Every major film festival cultivates a privileged aura. Sundance asserts he primacy of the American independent and heralds the wonder of the breakthrough discovery. Cannes celebrates the cultural prominence of film as a fabric of French cultural life. Show More Summary
Following yesterday's US trailer for the Cannes Palme d'Or prize-winning film Winter Sleep, we have another much buzzed about title from the French showcase of cinema debuting a trailer. This year, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev...Show More Summary
After earning the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film Winter Sleep will roll out to theaters late this year for an Oscar qualifying run in limited theaters, expanding into more into early 2015. Show More Summary
When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado.
Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. Show More Summary
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Pulp Fiction (1994) Film festivals...Show More Summary
Is Jack Chan retiring soon from acting in movies? There’s been plenty of confusion on that topic lately ever since the Cannes Film Festival a couple of years ago where Chan announced he was taking a break from big action movies. Now he’s clarifying that statement, saying his stunt work is not quite dead… yet.
After debuting at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, director David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars is headed to theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, and that means we get a new official trailer from across the pond while we wait to see when the film might end up hitting the big screen in the United States. Show More Summary
This needs to be turned into a feature film and submitted to Cannes.
The Cannes Film Festival is never short on buzzy works by high-profile directors and A-list stars. But one of the biggest crowdpleasers this year wound up being a film that had mostly flown under the radar until its premiere. Directed...Show More Summary
Briefly: The first trailer for the Cannes hit The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby debuted at the end of June, with a release date already set by The Weinstein company for a September 26th release. Now Deadline reports the film will arrive two weeks earlier on September 12th in limited release. Show More Summary
Writer-director Ned Besson’s film got a 10-minute standing-O at Cannes, where it screened at a single, cut-together narrative piece. That version, called The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them, opens September 12 in limited release — two weeks earlier than originally planned. Show More Summary
Daniel Wolfe has been off directing feature films lately, with his first feature Catch Me Daddy premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But Wolfe originally cut his teeth in music videos for the likes of Plan B and he returns to the genre triumphantly this week, with a compelling short film for Paolo Nutini's new track Iron Sky.
For the fourth time in 11 years, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has had a film selected as the Turkish submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race. Winter Sleep, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes has been chosen, it was announced via Twitter by Turkey’s Culture Minister Omer Celik. Show More Summary
Saban Films launched just before Cannes in May and made a statement by acquiring Tommy Lee Jones’ Competition title The Homsesman, which it will release in the U.S. via Roadside Attractions. It was the first glitzy step in a plan to release 8-10 commercial, talent-driven features per year via a distribution partner. Show More Summary
In a move that would have set the blogosphere aflame circa 2008-2009, Indiewire reports that Harmony Korine is working with Robert Pattinson on his latest film. Pattinson teased the possibility of a collaboration with Korine at Cannes,...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: French Canadian drama Sarah Prefers To Run has been acquired by distribution platform Film Festival Flix following its U.S. debut at Outfest. Chloe Robichaud wrote and directed Sophie Desmarais in the story of a college-bound...Show More Summary
Briefly: I'm happy to report good news for one of my favorite films of the year. Mommy, the latest film from Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan which rocked the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer, has been picked up for a US release by Roadside Attractions. Show More Summary
Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Xavier Dolan’s Cannes pic Mommy. The plan is to release it in first-quarter 2015. Dolan’s fifth film centers on an explosive 15-year-old boy with ADHD and his widowed single mom. But when Kyla, a new girl across the street, enters their lives, things change. Show More Summary
At only 25, French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan has a whopping 5 films under his belt, not to mention various awards and accolades. For example, his newest work, Mommy was awarded the Cannes festival's Jury Prize this year. Dolan is also...