Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Indiewire logo

Cannes Kicks Off With Wong Kar-Wai?

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik March 30, 2007 at 5:41AM

Cannes Kicks Off With Wong Kar-Wai?
0

The Cannes Film Festival's official lineup is taking shape, according to Fabien Lemercier at Cineuropa, who if correct, will have scooped the major trades in announcing Wong Kar-wai’s "My Blueberry Nights" will open the festival, while David Fincher's "Zodiac" will close. Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Thirteen" is already confirmed for an out of competition slot, while Cineuropa reports Francis Ford Coppola’s "Youth Without Youth" is also playing out of the main competition.

Other potential contenders include Denys Arcand’s "Age of Innocence," Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men," Hou Hsiao-hsien's "Red Balloon," Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park," and Emir Kusturica's "Promise Me This."

Cineuropa also projects entrants such as Takeshi Kitano's "Kantoku Banzai," Im Kwon-taek's "Beyond the Years," and Carlos Reygadas's "Silent Light."

Others rumored to take part include Roy Andersson's "You, the Living," Fatih Akin's "Auf der anderen Seite des Lebens," Alexandre Sokourov's "Alexander," and Bela Tarr's "The Man From London."

And in an email tipping me off to the story, Two Point One Film's Noah Harlan says they expect to be one of the only New York indie companies with a film in the Official Selection: French-born writer-director Raphael Nadjari’s "Tehilim." Other possibilities include Marjane Satrapi’s animated film "Persepolis," Marc Caro’s "Dante 01" and Catherine Breillat’s "Une vieille maîtresse." There's more at the link.

Follow us

E-Mail Updates



Recent Comments

By Bob Connors: The thing to remember is the video has some actual data but it's conclusions are far fetched and inaccurate. This is a Progressive propaghand…

Who is "Politizane" and What's Next for the Income Inequality Viral Video

Mar 21th, 2015 8:47am

By Ostlee: This makes very sad reading - i feel for the people of Maldives. Everyone should boycott the island as a holiday destination until Nasheed…

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 13th, 2015 5:35pm

By Ahmed Shahid: Release the first democratically elected president. The only president of Maldives who has reached the people of Maldives, heard them and…

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 12th, 2015 9:37am

By Hanne Neve: Please take care of your country and the climate by freeing your real selektet president.

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 11th, 2015 9:09am

By Iqbal: Please release President Nasheed

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 10:27pm

By Martha Robertson: I strongly urge the immediate release of Nasheed!

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 9:37pm

By Ned Rollins: Bad business, going to bite you.

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 3:47pm

By John Painter: The guy isnt a terrorist.

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 12:00pm

By Sofia Vera: I support Presdient Nasheed and add my name to this letter of support for his release.

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 11:14am

By Margarett R Mulkey: A civilized society is required of the current government of the Maldives. The world is watching injustice and crimes, and many realized thes…

Documentary Filmmakers and Activists Call for Release of "Island President" Nasheed

Mar 10th, 2015 10:53am