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 Post subject: Festival Circuit 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:33 pm 
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Competition and Premiere slates announced for next month's Sundance festival

There's a strange comment on one of those Deadline articles decrying it for getting too mainstream/too big but I'm rather astonished at the lack of major auteurs- I figured Baumbach's next (whatever it ends up being called) would be a lock, for one.


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 Post subject: Re: Sundance 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:41 pm 
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Love the log-line for the Discovery. Manifesto sounds fascinating as well


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 Post subject: Re: Sundance 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:53 pm 
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The Discovery doesn't strike you as an almost exact copy of Wristcutters? I mean, you can only tell so much from a capsule description for a film festival, but my first thought was "oh, I've seen that movie."


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 Post subject: Re: Sundance 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:59 pm 
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But Wristcutters doesn't share the premise, I think-- my understanding of the description is an afterlife is proven, everyone kills themselves to get there, and two of those who are left (don't kill themselves) have a romance. If you're right though then yes, far too similar


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 Post subject: Re: Cannes 2016
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http://www.indiewire.com/2017/01/cannes ... 201776075/

So, no ZAMA by Martel in Cannes this year?


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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2017
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Berlinale
Golden Bear for Best Film - Testről és lélekről (On Body and Soul) by Ildikó Enyedi
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize - Félicité by Alain Gomis
Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize - Pokot (Spoor) by Agnieszka Holland
Silver Bear for Best Director - Aki Kaurismäki for Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)
Silver Bear for Best Actress - Kim Minhee in Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone) by Hong Sangsoo
Silver Bear for Best Actor - Georg Friedrich in Helle Nächte (Bright Nights) by Thomas Arslan
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay - Gonzalo Maza, Sebastián Lelio for Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) by Sebastián Lelio
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Dana Bunescu for the editing in Ana, mon amour by Călin Peter Netzer


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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2017
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Look forward to seeing a number of these.


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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2017
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:24 pm 
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So I guess that Second Run Bluray choice was the right one.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Deadline's got a piece up with their fairly thorough overview of what they think will be/won't be at Cannes this year


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 Post subject: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:07 am 
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2018
Leos Carax --- Annette
Nuri Bilge Ceylan --- Wild Pear Tree
Claire Denis --- High Life
Xavier Dolan --- The Life and Death of John F. Donovan
Jean-Luc Godard --- Image and Parole
Hou Hsiao-hsien --- Shulan River
Abdellatif Kechiche --- Mektoub is Mektoub
László Nemes --- Sunset
Lee Chang-dong --- Burning
Mike Leigh --- Peterloo
Christian Petzold --- Transit
Carlos Reygadas --- Where Life Begins
Ulrich Seidl --- Evil Games
Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi --- Luxembourg
Lars von Trier --- The House that Jack Built
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The line-up is announced on April 13th.

Strong Contenders for this year's festival
Fatih Akin --- In the Fade
Haifaa al-Mansour --- Mary Shelley
Sean Baker --- The Florida Project
Clio Barnard --- Dark River
Xavier Beauvois --- Les Gardiennes
Bong Joon-ho --- Okja
Serge Bozon --- Madame Hyde
Laurent Cantet --- The Workshop
Sofia Coppola --- The Beguiled
Arnaud Desplechin --- Ismael's Ghost
Deniz Gamze Ergüven --- Kings
Michel Franco --- April's Daughter
Bruno Dumont --- Jeanette
Philippe Garrel --- L’amant d’un jour
Andrew Haigh --- Lean on Pete
Michael Haneke --- Happy End
Mahamat Saleh Haroun --- A Season in France
Todd Haynes --- Wonderstruck
Michel Hazanavicius --- Redoubtable
Armando Iannucci --- The Death of Stalin
Naomi Kawase --- Radiance
Lisa Langseth --- Euphoria
Yorgos Lanthimos --- The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Sergei Loznitsa --- A Gentle Creature
Samuel Maoz --- Foxtrot
Lucrecia Martel --- Zama
Martin McDonagh --- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Kornél Mundruczó --- Superfluous Man
John Cameron Mitchell --- How to Talk to Girls at Parties
David Robert Mitchell --- Under the Silver Lake
Santiago Mitre --- The Summit
Ruben Östlund --- The Square
Alexander Payne --- Downsizing
Roman Polanski --- Based on a True Story
Lynne Ramsay --- You Were Never Really Here
Michaël R. Roskam --- Race and the Jailbird
Hong Sang-soo --- Claire's Camera
Trey Edward Shults --- It Comes at Night
André Téchiné --- Our Roaring Twenties
Joachim Trier --- Thelma
Andrey Zvyagintsev --- Loveless

