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2014 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Main Competition, Un Certain Regard & Special Screenings

7 hours ago | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With only hours ago before the official selection for the Main Competition is announced, we’ve narrowed our final predictions to the following titles that we’re crystal-balling as the films that will be included on Thierry Fremaux’s highly anticipated list. Despite an obvious drought of Asian auteurs (we’re thinking the rumored frontrunner Takashi Miike won’t be included in tomorrow’s list) who’s to say there won’t be some definite surprises, like Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin last year.

Several hopefuls appear not to be ready in time, including Malick, Hsou-hsien, Cristi Puiu, and Innarritu, to name a few. But there does appear to be a high quantity of exciting titles from some of cinema’s leading auteurs. We’re still a bit tentative about whether Xavier Dolan’s latest, Mommy, will get a main competition slot—instead, we’re predicting another surprise, »

- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: # 8. Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s Dau

7 March 2014 6:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Dau

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovsky

Writers: Khrzhanovsky, Susanne Marian, Vladimir Sorokin, Kora Landau-Drobantseva

Producers: Coproduction Office’s Philippe Bober, Artyom Vasilev

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Teodor Currentzis, Youriy Alekseev, Radmila Schiogoleva

Patiently, we are still awaiting to hear if this might be the lucky year for Dau to make a bow. We had the film pegged for last year’s Most Anticipated list (#5) and fair to say, if the trend disturbingly continues, we won’t hear a peep out of it for the next twelve months ahead which will only confirm that production is completely off the tracks a la Synecdoche, New York. Winner at Rotterdam in 2005 for his debut film 4, Khrzhanovsky’s artistic ambition is unmatched by any I’ve seen in a very long time (I include Cuarón’s 7-years-in-the-making Gravity) — this on-going production (used three cinematographers, four editors) took a life of its own has had thousands of extras, »

- Nicholas Bell

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