Thursday, April 17, 2014

Live from Cannes

Live from Cannes.

Are you hearing the names? I Cronenberg...Mathiew Amalric...Juliette Binoche...Marion Cotillard...Michel Hazanavicious, The Search...Jean-Luc Godard...
Well there you go...I'll make a list soon.

Ok, let's start with the big one, with ours brilliant Jane Campion, the President of the Official Competition:

"Captives" (Canada) dir. Atom Egoyan
"Foxcatcher" (U.S.A.) dir. Bennett Miller
"Goodbye To Language" (France) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
"The Homesman" (U.S.A./France) dir. Tommy Lee Jones
"Jimmy's Hall" (U.K) dir. Ken Loach
"Leviathan" (Russia) dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev
"Maps To The Stars" (Canada) dir. David Cronenberg
"The Marvel" (Italy) dir. Alice Rohrwacher
"Mommy" (Canada) dir. Xavier Dolan
"Mr. Turner" (U.K) dir. Mike Leigh
"Saint Laurent" (France) dir. Bertrand Bonello
"The Search" (France) dir. Michel Hazavanicius
"Sils Maria" (France) dir. Olivier Assayas
"Still The Water" (Japan) dir. Naomi Kawase
"Timbuktu" dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
"Two Days One Night" (Belgium) dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes
"Wild Tales" (Argentina) dir. Damian Szifron
"Winter Sleep" (Turkey) dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

With Grace of Monaco opening the festival.

Our boy Xavier Dolan has made it to the big leagues. Finally, he says! His fifth feature film Mommy becomes part of the official selection, and it's a film that centers around two women.
Per usual, you may recognize most of the names mentioned above, most of us were already expecting them. In eighteen films, we have two female directors, the Italian Alice Rohrwacher and the Japanese Naomi Kawasi. Names missing out Paul Thomas Anderson, Vinterberg, Malick, J.C. Chandor and french director Mia Hansen-Love, for instance.

Yes, this is possibly my most anticipated film.

Un Certain Regard brings:
President of the Jury is the Argentinian Pablo Trapero.

"Amour Fou" (dir. Jessica Hausner) 
"Bird People" (dir. Pascale Ferran)
"The Blue Room" (dir. Mathieu Amalric
"Charlie's Country" (dir. Rolf De Heer) 
"Eleanor Rigby" (dir. Ned Benson) 
"Fantasia" (dir. Wang Chao) 
"A Girl At My Door" (dir. July Jung) 
"Harcheck mi Headro" (dir. Keren Yedaya) 
"Jauja" (dir. Lisandro Alonso) 
"Lost River" (dir. Ryan Gosling) 
"The Misunderstood" (dir. Asia Argento) 
"Party Girl" (dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis) 
"Run" (dir. Philippe Lacote) 
"Salt Of The Earth" (dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado) 
"Snow In Paradise" (dir. Andrew Hulme) 
"Titli" (dir. Kanu Behl) 
"Tourist" (dir. Ruben Ostlund) 
"Unhappy Youth" (dir. Jaime Rosales) 

"Xenia" (dir. Panos Koutras)

There are more female names here.

Other films:

Out of Competition
"Coming Home" (China) dir. Zhang Yimou
"How To Train Your Dragon 2" (U.S.A.) dir. Dean DeBlois

Midnight Screenings
"The Rover" (dir. David Michod) 
"The Salvation" (dir. Kristian Levring) 
"The Target" (dir. Chang) 

Special Screenings
"Bridges Of Sarajevo" (anthology film) 
"Caricaturists: Fantasies Of Democracy" (dir. Stephanie Valloatto)

"Eau Argentee" (dir. Mohammed Ossana)
"Les Gens Du Monde" (dir. Yves Yeuland) 

"Maidan" (dir. Sergei Loznitsa)
"Red Army"  (dir. Polsky Gabe)

For moments, I forgot the Cannes Film Festival is actually a month ahead. So plenty to study.

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