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Cannes I? Cannes we?

20 May 2010

One day I would like to go to Cannes. Dress up, watch films all day, star spot and party on the beach.
It is one of the oldest (1946) and most prestigious film festivals and is on right now (12-23 May).

The highlight of Cannes is the selection for the Palme d’Or, where 20 (19 this year) films compete for one of the most reputable awards in film.

These are the last 1o winners, and I am afraid to say I have only seen 4, shame on me:

Dancer in the Dark / The Son’s Room / The Pianist / Elephant / Fahrenheit 9.11 / L’enfant / The wind that shakes the barley / 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days / The class / The white ribbon

This year, the following are up for it:

  • A Frankenstein-terv (Kornel Mundruczo)
  • Another Year (Mike Leigh)
  • Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu)
  • Copie Conforme (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Des Hommes et des Dieux (Xavier Beauvois)
  • Fair Game (Doug Liman)
  • Hors-la-loi (Rachid Bouchareb)
  • Housemaid (Im Sangsoo)
  • La Nostra Vita (Daniele Luchetti)
  • La Princesse de Monptpensier (Bertrand Tavernier)
  • Loong Boonmee Ralek Chaat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Outrage (Takeshi Kitano)
  • Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
  • Rizhao Chongqing (Xiaoshuai Wang)
  • Route Irish (Ken Loach)
  • Tournee (Mathieu Almaric)
  • Un Homme Qui Crie (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  • Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2 (Nikita Mikhalkov)
  • You, My Joy (Sergei Lovnitsa)
…. and surprisingly the two British contenders (the reliable Loach and Leigh) are in with a good chance (according to the bookies).
You can view all the trailers here.
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