Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 115

Thread: Cannes Film Festival 2005

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    CA, United States
    Posts
    441

    Cannes Film Festival 2005

    The 58th Cannes Film Festival will run from May 11 to May 22.
    ;)

    http://www.festival-cannes.fr/default4.php

    If I am correct, the list of films will be announced on Wednesday Apr 20!

    Watch for it ...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107
    *The official line-ups will be unvieled in Paris today at 9:30 (GMT).

    *Singaporean director Eric Khoo's Be With Me will open the "Directors' Fortnight."

    *Expect these to be in the main program somewhere:

    Lars Von Trier's Manderlay; Gus Van Sant's Last Days; Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knockin'; David Cronenberg's A History of Violence; Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers; Michael Haneke's Hidden; Patrice Chereau's Gabrielle; Seijun Suzuki's Raccoon Princess; Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City; Atom Egoyan's Where The Truth Lies; Danis Tanovic's Hell; Kim Ki-duk's The Bow; and last but certainly not least, the latest from the Dardenne's called The Child.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107

    CANNES / IN-COMPETITION

    OFFICIAL LINE-UP

    Bashing - Japan / Masahiro Kobayashi

    Battle in the Sky - Mexico / Carlos Reygadas

    The Best of our Times - Taiwan-Japan / Hou Hsiao-Hsien

    Broken Flowers - France-U.S. / Jim Jarmusch

    Cache - France-Austria-Germany-Italy / Michael Haneke

    Don’t Come Knockin’ - Germany-France / Wim Wenders

    Election - Hong Kong / Johnny To

    L’Enfant - Belgium / Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

    Free Zone - Israel-Belgium / Amos Gitai

    A History of Violence - U.S.-Canada / David Cronenberg

    Kilometre Zero - Iraq / Hiner Saleem

    Last Days - U.S. / Gus Van Sant

    Lemming - France / Dominik Moll

    Manderlay - Denmark-Sweden-Netherland / Lars Von Trier

    Quando Sei Nato Non Puoi Piu Nasconderti - Italy / Marco Tullio Giordana

    Peindre ou Faire L’Amour - France / Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu

    Shanghai Dreams - China / Wang Xiaoshuai

    Sin City - U.S. / Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - U.S. / Tommy Lee Jones

    Where the Truth Lies - Canada / Atom Egoyan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107

    Out of Competition/Midnight Screenings/Special Screenings

    OUT OF COMPETITION

    “Chromophobia,” France-U.S.-U.K., Martha Fiennes

    “Joyeux Noel,” France-Germany-UK-Belgium, Christian Carion

    “Match Point,” UK, Woody Allen

    “Star Wars – Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” U.S., George Lucas

    MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

    “A Bittersweet Life,” South Korea, Kim Jee-woon

    “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang,” U.S., Shane Black

    “Land of the Dead,” U.S., George Romero

    “Midnight Movies,” Stuart Samuels

    SPECIAL SCREENINGS

    “The Artistes of the Burnt Theater,” Cambodia-France, Rithy Panh

    “C’est Pas Tout a Fait la Vie Dont J’avais Reve,” France, Michel Piccoli

    “Crossing the Bridge,” Germany, Fatih Akin

    “Nekam Achat Mishtey Eynay,” Israel, Avi Mograbi

    “The Power of Nightmares,” U.K., Adam Curtis

    “Princess Raccoon,” Japan, Seijun Suzuki

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107

    Un Certain Regard

    Sangre, dir :Amat Escalante (Mexico)

    Cinema, Aspirinas E Urubus, dir: Marcelo Gomes (Brazil)

    Schlafer, dir Benjamin Heisenberg (Austria)

    Falscher Bekenner, dir: Christoph Hochhausler (Germany)

    Down In The Valley, dir: David Jacobson (US)

    Tawa Dura Yanna, dir: Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka)

    Voksne Mennesker, dir: Dagur Kari (Denmark)

    Yek Shab, dir: Niki Karimi (Iran)

    Hwal, dir: Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)

    Jewboy, dir: Tony Kravitz (Australia)

    Cidade Baixa, dir: Sergio Machado (Brazil)

    The King, dir: James Marsh (US)

    Johanna, dir: Kornel Mundruzco (Hungary)

    Umoregi, dir: Kohei Oguri (Japan)

    Moartea Domnului Lazarescu, dir: Cristi Puiu (Romania)

    Yellow Fella, dir: Ivan Sen (Australia)

    Nordeste, dir : Juan Solanas (Argentina)

    Delwende, dir : S. Pierre Yameogo (Ger)

    Le Temps Qui Reste, dir : Francois Ozon (France)

    Le Filmeur, dir : Alain Cavalier (France)

    Zim And Co., dir: Pierre Jolivet (France)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    CA, United States
    Posts
    441
    Director: Johnnie To
    -- Election (English title)
    -- Hei She Hui (Chinese title) (loosely translated to "Gangs/Triads" )


    The movie poster ...
    http://weblogs.variety.com/.shared/i...d/election.jpg

    The words in the poster read:
    -- Three hundred years ago, they were known as "chivalry" (or "loyalists")

    ** The exact Chinese translation for "chivalry" has a slightly different essence/nuance ... Many would like to believe that in the past, "gangs" are formed to help one another and are known to be loyal. They may have more principles too ... As for nowadays ... things have changed ...

