Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Confirmed For Cannes?

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 24, 2011 at 1:38AM

Update: Thompson On Hollywood has confirmed with Fox Searchlight that the film is headed to Cannes. Whether or not it plays in competition is yet to be determined, but all signs point to no right now.
3


Update: Thompson On Hollywood has confirmed with Fox Searchlight that the film is headed to Cannes. Whether or not it plays in competition is yet to be determined, but all signs point to no right now.

In the last week or so, there seems to have been a spate of prognostication pieces about what films might be appearing at the Cannes Film Festival this year. While the official selection won't be announced until April 14th, many have thrown their hat in the ring with a number of pretty good, if not fairly obvious, guesses. Well, it appears that one film is now "confirmed" -- a title that of any being talked about was largely seen as a dead, certaintly for the festival anyway.

Variety reports that Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" is "set for Cannes" with very little else to back up their claim other than "it's sure to be included." Seems they took to playing with language there pretty cleverly but here's the thing: nothing is confirmed until festival head Thierry Fremaux reveals the titles himself and in the case of Malick, until somebody finally wrests the movie from his hands (we'd make a guess he's going to be tinkering with the film until the last moment) and puts it in a projector. That said, ever since Fox Searchlight revealed a release date for the film last fall, Cannes was widely tipped to be the place where the film will premiere, with the release of the film coming a week after the festival ends, it would be exactly the kind of marketing boost the studio will need to get the film to play to bigger audience than its arthouse niche. So yeah, if you're gambling on it, we'd say "The Tree Of Life" at Cannes is a safe bet but to "confirm" it now is a bit premature.

But since we're at it, what else might appear on the Croisette this year? If even half these guesses are true it's going to be a dream for cinema lovers. Among the films that are favorites to walk the red carpet: Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin," Gus Van Sant's "Restless," Paolo Sorrentino's "This Must Be the Place," Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In," David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne's "The Kid With a Bike" and more. But again, these are all just educated guesses and for now the only thing certain is that Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" will be opening up the festivities.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 11-21. "The Tree Of Life" opens on May 27th.

This article is related to: Films, The Tree Of Life


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates