21 April 2008

Cannes Frontier

As the date for the announcement of this year's Cannes line-up comes closer, Todd McCarthy of Variety has given some alternate updates from my previous post of speculation and anticipation. It looks as though Steven Soderbergh's twin pics, Guerilla and The Argentine, will not be ready in time for a premiere in May, and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona has some financial issues which will prevent it from consideration this year. McCarthy names a few that I already mentioned, but here are a few more for you:

- Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Le silence de Lorna [The Silence of Lorna] with Jérémie Renier (which sounds like a sure-bet to me, considering the Dardennes have taken home two Palmes d'Or in the past)
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Daydreams
- Matteo Garrone's (The Embalmer) Gomorra
- Rithy Panh's (S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine) Un barrage contre le Pacifique [The Sea Wall] with Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras
- Atom Egoyan's Adoration with Scott Speedman and Rachel Blanchard
- Theo Angelopoulos' The Dust of Time with Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafe, Alexandra Maria Lara, Irene Jacob, Bruno Ganz and Michel Piccoli
- Jia Zhang-ke's The Age of Tattoo
- Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata
- Baltasar Kormakur's (101 Reykjavik) White Night Wedding [Brúðguminn] with Hilmir Snær Guðnason
- Tokyo, from directors Bong Joon-ho (The Host), Leos Carax and Michel Gondry

The line-up is to be announced this week, so you can be sure I'll have the updates then.

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