Director Roman Polanski competes in Cannes with “Venus in Fur” for the Golden Palm. It is the impressive competition program of the 66th International Film Festival of Cannes.That must be a festival once can afford the new film by Sofia Coppola. The thriller “The Bling Ring” is in Cannes but he just opened the section “Uncertain regard”. It is not so surprising.
International Film Festival of Cannes – an impressive competition program
Go to the 66th International Film Festival on 15 Mai with Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo Di Caprio, who is still out of competition. For the Palme d’then apply, for example, Roman Polanski with “Venus in Fur” and François Ozon with “Jeune et Jolie” – a daughter who works as a hooker.
In addition, the Coen Brothers get a positive assessment by jury president Steven Spielberg, with their folk music celebration from the Greenwich Village – “Inside Llewyn Davis” with Justin Timberlake.
Three other American filmmakers also are in the race: Alexander Payne with “Nebraska” James Gray with the Twenties drama “The Immigrant” with Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix, and Steven Soderbergh with another recent film that really turned for television Liberace biography “Behind the Candelabra” – as Michael Douglas and Matt Damon play a gay couple.
Denmark’s Nicholas Winding Refn (“Drive”) is “Only God Forgives” in front, again with Ryan Gosling, this time in the role of an English gangster, a French production. Also present are two German co-productions: “Heli” of Amat Escalante and “Michael Kohlhaas” by Arnaud Despallieres.
Also: “La Vie d’Adele” by Abdellatif Kechiche, “A Touch of Sin” by Jia Zhangke and “The Past”, the new film by Asghar Farhadi, won with “Nader and Simin” – two years ago the Berlin Film Festival. Farhadi has made a film for the first time outside of Iran, in France, with Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) in the lead role.A non-competitive run in this year – Guillaume Canets “Blood Ties” starring Clive Owen and Mila Kunis and “All is Lost”, starring Robert Redford, of J C Chandor (“Margin Call”).