Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cannes 2012

It’s already been a year. Do you remember? I do, like it was yesterday. Watching The Tree of Life in that big screen...This year, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain will be competing against each other.

So here’s the new competition:

"Amour" Michael Haneke.

"The Angel's Shares" Ken Loach.

"Baad el mawkeaa" Yousry Nasrallah.
"Beyond the Hills" Cristian Mungiu.

"Cosmopolis" David Cronenberg.

"Holy Motors" Leos Carax.

"The Hunt" Thomas Vinterberg.

"Killing Them Softly" Andrew Dominik.

"In Another Country" Hong Sang-soo.
"In the Fog" Sergei Loznitsa.

"Lawless" John Hillcoat.

"Like Someone in Love" Abbas Kiarostami.

"Moonrise Kingdom" Wes Anderson.

"Mud" Jeff Nichols.

"On the Road" Walter Salles.

"The Paperboy" Lee Daniels.

"Paradies: Liebe" Ulrich Seidl.

"Post Tenebras Lux" Carlos Reygadas.

"Reality" Matteo Garrone.

"Rust and Bone" Jacques Audiard.

"The Taste of Money"  Im Sang-soo.

"You Haven't Seen Anything Yet" Alain Resnais.

People in it:
Dubles - Isabelle Huppert and Mathew McConaughey (YES in Competition). Nicole Kidman with one film in competition and one film out of competition.
Brad Pitt always a relugar, it feels like his second home.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, both. Period. (Already visioning her in the red capert it's making me laugh). Jessica Chastain, probably not so nervous this year. It must be nice go back to something like Cannes Film Festival, after the year she had. She'll realise it actually happened, the year that was. Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley (Alexandra Maria Lara), Kirsten Dunst (another returnee), Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams. Zack Efron. Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton. Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce. Mathew Amalric. Michel Piccoli. Mads Mikkelsen. Ok, you should go imdb now, I'm tired.

Other Films in Cannes:
"7 Days in Havana," Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, Laurent Cantet.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin.
"Confessions of a Child of the Century" Sylvie Verheyde. (Adele Haenel was previously attached to this film and she isn't and I'm going to cry now).

"Laurence Anyways" Xavier Dolan. He was really disappointed to not be selected for the Official Competition.

"Hemingway & Gellhorn," Philip Kaufman.

Looking forward.

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