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Michael Weber’s The Match Factory has acquired international sales rights to three films selected for Cannes’ Directors Fortnight — Abel Ferrara’s “Alive in France,” Roberto De Paolis’ “Pure Hearts” (Cuori Puri), and Leonardo Di Costanzo’s “Intruder” (L’Intrusa).
As previously announced, the company also has two films in Cannes’ Competition section, Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” and Kornél Mundruczó’s “Jupiter’s Moon,” and one film in Un Certain Regard, Mohammad Rasoulof’s “Dregs.”
“Alive in France” is a documentary centering on a series of concerts in France dedicated to songs and music from Ferrara’s films, including “Bad Lieutenant” and “The King of New York.” Directors Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop described the film as a self-portrait in which Ferrara explores his relationship with cinema and music; the pic has lush cinematography by d.p. Emmanuel Gras, Waintrop said.
“Pure Hearts,” De Paolis’ debut feature, is »
- Leo Barraclough and Elsa Keslassy
If the last 69 years are any indication, in one month many of the year’s best films will begin to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. With the 70th edition kicking off shortly, following the line-up, we now have a handful of debut images from our most-anticipated titles.
First up, above, there’s the debut look at Robert Pattinson in Good Time, the next feature from Heaven Knows What duo Josh and Benny Safdie. A crime drama also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi, not much else is known about the film, but co-director Josh Safdie had this to say on Instagram:
Good Time, the film we’ve been slaving over for the past 19 months, will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the main competition. Here’s a still of #RobertPattinson as Connie Nikas. He and everyone else in the film are incredible. @a24 will release it in the Us. »
- Jordan Raup
Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition films.
Welcome to the “huge party” of Cannes 70. If the Official Selection this year is a “lab”, the formula isn’t quite complete - Thierry Fremaux announced 18 films which will compete for the Palme D’Or today, implying that three have yet to arrive (he also hinted that a glaring absence, that of a film from China for the second consecutive year, may yet be rectified; nothing was said however about the absence of a major Hollywood studio thus far).
Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full
A total of 1,930 films viewed, the selection process running through to 3am: Cannes 70 will be a “meeting, a vision of the world, and a promise of a better life together”. No small ambition, but the line-up has been warmly greeted by cineastes. Clearly, it isn’t a same-old-names Cannes habitues Competition, although [link=nm »
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The film, from the director of White God, was previously titled Superfluous Man.
The first image from the new film by Kornél Mundruczó - Jupiter’s Moon - has been released (see above).
It has been selected to play in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Match Factory is handling international sales on the project, which was previously titled Superfluous Man.
Kornél Mundruczó’s last film White God won the Prize Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2014.
The film is about a young immigrant who is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, the wounded man can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by a doctor intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret.
Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full »
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The line-up for our most-anticipated cinema-related event of the year is here. With a jury headed up by Pedro Almodóvar, who came to the festival last year with Julieta, the slate for the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled live. Kicking off with Arnaud Desplechin‘s Marion Cotillard-led Ismael’s Ghosts, there’s new films from Lynne Ramsay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Hong Sang-soo (x 2!), Bong Joon-ho, Noah Baumbach, the Safdies, the final work from Abbas Kiarostami, and much more. Check out the full line-up below.
Jupiter’s Moon – Kornél Mundruczó
L’Amant Double – François Ozon
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
Radiance – Naomi Kawase
The Day After – Hong Sang-soo
- Jordan Raup
All you need to know about Cannes 2017 line-up announcement.Scroll down for the line-up
The films chosen for the Cannes Official Selection will be announced on April 13 at 11am Cet (10am GMT).
The 70th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to run from May 17-28. The films as they are announced are below:
Geu-Hu (The Day After), Hong Sangsoo
The Killing Of The Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos
Jupiter’s Moon, Kornél Mundruczó
L’amant Double, François Ozon
Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin (opening film)
In The Fade, Fatih Akin
Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning are strongly tipped to world premiere as official selections of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival.
Although Netflix has acquired films from Cannes in the past (including 2016 Camera d’Or winner “Divines”), “Okja” could be the first project produced by the company to bow in Cannes. “Okja” also attracted the support of Brad Pitt’s Plan B as a producer. Korean stylist Joon-ho’s film “Mother” premiered in Cannes in 2009.
In terms of pedigree and timing, “The Beguiled” couldn’t be better situated. Coppola is a Cannes vet after premiering “The Bling Ring” in 2013 and “Marie Antoinette” in 2006, and Focus plans to release the Civil War-set film June 23 in the U.S. A re-adaptation of Thomas Cullen »
- Elsa Keslassy and Peter Debruge
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