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Seriously, we're not kidding. Beyond this point is material that's beyond just being Nsfw. This is something you might find in some of the filthier magazines in some of the dingier corners of your local corner store. So, if you're at all offended by graphic depictions of sex acts, stop and go somewhere else. You have been warned. If you're still here, then you are likely one of the many people who are wondering just what Gaspar Noe has to shock us with in his upcoming, 3D-enabled "Love," which has recently been added to the Cannes Film Festival. The director himself wants to go straight for the hormones, saying "with my next film I hope guys will have erections and girls will get wet." But if you wanted to know just how far he's willing to go, well... Read More: Check Out The Teaser Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Cannes 2015 lineup wasn’t done quite yet. Today, several films were added to the Un Certain Regard and In Competition categories, bringing the final, completed lineups of each up to 19 films.
Chief among them is Gaspar Noé’s Love, “a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl. It’s a love story, which celebrates sex in a joyous way.” Originally it was presumed the film would be In Competition, but now they’ve slotted the controversial filmmaker into a Midnight Movie screening. Also of note is Cemetery of Splendour, which is Thai director Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul’s follow-up to the Palme D’Or winner from 2010, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. That film will be shown as part of the Un Certain Regard.
- Brian Welk
An immediate reaction for many following the first Cannes lineup announcement was, "Where's Gaspar Noe's Love?" Answer: It's in Cannes. The massive French festival has just announced a second volley of selections in the official program - presumably rounding out the full selection - including the latest from Noe, Brillante Mendoza, Naomi Kawase, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and more. Here's the full assortment of new selections:As announced at the press conference held on 16th April, the Festival de Cannes has completed its Official Selection with the inclusion of the following films:in COMPETITIONCronic by Michel FrancoValley of love by Guillaume NiclouxUN Certain Regard Alias Maria by José Luis Rugeles GraciaTaklub by Brillante MendozaLamb by Yared Zeleke - 1st film, first entry of Ethiopia in Official SelectionCemetery of Splendour...
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This morning the Cannes Film Festival announced several more additions to its line-up, this includes Michel Franco's Dr. Dre biopic Chronic and Guillamue Nicoloux's Valley of Love as the two new Competition titles as well as films from Billante Mendoza, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Naomi Kawase in the Un Certain Regard. You can view the complete line-up here and among them you'll note the new Midnight Screening, Gaspar Noe's 3-D feature Love and here's how he described the feature in Marfa Journal #3 (via Le Temps Detruit Tout) saying: The film I'm finishing is going to be very unusual, because it's a love story in 3D. But all the elements in it have already been seen over a hundred times in different films. It's just the mix that will make it different. ... It's going to be closer to the life I really know. ... The only violence in the whole film is »
- Brad Brevet
The final additional titles for the 2015 Cannes Competition and the sidebar Un Certain Regard were announced earlier today (23 April) by the Festival organisers, and include a first film in the official selection from Ethiopia - Lamb by Yared Zeleke.
Artistic director Thierry Frémaux altogether added nine titles to the slate, including two which will vie for top prize the Palme d’Or: Michel Franco’s Chronic and Guillaume Niicloux’s Valley Of Love (with Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert).The opening slot of Un Certain Regard will be Naomi Kawase’s Sweet Red Bean Paste, adapted from the novel An by Japanese author Tetsuya Akikawa.
- Richard Mowe
Thierry Frémaux wasn’t done adding to the official festival selections, and in the same token, wasn’t done in shaking up a certain Main Comp status quo. By programming the latest from Main Comp mainstay filmmakers Naomi Kawase, Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Brillante Mendoza in the Un Certain Regard section and giving Gaspar Noe a more suitable Midnight showing for sizzler Love, Frémaux is using his film god powers to give the Main Comp section a fresh coat of paint with an overwhelming number of filmmakers who’ve previously been programmed elsewhere on the Croisette. Basking in the Main Comp glow, today’s two add-ons are Michel Franco (Cronic our #41 most anticipated foreign film) and Guillaume Nicloux (The Valley of Love – our #5 most anticipated foreign film of 2015 – this makes it two Mc titles for Isabelle Huppert). Here is the last batch:
Cronic by Michel Franco »
- Eric Lavallee
Official Selection for 2015 line-up completed with extra titles for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Special Screening and Midnight Screening strands.Click here for the full line-up
The 68th Cannes Film Festival has completed its Official Selection. Headlining the additions are two more Competition titles, taking the number of films in the running for the Palme d’Or up to 19.