I don't know where Rohrwacher and Sissako are on their films.
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The jury head this year is Pedro Almodóvar. The festival runs from May 17th to May 28th.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:59 am 
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I've a bit of an obsession with the festival since I've fond memories of more or less discovering contemporary cinema (films apparently existed outside Antonioni et. al) via the Cannes section in the July/Aug. 2005 edition of Film Comment in an Oklahoma City newsstand when I was in high school. So I apologize in advance if this thread is full of my logorrheic speculation.

To start with, Lucrecia Martel's Zama is ineligible to play in Competition as jury head Almodóvar produced the film. Thierry Frémaux would have happily slotted it in Competition otherwise (you'd like to think; he did, after all, relegate Weerasethakul's Palme follow-up Cemetery of Splendor to Un Certain Regard) and it would have been an early frontrunner for the Palme, Martel a candidate for the second female to win the Palme, a solid Latin American entry and, for Almodóvar, more attention and potential awards for the film he helped produced. But alas. The good news is that the film will still exist.

There's a certain hope this year's jury won't go completely rogue, but I guess they're inherently rogue. I'm not certain George Miller opting for topicality with Loach last year will be vindicated like, say, Cronenberg's insistence on Rosetta in 1999, but a Cannes jury will be a Cannes jury---unpredictable, ultimately, and full of compromises that land like shrugs.

A cursory look at all the candidates reveals that we'll probably see a lot of Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell this year.

A nice Screen Daily article from March.

My predictions:
Haifaa al-Mansour --- Mary Shelley
Sean Baker --- The Florida Project
Clio Barnard --- Dark River
Xavier Beauvois --- Les Gardiennes
Laurent Cantet --- The Workshop
Sofia Coppola --- The Beguiled
Arnaud Desplechin --- Ismael's Ghosts
Michael Haneke --- Happy End
Mahamat Saleh Haroun --- A Season in France
Todd Haynes --- Wonderstruck
Naomi Kawase --- Radiance
Yorgos Lanthimos --- The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Sergei Loznitsa --- A Gentle Creature
Samuel Maoz --- Foxtrot
Kornél Mundruczó --- Superfluous Man
Ruben Östlund --- The Square
Alexander Payne --- Downsizing
Lynne Ramsay --- You Were Never Really Here
Hong Sang-soo --- Claire's Camera
Joachim Trier --- Thelma
Andrey Zvyagintsev --- Loveless


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:39 am 
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In case there was any doubt, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk will not debut in Cannes, leaving the festival still without an opening film.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:22 pm 
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Kechiche's Mektoub is Mektob is now two films and won't be at Cannes due to contractual issues.


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 Post subject: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:12 am 
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OPENING FILM
Ismael's Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin)

IN COMPETITION
120 Heartbeats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)
L'amant double (François Ozon)
The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)
The Day After (Hong Sangsoo)
A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa)
Good Time (Benny and Josh Safdie)
Happy End (Michael Haneke)
In the Fade (Faith Akin)
Jupiter's Moon (Kornél Mundruczó)
The Killing of the Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach)
Okja (Bong Joon-ho)
Radiance (Kawase Naomi)
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius)
Rodin (Jacques Doillon)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Barbara (Mathieu Amalric) [opening film]
After the War (Annarita Zambrano)
April's Daughter (Michel Franco)
L'atelier (Laurent Cantet)
Beauty and the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania)
Before We Vanish (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)
Directions (Stephan Komandarev)
Dregs (Mohammad Rasoulof)
Jeune femme (Léonor Serraille)
Lucky (Sergio Castellitto)
The Nature of Time (Karim Moussaui)
La novia del desierto (Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato)
Out (Gyorgy Kristof)
Western (Valeska Grisebach)
Wind River (Taylor Sheridan)

