Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Cannes Film Festival Wish List

Know is very early but today was reading a magazine article with Cannes rumors and got really excited as the article included some movies by great directors and whether or not make it to the fest, it is absolutely necessary to have these movies recorded here for future viewing. Hope we all enjoy some if not ALL of the following films. Sorry for the French summaries posted when no English ones are available and me too lazy to translate (lol).

From French Directors

Bird People by Pascale Ferran with -the voice of- Mathieu Amalric plus Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier
An American arrives in Paris, checks into a hotel, turns off his cell phone and starts his life anew.

La Chambre Bleue by and with Mathiew Amalric
Un homme et une femme s’aiment en secret dans une chambre, se désirent, se veulent, se mordent même. Puis s’échangent quelques mots anodins après l’amour. Du moins l’homme le croit-il...
A man and woman who make love in secret in a bedroom. They desire and long for each other, even bite each other. Then they exchange a few banalities after making love. Or at least that’s what the man believes. Adaptation of Georges Simenon's novel with the same name (1964).

Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas with Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart (OMG!)
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

Trois cœurs by Benoit Jacquot with Benoit Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Léa Seydoux et Catherine Deneuve (WOW!)
Comme le titre le laisse supposer, il s'agit d'une histoire d'amour mettant en scène trois personnages, interprétés par Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg et Léa Seydoux. Selon nos informatons, ces dernières incarnent deux soeurs dont la mère sera interprétée par Catherine Deneuve.

La Rançon de la gloire by Xavier Beauvois with Nadine Labaki, Chiara Mastroianni, Benoît Poelvoorde and Roschdy Zem
To steal Charlie Chaplin's coffin and demand a ransom from his family. Such is the plan at the heart of the plot for Xavier Beauvois's sixth feature, La rançon de la gloire (lit. "The ransom of glory", meaning "The price of fame").

Bande de filles by Céline Sciamma
Screenplay focuses on Marieme, 16, who lives her life as a succession of prohibitions. The censorship exercised by the neighborhood, the law laid down by boys, the dead end of school... But her encounter with a group of girls who have claimed their freedom changes everything. She embraces the codes of the street, violence, friendship, to live her youth.

Géronimo by Tony Gatlif with Céline Sallette
Géronimo est une jeune fille élevée par des gitans. Elle est appelée en urgence pour tenter de calmer l'embrasement d'un quartier dans lequel deux clans s'affrontent : la communauté turque à laquelle appartient Nil, une adolescente amoureuse de Luky, un garçon de l'autre camp, celui des gitans. Géronimo va faire appel à son ancien amant, Orange, animateur de quartier.

L'homme que l'on aimait trop by André Téchiné with Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet, Adèle Haenel
Inspired by a news item which still receives attention, the screenplay begins in Nice in 1976. Agnès Le Roux, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a successful lawyer, ten years older than her: Maurice Agnelet. He has other affairs, she is madly in love with him. With casino warfare as a backdrop, he puts her in touch with Fratoni, a dangerous man and a rival to her mother, who offers her 3 million francs to take control of the casino. Agnès accepts but feels very badly about her betrayal. Maurice distances himself from her. After a suicide attempt, the young woman disappears.

Métamorphoses by Christophe Honoré
Une adolescente se laisse séduire par un homme devant son lycée, et se faire enlever par lui. Il commence à lui raconter des histoires étranges de jeunes gens qui se sont vus métamorphosés en animaux après l’avoir rencontré. L’adolescente ne s’effraie pas de ces récits, au contraire, elle s’en amuse, et, curieuse, pénètre peu à peu dans un monde de légendes où la frontière entre les mortels et les dieux n’existe plus. Adaptation libre des Métamorphoses d'Ovide.

Tiens-toi droite (French Dolls) by Katia Lewkowicz with Marina Foïs, Noémie Lvovsky, Laura Smet
In the beginning, there were three women – Lili, Sam and Louise. Three women trapped in roles of their own making. There’s Lili – ‘Miss French-speaking World’ – whose raw sensuality and voluptuous beauty will turn her into a media icon. There’s Sam – in love with Damien, and the mother of three girls. Pregnant once again, she tells Damien that this time it’s a boy. In fact, it’s twins... twin girls. And there’s Louise – devoted to the ailing family business. She adopts an old strategy - sleeping her way to the top - and it works. Then they join forces - three women united on the same mission - to overcome their fears, escape their cages, and change their lives forever...

Le Fil d'Ariane by Robert Guédiguian
Ariane est plus seule que jamais dans sa jolie maison. C'est le jour de son anniversaire ; les bougies sont allumées sur le gâteau. Mais les invités se sont excusés... Ils ne viendront pas. Alors elle prend sa jolie voiture et s'enfuit.

Probably will not be ready for Cannes
Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello
Eden by Mia Hansen-Love

From European Directors

Deux Jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne with Marion Cotillard
Already sold to Sundance Selects for US distribution.
The film follows 30-year old Sandra (Cotillard) and her husband (Rongione) on their hunt across the city for colleagues prepared to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job. -

Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh
Jimmy's Hall by Ken Loach (Likely Loach's last film)
On The Milky Road by Emir Kusturica with Monica Bellucci
Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Cut by Fatih Akin
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence by Roy Andesson
1001 Grames by Bent Hamer
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Vinterberg
Serena by Susanne Bier with Jenifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
The Salvation by Kristian Levring with Mads Mikkelsen
Leviafan by Andreï Zvyagintsev
Francofonia: Le Louvre Under German Occupation by Aleksandr Sokurov
Im Keller by Ulrich Seidl

From Asian Directors
Still the Water by Noimi Kawase
Coming Home by Zhang Yimou with Gong Li (Obviously "dying" to see)
The Charming Rose by Eric Khoo
The Golden Era by Ann Hui
The Assassin by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Cementary of Kings by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, Johnnie To

From North American Directors
Jersey Boys by Clint Eastwood
Magic in the Moonlight by Woody Allen
Maps to the Stars by David Cronenberg
Vice caché by Paul Thomas Anderson
Le Règne de la beauté by Denys Arcand
Welcome to New York by Abel Ferrara

From Latin American Directors
The Birdman by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Untitled Drama by Lisandro Alonso with Viggo Mortensen
Six Suspects by Pablo Trapero
Tarde para morir joven (Late to die Young), Dominga Sotomayor

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