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Arnaud Desplechin Talks Cannes, Marion Cotillard & ‘Ismaël’s Ghosts’ [Interview]

20 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Opening the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and presented out of competition, French auteur’s Arnaud Desplechin “Ismael’s Ghosts” is a Pandora’s box of a film which stars two of the best French actresses around: Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It’s the director’s most ambitious film to date, a loosely-inspired remake of Jean Renoir‘s “Providence” as directed by Bergman and Hitchcock. 

Continue reading Arnaud Desplechin Talks Cannes, Marion Cotillard & ‘Ismaël’s Ghosts’ [Interview] at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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Marion Cotillard Talks ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’; Says “I Would Pay” To Do American Comedy – Cannes Studio

20 May 2017 4:21 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar winner and Cannes Film Festival veteran Marion Cotillard reteams with director Arnaud Desplechin for Ismael’s Ghosts, which opened the festival this week. The two previously worked together in 1996’s My Sex Life… Or How I Got Into An Argument. We sat down recently with Cotillard to discuss the new movie and how things have evolved for her over the past 20 years. Ismael’s Ghosts is the story of a filmmaker (Mathieu Amalric) whose life is sent into a tailspin by the… »

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Cannes-Do Mama! Marion Cotillard Steps Out for First Red Carpet Appearances After Welcoming a Daughter

18 May 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

New mom Marion Cotillard is back on the red carpet.

The French actress made her 2017 Cannes Film Festival debut during the event’s opening day on Wednesday, rocking three different ensembles in support of her new movie Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantômes d’Ismaël).

While two of her outfits channeled the star’s more glamorous side, the standout may have been what she wore for the film’s photo call: a floor-length white T-shirt dress over a triple-cuffed pair of Y/Project jeans. Cotillard, 41, completed the edgy look with tan stiletto sandals and a simple gold necklace.

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- Jen Juneau

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Cannes 2017: Red Carpet Arrivals on the Croisette (Photos)

17 May 2017 5:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

See all the Cannes Film Festival red carpet arrivals, from photo calls to stars walking the Croisette like Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman. Uma Thurman, presiding over the Un Certain Regard jury this year, looks radiant in pale pink. For the second year in the row, Elle Fanning lights up the Croisette — here at the premiere of “Ismael’s Ghosts.” Twice the glamour with model Bella Hadid in the foreground, and L’Oreal ambassador Julianna Moore in the background. Susan Sarandon, star of FX”s “Feud,” stuns in a satin number at the 70th Cannes opening night ceremony. Charlotte Gainsbourg, »

- Matt Donnelly

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Cannes 2017. Past Upon Present—Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts”

17 May 2017 4:08 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

If last year saw Olivier Assayas doing his version of a ghost story with Personal Shopper, this year, it apparently fell upon French contemporary Arnaud Desplechin to do the same with Ismael’s Ghosts, the (uncharacteristically) interesting opening film of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Anyone expecting Desplechin to go full genre, though, will likely be disappointed, which is to say that Ismael’s Ghosts isn't much of a ghost story—or at least not any more of a ghost story than any of his other films, from his debut feature, the beautifully titled La vie des morts (1991), to his most recent, the coming-of-age drama My Golden Days (2015). What is a ghost story, after all, except the present being haunted by the past? Drawing from a vast array of references, Desplechin weaves together stories and fragments of stories that shift to and fro with wild abandon. Here, Ismaël Vuillard (a »

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Will Smith Brings Star Power to Cannes and Defends Netflix’s Place at the Festival

17 May 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bonjour, Monsieur Smith.

Will Smith injected some star power to the opening night of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, greeting fans gathered in the Côte d’Azur on Wednesday.

Looking dashing in black tux, Smith joked about his hometown to a group of festival goers, saying, “West Philadelphia is a long way from Cannes.”

Smith is a member of this year’s festival jury, which also includes Jessica Chastain, Paolo Sorrentino and Park Chan-wook.

