Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cannes News Update

According to the latest press release the following films are to complete the 2008 selection for the Festival de Cannes.

In Competition
Opening the Festival: Blindness, Fernando Mereilles, Brazil, Canada and Japan
Entre les Murs, Laurent Cantet, France
Two Lovers, James Gray, USA

Closing the Festival (out of competition): What Just Happened, Barry Levinson, USA

The Jury, presided by Sean Penn, welcomes two new members, the French actress Jeanne Balibar and the Iranian author-director Marjane Satrapi. Robert de Niro will present the Palme d’Or, awarded by the Jury, on Sunday May 25th.

Un Certain Regard
Opening Film: Hunger, Steve McQueen, UK

By the way, the official poster of the Festival de Cannes 2008 is a photograph by David Lynch, adapted by Pierre Collier, a cinema poster artist. This tribute to the talent of David Lynch provides the tone for the 61st Festival de Cannes.

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