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Saturday, February 14, 2009

2009 Possible Cannes News


As the Berlinale is coming to an end attention turns to Cannes and speculation about what films will be screened this year start to appear. The final list we will only learn when the fest release it, but from the possible listings I’ve been reading there are some films that no matter if they make Cannes or not they seem to be very interesting and definitively I’m looking forward to watch them. Here are some examples.

Mr. Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael, starring Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley and Rhys Ifans; Sci-fi fantasy. IMDb
Coco and Igor by Jan Kounen, starring Anna Mouglalis; deals with Coco Chanel tempestuous relationship with composer Igor Stravinsky. Twitch
Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel), Anne Fontaine, another Coco Chanel story starring Audrey Tautou. IMDb
Vengeance, Johnnie To, starring Johnny Hallyday as a hit man in Hong Kong and Sylvie Testud; thriller. IMDb
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino. Trailer
Antichrist, Lars Von Trier, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Defoe. IMDb
Bright Star, Jane Campion, about poet John Keats, played by Ben Whishaw, romance with Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keat’s untimely death at age 25. IMDb
Looking for Eric, Ken Loach, about Eric a football fanatic postman whose life is descending in to crisis receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. IMDb
Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces), Pedro Almodovar, Spain, starring Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Rossy de Palma; 1950’s noir film. IMDb
Agora, Alejandro Amenabar's historical drama about Egyptian philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria starring Rachel Weisz. IMDb
The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmusch, starring Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, John Hurt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Hiam Abbass; a Spain-set road movie about the story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job. IMDb
Tetro, Francis Ford Coppola, about an Italian immigrant family starring Vincent Gallo, Maribel Verdu, Carmen Maura, Klaus Maria Brandauer. IMDb
White Material, Claire Denis, starring Isabelle Huppert. IMDb
L’Affaire Farewell (Farewell), Christian Carion, France, a KGB thriller staring Guillaume Canet, David Soul, Alexandra Maria Lara, Emir Kusturica (!) and Fred Ward as Reagan?? IMDb
This is Love, Matthias Glasner, Germany,about a hard-hitting look at child prostitution in Thailand. IMDb
Soul Kitchen, Fatih Akin, starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Birol Unel, comedy. IMDb
Io Sono Amore (I Am Love), Luca Guadagnino, starring Flavio Parenti and Tilda Swinton. A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love. IMDb
Il Grande Sogno (The Great Dream), Michele Placido, starring Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Laura Morante; about a student revolt in Rome in 1968. IMDb
New York, I Love You that follows its predecessor Paris, Je t’Aime. Randall Balsmeyer as director of transitions and segments by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Scarlett Johansson (??!!), Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner, and Andrei Zvyagintsev. IMDb

The year looks brighter with some interesting films to look forward to watch particularly anything and everything by Fatih Akin and Pedro Almodovar!

Absolutely Great News!!!

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