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April 4, 2017 at 9:58 am #1202054733
The biggest festival is back soon, with the line up announced next Thursday (13th April).
So as we are in the habit of predicting things, what are we thinking will be opening, closing, premiering, and most importantly, competing, at the Croisette this year?
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My Predictions For Opening, Closing, Premiering and In Competition Films.
Opening Film: King Arthur Legend of the Sword (Guy Ritchie)
Closing Film: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Luc Besson)
Premiering: Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen)
The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)
Beyond Words (Urszula Antoniak)
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano)
Cobain (Nanouk Leopold)
Happy End (Michael Haneke)
Ishmael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin)
Kings (Deniz Gamze Erguven)
Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)
Madam Hyde (Serge Bozon)
Mektoub is Mektoub (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Okja (Bong Joon-ho)
A Radiance (Naomi Kawase)
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius)
A Season in France (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
The Summit (Santiago Mitre)
Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton)
The Third Murder (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
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Wonderstruck seems interesting. What’s Kings?April 4, 2017 at 11:37 am #1202054875
Any news on who is going to be on the jury? Wouldnt it be great if Barry Jenkins or Chazelle could be on the jury this year?
Predictions for films in competition:
Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes
Claire´s Camera by Hong Sang-soo
Dark Glasses by Claire Denis
D’après une histoire vra by Roman Polanski
Kings by Deniz Gamze Erguven
Okja by Bong Joon-hoApril 4, 2017 at 11:39 am #1202054878
Beside my beloved Sofia Coppola (it would be time to finally see a great film directed by her after some mixed results), I am SO pumped up for Haneke. At the time Amour came out I didn’t know him well and now he’s one of my favourite directors. Not all of his films are extraordinary (many of them are to be honest), but not a single one is uninteresting.April 4, 2017 at 11:40 am #1202054882
“Downsizing” and Alexander Payne will be there unless post-production won’t be finished in time.April 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm #1202055374This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 4, 2017 at 7:36 pm #1202055433
It looks like we have a ton of lscar contenders from Cannes this year. I don’t think we had many last year. The only one I can think of is Loving. There was probably more that I’m forgetting.
You’re forgetting Elle. Loving and Elle made the Best Actress slate this year look less pedestrian.April 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm #1202055444
I’d be shocked of Redoubtable isn’t there. It just reeks of Cannes.April 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm #1202055514This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm #1202055518
You’re forgetting Elle. Loving and Elle made the Best Actress slate this year look less pedestrian.
Also TOni Erdmann and The Salesman. The Red Turtle won Un Certain Regard. Hell or high water was shown out of competition, and so was Zucchini. Two of the shorts too.April 5, 2017 at 9:18 am #1202056374
Wonderstruck seems interesting. What’s Kings?
Latest film from the director of Mustang, which screened in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes, and was later Oscar nominated:
“A South Central recluse helps a woman’s working-class mother during the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles.”
Starring Daniel Craig and Halle Berry, and is in English.
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I think it’s almost certain that Huppert will be all over the coming awards season: Claire’s Camera, Happy End, Madame Hyde. Personally I’m more excited about Haneke’s Happy End. Amour was not my favourite of the past season, but I did love his direction.April 6, 2017 at 9:17 am #1202057859
Kechiche’s Mektoub Is Mektoub may not debut a top Cannes after all.
French publication Le Point (via The Playlist) reveals that any chance of the film hitting Cannes this year have been squashed as the project has expanded beyond its initial plans.
The paper indicates that Kechiche has turned the project into a two-film familial saga now respectively titled “The Die Is Cast” and “Pray for Jack”.
This has led to complications with the financiers as Kechiche’s contract is to deliver one film – so now everyone is going to court.
Should Kechiche win, he then wants to show both pictures at Cannes next year. Kechiche is also already working on two more films to shoot this summer titled “Lamb Of God” and “Sister Marguerite”.
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