OUT OF COMPETITION
Blade of the Immortal (Miike Takashi)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell)
Visages, villages (JR and Agnès Varda)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
The Merciless (Byun Sung-hyun)
Prayer Before Dawn (Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire)
The Villainess (Jung Byung-gil)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
12 jours (Raymond Depardon)
Claire's Camera (Hong Sangsoo)
Demons in Paradise (Jude Ratman)
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk)
Napalm (Claude Lanzmann)
Promised Land (Eugene Jarecki)
Sea Sorrow (Vanessa Redgrave)
They (Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)

70TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami)
Come Swim (Kristen Stewart)
Top of the Lake: China Girl (Jane Campion)
Twin Peaks (David Lynch)

VIRTUAL REALITY
Carne y arena (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)

Fremaux stated that a Chinese movie may be added to the lineup—anyone's guess what this could be, but sticking to Cannes veterans, Wang Xiaoshuai's documentary My China might be ready, and Lou Ye shot a crime drama (Rainclouds in the Wind) last year. The Twin Peaks screening will be the first two episodes of the revival.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 am 
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Sweet. Good to see Akin's productivity ramping up again, but it's been a while since his last really good film.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:10 am 
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Note that the Desplechin movie is the Opening screening and thus won't be in competiton.
Same goes for the Amalric one.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:54 am 
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All - much like with the Awards thread, I don't see any reason why we can't discuss any and all festival stuff (even Cannes, much like we don't have a separate Oscars thread outside of the Awards Season one) under one roof. Would you mind posting anything further regarding Cannes (or any other festival in 2017) in here going forward?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:15 am 
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I'm actually a lot more interested in the films outside of the main competition. Wonderstruck is an exception, I've been looking forward to that for a while now.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:50 am 
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I can't believe the Safdies made it in but David Robert Mitchell didn't


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:56 am 
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I, for one, was continually amused by the amount of people making threads for Cannes only to have it moved before anyone seemed to think it might be a thing

(My concern with such a decision is once we reach the triumvirate of Fall festivals of Telluride/Toronto/NYFF the line between Festival Circuit and Awards Season becomes incredibly hazy)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Ribs wrote:
I, for one, was continually amused by the amount of people making threads for Cannes only to have it moved before anyone seemed to think it might be a thing

(My concern with such a decision is once we reach the triumvirate of Fall festivals of Telluride/Toronto/NYFF the line between Festival Circuit and Awards Season becomes incredibly hazy)

The thing with other festivals (fall and otherwise, look at the amount of Sundance content in here considering how big of a fest that is) is that they don't generate a ton of content here, and certainly not so much that it can't all go under one umbrella. Not to beat a dead horse with the Awards thread comparison, but the Oscars generate easily the most discussion, there are several other awards given to film and television throughout the year, and we manage to coherently discuss and share nearly all of them under one umbrella. So why not festivals?


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 Post subject: Re: Cannes 2017
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:59 pm 
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tenia wrote:
Note that the Desplechin movie is the Opening screening and thus won't be in competiton.
Same goes for the Amalric one.


Maybe they've changed it this year, but traditionally the UCR opener is still awards-eligible. Party Girl won a prize for its cast in 2014 and Cannes consistently counts the opener as one of the competition films (for example, last year they counted 18 films in competition instead of 17, in 2015 they counted 19 instead of 18, etc.).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:27 pm 
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The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
tenia wrote:
Note that the Desplechin movie is the Opening screening and thus won't be in competiton.
Same goes for the Amalric one.


Maybe they've changed it this year, but traditionally the UCR opener is still awards-eligible. Party Girl won a prize for its cast in 2014 and Cannes consistently counts the opener as one of the competition films (for example, last year they counted 18 films in competition instead of 17, in 2015 they counted 19 instead of 18, etc.).

On the official website press release, the movie is stated as "Opening movie / out of competition".


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:42 pm 
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tenia wrote:
On the official website press release, the movie is stated as "Opening movie / out of competition".


Since it might've been unclear, I'm talking about Barbara and the Un Certain Regard competition, not Ismael's Ghosts and the main competition. The English press release has an "Out of comp." note alongside Ismael's Ghosts, but not for Barbara. Ditto the French version.


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Oh I misread the website.

I thought Barbara also was OOC.


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