The Cannes Film Festival unveils the curtain for its selection of films in competition

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Cannes Film Festival 2014
The Cannes Film Festival 2014 unveils the curtain for its selection of films in competition

The 67th edition of festival will open with Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco (La Vie En Rose), starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, screened on 14th may opening ceremony in an atmosphere that lends itself to the Costa Azur.

The biopic will be screened at Cannes a few miles from the neighbouring Monaco, which was the kingdom of the actress and Princess Grâce Kelly.

The festival will wearing a dress of strass with women as the jury will be chaired by Jane Campion, which won the Palme d’Or in 1993 with her masterpiece The Piano.

The President of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob, shall be his last festival, as he will leave his seat to Pierre Lescure. M jacob declared, even adding a touch more nostalgic  Jane Campion is all the more legitimate she won The Palm, with a short film Peel in  1986, certainly a woman, but also a great filmmaker and double winner of the Palme d’Or  ”. Alongside Nicole Garcia another woman French film director shall be the president of the jury La Caméra D’Or” competition.

The circle of regulars Awards Palm and Grand Prix at Cannes and beloved

Tommy Lee Jones, is the Man in back with a new film The Homesman (Best Actor Award in Cannes 2005 with his film The Three Burials). This last movie  is a new attempt of showing the courage of a steely pioneer lady casting the charismatic Hilary Swank (Best Actress Oscar in directed by Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby, in 2004). The film promises to be touching, deep and intriguing, as it was accustomed us.

Another subscriber of the Festival is Nuri Bilge Ceylan the emblematic Turkish film-maker (Grand Prix Once Upon a Time in Anatolia-2011) presents this year Winter Sleep a 3h16 length piece.

The so called Belgian brothers Dardenne (Jean Pierre and Luc) shall make it quick in 1h35 with this Belgian Western movie Two days, One night starring Marion Cotillard. They belong to the very closed circle of six directors twice winners of the Palme d’Or and should attempt to fiercely win the trophy for the 3rd time. (Rosetta-1999, The Child– 2005). These directors are considered by the Cannes Academy to represent a particular cinema bringing a fresh look at family and social conflicts and always remained true and sticking to their principles.

The pair of most famous British veterans, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, will again be well present at Cannes this year for their latest movies. Mike Leigh who made a specialty of his films portraying the  tough reality of the English working class. He won the Palme d’Or in 1996 with Secret and lies and Best Director for Naked in 1993. He comes back this year with Mr. Turner a very unusual film in a period biography of the English painter JMW Turner (1775-1851) starring Timothy Spall.

While his friend Ken Loach, the tornado shunned by the hearing of his country, returns with Jimmy’s Hall as it is very different from his usual topics about Ireland. He won the Palme d’Or twice in Cannes (2006 The Wind that Shakes The Barkey and Angel’s Share 2012).

The beautiful surprise out of magic hat is perhaps the return of Jean Luc Godard who Promised to come this year and walk the red carpet in Cannes, which means nothing. The filmmaker is one of the most prominent representatives of the New Wave and the history of cinema” as defined Thierry Fremaux, director of Cannes Film festival.

The oldest director of selection  Jean Luc Godard should be here

Jean Luc Godard at 83 years, is one of the fathers of the so called The New Wave (La nouvelle vague ) of French cinema.  He shall present his 3D movie, Good Bye Langage, a brand new tool used also for his next film 3x3D. He ‘s been always on the lookout for any new material.

Meanwhile, the Indian cinema, reaching a crossroad between author cinema and Bollywood production, is well represented by Kanu Behl Titli in Un Certain Regard competition. (This selection was created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob as there were more good films to be selected in competition).

So if you intend to follow the whole festival, take some time for yourself to relax at the sunny Croisette and sticking with the agenda from 14th may to 25th may, as form then the show will go on.  The announcing of directors guests, as Atom Egoyan will boots the audience looking for Captives while Michel Hazanavicius takes the spectator in this Search to Timbuktu with Abderrahmane Sissako.

