campillo
“L’amant Double” directed by François Ozon
“The Beguiled” directed by Sofia Coppola
“The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo
“A Gentle Creature” directed by Sergei Loznitsa
“Good Time” directed by Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie
“Happy End” directed by Michael Haneke
“In the Face” directed by Fatih Akin
“Jupiter’s Moon” directed by Kornél Mandruczo
The Killing of a Sacred Deer” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
“Loveless” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
“The Meyerowitz Stories” directed by Noah Baumbach
“Okja” directed by Bong Joon-Ho
“Radiance” directed by Naomi Kawase
“Le Redoutable” directed by Michel Hazanavicius
“Rodin” directed by Jacques Doillon
“Wonderstruck” directed by Todd Haynes
“You Were Never Really Here” directed by Lynne Ramsay

Un Certain Regard
“After the War” directed by Annarita Zambrano
“April’s Daughter” directed by Michel Franco
“L’atelier” by Laurent Cantet
“Barbara” directed by Mathieu Amalric
“Beauty and the Dogs” by Kaouther Ben Hania
“Before We Vanish” directed by Kuroswa Kiyoshi
“Closeness” directed by Kantemir Balagov
“The Desert Bride” directed by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato
“Directions” directed by Stephan Komandarev
“Dregs” directed by Mohammad Rasoulof 
“Jeune Femme” directed by Léonor Serraille
“Lucky” directed by Sergio Castellitto
“The Nature of Time” directed by Karim Moussaoui 
“Out” by Gyorgy Kristof 
“Western” directed by Valeska Grisebach
“Wind River” directed by Taylor Sheridan

Out of Competition
“Blade of the Immortal” directed by by Takashi Miike
“How to Talk to Girls At Parties” directed by John Cameron Mitchell
“Visages, Villages” directed by Agnès Varda

Special Screenings
“12 Jours” directed by Raymond Depardon
“24 Frames” directed by Abbas Kiarostami
“Clair’s Camera” directed by Hong Sangsoo
“Come Swim” directed by Kristen Stewart
“Demons in Paradise” directed by Jude Ratman
“An Inconvenient Sequel” directed by Ronni Cohen and Jon Shenk
“Napalm” directed by Claude Lanzmann
“Promised Land” directed by Eugene Jarecki
“Sea Sorrow” directed by Vanessa Redgrave
“They” directed by Anahita Ghazinizadeh
“Top of the Lake: China Girl” directed by Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman
“Twin Peaks” directed by David Lynch

Midnight Screenings
“The Merciless” directed by Byun Sung-Hyun
“Prayer Before Dawn” directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire
“The Villainess” directed by Jung Byung Gil
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on April 13, 2017, 01:20:58 PM

“The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo
“Good Time” directed by Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie
“You Were Never Really Here” directed by Lynne Ramsay

Un Certain Regard
“Before We Vanish” directed by Kuroswa Kiyoshi

Special Screenings
“Clair’s Camera” directed by Hong Sangsoo

+ i look forward to new discoveries

Taylor Sheridan has a wildly talented cast and crew.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 20, 2017, 05:27:56 AM
Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2017 Line-Up Led By Claire Denis, Abel Ferrera, Sean Baker… And Dave Bautista
via The Playlist

Savvy Cannes-goers know that while the Official Selection has some of the biggest hitters (and certainly has them this year) on the Croisette, the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar is often the home of some of the most daring and exciting cinema that any festival has to offer. Focused a little more on newer filmmakers (but not exclusively), recent years have seen the bow of excellent movies like “Divines,” “My Life As A Zucchini,” “Neruda,” “Green Room,” “Embrace Of The Serpent,” “Mustang,” “Arabian Nights,” “Girlhood” and “Whiplash” within the parallel selection.

A week on from the arrival of the main Cannes line-up, the Quinzaine Des Realisateurs has unveiled their new selection, and it’s another strong one. Things will kick off with a doozy: the legendary Claire Denis, the most notable absence from the Official Competition, with her comedy (!) “Un Beau Soleil Intérieur,” starring Juliette Binoche and Gerard Depardieu.

