À Deriva (2009)
Variety have this as a synopsis,
Story revolves around a musician, who’d be played by Fanning, and her boyfriend, a rising star in the indie rock world. Already faced with a choice between her art and her relationship, she is forced to make a harder choice between life and death after being involved in a fatal car accident.
Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia, whose 2009 film À Deriva played well at Cannes last year, took the reins from original Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke who has a date in the woods with Red Riding Hood, and will be directing the Shauna Cross script, adapted from Gayle Forman’s novel.
The deals for both films follow on the heels of Revolver's deal with Focus to distribute Cary Joji Fukunaga's "Sin Nombre" here in the U.K.
Revolver CEO Justin Marciano said: "We're glad to again be the trusted partner in the U.K. for Focus Features on two such powerful pieces of cinema."
Set on Brazil's Buzios beaches in the early 1980s, "Adrift" tells the story of a girl's coming of age one glorious summer.
Jarmusch's latest offering is billed as a poetic, allusive, stunning offbeat variation on the conventional hit man movie, with Isaach De Bankole heading a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paz de la Huerta and Bill Murray.
That’s what the premise of the upcoming comedy Father of Invention sounds like to us, although it probably doesn’t help that Kevin Spacey, who recently played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, is among the ensemble cast. Spacey plays an inventor-turned-billionaire and world-class egotist who serves a prison term after one of his inventions (Let’s guess which one it was: Giant robot? Orbiting death ray beam? Super-intelligent android with a heart made of Kryptonite?) goes crazy.
After being released from the slammer, the character tries to rebuild his fortune as well as repair his fractured relationship with family members—the latter proving much trickier. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
The story follows a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire (Spacey) who spends eight years in prison when one of his inventions goes awry. Upon release, he is seeks to rebuild his reputation and fortune but finds that easier than salvaging his relationship with his family.
Robinson will play the husband of the former billionaire's ex-wife who now lives in his house and drives his car and helps Spacey get back on his feet after he gets out of prison.
Belle will play his daughter, a social worker hesitant to trust her father, while Graham is her lesbian roommate who sleeps with the father. Knoxville will play a store manager who hires Spacey's character after his prison stint.
Dana Brunetti, Jonathan Krane
- I wasn't completely sold on Heitor DhaliaHeitor Dhalia
- One of the more enjoyable discoveries in covering a film festival is the uncovering of new talent: whether it be behind or in front of the camera. At this year's Cannes, I was introduced to a foursome of directors, several actresses and a genius performance from a French speaking newcomer you'll leave an imprint on world audiences. One honorable mention I have before we commence this top ten list, are the child actors from Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
- What happens when a teenage daughter discovers her own sexuality while her parents are rediscovering their own? A rather awkward, uncomfortable predicament is applied to a sea-side, sun-bleached town with villas, where a young protagonist Filipa (via first time actress Laura NeivaLaura Neiva
- Vera Egito comes to the Critic's Week section this year presenting not one, but two short films. This and the Director's Fortnight section are obvious stepping stones for the next generations of filmmakers - this Brazilian filmmaker like the others before her benefit from the exposure and you could tell that Egito was very humble in being there for opening night and knowing full well she cap the section off down the road. She was a was an assistant director in the feature film Drained, directed by Heitor DhaliaHeitor Dhalia
- Affectionally known to French audiences as "Les Lescars", Round da Way completes this year's selection of ten feature films found in Cannes Critic's Week sidebar. Featuring the voices of Vincent CasselVincent Cassel
- I've officially placed Heitor DhaliaHeitor Dhalia
Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces", Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" are listed among the 20 In Competition movies. They will be up against Jane Campion's "Bright Star", Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric", Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon", Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and Park Chan-wook's "Thirst" among others.
Terry Gilliam-directed drama fantasy starring Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", has been included in the Out of Competition line-up. In the meantime, Sam Raimi's horror "Drag Me to Hell" enters the Midnight Screenings list.
A sampling of just the biggest names who will be in competition: Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Park Chan-wook (Thirst), Jane Campion (Bright Star), Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon), Gaspar Noe (Enter the Void), Ken Loach (Looking for Eric), Johnnie To (Vengeance), Lars von Trier (Antichrist), Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock).
Not only that, but out of competition, we have Pixar's Up as the opening film, Bong Joon-ho's Mother, Hikorazu Kore-eda's Air Doll, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, and a new documentary by Michel Gondry
Up U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson Closer
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky France, Jan Kounen In Competition
Bright Star Australia-u.K.-France, Jane Campion
Spring Fever China-France, Lou Ye
Antichrist Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier
Enter the Void France, Gaspar Noe
Face France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium, Tsai Ming-liang
Les Herbes folles France-Italy, Alain Resnais
In the Beginning France,
Antichrist from Lars Von Trier
Enter the Void from Gapar Noe (we've been waiting on a trailer for a long time)
Vengeance from Johnnie To
Thirst from Chan-Wook Park
Inglorious Basterds from Qt
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus from Terry Gilliam
As well as so many others. One of these years Qe will be headed to Cannes for reviews, but not this year folks, (unless we can find a French correspondent or someone donates a few large, hah!)
Full list after the break. via Variety
"Up," U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
"Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky," France, Jan Kounen
"Bright Star," Australia-u.K.-France, Jane Campion
But work schedule prevents me from going to Cannes (May is ratings period for TV and thou shall not leave your post!). So, I'll just regale myself with fantasizing I was there, or, by counting the days before I can see the films in/out competition!
And this year? It's great! Quentin Tarantino ("Inglourious Basterds") will face off with Ang Lee ("Taking Woodstock") while fighting Pedro Almodovar ("Broken Embraces") and kicking Jane Campion ("Bright Star") to the curb.
It's going to be fierce!
But before all the competition hoopla, Disney/Pixar will entertain everyone by opening the event with "Up" (the first ever animated film to kick off the festival!).
Oh, and out of competition? The last film made by Heath Ledger, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" by Terry Gilliam.
Here's the complete line up, oh,
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