So keep in eye at The Maps od the Stars in the fifth subscription of David Cronenberg at Cannes looking up the Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas.

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/pressConf.html

IN COMPETITION

  1. Olivier ASSAYAS CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA 2h03
  2. Bertrand BONELLO SAINT LAURENT 2h15
  3. Nuri Bilge CEYLAN WINTER SLEEP 3h16
  4. David CRONENBERG MAPS TO THE STARS 1h51
  5. Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT 1h35
  6. Xavier DOLAN MOMMY 2h20
  7. Atom EGOYAN CAPTIVES 1h53
  8. Jean-Luc GODARD ADIEU AU LANGAGE 1h10
  9. Michel HAZANAVICIUS THE SEARCH 2h29
  10. Tommy Lee JONES THE HOMESMAN 2h02
  11. Naomi KAWASE FUTATSUME NO MADO?(Still the water) 1h50
  12. Mike LEIGH MR. TURNER 2h29
  13. Ken LOACH JIMMY’S HALL 1h46
  14. Bennett MILLER FOXCATCHER 2h10
  15. Alice ROHRWACHER LE MERAVIGLIE 1h50
  16. Abderrahmane SISSAKO TIMBUKTU 1h40
  17. Damian SZIFRON RELATOS SALVAJES (Wild Tales) 1h55
  18. Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV LEVIATHAN 2h20

??UN CERTAIN REGARD?
Opening Film

Marie AMACHOUKELI, Claire BURGER and Samuel THEIS PARTY GIRL 1st film 1h35

Lisandro ALONSO JAUJA 1h41

Mathieu AMALRIC LA CHAMBRE BLEUE 1h15

Asia ARGENTO INCOMPRESA 1h43

Kanu BEHL TITLI1st film 2h04

Ned BENSON ELEANOR RIGBY1st film 1h59

Pascale FERRAN BIRD PEOPLE 2h07

Ryan GOSLING LOST RIVER1st film 1h45

Jessica HAUSNER AMOUR FOU 1h36

Rolf de HEER CHARLIE’S COUNTRY 1h48

Andrew HULME SNOW IN PARADISE1st film 1h28

July JUNG DOHEE-YA (A Girl at my Door)1st film 1h59

Panos KOUTRAS XENIA 2h03

Philippe LACÔTE RUN1st film 1h40

Ruben ÖSTLUND TURIST 2h

Jaime ROSALES HERMOSA JUVENTUD 1h40

WANG Chao FANTASIA 1h25

Wim WENDERS, Juliano RIBEIRO SALGADO THE SALT OF THE EARTH 1h40

Keren YEDAYA LOIN DE SON ABSENCE (Away From His Absence) 1h35

 

?OUT OF COMPETITION

Dean DEBLOIS DRAGONS 2 1h45

ZHANG Yimou GUI LAI
(Coming Home) 1h51

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

CHANG PYO JEOK
(The Target) 1h39

Kristian LEVRING THE SALVATION 1h30

David MICHOD THE ROVER 1h40

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Aida BEGIC, Leonardo DI COSTANZO, Jean-Luc GODARD, Kamen KALEV, Isild LE BESCO, Sergei LOZNITSA, Vincenzo MARRA, Ursula MEIER, Vladimir PERISIC, Cristi PUIU, Marc RECHA, Angela SCHANELEC,

Teresa VILLAVERDE LES PONTS DE SARAJEVO (Bridges of Sarajevo) 1h50

Gabe POLSKY RED ARMY 1h25

Sergei LOZNITSA MAIDAN 2h

Ossama MOHAMMED EAU ARGENTEE, SYRIE AUTOPORTRAIT (Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait) 1h50

Stéphanie VALLOATTO CARICATURISTES – FANTASSINS DE LA DÉMOCRATIE (Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers Of Democracy) 1h46

70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF LE MONDE NEWSPAPER: Yves JEULAND – LES GENS DU MONDE 1h22

 

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