Friday, April 27, 2012

Cannes 2012

Here's the rural juror!

Alexander Payne.

Andrea Arnold.

Diane Kruger.

Hiam Abbass.

Jean Paul Gaultier.

Ewan Mcgregor.

Emmanuelle Devos.

Raoul Peck.

And the head master, Nanni Morett.


Another model turning acteur? Wouldn’t be the first.

I guess Abbey Lee Kershaw was casted for the ‘Mad Max’ franchise. Along with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. She's quite the character. Anyway:

(Who's that girl?!)
(Who's that girl?!?) 


I'm interested:

In Chris Colfer's new project, he wrote this film called "Struck by Lightning", it tells the story of a young kid struggling with something he wants to do but doesn't know how to do it. I know this is a useless description, but trust me, the buzz sounds good. Emma Watson loved it.

"Supporting Characters"

Described as a masculine romantic comedy, the film is about making a film. I'm willing to take a new appreciation to Alex Karposky, because, really, after I saw him in 'Tiny Furniture' it's so hard. Just so hard.

The big winner:
"War Witch"
Do I see an Oscar Contender? Including Rachel Mwanza?
In some other world, yes, absolutely. 
Everything is possible...

In these documentaries:
"Sexy Baby"

"Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story"

"The World Before Her"


I never thought I would say something like this, but I loved Madonna for two hours.
I loved every minute of her film.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The set is now complete.


You can see the poster of 'The Girl'.
I'm so glad I'm hearing good stuff.

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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Game Of Thrones

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

This type of work seriously challenges you in outer ways, in the sense that puts you in these hard moods of being able to agonize with significant and unexpected losses, broken hopes and visceral disgust. It’s just wicked. And I suddenly feel all geeky.

“Who let themselves be fucked in the ass and scream with joy”, these Ginsberg words can cross your mind quite often as you watch Game of Thrones.