With Baz Lurhmann, David Cronenberg, Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams and Tom Cruise all expected to appear, this year's Cannes is set to be one of the most exciting.
Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Pete Docter’s “Soul” and two films from Steve McQueen, “Lovers Walk” and “Mangrove” (both from his anthology series “Small Axe”), are among the films that would have gone to this year’s Cannes Film Festival if it had taken place, Cannes organizers announced at a press conference in Paris on Wednesday.While the prestigious festival itself will not happen, those films and 52 others in the 2020 Official Selection will bear the Cannes 2020 label, a way the festival plans to highlight films that would have been chosen to screen in Cannes this year and have committed to trying for theatrical releases by the end of the year.Other filmmakers who will be represented on the virtual Croisette include Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”), Francois Ozon (“Summer of ’85”), Naomi Kawase (“True Mothers”) Im Sang-soo (“Heaven”) and Viggo Mortensen, whose Sundance premiere “Falling” is also on the Cannes list.The festival was originally scheduled for May 12 through May 23 in the South of France, but the physical gathering was canceled when the coronavirus prompted a ban on public events in the country. Still, Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux said in a letter posted on the festival’s website that “cancellation has never been an option,” so the festival’s bookers continued to view the 2,067 films that were submitted for consideration, the first time ever that more than 2,000 films had been submitted.Also Read: Cannes Admits Physical Festival Is Impossible, Turns to Other PlansThe films chosen includes 15 from first-time directors, the largest number ever in the Official Selection. Of the films chosen for the festival, 16 are directed by women, up from 14 last year, 11 in 2018 and 12 in 2017.The festival also includes 21 French films, eight more than last year. Of those 21, eight are directed by women.The announcement of the Official Selection, which was made by Fremaux and Cannes president Pierre Lescure, did not differentiate between films that would have been part of the Main Competition, ones that would have gone into the Un Certain Regard sidebar or ones that would have screened out of competition.The festival plans to help showcase its Cannes 2020 films at other film festivals that will take place this year, including ones in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York, as well as Sundance in 2021.“To be adamant in our decision to deliver an Official Selection is ultimately, for the Festival, the best way to help cinema, as well as focus on the films that will be released in theaters in the coming months,” read Fremaux’s letter posted on the Cannes website, in part. “The reopening of cinemas, after months of closure, is a crucial issue. The Cannes Film Festival intends to accompany these films and support their careers in France and abroad, as well as confirm the importance of theaters as in what makes the value of the Seventh Art. We know that many festivals are taking the same position …“Many other festivals around the world have expressed the desire to welcome the Cannes 2020 selection films. The Cannes Film Festival will soon unveil how it will operate next fall. Traditionally, successive festivals such as Locarno, Telluride, Toronto, Deauville, San Sebastian, Pusan, Morelia, Angoulême (for French cinema), New York, Rome, Rio, Tokyo, Mumbaï or Mar del Plata and even Sundance have invited the films of the Official Selection. They will do it again this year with the active support of Cannes and its teams. As we did last year, the Festival will present one or two films together with ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion), one of the Festival’s parallel sections that will also announce a selection. The Critics’ Week will also announce its own selection. Finally, Lili Hinstin, the Locarno Festival’s director wanted to be the first to welcome Cannes films (before she too was unfortunately forced to give up), and we also spoke with Jose-Luis Rebordinos, the director of the San Sebastian festival, who decided that the films included in the Cannes 2020 Official Selection could also compete in San Sebastian. He changed the rules, just for us. Exceptional circumstances, exceptional measures.“As previously announced, the Marché du Film will have an online edition this year, organized by its director Jérôme Paillard. Such an online edition was possible for the Marché, but it is not something we wished for the Festival itself (we don’t even know if it would have been allowed by the right-holders of the films). At the Marché, both participation and desire are promising (all information is available on the Marché du Film’s Website).”Also Read: Cannes' Marché du Film Outlines Virtual Plan for June EventThe Cannes 2020 Official Selection:“Ammonite,” Francis Lee “Antoinette dans les Cevennes,” Caroline Vignal “Au Crepuscule,” Sharunas Bartas “Aya and the Witch,” Goro Miyazaki “Beginning,” Dea Kulumbegashvili “The Billion Road,” Dieudo Hamadi “Broken Keys,” Jimmy Keyrouz “Casa de Antiguidades,” Joao Paulo Miranda Maria “The Death of Cinema and My Father, Too,” Dani Rosenberg “Des Hommes,” Lucas Belvaux “DNA,” Maiwenn “Druk” (“Another Round”), Thomas Vinterberg “El olvido que seremos,” Fernando Trueba “Enfant Terrible,” Oskar Roehler “Even,” Im Sang-soo “Falling,” Viggo Mortensen “February,” Kamen Kalev “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen “The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson “Garcon chiffon,” Nicolas Maury “Gargarine,” Fanny Liatard and Jeremy Trouilh “A Good Man,” Marie-Castille Mention Schaar “Here We Are,” Nir Bergman “Heaven,” Im Sang-soo “Ibrahim,” Samuel Guesmi “John and the Hole,” Pascual Sisto “Josep,” Aurel “Last Words,” Jonathan Nossiter “Le Discours,” Laurent Tirard “Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait,” Emmanuel Mouret “Les Deux alfred,” Bruno Podalydes “Limbo,” Ben Sharrock “Lovers Walk,” Steve McQueen “Mangrove,” Steve McQueen “Un medecin de nuit,” Elie Wajeman “Nadia, Butterfly,” Pascal Plante “Nine Days to Raqqa,” Xavier de Lauzanne “The Origin of the World,” Laurent Lafitte “Peninsula,” Yeon Sang-Ho “Pleasure,” Ninja Thyberg “The Real Thing,” Koji Fukada “Rouge,” Farid Bentoumi “Septet: The Story of Hong Kong,” Ann Hui Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping and Patrick Tam “Si le vent tombe,” Nora Martirosyan “Simple Passion,” Danielle Arbid “Sixteen Years,” Suzanne Lindon “Slalom,” Charlene Favier “Squad,” Ayten Amin “Soul,” Pete Docter “Striding Into the Wind,” Wei Shujun “Summer of ’85,” Francois Ozon “Sweat,” Magnus Von Horn “Teddy,” Ludovic & Zoran Boukherma “True Mothers,” Naomi Kawase “The Truffle Hunters,” Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck “Un Triomphe,” Emmanuel Courcol “Vaurien,” Peter DourountzisRead original story ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Soul’ Make the Cannes 2020 Lineup As Festival Reveals the Movies It Would Have Shown At TheWrap
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The Cannes Film Festival said that rescheduling the festival to late June and early July as originally hoped is no longer possible, and the festival acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that it most likely won’t take place in its original form.However, the festival is exploring other contingencies and is hoping to make Cannes happen in some form in 2020.“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the festival’s statement read. “Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.”Also Read: 5 Ways the Oscar Season Could Be Rocked by the CoronavirusThe festival was first postponed in March, and the lineup of films playing at the festival was originally meant to be announced this week before the coronavirus canceled and postponed film events across the industry and across the world. The festival has also been consistent about trying to postpone or delay the festival rather than cancel outright, as festivals such as SXSW and Tribeca meant for earlier in the spring have done.In a Q&A shared by the festival late last month, it was confirmed that festival staff is still working from home and that the deadline to submit films was also extended until at least the end of May.Cannes has only been canceled once in its history dating back to the end of World War II in 1946, that being in 1968 due to nationwide student riots.See the latest full statement below:Following the French President’ statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form.Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.When the health crisis, whose resolution remains the priority of all, passes, we will have to reiterate and prove the importance of cinema and the role that its work, artists, professionals, film theatres and their audiences, play in our lives. This is how the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film and the parallel sections (Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ACID), intend to contribute. We are committed to it and we would like to thank everyone who is by our side, public officials (Cannes’ City Hall, Ministry of Culture, the CNC), industry members as well as our partners.Each and everyone knows that many uncertainties are still reigning over the international health situation. We hope to be able to communicate promptly regarding the shapes that this Cannes 2020 will take.Read original story Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’ At TheWrap
The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers confirmed Thursday evening that the film festival will no longer take place during the scheduled dates of May 12-23, and several options are now being considered, including postponing the event until the end of June through to the beginning of July. The festival press conference, originally scheduled […]
The Cannes Film Festival is among a number of events in France hanging in the balance in the face of the coronavirus outbreak and the government's recent ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people. In the event of a cancellation, however, the festival won't be able to rely on an insurance claim. The festival […]
In an effort to contain France's coronavirus outbreak, the country's health minister extended on Thursday the ban for gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces to May 31, raising concerns about the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival. France's ban on large indoor gatherings was first issued on Feb. 29, but has […]
UPDATED: French screen icon Catherine Deneuve has been hospitalized in Paris following a minor stroke. Deneuve's family told Agence-France Presse on Wednesday that the 76-year-old actress had suffered a "very limited" ischemic stroke. Such strokes are caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. A source with knowledge of the situation said Deneuve had the […]
Michael Moore took the opportunity to jab at his favorite punching bag tonight -- U.S. President Donald Trump -- during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival Awards ceremony. In presenting the Jury Prize, which was a tie between France's Les Miserables and Brazil's Bacurau, the director of last year's anti-Trump documentary Fahrenheit 11/9, said "Picassso said 'Art […]
All day today in Cannes is dedicated to Sylvester Stallone whose 43-year plus storied career is being lauded by the fest. The three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker/actor was at the Hotel du Cap for a junket about Rambo V, sat down for a Masterclass at the Salle Debussy, and will be feted tonight with an early […]
Tarantino's latest Cannes entry reimagines the events surrounding the 1969 murder of Polanski's second wife, Sharon Tate.