There’s also new films from luminaries Abel Ferrera and Philippe Garrel, the latest from “Tangerine” director Sean Baker with the Willem Dafoe-starring “The Florida Project,” “Mediterranea” director Jonas Carpignano returning with “A Ciambra,” and the traditional Sundance carry-over, albeit an unexpected one: the Dave Bautista-starring one-take dystopian actioner “Bushwick” (plus festival fave “Patty Cake$,” which closes the sidebar). There’s also Bruno Dumont’s electro-pop Joan Of Arc musical, the intriguing sounding Zambian movie “I Am Not A Witch,” and the Imogen Poots-starring “Mobile Homes,” plus the latest from “Songs That My Mother Taught Me” helmer Chloe Zhao.

Take a look at the full line-up below.

UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – Claire Denis (opening film)
A CIAMBRA – Jonas Carpignano
ALIVE IN FRANCE – Abel Ferrara
L’AMANT D’UN JOUR – Philippe Garrel
BUSHWICK – Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott
CUORI PURI – Roberto De Paolis
FROST – Sharunas Bartas
I AM NOT A WITCH – Rungano Nyoni
L’INTRUSA – Leonardo Di Costanzo
MOBILE HOMES – Vladimir de Fontenay
NOTHINGWOOD – Sonia Kronlund
ÔTEX-MOI D’UN DOUTE – Carine Tardieu
THE RIDER – Chloe Zhao
PATTY CAKE$ – Geremy Jasper (closing)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilder on April 27, 2017, 04:11:15 PM
Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’ & Roman Polanski’s ‘Based On A True Story’ Join Cannes Line-Up
via The Playlist

When the Cannes line-up was announced a few weeks back, Thierry Frémaux hinted, as is often the case, that a few slots remained to be filled in the line-up. And news has just dropped as to exactly what those films are. The only addition to the Competition selection (which may indicate that there are still one or two more to come) is “The Square,” the latest from Ruben Östlund, director of the brilliant “Force Majeure.” The film, which revolves around a piece of public performance art, is at least partly in English, and stars the great Elisabeth Moss (who’ll be doing the Cannes double with Jane Campion’s “Top Of The Lake: China Girl”) and Dominic West, and instantly becomes one of the most anticipated of the festival. It marks a promotion for Östlund, whose last film was in the Un Certain Regard section.

Out of competition will be “Based On A True Story,” the latest from veteran director (and convicted sex criminal) Roman Polanski, which stars Eva Green and Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner — the film’s a psychological thriller of some kind. Meanwhile, “River Road” director Li Ruijun joins the Un Certain Regard line-up with “Walking Past The Future,” as will Argentinean director Santiago Mitre (who won Critics’ Week in 2015 with “Paulina”) with “The Summit” starring Ricardo Darín and Christian Slater; while a new documentary by Barbet Schroeder, “The Venerable W,” looking at Islamophobia in Burma, will get a Special Screening.

Actor-director Eric Caravaca will also get a special screening of his second feature, entitled “Carre 35;” while animated family comedy “Zombillenium,” an adaptation of a French comic book, will be a “Children’s Screening.”
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Sleepless on April 28, 2017, 09:15:57 AM
Quote from: The Playlist
Out of competition will be “Based On A True Story,” the latest from veteran director (and convicted sex criminal) Roman Polanski, which stars Eva Green and Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner — the film’s a psychological thriller of some kind.