Also supplying the star power on Wednesday was Marion Cotillard, who stars alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg in French director Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts, which premiere on opening night. »

- Mike Miller

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Matrix Star Monica Bellucci Kicks Off Cannes Film Festival with a Very French Make-Out Session

17 May 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So that’s how they kick off award shows in France!

Matrix star Monica Bellucci, who’s serving as Master of Ceremonies at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, showed off her seduction skills with a gag during the festival’s opening ceremony Wednesday evening.

The Italian model and actress, 52, surprised the audience at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès by having a steamy, faux make-out session with her co-host, French comedian Alex Lutz.

Wearing a flowing, semi-sheer black Dior gown, the former Bond girl grabbed a handful of the comedian’s hair as she pushed his face toward her own before locking lips. »

- Mike Miller

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Gathering lavender by Anne-Katrin Titze

17 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Nicole Garcia on Marion Cotillard: "I find her very spontaneous and very unpredictable in this movie."

Tonight, Marion Cotillard is walking the Cannes Film Festival opening night red carpet for Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantômes D'Ismaël), in which she stars with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric (who stars in his own film Barbara with Jeanne Balibar and Lisa Ray-Jacobs in the Directors' Fortnight program).

In my conversation with From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres) director Nicole Garcia she reveals how Marion Cotillard works on her character, explains the choices from costume designer Catherine Leterrier (Danièle Thompson's Cézanne Et Moi and Benoît Jacquot's 3 Coeurs), and shares the advice from Frantz director François Ozon on choosing a foreign language film title.

Nicole Garcia on the novel by Milena Agus: "I talked to Marion Cotillard about the book years ago." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

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- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Long and short of Cannes opener by Richard Mowe

17 May 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Cannes opening film line-up (from left): Hippolyte Girardot, Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Arnaud Desplechin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel and Alba Rohrwacher in Ismael’s Ghosts, opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Richard Mowe

The director of the Cannes Film Festival’s opening title Ismael’s Ghosts tried to explain away why there are two versions of the film on view - a short and long cut.

Arnaud Desplechin Photo: Richard Mowe

The Cannes first night audience saw the slim one: “There’s the original one, which is more intellectual,” said Desplechin at a media encounter. “And there’s the shorter one which you saw this morning which I would describe as more sentimental.” The extended cut currently is screening at the Pantheon Cinema in Paris, owned by Desplechin’s producer Pascal Caucheteux.

The American distributor Magnolia Pictures has yet to decide on which version to show in the States. »

- Richard Mowe

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Cannes Review: ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ is a Disorienting, Exhilarating Drama

17 May 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Pasolini included an “essential bibliography” in the opening credits of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, proffering five philosophical titles by the likes of Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot to help viewers navigate his rich and daunting Sadean masterpiece. The closing credits of Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts also feature a reading list that could be called essential. Of the four authors listed therein, one in particular might hold the key to interpreting Desplechin’s exhilarating, overflowing mindfuck of a movie: Jacques Lacan.

Desplechin has frequently acknowledged his debt to psychoanalysis in general and Lacan specifically, but never had he dared plunge as deeply into the mysteries of the psyche as he does here. The hyper-dense complexity of Ismael’s Ghosts may be his attempt at a cinematic representation of a nervous breakdown, namely that of the protagonist Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a director who gets stuck at a creative »

- Giovanni Marchini Camia

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‘Ismaël’s Ghosts’ Starring Marion Cotillard & Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Arnaud Desplechin At His Best & Worst [Cannes Review]

17 May 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

What do Joyce’s “Ulysses,” Tajikistan, night terrors, Bob Dylan, fraught fatherly relationships, Russian spies, astrophysics, Jacques Lacan, dependent disabled brothers and Jackson Pollock have in common? In the unlikely infinite-monkeys-infinite-typewriters scenario whereby this becomes an actual riddle, you now have an answer: nothing, but they all pop up in Arnaud Desplechin‘s “Ismaël’s Ghosts.” If storylines were measured in yardage, laid end to end the film’s narratives could comfortably lasso the moon, but its very fundamental problem is that they’re not laid end-to-end.

