Next is the bold 70s-inflected poster for Justin Chadwick's upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” with Idris Elba in the title role and Naomie Harris as wife Winnie Mandela. Last time we saw Mandela onscreen, he was played by Morgan Freeman in Clint Eastwood's “Invictus,” which focused on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. In contrast, 'Mandela' will be a full biopic, following the anti-apartheid hero from his childhood through his activism and imprisonment and up to his election as President of South Africa. It's an intimidating role, but Elba seems like a good fit for it. With a largely South African supporting cast, the film should be well-rooted. Expect Oscars, or at least heavy awards campaigning, if the glimpse we got at Cannes is anything to go by. [Yahoo]

Lastly, and most interestingly, a beautifully painted poster for “Ain't Them Bodies Saints”, following the gorgeous footage recently released. Excitement, generated at Sundance and now at Cannes too, continues to build for the film, David Lowery's directorial debut. Comparisons with Malick abound, perhaps because of star Rooney Mara's upcoming appearance in a Malick movie. There's also a smoky outlaw hint of Casey Affleck's masterful turn in “The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford”. With the earthy, tactile poster art, “Ain't Them Bodies Saints” continues to shape up to be one of the year's most interesting titles. Check out our Sundance review here. [The Film Stage]

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