1-20 of 48 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
The eagerly awaited Official Selection for this year's 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May) was announced in Paris this morning. As previously revealed, celebrated sibling filmmakers and Cannes regulars Joel and Ethan Cohen will preside over the jury this time around. Emmanuelle Bercot will become the first female director to open the festival in 28 years with her comedy-drama La Tête Haute (Head Held High), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rod Paradot. Meanwhile, highlights of this year's Palme d'Or race include new films from Jacques Audiard, Matteo Garrone, Todd Haynes, Jia Zhangke, Paolo Sorrentino, Gus Van Sant and Denis Villeneuve. Directors whose latest films appear to have missed out this year include Terence Davies, Michael Haneke and Ben Wheatley.
- CineVue UK
A feature debut, “La Vie en grand” tells the tale of Adama, a 14-year-old growing up in the projects, where he juggles the pressures of school and street life. With the help of his younger buddy Mamadou, Adama manages to get their lives on a different track.
“La Vie en grand” is produced by Bruno Nahon’s outfit Unite de Production, in association with Toledano and Nakache’s Ten Films.
Critics Week artistic director Charles Tesson said “La Vie en grand” “will let a wind of tenderness and freshness swirl through Critics’ Week.”
Penned by Olivier Demangel, »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 68th edition of the festival:
COMPETITIONOpening Night: La Tête Haute (Emmanuelle Bercot) (Out of Competition)Dheepan (Temporary title) (Jacques Audiard)La loi du marché (Stéphane Brizé)Marguerite et Julien (Valérie Donzelli)The Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone)Carol (Todd Haynes)The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Kore-eda)Macbeth (Justin Kurzel)The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)Mon Roi (Maïwenn)Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)Saul Fia (László Nemes)Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)Louder than bombs (Joachim Trier)The Sea of Trees (Gus Van Sant)Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)Cronic (Michel Franco)The Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux)
Artistic director jumped at chance to premiere My Golden Years.
Directors’ Fortnight Edouard Waintrop has revealed he jumped at the chance to premiere Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days at the parallel section’s 47th edition (May 14-24), describing it as the French filmmaker’s best work to date.
“When you see films like those of Desplechin and Garrel, you don’t think twice, you invite them immediately,” Waintrop told ScreenDaily after the line-up announcement on Tuesday, also referring to Philippe Garrel’s In the Shadow of Women.
Both films – and in particular My Golden Days – had been tipped for a slot in Official Selection.
Waintrop would not be drawn on the fact they had ended up in Directors’ Fortnight.
“Why weren’t they selected elsewhere? Ask ‘elsewhere’,” he said.
Takashi Miike (Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld), Fernando León de Aranoa (A Perfect Day starring Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, and Olga Kurylenko) and Jaco Van Dormael (a top item on our most anticipated foreign films list, The Brand New Testament stars Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau) are some of the veterans filmmakers joining the previously mentioned Philippe Garrel, Miguel Gomes and Arnaud Desplechin as part the 47th edition of the Directors’ Fortnight. Edouard Waintrop’s programming team happen to be the only ones to have selected Sundance Film Festival items this year with Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope being selected as the closing night film and Chloé Zhao‘s Songs My Brothers Taught Me finds some love as well. Fellow American filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier also joins them — after having launched Blue Ruin in the section a couple of editions back, he now returns with Green Room. »
- Eric Lavallee
New works by Jaco Van Dormael, Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and Sarunas Bartas, as well as recent Sundance entries “Dope” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” are among the films set to screen in the 47th annual Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival.
As announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop at a press conference on Tuesday, the Fortnight will unspool 19 features this year — three of them directed by Portuguese helmer Miguel Gomes, whose six-hour-plus trilogy, “Arabian Nights,” was announced by the Fortnight last week, as was “My Golden Years,” the latest from French auteur Arnaud Desplechin. Both Gomes and Desplechin were turned down from the main competition and opted to take their films to the other side of the Croisette rather than accept slots in Un Certain Regard — a major coup for Waintrop that signals one of the most openly competitive years for the official selection and Directors’ Fortnight in recent memory. »
- Justin Chang
Paris — Elie Wajeman’s “The Anarchists,” a period drama starring Tahar Rahim (“The Past”) and Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”), is set to world premiere on opening night of Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, anchoring a strongly French-flavored lineup of first and second features.
Set in 1899 Paris, “The Anarchists” (pictured above) turns on a cop who infiltrates a network of anarchists and unexpectedly develops a sincere attachment for the group. It’s Wajeman’s follow-up to his 2012 debut film, “Aliyah” which played in Directors’ Fortnight, the festival’s other parallel program.
