With a godmother like Audrey Tatou, an opening on May 15th with Baz Luhrmann’s
“The Great Gatsby”, a Jury chaired by Stephen Spielberg, plus Roman Polanski (“La Vénus a la Fourrure”), Steven Soderbergh (“Beyond the Candelabra”), the Coen brothers (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) and Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”) striving for the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival has, as usual, reserved the place of
honor for its ‘veterans’. There will also be, amongst others, Jim Jarmush (“Only Lovers Left Alive”), Nicolas Winding Refn (“Only God Forgives”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”), James Gray (“The Immigrant”), Abdel-
latif Kechiche (“La Vie D’adele – Chapitre 1 & 2”), Asghar Farhadi (“Le Passé”) and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (the only woman in competition) with “Un Château en Italie”.
“Cannes must be open to new ideas whilst remaining faithful to its past. Diversity can only enrich us” says the Festival director Thierry Fremaux. And it is true that a quick look at the schedule for the “Un Certain Regarde” section throws up a lot of debut works (including “Miele” from our own Valeria Golino): “Fruitvale Station” by Ryan Coogler, “Tore
Tanzt” by Katrin Gebbe, “Bends” by Flora Lau, “La Jaula De Oro” by Diego Quemada-Diez and “Sarah Préfère La Course” by Chloé Robichaud. The well-known faces in this section include Sofia Coppola, who will open with “The Blind Ring”, James Franco with “As I lay dying”, Claire Denis with “Les Salauds” and Lucia Puenzo with “Wakolada”. The jury of
“Un Certain Regarde” will be headed by the Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whilst Jane Campion will preside over the jury for the shorts and Cinéfondation.
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