    Synopsis of the movie:
    -- It narrates the events that occur during the election for the new head of a gang. Although fictitious, it seems to reminisce about the rise and fall of gangs/triads in Hong Kong in the early days.

    The cast:
    -- Louis Koo
    -- Tony Leung Ka Fai
    -- Simon Yam
    -- Nick Cheung
    -- Andy On
    etc

    Gallery of the cast
    http://ent.sina.com.cn/v/2004-11-12/1022563343.html

    Trivia:
    ** This is actually a 4 hour movie. So, I am not sure if the Cannes release is Part I of the movie and Part II is pending another release ... or is this simply an edited version of the full movie. I think it is the Part I.

    Regardless of any award, I will watch the movie when it is released ...
    ;)
    Last edited by hengcs; 04-19-2005 at 03:06 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    CA, United States
    Posts
    441
    Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
    -- Shanghai Dreams (English title)
    -- Qing Hong (Chinese title) (loosely translated to "Green Red", i.e., named after the female protagonist)


    Trivia: The original working title was originally "I am 19". The director has changed it so that the audience will not keep harping on the fact that the actress is not 19 or does not look 19 ...
    ;)

    There is the movie page, with a number of articles (but in Chinese) ... Hmmm ... I am skipping a lot of them -- cos I do not want to read spoilers ... :(
    http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/f/qinghong/index.html

    The gallery is here ...
    http://ent.sina.com.cn/download/photo/qinghong.html

    Synopsis:
    -- Will the youth of next generation ever understand their parental generation? They do not know about their past, yet they have to like this land that breeds them ... The old generation do not want the youth to make the same mistakes by repeating history (or suffer again) ... so, the conflict between two generations begins ...

    ** sorry, I could have been more detailed but I usually do NOT like to read nor write synopsis ... why? they often contain spoilers, however minor ...

    Cast:
    -- Gao Yuan Yuan
    -- Li Bin
    Last edited by hengcs; 04-19-2005 at 03:07 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    CA, United States
    Posts
    441
    Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
    -- The Best of Our Times (English title)
    -- Zui Hao De Shi Guang (Chinese title)


    Synopsis:
    -- It revolves around 3 sets of relationship, in 1911, in 1960s and present ...

    Cast:
    -- Chang Chen
    -- Shu Qi (taking 3 roles)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107

    Critics' Week line-ups

    In-Competition

    "A Stranger of Mine" by Uchida Kenji (Japan)

    "Grain in Ear" by Zhang Lu (China/Korea)

    "L'Orizzonte Degli Eventi" (The Horizon of Events) by Daniele Vicari

    "Me and You and Everyone We Know" by Miranda July (USA)

    "Orlando Vargas" by Juan Pittaluga (Uruguay/France)

    "La Petite Jerusalem" (Little Jerusalem) by Karin Albou (France)

    "The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael" by Thomas Clay (UK)


    Special Screenings

    Opening film: "Les Invisibles" (The Invisibles) by Thierry Jousse (France)

    Closing film: "Junebug" by Phil Morrison (USA)

    Midnight screening: "L'Imposture" (The Fraud) by Patrick Bouchitey (France)

    FIPRESCI revelation of the year: "Vento di Terra" (Earth Wind) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy)

    Patron's day: "Giorgobistve" (Falling Leaves) by Otar Iosseliani (USSR)

    50 years of African cinema: "Drum" by Zola Maseko (South Africa)

    Documentary: "Los Heroes y el Tiempo" (Heroes and Time) by Arturo Ripstein (Mexico)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107

    Competition Jury

    The jury for the main competition has been announced and I’m pleased that the line-up, which looks awfully strong on paper, will be judged by these individuals:

    Emir KUSTURICA, President (Director - Serbia-Montenegro)

    Toni MORRISON (Writer -United States)
    Nandita DAS (Actress - India)
    Salma HAYEK (Actress - Mexico)
    Agnès VARDA (Director - France)
    John WOO (Director - China)
    Fatih AKIN (Director - Germany)
    Javier BARDEM (Actor - Spain)
    Benoît JACQUOT (Director - France)

    Overall, there are stronger personalities here, so hopefully there won't be a repeat of last year where flavor-of-the-month politics and Tarantino's unbridled love for sub-par Asian films ruined the day.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Ottawa Canada
    Posts
    5,499
    "Flavor-of-the-Month Politics"?