Quentin Tarantino snapped at a female reporter from The New York Times who asked why Margot Robbie wasn’t given more to say or do in his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” “I reject your hypothesis,” he said at a press conference for his new film on Wednesday morning at the Cannes Film […]
While Pitt and DiCaprio are two superstars and icons themselves, they admitted they both fanboyed out over Perry.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays a TV star named Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” and we get a taste of his former glory days in a hilarious flashback that involves Dalton igniting a group of “Nazi bastards” on fire with a flamethrower.But those moments of fame are behind him, as he’s now embarrassing himself by sneezing on set and taking TV Western roles that are beneath him.“It’s official old buddy,” DiCaprio’s Dalton says to Brad Pitt’s character. “I’m a has-been.”Also Read: Cannes Report, Day 6: 'The Lighthouse' Shines, Tarantino Begs for No SpoilersHe now also has to live with the knowledge that he’s living next door to none other than Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). And it doesn’t help that Pitt meets a woman who says to him, “Charlie’s going to dig you.”That’s Charles Manson, if you forgot.“Once Upon a Time….in Hollywood” is Tarantino’s ninth film, and it premieres at Cannes Wednesday before opening in theaters from Sony on July 26. Tarantino has asked that people who see the movie at Cannes withhold any spoilers, but for now we have this trailer to get excited over.Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the film that also stars Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Margot Qualley and the late Luke Perry. Watch the new trailer above.Read original story ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Leonardo DiCaprio Torches Nazis With a Flamethrower in New Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back and regaled attendees with an after-party performance on the beach.
Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die," a star-studded zombie film that finds Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton facing off against a horde of the undead, is set to kick off the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, Variety has learned. The movie, Jarmusch's third with indie studio Focus Features, unfolds in […]
Cannes is a celebration of achievement in film. Apparently, though, it's also a place where celebrities can show off their heinous dad-dancing. SEE ALSO: Kristen Stewart ditches heels, goes barefoot on the Cannes red carpet 50 Cent uploaded a video of John Travolta dancing with him at the festival in the early hours of Wednesday morning: Me and John Travolta partying 😆 l swear l only came out here because of him. pic.twitter.com/naQXTMGnxr — 50cent (@50cent) May 16, 2018 Apparently the video was taken at a celebration to honour John Travolta for receiving the inaugural <em>Variety</em> cinema icon award for his film <em>Gotti</em>. Some fans were surprised at the quality of the dancing. When the fuck did John Travolta forget how to dance? lol This dude been dancing his whole life... Now he dance like every cliche comedy scene where they get old white people that can't dance to dance to "hip" music lol https://t.co/2PkBsanvOI — R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) May 16, 2018 Travolta should serve as irrevocable evidence that we all eventually dance like awkward old white men https://t.co/vVopv57Nep — T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) May 16, 2018 sorrybutJOHN TRAVOLTA looks like he's dad-dancing there 🤣 https://t.co/kYRv9eB4tW — justme (@zante03) May 16, 2018 the simulation is glitching again https://t.co/FRFIJdvRjh — Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) May 16, 2018 someone explain pic.twitter.com/ACg0zCW2kQ — rah (@goldenberryx) May 16, 2018 Age comes for us all, guys. Don't go judging Travolta. WATCH: 82 women walked this year's Cannes red carpet in protest, calling for gender equality in the film industry