The first is Chronic by Mexican director Michel Franco, starring Tim Roth and Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm). The film marks Franco’s English-language debut and centres on a depressed nurse practitioner who assists terminally ill patients and tries to reconnect with the family he abandoned. Wild Bunch handles sales
Franco and Roth decided to work together after meeting at Cannes in 2012, where the film-maker’s previous feature After Lucia won Un Certain Regard and Roth served on the jury.
The Mexican filmmaker was also in the running for Cannes’ Golden Camera in 2009 with his debut feature, Daniel and Ana.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
It was just a week ago that Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux said that up to eight more films could be added to the festival's prestigious lineup. And he wasn't joking around. Today, seven more films have been added to the slate, but the one that has everyone talking is Gaspar Noe's "Love," which will get a Midnight Screening. Previously described as “a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl...that will give guys a hard-on and make girls cry" (remember, this is Gaspar Noe we're talking about), not much else has been spilled about the movie. But the filmmaker behind "Enter The Void" and "Irreversible" is known for his audacious visuals, and he's is taking it up a notch. "The film I'm finishing is going to be very unusual, because it's a love story in 3D," he recently told Marfa Journal (via Les Temps Detruit Tout »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Michel Franco’s “Chronic” and Guillaume Nicloux’s “Valley of Love” will get a shot at the Palme d’Or, Gaspar Noe’s “Love” will receive a midnight screening, and Naomi Kawase’s “Sweet Red Bean Paste” is set to open Un Certain Regard at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, it was announced on Thursday.
One week after the lineup was initially unveiled in Paris, festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux completed the official selection with the whopping addition of nine films: two in competition; one midnight entry; five in Un Certain Regard; and one, Robert Guediguian’s “Une histoire de fou,” in Special Screenings. The last-minute jockeying for position — with several films reportedly in play for a limited number of berths — suggests an even more complicated, down-to-the-wire selection process than usual.
The official selection will present 53 features in total, with the competition and Un Certain Regard unspooling 19 titles apiece.
- Justin Chang
As promised, the Cannes Film Festival has added a handful of titles to the Official Selection, bringing the Compeition and Un Certain Regard lineups to a total of 19 films each. Notably making Thierry Frémaux’s extras today is Gaspar Noé’s Love. The film had been tipped for Competition but was given a Midnight Screening berth. The controversial filmmaker here offers up an “arousing sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl.” Added in Competition is… »
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)
To begin with a disclosure: I was granted free admission to this year’s True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri, and the festival paid for my travel and lodging as well. I still hope that I’m able to provide insight into the films I saw there.Bitter LakeSince attending the True/False Film Festival last month, I’ve been chewing on some ideas that Adam Curtis, the gifted essay filmmaker behind The Century of the Self and All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, shared in a lecture-cum-multimedia presentation that he called “Unstoryfiable.” Over the course of an hour, Curtis identified what he considered the major philosophical problems of our time, the unifying theme being a general failure of imagination in western culture. We’ve become a civilization obsessed with data, he argued; in our determination to predict the immediate future based on patterns of past behavior, »
- Ben Sachs
After announcing 43 films selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today, festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux sat down with Variety to parse some of the artistic and personal decisions his team faces, explaining how the committee justifies the 2015 lineup’s seemingly uneven distribution of nationalities (with France and Italy faring best) and a mostly male-dominated pool of directors: Just six of today’s new titles were directed by women, only two of them in official competition.
Praising the previously announced opening-night selection “Standing Tall” as “magnifique” in its own right, Fremaux insisted that audiences not fixate on the gender of its director, Emmanuelle Bercot, stressing how the film responds to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy and touches on issues important to this year’s program. Here, Fremaux opens up about the inclusions, omissions and other surprises still in store with Cannes’ 2015 lineup.
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The world thinks of Cannes as the »
- Peter Debruge and Elsa Keslassy
Indiewire's annual Cannes wish list isn't so much about officially predicting the lineup, but rather a survey of films we hope are finished in time and considered good enough to make the cut. We're not including films that have zero chances of being ready in time -- or, for that matter, the one film we officially know will be there: "Mad Max: Fury Road" (which is screening out of competition). Among the candidates are celebrated filmmakers such as Jacques Audiard, Woody Allen, Arnaud Desplechin, Cary Fukunaga, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Naomi Kawase, Yorgos Lanthimos, Terrence Malick, Jeff Nichols, Gaspard Noé, Paolo Sorrentino, Joachim Trier, Gus Van Sant and Apichatpong Weerasethaul, among many others. Films that don't get a spot in Cannes (and there will definitely be a few) will immediately become hot topics for a fall festival slot in Venice and/or Toronto. But that's then; this is now. »
There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).
In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.
With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.
Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.
For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »
For being just a brief 4 days, True/False is a densely packed festival, and I mean that in the true celebratory sense, full of not just film screenings, but parades and parties, street bound buskers, live game shows, filmmaking workshops and what-have-you, and it’s all condensed down into a vibrant, but relatively small college town. Everything is within a 10 minute walk. And where else might you walk two blocks and in the process subsequently encounter the likes of Joshua Oppenheimer, Alex Gibney, Nick Broomfield and the Ross Brothers? Paul Sturtz and David Wilson, the founders of True/False have created something truly special here in Columbia, Mo – a glorious celebration of non-fiction filmmaking and the fascinating fault line that separates the unreal from the untruthful.
- Jordan M. Smith
With the world’s most prestigious film festival just around the corner, cineastes have been lasciviously salivating about what’s going to show up at Cannes, with wish lists appearing almost immediately after Berlin (a fest that had one of their most impressive line-ups ever) announced their awards. The remainder of the 2015 fest circuit looks to be a plentiful, diverse porridge, with many of the world’s most renowned auteurs’ sporting brand new titles. While many prognosticators will be sharing the same lists, more or less, hopes are incredibly high for a handful of sure bets, and a gaggle of hopefuls. The main competition always seems easier to postulate, though Thierry Fremaux always throws a few curves, (After the Battle in 2012, The Hunt in 2013 or last year’s Timbuktu, which won the Cesar for Best Picture recently, are a couple ready examples of under-the-radar titles).
Italy seems primed for saturation at the fest. »
- Nicholas Bell
While Nicolas Winding Refn's bromance with Ryan Gosling is well documented, he also logs serious time with enfant terrible Gaspar Noé. If you ever wanted to get in a room with the pair, now is the time, as a great talk between them has surfaced. Conducted at the Danish Film Institute last year, the video is a fascinating, fun half-hour conversation between the pair. Refn talks about the tedium he felt shooting the car chases in "Drive" and how Christina Hendricks saved an otherwise dull scene, while Noé reveals his problems trying to get Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel to shoot a sequence he wanted for "Irreversible." They also talk about the hoops they have to go through in raising financing for their films, with Noé revealing how he got funding for his upcoming, explicit "Love" with just a few posters. It's great stuff, so watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With the out-there sensibility of a David Lynch, the mentorship of Nicolas Winding Refn and cinematography by Gaspar Noé’s Dp, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut was always likely to be a pretty unforgettable affair, either for good or ill. The film has a suitably retina-catching quad poster that you can feast your eyes on below by clicking on the image. Set in a geographically unspecified but distinctly Detroit-like town, the film tells the trippy, weird story of Billy (Christina Hendricks) who lives with her two sons in a shabby house in a derelict suburb. Billy struggles to make ends meet, and when the bank threatens to foreclose on her, she takes a job in a weird sex-gore-and-vaudeville nightclub run by a mysterious businessman (Ben Mendelsohn). Her eldest son Bones (Iain De Caestecker), meanwhile, has become obsessed with the city’s history; it transpires that the area was flooded to create a reservoir. »
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