Cannes Film Festival
” (dir. David Cronenberg
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Sarah Gadon
Before the end of the year, David Cronenberg told us
that he was finishing the sound mix for the film, which means it’s nearing the finish line. Meanwhile, producer Gregoire Melin
recently told Cineuropa
he is “counting on” the film showing up on the Croisette. Additionally, “Cosmopolis” is a co-production between French and Canadian backers, so we presume we’re looking at Cannes premiere, followed by a TIFF
bow before rolling into theaters this fall. Cronenberg is a regular at the festival but hasn’t been there since “A History of Violence
,” so we’re sure they’re going to want him back.
” (dir. Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupad, Nathalie Baye, Suzanne Clement, Monia Chokri
Simply put, Xavier Dolan
is the new, young darling of Cannes. He emerged as a wunderkind when his debut feature “J'ai Tue Ma Mere
” became a sensation of the Director’s Fortnight, and made his official entry in the festival with “Les amours imaginaires
”) playing Un Certain Regard in 2010. Production geared up on his latest effort last year and has long been expected to find him once again returning to the festival that made his name, and with Variety
reporting over the weekend that “Laurence Anyways
” is “set to be delivered this spring,” you can pretty much count on it being there.
“Something In The Air
” (dir. Olivier Assayas
Cast: Lola Creton, India Menuez, Clement Matayer, Carole Combes, Felix Armand, Mathias Renoux
This film started moving pretty much as soon as Olivier Assayas
was finished with his jury duties at Cannes last year. IFC Films
picked up the North American right and filming started
in June on the multi-lingual pic (French, English and Italian). We think it’s a pretty sure a bet that the helmer is wrapping this up soon, and a return to the Croisette where is a regular and celebrated fixture, seems to be a sure thing.
“All You Need Is Love
” (dir. Susanne Bier
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sebastian Jessen, Molly Egelind, Paprika Steen, Kim Bodnia, Line Kruse, Trine Dyrholm
With the film slated for release in France and Europe this summer, it seems all signs are pointing to Susanne Bier
making a premiere at Cannes for the first time in her career. Oddly enough, it will be a film that is outside her usual wheelhouse of tough drama, with Brosnan describing it last year
as a “delightful love story….which has punch and deals with loss and a great love.” Adding to the mystery, even though the film is set in Italy, Bier told us
it’s both in Danish and English. Hmm...we’re intrigued and we bet organizers will be too, so we expect this one to show up.
” (dir. Pablo Trapero
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Jeremie Renier, Martina Gusman
While we haven’t heard much about this film, it's slated for release in Spain on May 25th, and Pablo Trapero
certainly made an impression last time he was at Cannes with “Carancho
” (for which an American remake is already in the works with Scott Cooper attached to direct
). The story centers on two priests who survive an attack in Central America and team with a woman, Luciana, to fight corruption. This film could see Trapero move up into Official Competition status after “Carancho” screened in the Un Certain regard category.