Gilles Jacob, pulling the bow, had not failed to discreetly soaped the plank to his successor, the new president Pierre Lescure: at the margin of the press conference announcing in April 16 morning, the official selection the 2015, the outgoing president was playing malicious oracles by publishing a first novel, The Festival will not take place . LOL. How to wear the Scoumoune its successors and prophesy that the grass will grow back more now on the Croisette? The incoming president, accompanied by his general delegate Thierry Fremaux, wishing its best wishes for success and happiness in this dear Gilles in his career as a novelist, has not failed to catch the ball rolling pernicious: “The Cannes Film Festival will take place” he said with the firmness of a sheriff.
OK, but what movies? In the preamble, the general delegate spoke of a festival that we could not accuse select “ always the same s”. 2015 selection would be set “ Mission ” to affix new names to the toplist authors of world cinema. This year, the great authors have missed: movies not ready or not retained …
great filmmakers not retained? It’s the least we can say. The greater the stunning announcement of the 44 films in the various sections of the Official Selection is the lack of Arnaud Desplechin (including previous six feature films were in competition), the ex-webbed Apichatpong Weerasethakul ( Uncle Boonmee in 2010), the highly anticipated new film from the director of Tabou , Miguel Gomes (his monster six-hour could it hurt him?) or Jeff Nichols ( Midnight Special with nothing less than Adam Driver and Kirsten Dunst). Three childhood memories , the Desplechin, we have seen, the film is beautiful and we can not explain his absence – especially in favor of a French selection on the uneven exciting paper (Jacques Audiard, Maïwenn, Valerie Donzelli and, surprise, Stéphane Brizé). As for the lack of Weerasethakul and Gomes, without seeing their films, it is surprising that lack two of the most daring and creative filmmakers discovered the last fifteen years.
That said, none of these absences n is for the final time, since Thierry Fremaux announced that between two and four films will complement the competition (and possibly other French).
Among the films already been selected Compete impatient one shudders to discover the martial art film Hou Hsiao Hsien, the return of two ex-webbed Nanni Moretti and Gus Van Sant (with Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts), the latest works of young people who go up (Greek Yorgos Lanthimos with The Lobster – after Canines Norwegian Joachim Trier with Louder Than Bombs – after Oslo, August 31st ), the return of Todd Haynes, making the story of a love affair between two women in the 50 years or the new Jia Zhangke. Note a strong Italian presence, in addition to Moretti, it will also count with Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino
A side glance, many unknown names and, as appropriate, of promises. discovery. A note however the presence of the great Kiyoshi Kurosawa with Travel to the other side (note that there are seven, Tokyo Sonata was already in Un Certain Regard, and, seriously, the film would be shown in the Compete – and the highest steps of the charts). And the Romanian Corneliu Porumboiu (Golden Camera in 2006 with was 24:08 East of Bucharest ) or the French young Alice Winocour, discovered it two years ago with Augustine , and return with Maryland (played by Diane Kruger).
Finally, climbing stairs requires, stars populate all floors of this selection are expected since Tom Hardy (the new Mad Max ), Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (in the Woody Allen), Louise Bourgoin (first film by Laurent Lariviere – and perhaps Joachim Lafosse, possible last addition minute), Marion Cotillard (in an Australian adaptation of Macbeth COMPETE), the sublime Chang Chen and Shu Qi (in Hou Hsiao Hsien), Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel (as Sorrentino), Leah Seydoux and Colin Farrell (in Yorgos Lanthimos), Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert (in Joachim Trier), Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (in the Todd Haynes). Finally, as always head up (it’s also the title of the new film Emmanuelle Bercot opening) is Catherine Deneuve, who will climb the stairs first.
Film of opening
High Head Emmanuelle Bercot (France) with Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel
Dheepan by Jacques Audiard (France), Marc Zinga
The Market Act Stephane Brizé (France) with Vincent Lindon
Marguerite and Julien Valérie Donzelli (France), with Anaïs Demoustier and Jeremiah Elkaïm.
The Tale of the Tales Matteo Garrone (Italy), with Vincent Cassel and Salma Hayek
Carol Todd Haynes (USA), with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
The Assassin Hsia Hsien Hou (China), with Shu Qi and Chang Chen
Moutains May Depart Jia Zhang-Ke (China) with Zhao Tao.
Our sister Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Japan), with Haruka Ayase
Macbeth Justin Kurzel (Australia), with Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece), with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Léa Seydoux
My King Maïwenn (France), Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot and Louis Garrel
Madre Mia Nanni Moretti (Italy), with Margherita Buy and John Turturro
Saul Fia Laszlo Nemes (Hungary), with Géza Röhrig and Levente Molnr
The Youth Paolo Sorrentino (Italy), with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.
Louder Than Bombs Joachim Trier (Norway), with Isabelle Huppert and Jesse Eisenberg
The Sea of Trees Gus Van Sant (USA), with Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts.
Sicario Denis Villeneuve (Quebec), with Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro
Out of Competition
Mad Max Fury Road George Miller (Australia), with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron
Irrational Man Woody Allen (USA), with Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone
Vice Versa Tim Johnson (USA)
The Little Prince Mark Osborne (France).
Un Certain Regard
Fly Away Solo Neeraj Ghaywan (India)
Rams Grimur Hakonarson (Iceland)
Travel to the other side Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
I am a soldier Laurent Larivière (France)
Lead Sun Dalibor Matanic (Croatia)
The Other Side Roberto Minervini (USA)
The Floor of below Radu Muntean (Romania)
The Shameless Oh Seung-Uk (Korea)
The Fourth Direction Gurvinder Singh (India)
Las Elegidas David Pablos (Mexico)
Nahid Ida Panahandeh (Iran)
The Treasury Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
Maryland Alice Winocour (France)
Madonna Shin Su-won (Korea)
Asphalt Samuel Benchetrit (France)
Oka Souleymane Cissé (Mali)
A story of love and darkness Natalie Portman (USA)
Amnesia Barbet Schroeder (Iran)
Office Hong Won-Chan (Korea)
Amy Asif Kapadia (UK)