    Moore's film won for the Filmmaking- QT and the jury made clear the film was being awarded for being the best FILM at Cannes, not for the politics. Or did you not hear him at that press conference?

    Moore crafted an incendiary work of film genius. Op-ed genius.
    He's a multiple-award winning filmmaker: Oscar, People's Choice, Cannes. The man's conquered 'em all.
    Time to start giving the man his props.
    Can't wait for Sicko.

    And that political "flavor" is still on my tongue. It'll never go away now. We live in evil, corrupt, despot times.

    The Cannes Jury is very impressive this year.
    With these pedigrees, they will award the proper films.
    "Set the controls for the heart of the Sun" - Pink Floyd

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107
    Yeah, I heard him; but I wasn't naïve enough to think that politics didn't play a part in the decision made by the jury. I love the man and I liked his doc, but let's face it, Moore ultimately failed!

    But even with politics aside, now that I've seen the likes of Clean and The Holy Girl, films that played in-competition last year, I have a much better idea about which films were the BEST.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Ottawa Canada
    Posts
    5,499
    Politics may have played a part, but do you think they would have given the Palm D'or to a film JUST because it bashed Bush?

    Moore only failed in getting Bush out of office. It wasn't for trying.
    Hard. He was practically campaigning himself in the months up to D-Day.

    And then the hammer fell. Bang! Slam! Bend over! Seig Heil!

    Ahem.


    Looking forward to more news on the festival...
    "Set the controls for the heart of the Sun" - Pink Floyd

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    CA, United States
    Posts
    441

    Re: Competition Jury

    Originally posted by arsaib4
    The jury for the main competition has been announced and I’m pleased that the line-up, which looks awfully strong on paper, will be judged by these individuals:

    Emir KUSTURICA, President (Director - Serbia-Montenegro)

    Toni MORRISON (Writer -United States)
    Nandita DAS (Actress - India)
    Salma HAYEK (Actress - Mexico)
    Agnès VARDA (Director - France)
    John WOO (Director - China)
    Fatih AKIN (Director - Germany)
    Javier BARDEM (Actor - Spain)
    Benoît JACQUOT (Director - France)

    the complete jury ...

    http://www.festival-cannes.fr/index....gue=6002#jurys

    THE JURYS

    FEATURE FILMS JURY
    Emir KUSTURICA, President (Director - Serbia-Montenegro)
    Toni MORRISON (Writer -United States)
    Nandita DAS (Actress - India)
    Salma HAYEK (Actress - Mexico)
    Agnès VARDA (Director - France)
    John WOO (Director - China)
    Fatih AKIN (Director - Germany)
    Javier BARDEM (Actor - Spain)
    Benoît JACQUOT (Director - France)

    JURY CINÉFONDATION AND SHORT FILMS
    Edward YANG, Président (Director - Taiwan)
    Chantal AKERMAN (Director- Belgium)
    Sylvie TESTUD (Actress - France)
    Yousry NASRALLAH (Director - Egypt)
    Colin MACCABE (Critic and Writer - United Kingdom - Ireland)

    UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY
    Alexander PAYNE, President, (Director and Screen Writer- United States)
    Betsy BLAIR, (Actress - United States)
    Sandra DEN HAMER (Manager of the Rotterdam Film Festival - Netherlands)
    Katia CHAPOUTIER (Journalist - Canada)
    Geneviève WELCOMME (Journalist -France)
    Gilles MARCHAND (Director and Screen Writer - France)
    Eduardo ANTIN (Quintin) (Critic and Writer - Argentina)

    THE CAMÉRA D'OR JURY
    Abbas KIAROSTAMI, President (Director - Iran)
    Patrick CHAMOISEAU (Writer - France)
    Malik CHIBANE (Director - France)
    Romain WINDING (Director of photography - France)
    Scott FOUNDAS (Critic - United States)
    Roberto TURIGLIATTO (Turin Film Festival - Italy)
    Luc POURRINET (Technician - France)
    Yves ALLION (Critic - France)
    Laura MEYER (Film enthusiast - France)

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo / NYC
    Posts
    1,107
    Thanks, hengcs. Good to see LA WEEKLY's young contributor Scott Foundas in there. He's a good writer but a better critic and that's why I like him. He's got a great future ahead of him.

    ___________


    Here we go, here we go...MANDERLAY.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •