Friday, April 15, 2016

Cannes Festival 2016 selection decrypted – The Obs

Cannes lack of chairs. This is what has just recalled Thierry Fremaux, well placed to know that the Festival for several years already, is cramped in this Palace which hosted its first edition in 1983.

Movies, however, there. At the same shovel, and were more quick to enumerate the list of elected officials to draw that of dropouts. Some of these can still hope to be one of the rescued who probably will be announced in a few days, as was the case in previous years.

For now, they are twenty to compete for the Palme gold, four French, the films of Bruno Dumont “My Loute” with Fabrice Luchini and Juliette Binoche, which should make noise on the Croisette, Nicole Garcia ( “Evil stone”), Alain Guiraudie ( “Stay vertical “, announced as very radical) and Olivier Assayas (” Personal Shopper “), the latter a regular in the competition.

the trailer of” My Loute “Bruno Dumont

for these four, we gladly add the film Paul Verhoeven’s “it” French production, adaptation of a French book ( “Oh …”, Philippe Djian), shot in France and in french with french actors (Isabelle Huppert and Laurent Lafitte head). But it is true that the film Michael Haneke’s “Love”, Golden Palm in 2012, was not it, either, considered French, and no more “The Past”, Asghar Farhardi (Price of Actress Beatrice Bejo in 2013). And what, there is now French money in all films, except US. Among them, Jim Jarmusch will present “Patterson” in competition and in special session, a documentary on Iggy Pop, double hit quite rare. Other Americans, Jeff Nichols ( “Loving”) and Sean Penn ( “The Last Face” with Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem).

No Italian film

One of the movies expected competition will be that Xavier Dolan’s “Just the end of the world”, with Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel and Gaspar Ulliel. In Cannes there two years ago with “Mommy”, jury member in 2015, the young Canadian director (27 years) is now a regular, along with several other authors also nominated this year, Pedro Almodovar Ken Loach , the Dardenne brothers to Filipino Brillante Mendoza.

The trailer of “Julieta” by Pedro Almodovar

Palme d’or 2007 with his first film “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days,” Cristian Mungiu is also back in the company of another Romanian director Cristi Puiu, as Korean Park Chan-wook and English Andrea Arnold, who turned “American Honey” in the United States. Some almost unknown (Mare Ade, Brazilian Kleber Filho Mendoza, author of the interesting “sounds of Recife”) round out a balanced appearance selection, but Italian film, while the new film by Marco Bellocchio, advertised as magnificent, was given for sure.

french side, where they are the most numerous (about 150 films are annually submitted to the selectors) are counted Bertrand Bonello, Stéphane Brizé and adaptation of Maupassant ( “A life” ), Katell Quillévéré ( “Fix the living”, according to the Maylis book Kerangal), Rebecca Zlotowski and many others: some may find the fortnight, the selection will be announced next week . The jury chaired by George “Mad Max” Miller distinguish those who deserve to be.


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