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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#26 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon May 10, 2021 1:41 pm

So I know Andrew Dominik has been trying to get his Monroe biopic off the ground for a while with different actresses attached/considered... but I had no idea he completed it with Ana de Armas(!) filling the shoes- what an unexpected, inspired choice

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#27 Post by beamish14 » Mon May 10, 2021 1:45 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:41 pm
So I know Andrew Dominik has been trying to get his Monroe biopic off the ground for a while with different actresses attached/considered... but I had no idea he completed it with Ana de Armas(!) filling the shoes- what an unexpected, inspired choice

I'm just worried about his ability to adapt the source material. Oates, like Martin Amis, is very tricky to transpose to the screen, and this is a seriously dense and kaleidoscopic work that can go in a million different directions. I believe David Lynch was interested in this novel as well; he's long wanted to do a film about Monroe (or using a Monroe-like substitute).

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#28 Post by Never Cursed » Mon May 10, 2021 1:49 pm

Sadly I don't think the Campion or the Berg will be there, if only because of who is distributing them. Crossing my fingers for PTA for sure, though.

And I guess now's a good time to mention that I was just invited to the last few days of Cannes (again) - hopefully conditions will work out such that I'll be able to attend.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#29 Post by Pavel » Mon May 10, 2021 2:06 pm

Was The Meyerowitz Stories bought by Netflix after Cannes or did they accept a Netflix-distributed film? Maybe they'll accept the Campion since it's directed by a Palme winner

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#31 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon May 10, 2021 9:00 pm

But that was also before the rule change that's kept Netflix films out of the festival. Okja (which was acquired by Netflix before production even began) was in the main lineup that year as well. Protests from French exhibitors led Cannes to add the requirement that any film in competition needs to commit to a French theatrical release, which Netflix won't do due to the mandatory 36-month window. Cannes wanted to show The Other Side of the Wind out of competition the following year, but Netflix insisted that they also had to take Roma for the competition, and since neither side would budge on the theatrical release issue, that was the end of that. There is a proposal to shorten the window to as little as six months for streamers that spend certain percentages of their French revenue on French theatrical releases, but it's not clear if that would be enough to convince Netflix to abandon their boycott of French theaters.
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Sadly I don't think the Campion or the Berg will be there, if only because of who is distributing them.
The theatrical window issue doesn't apply to the Berg—it's a doc, so it has no chance of a competition slot anyway—and Amazon had Too Old to Die Young at the 2019 festival, so they're evidently more flexible than Netflix.

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#32 Post by Never Cursed » Mon May 10, 2021 10:17 pm

Glad to hear that those two movies have a better shot of appearing than I originally thought!

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

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#34 Post by Pavel » Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:56 pm

Thierry Frémaux on this year's festival. He doesn't say anything particularly interesting. The new Jane Campion film might play out of comp, jury will be announced around June 10th. Theaters will operate on their maximum capacity, vaccination passports not required (but negative tests obviously are)

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#35 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:46 am

Here's a link to the live announcement of the 2021 Cannes lineup, which should start in around 15 minutes.

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#36 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:09 am

Opening Night Film
“Annette,” Leos Carax (also in Competition)

Competition
UN HÉROS (A Hero) by Asghar FARHADI
TOUT S’EST BIEN PASSÉ by François OZON
TRE PIANI by Nanni MORETTI
TITANE by Julia DUCOURNAUW
THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes ANDERSON
RED ROCKET by Sean BAKER
PETROV’S FLU by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
PAR UN DEMI CLAIR MATIN by Bruno DUMONT
NITRAM by Justin KURZEL
MEMORIA by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN
LES OLYMPIADES (Paris 13th District) by Jacques AUDIARD
LES INTRANQUILLES (The restless) by Joachim LAFOSSE
LA FRACTURE by Catherine CORSINI
JULIE (The Worst Person in the World) by Joachim TRIER
HYTTI NRO 6 (Compartment NO.6) by Juho KUOSMANEN
HAUT ET FORT (Casablanca beats) by Nabil AYOUCH

Un Certain Regard
THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt
AFTER YANG by Kogonada
COMMITMENT HASAN by Hasan Semih Kaplanoglu
LAMB by Valdimar JÓHANSSON
NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo
BONNE MÈRE by Hafsia HERZI
DELO (House arrest) by Alexey GERMAN JR.
BLUE BAYOU by Justin Chon
MONEYBOYS by C.B Yi
FREDA by Gessica Geneus
UN MONDE by Laura WANDEL

Cannes Premiere
EVOLUTION by Kornél MUNDRUCZO
TROMPERIE (Deception) by Arnaud DESPLECHIN
COW by Andrea ARNOLD
CETTE MUSIQUE NE JOUE POUR PERSONNE (Love songs for tough guys) by Samuel BENCHETRIT
MOTHERING SUNDAY by Eva HUSSON
SERRE-MOI FORT (Hold me tight) by Mathieu AMALRIC
IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE by HONG Sang-Soo

