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ANOTHER MOVIE, ANOTHER CONTROVERSY FOR KEN LOACH

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The ever controversial leftist British director Ken Loach is at it again. His latest film, The Angels’ Share, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday — it is the only British film selected for the competition — has been given a preliminary 18 rating by the British Board of Film Classification, meaning […]

CANNES: ROAD’S END FOR ON THE ROAD

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The film version of Jack Kerouac’s famous beat-generation novel On the Road has finally made it to the screen after a decades-long journey. The film received its worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival today (Wednesday), where it is entered in the competition for the Palme d’Or, the top award. At a news conference, Roman […]

BRAD PITT BLENDS POLITICS INTO CRIME DRAMA

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly — he’s both the producer and star — premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today (Tuesday) and promptly courted controversy from both the right and the left. The film is set in 2008 during the presidential election and features clips of president-to-be Obama promising reforms that never came about. As […]

HANEKE’S AMOUR IS NOT THE LOVE OF MOST MOVIES

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wouldn’t you know, the current favorite to win the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival this year is arguably the most depressing film that has thus far been screened. And the least Hollywood-like. Amour, Michael Haneke’s film about a woman dying from a series of strokes and the husband who lovingly cares for […]

CANNES OPENER CHARMS CRITICS

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At a time when the major studios seem to be vying to produce the most expensive and gigantic blockbusters in history, a slight, charming film about a pair of tweens discovering first love appeared to captivate critics as it opened the Cannes Film Festival today (Wednesday). At a news conference, the stars of Wes Anderson’s […]

CANNES LINE-UP UNVEILED

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax, David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Lee Daniels and Wes Anderson. Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has also been selected as the opening-night film. […]

MADAGASCAR 3 ANIMALS TO LIVEN UP CANNES

March 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is wanted at the Cannes Film Festival. The DreamWorks Animation film is being given its world premiere at the festival in May, out of competition, although a specific date was not included in the announcement. The film is due for release in the U.S. on June 8. It is only […]

CANNES SELECTS U.S. FILM TO OPEN 2012 FESTIVAL

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival has selected Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom as its opening film on May 16. The film once again unites Anderson with Bill Murray, who appeared notably in Anderson’s Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. It also features an impressive cast that includes Edward Norton, […]

MARILYN MONROE COMING TO CANNES

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The image of Marilyn Monroe will appear throughout Cannes in May during that city’s 65th annual film festival. “Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary,” the festival said in a statement as it unveiled a […]

ITALIAN DIRECTOR MORETTI TO PRESIDE OVER CANNES JURY

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lauding his “corrosive wit,” the Cannes Film Festival announced late Thursday that Italian director Nanni Moretti had been selected to head the jury at this year’s festival. In a statement, festival chief Thierry Frémaux, who holds the title “general delegate,” said, “The Festival wanted to celebrate its 65th season with a European jury President. High-spirited […]

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