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Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Cannes Possible Films - The Buzz


As happens every single year, Cannes buzz starts during Berlinale and gets louder when Berlinale ends.  Even do been following the buzz since then this year haven't post anything as some of you guessed right, my life has changed and now it's not easy to keep on writing for you, loyal readers.  But no matter how many changes have happened or will occur, Cannes is Cannes for me and have to (or at least will try to) write my regular posts about the buzz, my wish list and all the other stuff done in the previous years.

No, this is not my Wish List but the usual compilation of possible films that could make it to Cannes which usually do in February but well, I'm doing it a month later and by now most industry publications have done their own lists, so it's not a novelty but will be a lot easier to make it, lol.

Before going deep into the list let me remind you of some important news, the 71st edition of the Festival of Cannes will run from May 8 to 19, Cate Blanchett is the Official Competition Jury President, Bertrand Bonello is the President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films competition, we already know the dates when the Official plus the Parallel sections selections will be announced by their respective directors.

Official Selection on April 12 by Thierry Frémaux
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs April 17 by Édouard Waintrop (for the last time - New Artistic Director is Paolo Moretti, who will take office on November 2018)
Semaine de la Critique on April 16 by Charles Tesson

After an awards season worth forgetting, today I'm starting the Cinema Feast with the possibility that soon we will be able to enjoy magnificent oeuvres d'art... sigh.  

The List

France
Cédric Anger with L'amour est une fête (Paris Pigalle)
Olivier Assayas with Non Fiction (with Juliette Binoche)
Jacques Audiard with The Sisters Brothers (Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal) (USA, France, Romania and Spain)
Julie Bertuccelli with Le dernier vide-grenier de Claire Darling (Claire Darling)
Margaux Bonhomme with Head Above Water
Stéphane Brizé with Un Autre monde (At War)
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi with Les estivants (The Summer House)
Claire Burger with C'est ça l'amour
Catherine Corsini with Un Amour Impossible (An Impossible Love)
Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern with I Feel Good
Claire Denis with High Life (with Juliette Binoche) (UK, Germany and France production)
Quentin Dupieux with Au poste (Keep an Eye Out)
Bruno Dumont with Coincoin et les z'inhumains (Coincoin and the extra Humans)
Asghar Farhadi with Todos Lo Saben (with Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin) (France, Spain and Italy)
Philippe Faucon with Amin
Romain Gavras with Le monde est à toi
Jean-Luc Godard with Le livre d'image (The Image Book)
Fabienne Godet with Nos vies formidables (Our Wonderful Lives)
Yann Gonzalez with Un couteau dans le coeur (Knife + Heart)
Mia Hansen-Løve with Maya
Christophe Honoré with Plaire, aimer et courir vite (Sorry Angel)
Eva Husson Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun)
Lou Jeunet with Curiosa
Nadav Lapid with Synonymes (Synonyms)
Sébastien Marnier with L'heure de la sortie (School's Out)
Marie Monge with Joeueurs (Treat Me Like Fire) (with Tahar Rahim)
Emmanuel Mouret with Mademoiselle De Joncquières
Guillaume Nicloux with Les Confins du monde (To The Ends Of The Earth)
David Oelhoffen with Territoires (Close Enemies)
Antoine Raimbault with Intime Conviction (Conviction)
Pierre Schoeller with Un people et son roi (One Nation, One King)
Thomas Vinterberg with Kursk (France, Belgium, Luxemburg)

Austria
Markus Schleinzer with Angelo
Ulrich Seidl with Böse Spiele (Evil Games)

Belgium
François Damiens with Dany
Bas Devos with Hellhole
Lukas Dhont with Girl
Joachim Lafosse with Keep Going
Olivier Masset-Depasse with Mother's Instinct
Koen Mortier with Angel
Guillaume Senez with Nos Batailles

Germany
Terrence Malick with Radegund (USA and Germany co production)
Sebastian Schipper with Roads

Hungary
László Nemes with Sunset

Italy
Andrea Caccia with Tutto l’oro che c’è (Gold Is All There Is) (dialogue-free!)
Matteo Garrone with Dogman
Valeria Golino with Euphoria
Alice Rohrwacher with Lazzaro Felice
Paolo Sorrentino with Loro (Them)

Netherlands
Ena Sendijarević with Take Me Somewhere Nice
Ester Rots with Retrospekt

Poland
Pavel Pawlikowski with Zimna wojna (Cold War)
Agnieszka Smoczynska with Fuga (The Fugue)

Romania
Radu Muntean with Alice T.

Russia
Kirill Serebrennikov with Leto (The Summer)

Spain
Terry Gilliam with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Spain, UK, France and Portugal production)
Jaime Rosales with Petra
Carlos Vermut with Quién te cantará

UK
Lenny Abrahamson with The Little Stranger
Joanna Hogg with The Souvenir: Part 1
Yorgos Lanthimos with The Favourite (Ireland, USA and UK co production)
Mike Leigh with Peterloo
Steve McQueen with Windows (will love to see Viola Davis in Cannes)

Ukraine
Sergei Loznitsa with Donbass

Turkey
Emin Alper with Sisters
Nuri Bilge Ceylan with Ahlat Ağai (Wild Pear Tree) (French co production)

China
Gan Bi with 地球最后的夜晚 Di qiu zui hou de ye wan (Long Day's Journey into Night)
Lou Ye with 蘭心大劇院 The Lyceum Theatre (aka Saturday Fiction or Lanxin Theater (???) with Gong Li!!!)
Wang Xiaoshuai with 地久天长 Di jiu tian chang 
Zhang Yimou with 影 Shadow
Jia Zhang-ke with Jiang hu er nv (Ash is Purest White)

Japan
Kôji Fukada with 海を駆ける Umi wo kakeru (The Man from the Sea)
Naomi Kawase with Vision (with Juliette Binoche)
Hirokazu Kore-eda with Manbiki Kazoku (Shoplifters)

South Korea
Lee Chang Dong with Beoning (Burning) 

Canada
Xavier Dolan with The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

USA
Brian de Palma with Domino
Luca Guadagnino with Suspiria (yes, it's Dario Argento's remake-with Tilda Swinton)
Felix van Groeningen with Beautiful Boy
Harmony Korine with Beach Bum
David Robert Mitchell with Under the Silver Lake
Julian Schnabel with At Eternity's Gate

Argentina
Pablo Trapero with La Quietud (The Quietude) - French co production

Chile
Dominga Sotomayor with Late To Die Young

Colombia
Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego with Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage)
Alejandro Landes with Monos

Ecuador
Jamaica Noproblem and Pablo Aguero with Son of Man

Guatemala
Jayro Bustamente with Temblores (Tremors) (gay interest)

Mexico
Alfonso Cuaron with Roma
Carlos Reygadas with Donde Nace La Vida (Where Life is Born)

Will organizers allow Lars von Trier to come back?  His latest, The House Jack Built, has a great cast Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz ... it's Horror!!! Maybe for Midnight Screenings ...

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