Out of Competition
DE SON VIVANT by Emmanuelle BERCOT
EMERGENCY DECLARATION by HAN Jae-Rim
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND by Todd HAYNES
STILLWATER by Tom MCCARTHY
ALINE by Valérie LEMERCIER
BAC NORD by Cédric JIMENEZ

Special Screenings
H6 by Yé Yé
CAHIERS NOIRS (Black notebooks) by Shlomi Elkabetz
O MARINHEIRO DAS MONTANHAS (Mariner of the mountains) by Karim Ainouz
JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Oliver Stone
JANE PAR CHARLOTTE by Charlotte Gainsbourg

Midnight Screenings
ORANGES SANGUINES (Bloody oranges) by Jean-Christophe MEURISSE

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#37 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:10 am

I can't begin to express how happy I am for Sean Baker!

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#38 Post by Omensetter » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:36 am

Add the previously announced Paul Verhoeven plus Ildikó Enyedi, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Nadav Lapid, and Sean Penn to the Competition list.

They are still adding to UCR and the new Premieres section which presumably will exist for this year only.

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#39 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:46 am

Updated Competition
“Ahed’s Knee,” Nadav Lapid
“Annette,” Leos Carax
“Benedetta,” Paul Verhoeven
“Bergman Island,” Mia Hansen-Løve
“Casablanca Beats,” Nabil Ayouch
“Compartment No. 6,” Juho Kuosmanen
“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
“Everything Went Fine,” Francois Ozon
“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
“A Hero,” Asghar Farhadi
“La fracture,” Catherine Corsini
“Lingui,” Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
“Memoria,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
“Nitram,” Justin Kurzel
“Paris, 13th District,” Jacques Audiard
“Par un Demi Clair Matin,” Bruno Dumont
“Petrov’s Flu,” Kirill Serebrennikov
“Red Rocket,” Sean Baker
“The Restless,” Joachim Lafosse
“The Story of My Wife,” Ildikó Enyedi
“Three Floors,” Nanni Moretti
“Titane,” Julia Ducournau
“The Worst Person in the World,” Joachim Trier
“Flag Day,” Sean Penn

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#40 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:47 am

As a fan of Synonyms, I'm very happy Ahed's Knee got in

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#41 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:04 am

Very funny that Cannes wanted Penn back (or Penn wanted to go back to Cannes) after they laughed The Last Face out of existence.

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#42 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:52 pm

Turns out Léa Seydoux is in 4 films from the selection. 3 in Comp (the Enyedi, the Dumont, the Anderson) and 1 in the Premieres section (the Desplechin)

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#43 Post by Pavel » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:46 am

DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT
“A Chiara,” Jonas Carpignano
“A Night of Knowing Northing,” Payal Kapadia
“Ali & Ava,” Clio Barnard
“Clara Sola,” Nathalie Álvarez Mesen
“A Brighter Tomorrow,” Yassine Qnia
“The Tsugua Diaries,” Miguel Gomes, Maureen Fazendeiro
“The Employer and the Employee,” Manuel Nieto Zas
“The Braves,” Anaïs Volpé
“Europa,” Haider Rashid
“Furuta,” Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi
“Integralded,” Radu Muntean
“Hit the Road,” Panah Panahi
“Magnetic Beats,” Vincent Maël Cardona
“The Hill where Lionesses Roar,” Luàna Bajrami
“Medusa,” Anita Rocha da Silveira
“Our Men,” Rachel Lang (closing film)
“Murina,” Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
“Neptune Frost,” Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman
“Between Two Worlds,” Emmanuel Carrère (opening film)
“The Tale of King Crab,” Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis
“Fragments,” Jean-Gabriel Périot
“The Souvenir Part II,” Joanna Hogg
“Ripples of Life,” Shujun Wei
“The Sea Ahead,” Ely Dagher

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Re: Festival Circuit 2021

#44 Post by Pavel » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:48 am

Critic's week:

OPENING FILM
Robust, dir: Constance Meyer*

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Anaïs In Love, dir: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet*
Bruno Reidal, Confessions Of A Murderer, dir: Vincent Le Port*
Softie, dir: Samuel Theis
A Radiant Girl, dir: Sandrine Kiberlain*

CLOSING FILM
A Tale Of Love And Desire, dir: Leyla Bouzid

COMPETITION
Amparo, dir: Simón Mesa Soto*
Feathers, dir: Omar El Zohairy*
Libertad, dir: Clara Roquet *
The Gravedigger’s Wife, dir: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed*
Olga, dir: Elie Grappe*
Small Body, dir: Laura Samani*
Rien A Foutre; dirs: Julie Lecoustre & Emmanuel Marre*

SHORT FILMS
Brutalia, Days Of Labour, dir: Manolis Mavris
Lili Alone, dir: Zou Jing
An Invitation, dirs: Hao Zhao & Yeung Tung
Inherent, dir: Nicolai G.H Johansen
Intercom 15, dir: Andrei Epure
If It Ain’t Broke, dir: Elinor Nechemya
Noir-Soleil, dir: Marie Larrivé
Safe, dir: Ian Barling
Soldat Noir, dir: Jimmy Laporal-Trésor
On Solid Ground, dir: Jela Hasler

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#45 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:27 pm

Additions to the Cannes lineup.

