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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Sun May 20, 2018 4:05 am

Thankfully Netflix only have the North & South American rights to Happy As Lazzaro (and Girl which isn't something I'd be likely to watch anyway).
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby dws1982 » Sat May 19, 2018 6:20 pm

Word on distribution, at least in the United States:

Amazon - Cold War
A24 - Climax, Under the Silver Lake
Bleecker Street - Arctic
Cohen - Ash is Purest White
Focus - BlacKKKlansman
IFC - The House That Jack Built
Kino Lorber - The Image Book
Magnolia - Shoplifter
Netflix - Girl, Happy As Lazzaro
The Orchard - Birds of Passage
Sony Pictures Classics - Capernaum, Everybody Knows

There's usually more word on distribution.

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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Sat May 19, 2018 4:11 pm

Always funny when the worst film (this year being Capernaum wins a prize) whilst some of the most acclaimed (Ash is Purest White) walk away empty handed. Cannes wouldn't be the same without this ongoing anomaly.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby dws1982 » Sat May 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Winners:
Palme D'Or: Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
Grand Prize: BlacKKKlansman (Spike Lee)
Jury Prize: Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)
Special Palme: Jean Luc Godard, Image Book
Actor: Marcello Donte, Dogman
Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka
Director: Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Screenplay: Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher) and 3 Faces (Nader Saeivar)

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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 am

A link to critics ratings of the Cannes selections. Asian cinema in the competition seems to be outpacing everything else:

http://www.todaslascriticas.com.ar/cannes/2018

Also, a link that I meant to post earlier but forgot, about the 'silent womens protest' on the red carpet:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ww ... y9LAagCzEO
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Thu May 17, 2018 4:30 am

Perhaps von Trier should change his name to Lars von Troll, it would a good fit and he'd gets lots of publicity which he so obviously craves.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Sabin » Tue May 15, 2018 8:52 pm

dws1982 wrote
It seems as if all von Trier wants out of life at this point is to be a troll, so I guess this has to be a success for him.

What I admire so much about Lars von Trier is that he’s made a couple of masterpieces, a couple of sadistic failures, and a couple of noble misfires... but nobody can agree which is which. I haven’t loved a film of his in ages, but he’s some kind of artist. But trolldom always corrupts the appropriate targets. Some people shitpost, some people premiere movies at Cannes in the name of free speech.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby dws1982 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:49 pm

It seems as if all von Trier wants out of life at this point is to be a troll, so I guess this has to be a success for him.

Haven't got to keep up with the festival as much as I would like, but it sounds like a very good one.

Very good reviews for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters, Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as Lazzaro, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, Jia Zhangke's Ash is Purest White and Spike Lee's BlacKKKlansman.

Doesn't seem like there have been any outright disasters yet, a la the Sean Penn movie from a few years back, or the Gus van Sant one from a couple of years ago.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 am

von Trier's latest has received scathing reviews and very negative reactions. When he is going to grow up. He hasn't made a decent film since Manderlay (and I'm in the minority with that view) an nothing approaching greatness since Dancer in the Dark. Doesn't he realise that cinema of the provocative has finished and moved to the internet.....

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/m ... -at-cannes
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Wed May 09, 2018 2:36 am

Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows gets underwhelming reviews from THR & Variety. The Wrap, however, loved it. Also, Focus Features have picked up the rights for most of the English speaking world. Don't know how many people are aware but Netflix was/is threatening to purchase a swag of Cannes titles. This one in particular was actually named. Good to see they didn't get there way.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revie ... ew-1108957

http://variety.com/2018/film/festivals/ ... 202802533/
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:09 am

A very eclectic lineup of jury members and I must say the most interesting group in years.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 am

Cannes jury lineup revealed.

Names include Ava DuVernay and Kristen Stewart.

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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 am

A good summary of the festival from Peter Bradshaw:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/a ... 018-lineup

I'll add that I'm also interest in the new Kirill Serebrennikov film (his previous was the little seen The Student) & Matteo Garrone, which knowing my luck won't screen at the upcoming Sydney or Melbourne film festival but will end up at the Italian film festival whilst I'm out of the country on holidays :cry: .
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:42 am

Not the most inspiring bunch of filmmakers but I guess you take what you can get. And besides as good or even great as some contemporary filmmakers are they aren't a patch on the mostly deceased legends.

Nevertheless I look forward to the new films by Stéphane Brizé, Jean-Luc Godard, Jia Zhang-Ke, Kore-Eda Hirokazu & Alice Rohrwacher. Will have to wait for responses to the other films to pipe up my interest.
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Re: Cannes 2018

Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:49 am

The Cannes lineup:

Opening Night Film
“Everybody Knows,” Asghar Farhadi (In Competition)

Competition
“At War,” Stéphane Brizé
“Dogman,” Matteo Garrone
“The Picture Book,” Jean-Luc Godard
“Asako I & II,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi
“Sorry Angel,” Christophe Honoré
“Girls of the Sun,” Eva Husson
“Ash Is Purest White,” Jia Zhang-Ke
“Shoplifters,” Kore-Eda Hirokazu
“Capernaum,” Nadine Labaki
“Burning,” Lee Chang-Dong
“BlacKkKlasman,” Spike Lee
“Under the Silver Lake,” David Robert Mitchell
“Three Faces,” Jafar Panahi
“Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski
“Lazzaro Felice,” Alice Rohrwacher
“Yomeddine,” A.B Shawky
“Summer,” Kirill Serebrennikov

Un Certain Regard
“Border,” Ali Abbasi
“Sofia,” Meyem Benm’Barek
“Little Tickles,” Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” Bi Gan
“Manto,” Nandita Das
“Sextape,” Antoine DESROSIÈRES
“Girl,” Lukas Dhont
“Angel Face,” Vanessa Filho
“Euphoria,” Valeria Golino
“Friend,” Wanuri Kahiu
“My Favorite Fabric,” Gaya Jiji
“The Harvesters,” Etienne Kallos
“In My Room,” Ulrich Köhler
“The Angel,” Luis Ortega
“The Gentle Indifference of the World,” Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Out of Competition
“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Ron Howard
“Le Grand Bain,” Gilles Lellouche

Special Screenings
“10 Years in Thailand,” Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
“The State Against Mandela and Others,” Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte
“Le Grand Cirque Mystique,” Carlo Diegues
“Dead Souls,” by Wang Bing
“To the Four Winds,” Michel Toesca
“La Traversee,” Romain Goupil
“Pope Frances – A Man of His Word,” Wim Wenders

Midnight Screenings
“Arctic,” Joe Penna
“The Spy Gone North,” Yoon Jong-Bing


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