Continue reading ‘Ismaël’s Ghosts’ Starring Marion Cotillard & Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Arnaud Desplechin At His Best & Worst [Cannes Review] at The Playlist. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Cannes 2017: Will Smith Clashes With Pedro Almodóvar Over Netflix

17 May 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Cannes got started with fireworks at the usually dull jury press conference after an underwhelming press screening for the opening film “Ismael’s Ghosts” from Arnaud Desplechin. (Read IndieWire’s review here.) Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard shine in the stylish French drama (which played out of competition), but their central relationship drama with an alcoholic filmmaker (Mathieu Amalric) is buried by overwrought theatrics.

Read More: The Cannes 2017 Buyers Guide: Who Will Buy Films You’ll See

Then the jury press conference exploded as jury president Pedro Almodóvar defended the experience of seeing movies on the big screen — all films should be seen first that way, he stated — and not on Netflix in people’s living rooms.

Was he actually saying he wouldn’t consider giving the Palme d’Or to the two Netflix competition films, Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja”?  And if so, »

- Anne Thompson

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Cannes 2017: Will Smith Clashes With Pedro Almodóvar Over Netflix

17 May 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cannes got started with fireworks at the usually dull jury press conference after an underwhelming press screening for the opening film “Ismael’s Ghosts” from Arnaud Desplechin. (Read IndieWire’s review here.) Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard shine in the stylish French drama (which played out of competition), but their central relationship drama with an alcoholic filmmaker (Mathieu Amalric) is buried by overwrought theatrics.

Read More: The Cannes 2017 Buyers Guide: Who Will Buy Films You’ll See

Then the jury press conference exploded as jury president Pedro Almodóvar defended the experience of seeing movies on the big screen — all films should be seen first that way, he stated — and not on Netflix in people’s living rooms.

Was he actually saying he wouldn’t consider giving the Palme d’Or to the two Netflix competition films, Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja”?  And if so, »

- Anne Thompson

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Arnaud Desplechin Responds to ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ Alternate Cut Controversy: ‘There Aren’t Actually Two Films’

17 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The way filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin explains it, his Cannes opening night offering “Ismael’s Ghosts” doesn’t have two different cuts, it simply has two different tones. 

At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon — held, as per tradition, after the press screening of the film, which will officially open the festival later tonight — Desplechin attempted to explain away rumors that the film bowing at the festival is not his preferred version, Variety reports.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

“This is an idea that dates from a long time ago,” Desplechin told the crowd. “It was a proposal by the producer. We were looking at the situation…There aren’t actually two films. There’s the original version and the one you saw. The original one is a more intellectual one. The version you saw is the more sentimental one. »

- Kate Erbland

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Cannes Opening Night Film: Director Addresses Controversy About Two Cuts

17 May 2017 5:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Controversies over showing the director’s cut of a film is familiar turf at the Cannes Film Festival — remember Harvey Weinstein vs. “Grace of Monaco”?

But at the press conference on Wednesday afternoon for this year’s opening night selection, “Ismael's Ghosts,” director Arnaud Desplechin tried to downplay reports that his version isn’t premiering at the festival.

The extended cut of the film, which is 20 minutes longer, will only screen for now at Paris’ Cinema du Pantheon, owned by producer Pascal Caucheteux. Jean Labadie’s banner Le Pacte will release the version that’s showing in Cannes in French theaters. Magnolia Pictures, which is distributing the film in the United States, still hasn’t decided which version to show.