OUT OF COMPETITION
Where is Anne Frank? - Ari Folman (Israel)

CANNES PREMIERE
Vortex - Gaspar Noé (Argentina - Italy)

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Mes frères et moi - Yohan Manca (France)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
Tralala - Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France)
Suprêmes - Audrey Estrougo (France)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Bill Murray's party: New Worlds, the cradle of a civilization - Andrew Muscato (Greece-USA)
Mi iubita, mon amour - Noémie Merlant (France)
Les Héroïques - Maxime Roy (France)
Are you lonesome tonight? - Wen Shipei (China)


Very intrigued by the Merlant, and (bizarrely enough) by the Noé, whose lead is...Dario Argento?


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#47 Post by Omensetter » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:38 pm

All quibbles aside, this genuinely feels like the return of cinema for me—especially with Berlin rightfully being virtual. Frémaux still retains his same tendencies, but he still manages to deliver an agreeable selection. I wish a German film would crack the Competition, but I couldn't tell you which one. Maren Ade's 2016 Cannes smash was bumped into Competition at the last second, and with Christian Petzold seemingly utterly dedicated to Berlin, it may be until Ade's next film that a German film is in Competition. I don't why there's no Spanish language film, though—Frémaux rejected Martel's Zama in 2017, Reygadas the following year; it's probably better to not linger on it.

The French filmmakers appear to be in their typical cycle of "who hasn't been in Competition recently?" with Corsini, Ozon, and Dumont seemingly being the beneficiaries although the Dumont was taken from Barbera and Venice at the last second. Given how little he makes films, Carax may well be the only one guaranteed a Competition slot alongside Audiard, who hasn't been rejected since his 2009 film won the Grand Prix and was surely aided by Sciamma as a co-producer. Desplechin being in Competion in 2019 may have been a strike against him reappearing in Competition especially with this new Premieres section which just seems an excuse to keep film from Fortnight and Venice. If I had my druthers, Desplechin and Assayas would be the two French filmmakers given an automatic pass to Competition, but Desplechin has shown flexibility before with his wonderful Ismael's Ghosts opening the 2017 edition but not competing—plus, I suspect he cares less than I. I'm just happy Mia Hansen-Løve's in Competition, and her film being rejected by another festival means nothing; Terence Davies's magisterial Sunset Song ended up at San Sebastian. Her film looks lovely, a nice breeze. It always makes me wonder where Mia Wasikowska's been, but I imagine if you had her career from 2010-2015 in your early 20s, you'd slow down too. Ducournau is a welcome wildcard and perhaps capable of energizing the missed-year, unwieldy competition.

Enyedi's and Lapid's ascent into Competition is welcome, but also the sort of thing you're vaguely surprised didn't happen sooner. Maybe winning the top prize at another festival and having a relationship with Cannes makes you undeniable. This would seem to portends something for Mohammad Rasoulof, if true. Lafosse always seemed someone who'd eventually crack Competition. Nabil Ayouch is new to me. The Florida Project was the best film in any section in 2017, so obviously Sean Baker's a welcome addition regardless of his latest not seeming to go into the same depths as his previous film, but I'm only basing that off its title and star. The festival is generally more interesting when they refresh their Americans, and Baker is more fascinating than Ira Sachs, David Robert Mitchell, and the Safdies, of previous years. I don't think I have a good reason for missing his previous film (I'll catch up with it now!), but Juho Kuosmanen is a genuine surprise despite winning UCR five years ago.

Among the regulars: I'm only interested in Moretti, Trier, Farhadi, Serebrinnikov, Verhoeven, and Saleh-Haroun if the reviews are exceptional, or if they genuinely go in a different direction. I'm automatically not on the side of Kurzel's film based on the Port Arthur massacre for no other silly reason than he directed a video game movie, but I haven't seen Snowtown, and there's a lot of directions this film could go. Why it's titled after the perpetrator—spelled backwards is still spotlighting, no?—is beyond me.

The most hope lies in the Wes Anderson, the Carax, Weerasethakul, and Hamaguchi, all coincidentally (or not, given the pandemic) films that would have played last year.

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