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Cannes Market: Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome to New York,' Starring Depardieu and Bisset, Set to Premiere (TRAILER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 7, 2014 at 12:59PM

It's just been announced that Abel Ferrara's latest film "Welcome to New York," starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset, is set to premiere at Cannes.It should be noted that this is a market screening, not in the official selection. Ferrara has been in the selection before, and distributor Wild Bunch is a major player, so the film must have been rejected from the lineup.
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'Welcome to New York'
'Welcome to New York'

It's just been announced that Abel Ferrara's latest film "Welcome to New York," starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset as husband and wife, is set to premiere at Cannes on May 17. It should be noted that this is a market screening, not in the official selection. Ferrara has had six films in the selection --only "Body Snatchers" in 1993 played in competition-- and distributor Wild Bunch is a major Cannes player so the film must have been rejected from the lineup.

They're promoting the film as one of their first to bypass theaters and go out via streaming "E-Cinema." Larger-than-life Depardieu--who has moved to Russia to avoid France's tax laws-- and Bisset will join Ferrara at the Cannes press conference. 

A story of one of the world’s most powerful man’s sudden and humiliating fall into disgrace,  Depardieu plays Mr Deveraux, a man according to the synopsis as  ‘a man who handles billions of dollars a day, who controls the economic fate of nations, a man who dreamed of saving the world and cannot save himself’.


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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.