“This is an idea that dates from a long time ago,” Desplechin said. “It was a proposal by the producer. We were looking at the situation … There aren’t actually two films. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Cannes Review: Marion Cotillard Won’t Stay Dead in Arnaud Desplechin’s Opening Night Film, ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Within its first half hour, “Ismael’s Ghosts” weaves together espionage, melodrama, supernatural hauntings, and a filmmaker’s creative crisis. It’s the most ambitious movie to date from French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose ensemble dramas “A Christmas Tale” and “My Golden Years” also dealt with characters coping with their troubled pasts. This time, it’s a wild hodgepodge of genres that often risk collapsing on top of each other. At its best, the movie is a freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it’s thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.

“Ismael’s Ghosts” within the confines of a movie imagined by its main character: a dense, labyrinthine spy story involving the experiences of young recruit Ivan (Louie Garrel) who’s services straight out of school. Minutes into that setup, Desplechin pulls out to reveal the world of disheveled writer-director Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a rugged, »

- Eric Kohn

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

17 May 2017 2:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

By far the most important ingredient for any artist is life experience: When storytellers try to tackle anything more realistic than a by-the-numbers superhero movie, it helps to have had your heart broken, perhaps to have lost a parent, to have been forced to choose between two lovers, to have fathered a child. With “Ismael’s Ghosts,” Arnaud Desplechin attempts to cram all this and more into a single film. A self-absorbed, nightmare-besotted director (played by Mathieu Amalric) is literally haunted by his past when his wife, presumed dead for 21 years, unexpectedly reappears midway through his latest production — but even though much seems to be informed by autobiography (or at least narcissism), precious little rings true.

As phony emotional showcases go, this one’s full of unintentionally comedic melodrama, rivaling cult favorite “The Room” at times as Amalric (reprising his role as the chronicallly unstable Ismael Vuillard from “Kings and »

- Peter Debruge

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The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

17 May 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Official Lineup Announcements

2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, ‘Twin Peaks’ and More

2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup

Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Cannes 2017 Announces Directors Fortnight Lineup, Including Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ and ‘Patti Cake$’

Cannes Classics 2017 Lineup Includes ‘Belle de Jour’ Restoration, Stanley Kubrick Doc and More

2017 Cannes Critics’ Week Announces Lineup, Including ‘Brigsby Bear’ and Animation From Iran

Cannes Adds Roman Polanski Film to Lineup

Cannes Doc Day to Explore ‘Fake News,’ Women’s Voices and New Work From Amos Gitaï

Cannes American Pavilion 2017 Lineup: Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Screen Talk Live and More

Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President

Cannes: Barry Jenkins, Cristian Mungiu and More Are Set for Jury Duty

Cannes Addresses Netflix Controversy By Forcing Competition Films to Receive Theatrical Distribution In France

Todd Haynes »

- Indiewire Staff

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Cannes opener 'Ismael's Ghosts' gets UK deal

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Desplechin’s film stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard.

Arrow Films has snapped up UK rights to Ismael’s Ghosts, the opening film of this year’s festival which is being sold by Wild Bunch.

The increasingly ambitious UK distributor is planning to release the film in the UK either later in the year or in early 2018.

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin, Ismael’s Ghosts stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel.

It’s the story of a reclusive filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to start work on a new movie.

The film was pre-bought for the Us by Magnolia last year. “We see it as a major arthouse theatrical release for the UK,” says Tom Stewart, acquisitions director of Arrow Films.

Arrow’s acquisition of the title comes as the UK company looks to ramp up »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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What Is the Cannes Film Festival and Why Is It Important?

16 May 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So what is it about the Cannes Film Festival that brings Nicole Kidman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Stewart and dozens of other stars to the South of France?

Well, there’s glamour, as seen in this fabulous hype video. And beautiful people, gorgeous dresses and yacht parties on the Mediterranean.

It’s also big business. Many stars and Hollywood insiders are attending the festival to promote their films, most of which are are making their world premieres at the event. The opening night film this year will feature Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg in French director Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts — a drama about moviemaking. »

- Nancy Dunham

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