Monday, May 10, 2010

63rd Festival de Cannes Official Selection Lineup - Latest

Thierry Fremaux says "the Selection is a dynamic thing that is constantly evolving" and today May 10, two days before opening night, a new film entered the competition, Ken Loach's Route Irish. As of now there are nineteen (19) in the main competition.

Also Fremaux mentions that has happened before in recent years, but the most amazing story is that the three films that entered 'late' won the Palme d'Or. Nevertheless he asks not to draw any conclusions from the past... hmm.

Check the complete press release at the official site.

As announced in the official site this is the final Selection list with eighteen (18) films competing for the Palme d'Or. There is one surprising change, a movie moved from Un Certain Regard into the main competition (Wang's Chongqing Blues).

The party starts today (April 15) with the announcement of the films in the Selection and here are the films.

Official Selection Competition

Another Year, Mike Leigh, UK, 2010
Autoreiji (Outrage), Takeshi Kitano, Japan, 2010
Biutiful, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Spain and Mexico, 2009
Copie Conforme (Certified Copy), Abbas Kiarostami, France and Italy, 2010
Des Hommes et Des Dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois, France, 2010
Fair Game, Doug Liman, USA, 2009
Hors La Loi (Outside The Law), Rachid Bouchareb, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and Belgium, 2010
하녀 (The Housemaid), Im Sangsoo, South Korea,
Un Homme qui Crie (A Screaming Man), Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France, Chad and Belgium, 2010
Lung Boonmee Raleuk Chaat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Spain, Thailand, Germany, UK, and France, 2010
La Nostra Vita (Our Life), Daniele Luchetti, Italy and France, 2010
(Poetry), Lee Chang-dong, South Korea, 2010
La Princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier), Bertrand Tavernier, France and Germany, 2010
日照重庆 Rizhao Chongqing (Chongqing Blues), Wang Xiaoshuai , China, 2010
Route Irish, Ken Loach, UK
(*) СЧАСТЬЕ МОЕ Schastye Moe (aka Mein Glück or My Joy), Sergei Loznitsa, Germany, Ukraine, and Netherlands, 2010 (have to see his previous work! think discovered another very interesting director)
Szelid Teremtes -A Frankenstein-terv (Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project), Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary, Austria and Germany,2010
Tournée (On Tour), Mathieu Amalric, France, 2009
Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2: Predstoyanie (Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus), Nikita Mikhalkov, Russia, 2010

(*) First film. Competing for the Caméra d'Or

Feature Film Jury
President: Tim Burton
Kate Beckinsale, Actress, UK
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Actress, Italy
Alberto Barbera, Director National Museum of Cinema, Italy
Emmanuel Carrere, Writer/Scripwriter/Director, France
Benicio Del Toro, Actor, Puerto Rico
Victor Erice, Director, Spain
Shekhar Kapur, Director/Actor/Producer, India
Alexandre Desplat, Composer, France

Out of Competition

Opening Film: Robin Hood, Ridley Scott, USA, 2010
Closing Film: The Tree, Julie Bertucelli, France and Australia, 2010
Autobiografia Lui Nicolae Ceausescu (The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausecu), Andrei Ujica, Romania, 2010
Carlos (Carlos), Olivier Assayas, France and Germany, 2010
Tamara Drewe, Stephen Frears, UK, 2009
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Oliver Stone, USA, 2010
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen, UK, 2009

Midnight Screenings

Kaboom, Gregg Araki, USA and France, 2010 (gay interest)
L'Autre Monde (Blackhole aka Black Heaven), Gilles Marchand, France, 2010

Special Screenings

5x Favela, Agora por Nós Mesmos, (5 x Favela), Manaira Carneiro, Wagner Novais, Rodrigo Felha, Cacau Amaral, Luciano Vidigal, Cadu Barcelos, Luciana Bezerra, Brazil, 2010
Abel, Diego Luna, Mexico and USA, 2009
Chantrapas, Otar Iosseliani, France and Georgia, 2010
Countdown to Zero, Lucy Walker, USA, 2009
Draquila - L'Italia che Trema, (Draquila - Italy Trembles), Sabina Guzzanti, Italy, 2010
Gilles Jacob, L'Arpenteur de la Croisette (Citizen Cannes), Serge Le Peron, 2010
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson, USA, 2010
Nostalgia de la Luz (Nostalgia For The Light), Patricio Guzman, France, Germany and Chile, 2010 (Wow! impressive story)
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Sophie Fiennes, Netherlands, UK and France, 2010

To check the FINAL press release please go here and to check film info, photo, videos, etc. at the official site go here. The films have the same information as published in the official site; if there are mistakes eventually I'll fix them with reliable sources, like film production companies, publicists, etc.

Not all the films in the Main Selection have trailers, but all have some information. Check info & trailers @ Movie On Companion.

I'm getting really excited with the movies in the main selection as all seem quite interesting. There are some films (and some documentaries shown in the Special Screenings section) that definitively are must be seen, even when I know have to wait until the end of this year or early 2011 to be able to watch them. Still haven't seen some from last year, but it doesn't really matter as the quality of the films shown in this 'mother' of all festivals is always Premium great cinema and I have patience.

The party is just starting...

To watch a collage of film clips check arte Cannes press conference report video here.


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