That sentence is at once SEO-fishing, angry, and dismissive.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 28, 2017, 01:48:01 PM

Palme d’Or: “The Square (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13694.0)”

Grand Prix: “120 Beats Per Minute”

Jury Prize: “Loveless (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13689.0)”

Best Actress: Diane Kruger, “In the Fade”

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13690.0)”

Best Director: Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13621.0)”

Best Screenplay: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13691.0)” and “You Were Never Really Here” (tie)

Camera d’Or: “Jeunne Femme/Montparnasse Bienvenue,” directed by Leonor Serraille

70th Anniversary Prize: Nicole Kidman

Short Film Palme d’Or: “Xiao Cheng Er Yue (A Gentle Night),” directed by Qiu Yang

Queer Palm (Feature): “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo

Queer Palm (Short): “Islands,” Yann Gonzalez


Un Certain Regard Award: “A Man of Integrity,” Mohammad Rasoulof

Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”

Jury Prize: Michel Franco, “April’s Daughter”

Best Performance: Jasmine Trinca, “Fortunata”

Award for Poetry of Cinema: Mathieu Amalric, “Barbara”


“The Rider,” (Chloe Zhao, U.S.)

“A Ciambra,” (Jonas Carpignano, Italy, Brazil, U.S.)

“Let the Sunshine In,” (Claire Denis, France); “Lover For a Day,” (Philippe Garrel, France)

“Back To Genoa City,” (Benoit Grimalt, France)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 29, 2017, 03:33:45 PM
basically they were like dude Pedro Almodóvar explain and he was like, there are nine people and i loved the movie (eruption in tears)

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 29, 2017, 05:54:49 PM
That's what I meant when I said that the composition of a jury at Cannes is kind of meaningless. Or, at least, its president. It almost always ends the same way.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Sleepless on May 15, 2019, 12:09:43 PM
So I'm going to be taking a last-minute work tip next week which has resulted in me being in Cannes for almost 24 hours on Saturday, May 25 with nothing but free time.

Any suggestions for how to make the most of it?

I know we've got a couple of Cannes Festival attendees among us :)
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: wilberfan on May 15, 2019, 10:18:20 PM
See if you can fit a print of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" into your suitcase.   We'll arrange for a screening room for when you get back.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Sleepless on May 16, 2019, 06:47:11 AM
I know, right. Apparently the free screening on the beach that night is some kind of movie singalong thing, so at least there's that if I can't figure out something else in the meantime.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 19, 2019, 03:43:28 PM
really looking forward to the movies coming out of here. haven't yet read about all of them and i think there's going to be a marvelous surprise or two
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 19, 2019, 04:18:09 PM
I'm seeing the Sciamma next Saturday because it screens here: I bought a ticket. I'm frustrated because the Kechiche won't but he's still editing the movie, so...

The Almodovar is out, so I'll see it, too.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 24, 2019, 05:44:00 PM
like v pumped re wanting almodóvar to win so badly. what inside news tells me:

Portrait of a Lady on Fire most likely winner
Pain and Glory deserves to win but not most likely
Paranoid is wished upon winning but not likely
Once Upon a Time is celebrated but too obvious to win
A Hidden Life done good but not like win-good
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 24, 2019, 05:55:03 PM
I watched Blue in 2013 and it got the Palme the next day; I'm seeing Lady on Fire tomorrow and the movie ends during the ceremony, so Sciamma should prepare herself for the prize—and she should thank me.
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: polkablues on May 24, 2019, 05:57:58 PM
Word on the new Kechiche is that it's an epic disaster, which oddly makes me more intrigued to see it.

edit: And I just now saw that Drenk already posted about it yesterday in the actual thread. Point still stands!
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 24, 2019, 06:09:09 PM
A lot of critics say it's very good, too. There's no in between. But I don't see it winning a prize because it wasn't finished. The mix, editing...To see the radical version of a radical movie must be something...

Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: jenkins on May 25, 2019, 01:12:34 PM
Dardennes won Directors. Celine Sciamma won best screenplay. Antonio Banderas won best actor. Atlantique won grand prix. Parasite won the palme d'or
Title: Re: Cannes
Post by: Drenk on May 25, 2019, 02:20:37 PM
The Sciamma was BAD. Wow. (And I like her previous movie, but she became the academic, boring french director that the Fémis produce. It's unsurprising, basic and lifeless.)

The trailer of Parasite before the movie was more exciting so, yes: I can't wait to see it...