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Cannes Film Festival: 10 Films That Will Be Making Noise On The Croisette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:49 AM
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This year at Cannes, it seems that you'll be able to throw a rock and manage to hit a celebrity. In stark contrast to last year's festival -- which some colleagues told us was the worst in a decade -- Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux is bringing the goods this year with a cineaste's wet dream of films from some of the finest auteurs working today. However, what unfolds over the next few days will be fascinating. Not everything can be a masterpiece, there will be some unexpected disasters and more enticingly, some pleasant surprises. We've run down the list of the films that are likely to be making the biggest noise on the Croisette this year, and given the lineup, some of these choices are certainly obvious. We've tried to mix it up a little bit and the list might be more notable for what has been left off as well. Watch for our coverage starting tomorrow and expect reviews over the next ten days of each of the below films and more.

Twisted Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Live In'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 8, 2011 3:31 AM
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This year's Cannes sees the return of a major auteur in Pedro Almodóvar's with "The Skin That I Live In." Details have been scarce, other than a creepy synopsis and an array of weird images, the film now has a teaser trailer to complement its upcoming unveiling as well -- and does it do the job or what?

'The Skin I Live In' Gets Official Synopsis & November Release; 'Take Shelter' Set for October 7th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2011 12:10 PM
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Aside from a series of increasingly creepy stills not much is known about Pedro Almodóvar‘s “The Skin I Live In” except that it's based on a pretty intense book by crime novelist Thierry Jonque‘s 2005 book, “Tarantula.” The film has a competition slot at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and with buzz continuing to build, Sony Pictures Classics set the film a rather plum and perhaps Oscar baiting release in November (an exact date hasn't been specified).

New Pics From Pedro Almodóvar's Creepy, Cannes Bound 'The Skin I Live In'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 5:04 AM
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With Cannes just around the corner, Pedro Almodóvar‘s “The Skin I Live In” has taken a competition slot and we can hardly wait to see what the helmer has in store as the film is shaping up to be unlike anything he's done before. The film is a revenge picture based on crime novelist Thierry Jonque‘s 2005 book, “Tarantula,” about a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter. But really, that’s just scratching the surface. The film has a loathsome protagonist who, while seeking justice for his daughter, keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sexual acts with strangers, so those hitting the Croisette expecting a frothy Euro delight will be in for a rude awakening.

'The Tree Of Life,' 'Drive' & 'Melancholia' Head Up Mouth-Watering 2011 Cannes Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 10:14 AM
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Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Takashi Miike, The Dardenne Brothers & Lynne Ramsay; Also In Line-Up; 'Pirates 4,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2' & 'The Beaver' To Play Out Of CompetitionThis morning brought one of the moments on the calendar that every serious film lover awaits with bated breath: the announcement of the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious on the circuit. Year after year, some of the world's best directors hold off to debut their new films on the Croisette, and virtually every year brings at least one stone-cold classic -- along, of course, with the famous Cannes bombs. With last year's selection generally deemed to be the weakest in a while, has this year's batch (the 64th!) turned things around? We've heard the rumors for months now, and we knew that Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," would be opening the festival on May 11th, but little solid fact otherwise. So -- how's it looking?

New Posters For Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Inhabit' Might As Well Be From 'Saw VIII'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 7:01 AM
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With Cannes just around the corner, Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin That I Inhabit" has been highly tipped to take a competition slot and we can hardly wait to see what the helmer has in store as the film looks unlike anything he's done before. The film is a revenge picture based on crime novelist Thierry Jonque‘s 2005 book, “Tarantula,” about a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter. But really, that’s just scratching the surface. You can bet this film, which has a loathsome protagonist who, while seeking justice for his daughter, keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sexual acts with strangers, won't be another Euro delight many have come to expect from Almodóvar.

Teaser Poster For Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin That I Inhabit’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 7:36 AM
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With Cannes around the corner, it's pretty much a certainty that Pedro Almodóvar will arrive on the Croisette with canisters for his latest, "The Skin That I Inhabit," under his arms. The film was picked up last fall by Sony Pictures Classics, continuing their long-standing relationship with the director but for those of you following the film's development, this is new and disturbing territory for the director and teaser artwork continues to push the idea that is unlike anything we've seen from the helmer before. We're pretty sure the flowery, quasi-medical art you'll see below will look wryly ironic once we've seen the film.

First Look: Antonio Banderas In Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Inhabit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 6:17 AM
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A new film from Pedro Almodóvar is always cause for celebration, and no wonder that his next effort, "The Skin That I Inhabit" is one our most anticipated films of the year. Helping to stoke that fire is the ambitious nature of the project, which promises to be one of the most intriguing outings yet for the director.

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