In addition to “The Anarchists,” Critics’ Week artistic director Charles Tesson selected two French films — Louis Garrel’s “Les deux amis” and Mathieu Vadepied’s “La Vie en grand” — for the Special Screenings section.
- Elsa Keslassy
The politics of where the top French films play in the Cannes Festival are always intense. So one question: "Ou est Arnaud Desplechin's 'Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse'?" has been answered. Although five of the auteur's films have played in the Competition, his latest (whose English title is “My Golden Years”) is being sold by France's powerful Wild Bunch and is set to world premiere on May 15 in the edgier and more daring sidebar Quinzaine or the Directors’ Fortnight. It "may be his best and most moving film,” stated Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop, who has been running the sidebar for three years. “Mathieu Amalric, the young Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet delight us in their excruciating and glowing quest for time and lost loves.” Powerful French producer and sales company Wild Bunch already has four pics playing in competition: Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin, »
- Anne Thompson
“With pride and enthusiasm, we are thrilled to announce the presentation of ‘My Golden Years,’ the latest feature directed by Arnaud Desplechin, maybe his best and most moving film,” said Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop.
Waintrop added, “Mathieu Amalric, the young Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet delight us in their excruciating and glowing quest for time and lost loves.”
“My Golden Years,” which is sold by Wild Bunch, was widely expected to premiere in competition at Cannes. The festival’s artistic director and general delegate Thierry Fremaux pointed out it was a strong film that he liked very much, but said he wasn’t able to put it in competition due to the volume of good French films submitted this year and the limited number of slots that »
- Elsa Keslassy
Talking after the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection on Thursday, festival chief Thierry Fremaux reveals Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise might still make it into competition and his habitual fears for the films he selects.Cannes 2015News: Full line-upNEWS: Cannes Competition opens upCOMMENT: surprises and no-shows
When did you close the line-up you announced this morning?
In the early hours of the morning, around 1.30 am. A few loose ends up were tied up first thing today. We were awaiting a few replies overnight.
You announced 90% of the official selection today. How many more films have you left to screen?
There are three or four films to put into competition and three or four films to put into Un Certain Regard. We’ve got 20 films - not to watch from scratch - but to re-watch, to work out how we could show them. We’re waiting for one last film to arrive.
There are a lot »
The UK production financed by Studiocanal and Film4 will be released in Oz by Transmission Films, probably in October.. Kurzel's Snowtown screened during Critics Week in Cannes in 2011, where it got a special mention and he was nominated for the Golden Camera award for best first feature.
Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel about a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life and falls for an older, »
- Don Groves
Every year, as we head into spring, the Cannes Film Festival unveils it's lineup as cinephiles around the world wait anxiously to find out what films will be premiering at the prestigious festival. The 2015 line-up has been unveiled, with a rather interesting selection of films ranging from Mad Max: Fury Road to Pixar's Inside Out to Natalie Portman's first film A Tale of Love and Darkness to Justin Kurzel's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender, to filmmakers like Jacques Audiard (Rust & Bone, A Prophet), Garrone, Kore-Eda, Moretti, Sorrentino, Villeneuve, Gus Van Sant and Woody Allen. This is the day many diehard cinephiles have been waiting for, to find out what's showing up this year, so take a look at the selection in full below. Here's the complete selection of 2015 films directly from Cannes, including the director for easy reference. Competition (17 Films): Dheepan (working title) - dir. Jacques Audiard A Simple Man - dir. »
- Alex Billington
The Cannes Film Festival announced their official lineup today with all the pomp and circumstance fitting the French fest. Our own Ben Croll was there and will have a full report along with many more details on the films picked. For now we've got a quick rundown on the films in the main competition, Un Certain Regard, and those official films playing out of competition. Notable names in the competition (who are we kidding, if you're in competition you are a notable name) include Jacques Audiard's (A Prophet) Dheepan, Todd Haynes's (I'm Not There) Carol, Hou Hsiao Sien's (Millenium Mambo) The Assassin, Denis Villeneuve's (The Prisoner) Sicaro, Gus Van Sant's (Elephant) The Sea of Trees, Joachim Trier's (Reprise) Louder than Bombs, Kore-eda Hirokazu's (After Life)...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
The Official Selection of the 68th Festival de Cannes was announced this Thursday, 16 April during the press conference held by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux in Paris. Opening film : Emmanuelle Bercot La TÊTE Haute (Standing Tall) Out of Comp. 2h00 *** Jacques Audiard Dheepan (Temporary Title) 1h49 Stéphane BRIZÉ La Loi Du MARCHÉ (A Simple Man) 1h32 Valérie Donzelli Marguerite Et Julien (Marguerite And Julien) 1h50 Matteo Garrone Il Racconto Dei Racconti (The Tale Of Tales) 2h05 Todd Haynes Carol 1h58 Hou Hsiao Hsien Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) 2h00 Jia Zhang-Ke Shan He Gu Ren (Moutains May Depart) 2h00 Kore-eda Hirokazu Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister) 2h03 Justin Kurzel MacBeth 1h53 Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster 1h58 MAÏWENN Mon Roi 2h10 Nanni Moretti Mia Madre 1h42 László Nemes Saul Fia (Son Of Saul) 1 er film 1h47 Paolo Sorrentino Youth 1h58 Joachim Trier Louder Than Bombs 1h45 Gus Van Sant The Sea Of Trees »
Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve and Justin Kurzel will vie for the Palme d'Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at t
The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday with only two U.S. directors in the competition - Todd Haynes' 1950's lesbian-themed drama "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett, and Gus Van Sant's suicide-themed "The Sea of Trees" with Matthew McConaughey.
