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Cannes Unveils Critics' Week Lineup Including Lowery's 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' Adds Guest of Honor Kim Novak

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 22, 2013 at 12:57PM

In Cannes news, the 52nd International Critics' Week sidebar has announced its official selection of seven international films in competition as well as three special screenings. One of the special screenings includes David Lowery's Sundance hit "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," which stars Casey Affleck as a prison escapee who sets out to reunite with his wife (Rooney Mara). In other news on the Croisette, Hollywood icon Kim Novak will be the Cannes Fest's guest of honor this year, appearing with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's newly restored "Vertigo" as part of the Cannes Classics series.
'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

2013 Cannes Critics' Week Lineup


"For Those in Peril" (Paul Wright)

"Le Demantlement" (Sebastien Pilote)

"Los duenos" (Agustin Toscano, Ezequiel Radusky)

"Lunchbox" (Ritesh Batra)

"The Major" (Yuri Bykov)

"Nos heros sont morts ce soir" (David Perrault)

"Salvo" (Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza)

Special Screenings

Opening Night: "Suzanne" (Katell Quillevere)

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (David Lowery)

"Rencontre d’apres minuit" (Yann Gonzales)

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Critics' Week, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery, Kim Novak, Vertigo, Festivals

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.