As has become the story in recent years, familiar Cannes-family names grace the line-up of the official competition of the 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
A dozen of the nineteen films announced are alumni of the festival: Almodovar
, Bonello, Cavalier, Ceylan, the Dardenne brothers, Kaurismaki, Kawase, Malick, Moretti, Ramsay, Sorrentino and von Trier all returning to premiere their art, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
taking a shot at a third Palme d’Or. Add Japan’s Takashi Miike
to the mix, and the Danish director of the much-heralded “Pusher
” franchise, Nicolas Winding Refn
, very few slots can be identified as festival discoveries.
While this trend continues to disappoint people looking to Cannes Official Competition to break ground (two first time filmmakers are included in the line-up), it has also forced journalists to find inspiration in the Un Certain Regard section of the fest. With Sean Durkin