Well, I just didn't have time to put together my Cannes 2012 *black films* predictions list yesterday as I said I would; but if I did, I can say with certainty that Lee Daniels' The Paperboy was guaranteed to be on that very short list; as well as Senegalese filmmaker, Moussa Touré’s 3rd feature film in 20 years, La Pirogue (The Pirogue), which I profiled on this site many months ago, and will profile again with today's news.
Both films are on the cut.
As for the others that would have also been on my predictions list (like Andrew Dosunmu's latest Ma'George, and possibly Carl Franklin's adaptation of Rudolpho Amaya's Bless me Ultima, which has been at some stage of development for the last year and a half), none made the final list of selections, whether in competition or out.
In fact, as is usually the case every year, there's very little representation from the African Diaspora.
As Sergio noted in a previous post on the festival, Benh Zeitlin's Sundance 2012 Film Festival award winner Beasts Of The Southern Wild made the cut in the Un Certain Regard section.
And French/Moroccan/Tunisian director Nabil Ayouch rounds out the list of Diaspora entries, with his feature film Les Chevaux De Dieu (God's Horses).
But I'm going to give the list a proper scrubbing and make sure that there aren't any titles/filmmakers I didn't immediately identify. And I'll profile them if my search is fruitful.
Of course there's the film market and short film corner, where more *black films* will likelt be found, and as I get info on those, I'll share here.
Sadly, S&A won't be at Cannes this year (we were there last year, as MsWOO provided coverage); it's too expensive a trip to justify, given how few films/filmmakers from the Diaspora are in the lineup each year.
Not that we're not interested in seeing ALL kinds of films, but this is a black cinema blog, and that's our focus. And did I mention the costs???
Here's the full official selection list announced this morning:
|Wes ANDERSON||MOONRISE KINGDOM||1h35|
|Jacques AUDIARD||DE ROUILLE ET D'OS||1h55|
|Leos CARAX||HOLY MOTORS||1h50|
|Lee DANIELS||THE PAPERBOY||1h41|
|Andrew DOMINIK||KILLING THEM SOFTLY||1h40|
(IN ANOTHER COUNTRY)
(THE TASTE OF MONEY)
|Abba KIAROSTAMI||LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE||1h49|
|Ken LOACH||THE ANGELS' SHARE||1h46|
(IN THE FOG)
|Cristian MUNGIU||BEYOND THE HILLS||2h35|
BAAD EL MAWKEAA
(AFTER THE BATTLE)
|Alain RESNAIS||VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU||1h55|
|Carlos REYGADAS||POST TENEBRAS LUX||1h40|
ON THE ROAD
(SUR LA ROUTE)
PARADIES : Liebe
(PARADISE : Love)
|Film for the Closing Ceremony|
|Claude MILLER||THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX (Out of Comp.)||1h50|
|Ashim AHLUWALIA||MISS LOVELY First film||1h50|
|Juan Andrés ARANGO||LA PLAYA First film||1h30|
LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU
|Catherine CORSINI||TROIS MONDE||1h40|
|Brandon CRONENBERG||ANTIVIRAL First film||1h50|
Benicio DEL TORO,
Juan Carlos TABIO,
Gaspard NOÉ et
|7 DIAS EN LA HABANA||2h05|
|LE GRAND SOIR||1h32|
|Xavier DOLAN||LAURENCE ANYWAYS||2h41|
|Michel FRANCO||DESPUÉS DE LUCIA||1h33|
|Joachim LAFOSSE||AIMER À PERDRE LA RAISON||1h54|
|Sylvie VERHEYDE||CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY||2h05|
|Koji WAKAMATSU||11.25 THE DAY HE CHOSE HIS OWN FATE||2h00|
|Benh ZEITLIN||BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD First film||1h32|
IO E TE
(ME AND YOU)
|Eric DARNELLE, Tom MCGRATH||
MADAGASCAR 3, EUROPE'S MOST WANTED
|Philip KAUFMAN||HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN||2h34|
|Dario ARGENTO||DARIO ARGENTO'S DRACULA||1h46|
|Takashi MIIKE||AI TO MAKOTO||2h14|
|Gilles Jacob and Samuel Faure||UNE JOURNÉE PARTICULIÈRE||53'|
DER MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN
|Laurent BOUZEREAU||ROMAN POLANSKI : A FILM MEMOIR||1h34|
|THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE||2h00|
|Sébastien LIFSHITZ||LES INVISIBLES||1h55|
|JOURNAL DE FRANCE||1h40|
PEREIRA DOS SANTOS
|A MUSICA SEGUNDO TOM JOBIM||1h30|
|Gonzalo TOBAL||VILLEGAS First film||1h36|