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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Festival de Cannes Selection Announced

Cannes Film Festival 2009

 
The 62nd installment of the most prestigiuos film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24), announced their official selection today. All of the big directors with new films this year, with the notable exception of Woody Allen, submitted their new cinematic projects. The films are typically put into one of three categories: in competition, un certain regard, and out of competition. Ultimately, the films submitted are vying for the Palm d’Or – its Oscar equivalent would be ‘Best Picture’. Only the films selected for ‘In Competition’, however, have a chance to take home the coveted Golden Palm. Last year, a neorealistic French film about the experience of a literature teacher in an inner city Parisian middle school, “The Class”, directed by Laurent Cantet, won the Palm d’Or amidst pretty strong competition from Ari Folman’s “Waltz with Bashir” and Matteo Garrone’s “Gomorra”. French actress Isabelle Huppert, best known for her collaborations with Claude Chabrol, will head the jury and “Up”, the upcoming Pixar film directed by Peter Docter (Monsters, Inc.), will be the first animated film to open the festival.  The following are the selections for this year’s Cannes Fim Festival:

 

In Competition:

Pedro ALMODÔVAR – LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS  (Broken Embraces)

Andrea ARNOLD – FISH TANK

Jacques AUDIARD –  UN PROPHÈTE

Marco BELLOCCHIO – VINCERE

Jane CAMPION – BRIGHT STAR

Isabel COIXET – MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO

Xavier GIANNOLI –  A L’ORIGINE

Michael HANEKE – DAS WEISSE BAND  (The White Ribbon)

Ang LEE – TAKING WOODSTOCK

Ken LOACH – LOOKING FOR ERIC

LOU Ye – CHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN  (Spring Fever)

Brillante MENDOZA – KINATAY

Gaspar NOE –  ENTER THE VOID

PARK Chan-Wook – BAK-JWI  (Thirst)

Alain RESNAIS –  LES HERBES FOLLES

Elia SULEIMAN – THE TIME THAT REMAINS

Quentin TARANTINO – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

Johnnie TO – VENGEANCE

TSAI Ming-Liang – VISAGE  (Face)

Lars VON TRIER – ANTICHRIST

 

Un Certain Regard:

BONG Joon Ho – MOTHER

Alain CAVALIER – IRENE

Lee DANIELS – PRECIOUS

Denis DERCOURT – DEMAIN DES L’AUBE

Heitor DHALIA – À DERIVA  (Adrift)

Bahman GHOBADI – KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH  (Nobody Knows About The Persian Cats)

Ciro GUERRA – LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO  (Les Voyages Du Vent)

Mia HANSEN-LOVE – LE PÈRE DE MES ENFANTS

Hanno HÃ-FER, Razvan  MARCULESCU, Cristian MUNGIU,  Constantin POPESCU, Ioana  URICARU –  AMINTIRI DIN EPOCA DE AUR  (Tales From The Golden Age)

Nikolay KHOMERIKI – SKAZKA PRO TEMNOTU  (Tale In The Darkness)

HIrokazu KORE-EDA – KUKI NINGYO  (Air Doll)

Yorgos LANTHIMOS – KYNODONTAS  (Dogtooth)

Pavel LOUNGUINE – TZAR  (Le Tsar)

Raya MARTIN – INDEPENDENCIA  (Independence)

Corneliu PORUMBOIU – POLITIST, ADJECTIV  (Policier, Adjectif)

Pen-Ek RATANARUANG – NANG MAI  (Nymph)

João Pedro RODRIGUES – MORRER COMO UM HOMEM  (Mourir Comme Un Homme)

Haim TABAKMAN – EYES WIDE OPEN

Warwick THORNTON – SAMSON AND DELILAH

Jean VAN DE VELDE – THE SILENT ARMY

 

Out of Competition:

Alejandro AMENABAR – AGORA

Terry GILLIAM-  THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS  (L’IMAGINARIUM DU DOCTEUR PARNASSUS)

Robert GUÉDIGUIAN – L’ARMÉE DU CRIME

Peter DOCTER – UP

Here is the official press kit for this years festival.

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    SadoApr 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I’m really excited for the return of Gaspar Noe, Lars Von Trier, and Jacques Audiard.

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