That said, a lot of high profile films are set to be in the running for this year's Palme d'Or. Also making the list this year are Denis Villeneuve's drug cartel drama "Sicario," Justin Kurzel's Michael Fassbender-led "Macbeth," Yorgos Lanthimos' Colin Farrell-led sci-fi tale "The Lobster," Paolo Sorrentino's Michael Caine-led drama "Youth," Jia Zhangke's multi-generational drama "Mountains May Depart," Matteo Garrone »
- Garth Franklin
The 68th Cannes Film Festival is now little under a month away, and Variety has the skinny on the event’s impressive line-up, which includes Carol and French comedy-drama La Tete Haute – itself set to open the festival on May 13 – not to mention the likes of Pixar’s emotional animation Inside Out and Mad Max: Fury Road screening out of competition.
For a full rundown of those candidates in question, you can consult the list down below. Due to take place from May 13 to May 25, it’s expected that more films will be added to the cinematic selection in the coming days, but already the billing is chock full of eye-catching releases. Interestingly, the aforementioned La Tete Haute will be the first festival opener since 1987 to be directed by a female filmmaker, in this case, Emmanuelle Bercot.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 13 and run right through »
- Michael Briers
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced this morning and it's quite impressive as it includes several titles I'd be rushing to line up for, which makes my not going for the second year in a row all the more frustrating. Titles I'd be most excited to see including the new Jacques Audiard movie Dheepan, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster and Denis Villeneuve's Sicario. Matteo Garrone's The Tale of Tales is obviously an exciting title as are Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Carol from Todd Haynes and Youth from Paolo Sorrentino. Gus Van Sant will arrive on the Croisette with The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey, Pixar will arrive with Inside Out, Woody Allen's Irrational Man will screen and we already knew Mad Max: Fury Road would screen. I won't lie, seeing the lineup had me considering looking at the bank »
- Brad Brevet
The lineup for the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival was unveiled Thursday morning, with announcements for the competition, Un Certain Regards and Out of Competition categories all included. Among this year’s lineup are new films from Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Matteo Garrone, Jia Zhang-Ke, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve and more.
In competition and in the Un Certain Regard, some of the highlights include Todd Haynes’ Carol, his first film since 2007’s I’m Not There, and Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, with him making his first return to the festival since 2011, and the first time he is back in Competition since Paranoid Park was nominated for the Palme D’Or in 2007.
Actress Natalie Portman »
- Brian Welk
Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Official Selection for its 68th edition (May 13-24) at a packed conference in Paris On Thursday morning.
“It’s a beautiful, fresh line-up which formulates ideas, takes risks and says something about the state of creativity in cinema around the world,” Fremaux told reporters at the Ugc Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées
The selection is a sign that Fremaux and his programming team are attempting to shake things up with Cannes old-timers vying for the Palme d’Or against a slew of first-time contenders.
Jacques Audiard’s provisionally titled Dheepan, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin and Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre will compete with French director Valérie Donzelli’s Marguerite And Julien, Norwegian Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, Greek filmmaker »
Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Official Selection for its 68th edition (May 13-24) at a packed conference in Paris this morning.
“It’s a beautiful, fresh line-up which formulates ideas, takes risks and says something about the state of creativity in cinema around the world,” Fremaux told the packed conference at the Ugc Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées
In a sign that he and his selection team are attempting to shake things up, Cannes old-timers Jacques Audiard, and Nanni Moretti will compete for the Palme d’Or against a slew of first time contenders, including French Valérie Donzelli and Norwegian Joachim Trier this year.
Some 1,854 films were submitted this year, all of which were screened.
“There are those who say, if you watch 1,800 films, how come the »
1-20 of 48 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners