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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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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
The Festival de Cannes (May 13-25) has completed its Official Selection of 53 titles by adding the following films, beefing up their Latin American lineup; one Mexican auteur is in the Competition. Two Cannes competition vets wind up in Un Certain Regard, Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Cemetery of Splendour") and Naomi Kawase ("An," “Sweet Red Bean Paste”) which will open the programme. That leaves two women in the Main Competition and four in Un Certain Regard. Gasper Noé's erotic "Love" is playing at midnight. In Competition "Cronic" by Mexican Michel Franco, starring Tim Roth (English language)"The Valley of Love" by Guillaume Nicloux, starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert Un Certain Regard "Alias Maria" by José Luis Rugeles Gracia"Taklub by Brillante Mendoza"Lamb" by Yared Zeleke – 1st film, first entry of Ethiopia in »
- Anne Thompson
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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
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)
The Cannes Film Festival added nine totals to its lineup on Thursday. “Cronic” from director Michael Franco and “The Valley of Love” from director Guillaume Nicloux will be screened in Competition, bringing the total number of films being judged by a jury presided over by Joel and Ethan Coen to 19. Additionally, José Luis Rugeles Gracia’s “Alias Maria,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Taklub,” Yared Zeleke’s “Lamb,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendour” and Naomi Kawase’s “An” will compete in Un Certain Regard, which will be decided by a jury led by actress and director Isabella Rossellini. Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, »
- Greg Gilman
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
Brillante Mendoza, one of the most notable directors working in the Philippines, has had constant output since his controversial win as Best Director for Kinatay at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival (he’d received previous murmurs of international renown for titles like 2008’s Service and 2005 debut The Masseur. He’s been quiet since the underwhelming experimental horror film Sapi in 2013, while other titles, like 2012’s Thy Womb, are often delayed considerably before reaching the Us. While 2014 was absent a new Mendoza title, earlier in the year it was revealed that his latest project, The Embroiderer, had received funding (along with a documentary he was simultaneously working on). While the film concerns an 83-year-old woman whose embroidery business is on the verge of bankruptcy, we wonder if Mendoza’s regular muse Mercedes Cabral will play a part somewhere in the mix.
Cast: Not available. »
- Nicholas Bell
10 items from 2015
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