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May. 21st, 2009


'Inglourious Basterds' Premiere

Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt have spun some revisionist history on how World War II ended.

Their war saga "Inglourious Basterds" premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting a band of Jewish Allied soldiers led by Pitt who play a pivotal role in taking down the Third Reich with a strategic strike against the top Nazi brass.


May. 20th, 2009


Penelope Cruz At Cannes Film Festival

Penelope Cruz came to the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of her brand new movie 'Broken Embraces'. She shot 'Broken Embraces' with Pedro Almodovar at the same time as making 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' with Woody Allen.

Asked to compare working with Almodovar and Allen, the actress said: "They could not be more different. With Pedro we always rehearse for a long time before. Woody doesn't like to rehearse. He really likes everybody to improvise. It's really a very different way of approaching things".

The picture, Almodovar's fourth collaboration with Cruz, recalls 'films noirs', classic comedies and screen sirens of the past. Cruz plays Lena, a secretary who ends up in a relationship with her wealthy boss Ernesto.


Dec. 2nd, 2008

Mathieu Amalric


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Nov. 17th, 2008

La Tour Eiffel


Cannes Winner Submitted For Oscar [From the BBC]

Cannes winner submitted for Oscar

  Francois Begaudeau (left) in The Class
The Class stars teacher and author Francois Begaudeau (left).


The Class, winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Festival, has been named as France's official entry for the 2009 foreign language film Oscar.

Read more...Collapse )Read the original story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7625101.stm

Nov. 2nd, 2008

La Tour Eiffel


Cannes 2008 Palme d'Or Winner: "The Class" (a.k.a. "Entre Les Murs") [From Cinematical]

[Old news, but I figure I should post it on the community.]

Cannes 2008 Winners: 'The Class' Takes Palme d'Or

Posted May 25th 2008 4:48PM by Erik Davis

Earlier today, Laurent Cantent's The Class became the first French film in 20 years to win the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the 2008 Festival de Cannes. Coincidentally, we have James' review of The Class scheduled to run in just a little while; in it, he says of the film: "The Class may very well wind up taking home a nod or two from the jury here in Cannes; rest assured, if that happens, it'll represent more than just sympathy votes for a local favorite."

The grand prize went to Gomorra, which James called "a sweeping, stirring drama that has the shoot-and-loot tension of the best crime cinema but also has the scope and serious intent of great drama." Special Prize went to Catherine Deneuve (A Christmas Tale) and Clint Eastwood (Changeling); the latter of which was a favorite heading into the awards (as was Waltz with Bashir, which, surprisingly, did not take home one of the top awards). Jury Prize went to Il Divo, while Nuri Bilge Ceylan took Best Director for Three Monkeys. Additionally, Benicio del Toro won Best Actor for his performance in Soderbergh's Che, Sandra Corveloni took Best Actress for Linha de passe, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won Best Screenplay for Lorna's Silence.

For reviews of most of these films, head on over to Cinematical's official Festival de Cannes hub. We'll be rounding out this year's coverage over the next few days.

Original story here: http://www.cinematical.com/2008/05/25/cannes-winners-the-class-takes-palme-dor/
Le Metro


Tarantinos New Film -- Possibly For Cannes 2009?

[Some older news I just recently found.]

Tarantino Finishes Inglorious Bastards - Targets Cannes 2009

June 24, 2008
Source: BBC
by Kevin Powers

Quentin Tarantino

Last week we brought you the news that Quentin Tarantino's hotly anticipated next film, Inglorious Bastards, would not only be going into production later this year, but also that it's expected to be cut into two films ala Kill Bill. The good news keeps coming, because the BBC brings us word that Tarantino has actually finished the script and is eager to start pre-production and ultimately finish the WWII epic in just "11 months in time for next year's Cannes Film Festival." Tarantino goes on to explain to the BBC that this is more than just a typical WWII film, it's a "modern, in-your-face movie."


Read the full story...Collapse )

Original article here: http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/06/24/tarantino-finishes-inglorious-bastards-targets-cannes-2009/

Oct. 17th, 2008

Le Metro



Sorry for the lack of updates and for the lack of posts about the 2008 festival!! As always, feel free as members to post anything related to film to the comm. I will try and check out some news to post soon! Thanks for all those who joined the community so far! Don't be afraid to advertise to your friends! :) 

Jan. 22nd, 2008

Blue Balletrina


"No Country For Old Men"

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No Country For Old Men, directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, will released in theaters in France tomorrow, January 23rd. This film had been selected in last year's competition. It's an apadtation of a Cormac McCarthy novel and the brothers' 6th feature film presented at the festival.

The Film's Official Website.

Le Metro


Tips About Going to the Festival


Jan. 8th, 2008

Le Metro


Sean Penn, un président anti-Bush pour le jury cannois

Sean Penn, un président anti-Bush pour le jury cannois
LE MONDE | 03.01.08 | 08h57  •  Mis à jour le 03.01.08 | 10h27

L'acteur et cinéaste américain Sean Penn présidera, du 14 au 25 mai, le jury du 61e festival international du film de Cannes, ont annoncé les organisateurs, jeudi 3 janvier. "Le Festival de Cannes est depuis longtemps l'épicentre de la découverte des nouvelles vagues de réalisateurs. C'est pourquoi il me tarde d'y participer cette année comme président du jury", explique Sean Penn, 47 ans. Pour Thierry Frémaux, délégué général du festival, ce choix "était une évidence" car, a-t-il déclaré à l'Agence France-Presse (AFP), Sean Penn "incarne le cinéma indépendant américain ainsi qu'un certain visage de l'Amérique qu'on aime".



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