Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Queer Palm News

A few days ago the Jury for the 5th edition of the Queer Palm at Cannes was announced with the following members.

President: Bruce LaBruce, director, Canada
Ana Margarita Albelo, director, Cuba and USA
Joao Ferreira, festival programer, Portugal
Charlotte Lipinska, film critic, France
Ricky Mastro, director, Brasil

To check info on each of the jurors go here, info available only in French up-to-today.

After all the sections did their announcements and with the possibility of a few more films in the main selection, the feature films that MAYBE will be in competition for the 2014 Queer Palm are the following that will confirm when organizers publish their selection in a different post, so this is just an advance.

Main Competition
Saint Laurent, Bertrand Bonello, France (G)
Mommy, Xavier Dolan, Canada and France (G) Not really sure BUT everyone is speculating that will have gay interest

Un Certain Regard
Party Girl, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis, Marie Amachoukeli, France (L?) Not sure BUT all LGTB sites are talking about the filmmakers and the movie
Xenia, Panos Koutras, Greece, France and Belgium (G?)

Bande de Filles (Girlhood), Céline Sciamma, France (L) This is the last installment of the trilogy that started with Naissance des Pieuvres followed by Tomboy -films that had lesbian interest-, so many, including me, are speculating film will also have some lesbian interest.
Pride, Matthew Warchus, UK (LG)

Semaine de la Critique
Respire, Mélanie Laurent, France (L)
Più buio di mezzanotte (Darker that Midnight), Sebastiano Riso, Italy (Q)

If you wish to read about those films go here. As soon as organizers publish their selection will do post that will include the documentaries and short films.

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