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Cannes Update: New Possible Titles

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 31, 2010 at 10:57AM

It's fun tracking down Cannes titles. Ion Cinema has a bead on the Director's Fortnight line-up, including filmmakers Denis Villeneuve, Tran Anh Hung, Gilles Marchand, Lodge Kerrigan, Pernilla August, Marian Crisan, Gregg Araki, Lola Doillon, Agnes Kocsis and Julie Bertucelli. Ion also predicts for the official selection, Brazilian and Cannes vet Andrucha Waddington's Lope, "a chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega" with Sonia Braga and Alberto Ammann in the title role, and Gael García Bernal in Icíar Bollaín's Even the Rain, from Spain.
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It's fun tracking down Cannes titles. Ion Cinema has a bead on the Director's Fortnight line-up, including filmmakers Denis Villeneuve, Tran Anh Hung, Gilles Marchand, Lodge Kerrigan, Pernilla August, Marian Crisan, Gregg Araki, Lola Doillon, Agnes Kocsis and Julie Bertucelli. Ion also predicts for the official selection, Brazilian and Cannes vet Andrucha Waddington's Lope, "a chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega" with Sonia Braga and Alberto Ammann in the title role, and Gael García Bernal in Icíar Bollaín's Even the Rain, from Spain.

Meanwhile the French-language Cine Europa lists two Cannes-bound Korean films, Poetry, from Lee Chang-dong and The Housemaid from Im Sang-soo, and from Japan, Takeshi Kitano's Outrage, from Argentina, Carancho, from Pablo Trapero, and Ciencias Morales, from Diego Lerman, as well as The Frankenstein Project from Hungarian Kornel Mundruczo.

UPDATE: Word is Blue Valentine, which Harvey Weinstein picked up at Sundance, is looking like a strong possibility for either the Fortnight or Un Certain Regard. I'm betting that Harvey will get Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams onto that red carpet. (And now word is Harvey and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle are in cahoots to buy Miramax back, possibly with the Gores brothers.)

[Photo: Andrucha Waddington's Lope]

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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.