Movies at Cannes Film Festival

teapot2001

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Here are the movies that will be at Cannes.

Not in competition:

"Hollywood Ending," Woody Allen, United States (opening film)

"And Now Ladies and Gentlemen," Claude Lelouch, France (closing film)

"Spirit," Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook, United States

"Devdas," Sanjay Leela Bhansali, India

"Ararat," Atom Egoyan, Canada

"Cidado de Deus," Fernando Meirelles, Brazil

"Murder by Numbers," Barbet Schroeder, France

In competition:

"Punch-Drunk Love," Paul Thomas Anderson, United States

"Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore, United States

"About Schmidt," Alexander Payne, United States

"Demonlover," Olivier Assayas, France

"Irreversible" Gaspar Noe, France

"L'adversaire" Nicole Garcia, France

"Marie-Jo et ses deux amours," Robert Guediguian, France

"L'Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di mia Madre)," Marco Bellochio, Italy

"Spider," David Cronenberg, Canada

"Le Fils," Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium

"Kedma," Amos Gitai, Israel

"Chihwaseon," Im Kwon-taek, South Korea

"Ren Xiao Yao (Unknown Pleasures)," Jia Zhang Ke, China

"Mies Vailla Menneisyytta (The Man Without a Past)," Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

"10," Abbas Kiarostami, Iran

"All or Nothing," Mike Leigh, Britain

"Sweet Sixteen," Ken Loach, Britain

"24-Hour Party People," Michael Winterbottom, Britain

"O Principio da Incerteza," Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal

"The Pianist," Roman Polanski, France

"Russian Ark," Alexandre Sokurov, Russia

"Intervention Divine," Elia Suleiman, Palestinian

~T
 

Jay E

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Wow, that's a great list of films, at least potentially. I don't know most of these films so I can only go by the directors.
These are the ones I'm most excited about:
"Punch-Drunk Love," Paul Thomas Anderson, United States
"Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore, United States
"Spider," David Cronenberg, Canada
"Le Fils," Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium
"All or Nothing," Mike Leigh, Britain
"Sweet Sixteen," Ken Loach, Britain
"24-Hour Party People," Michael Winterbottom, Britain
"The Pianist," Roman Polanski, France
"10," Abbas Kiarostami, Iran
 

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A very good list indeed especially the directors listed, which also means that the rest of us probably won't see a whole lot of these films until about a year from now.
I'm still waiting for the other films from last year's Cannes film festival to be either released here theatrically or on DVD.

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It's a great list.

Also, to clarify I think the Cannes website lists Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending" as also being in competition.

We won't have to wait too long for Allen's film to hit theatres.... in a couple weeks I believe!

With David Lynch as the President of the feature films jury, I'm anticipating a great festival! Figers crossed for Paul Thomas Anderson and David Cronenberg.
 

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I'm most excited about Ararat.

Also, to clarify I think the Cannes website lists Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending" as also being in competition.
I think that's an error on the Cannes website because Woody Allen believes films shouldn't be in competition.

~T
 

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CNN - Walkout at Cannes rape film
With David Lynch at the helm, who knows how a film like this will be received.
Whether this film sees the light of day here in the states, or more likely, severely butchered by whatever distriBVtion company...does anyone know the timeline in which a film is shown in competition and then released in the states?
 

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Interesting guy, this Mike D'Angelo...looking at his personal website, I see that if he were sole juror, IRREVERSIBLE would take the Palm d'Or.

Even more high praise - in his 2002 top ten list, which is culled in the public eye, IRREVERSIBLE currently holds the 8 spot. I guess the 10% rule applies here.

Yes Edwin, I was afraid of that. I remember wanting to watch The Eel so badly at the cinema. By the time it finally rolled around the Twin Cities, it was a couple of years after its Cannes glory and I nearly had forgotten about the film.
 

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Here are all the winners for feature films:

Palm D'Or--The Pianist

Grand Prix--The Man Without a Past

Best Director--Paul Thomas Anderson and Im Kwon-Taek

Best Screenplay--Paul Laverty

Best Actor--Olivier Gourmet

Best Actress--Kati Outinen

Jury Award--Divine Intervention

55th Anniversary Award--Bowling for Columbine

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Yeah, it was the first documentary there in a long time. Some say it was the best movie at Cannes.

~T
 

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I was very pleased to see Olivier Gourmet (a Dardenne brothers perennial) win Best Masculine Interpretation, and Aki Kaurismäki win Grand Prix for The Man Without a Past, especially after his short "I thank me" speech after which he walked away.

But the highlight of the awards for me was Kati Outinen being selected for Best Feminine Interpretation. There's something so eccentrically endearing and funny about all of her performances in Kaurismäki's films. She has been one of my personal favorites since Kaurismäki's The Match Factory Girl. A well deserved (and long due) recognition for both actress and filmmaker!
 

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Those are superb choices! Outinen has also long been a
favorite of mine and Gourmet immediately jumped near the top of my favorite actors list the first time I saw La Promesse. Two very absorbing artists.
I've learned that Bravo had coverage of the awards presentations on Sunday night and I missed it, though even had I known about it, I'm not sure if I would've been able to pry myself away from the NBA Playoff game that was on.

Cannes, like all other film awards, isn't immune from making head-scratchingly curious or political choices on occasion, but it's impressive how often the winners are genuinely meritorious. What American awards show would even acknowledge the existence a performer like Olivier Gourmet, much less give him top honors?
I can't wait to see these movies!
 

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Donald, Bravo actually aired the closing ceremony twice on Sunday. I was able to watch the Lakers and Kings game in the late afternoon and the ceremony at night.

~T
 

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