Tuesday, April 19, 2005


no comments for now (too much!) but a lot of intriguing directors

Official Selection. Competition
David Cronenberg A History of Violence
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne L’Enfant
Atom Egoyan Where the Truth Lies
Amos Gitai Free Zone
Michael Haneke Cache
Hou Hsiao-Hsien The Best of Our Times
Jim Jarmusch Broken Flowers
Tommy Lee Jones The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Masahiro Kobayashi Bashing
Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez Sin City
Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu Peindre Ou Faire L’Amour
Marco Tullio Giordana Une Fois Que Tu Es Ne
Carlos Reygadas Batalla en el Cielo
Hiner Saleem Kilometre Zero
Johnny To Election
Gus Van Sant Last Days
Lars Von Trier Manderlay
Wang Xiaoshuai Shanghai Dreams
Wim Wenders Don’t Come Knockin’

Out of Competition
Fatih Akin Crossing the Bridge
Woody Allen Match Point
Shane Black Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang
Bertrand Bonello Cindy
Christian Carion Joeux Noel
Adam Curtis The Power of Nightmares
Kim Jee-woon Dal Kom Han In-Saeng
George Lucas Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Avi Mograbi Nekam Achai Mishtey Eynay
Michel Ocelot Kirikou et le Fetiche Egare
Rithy Panh Les Artistes du Theatre Brule
Michel Piccoli C’Est Pas Tout A Fait La Vie Don’t J’Avais Reve
Stuart Samuels Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
Seijin Suzuki Operetta Tanukigoten

and since it's Cannes that's just the tip of the iceberg...


Nick Davis said...

Pleeeeeease let A History of Violence be good. I need it.

I'm wondering if this is finally Hou's year to win.

Anonymous said...

Match Point...hmmm...we'll see on that one. Woody says he's proud of it, but being so young and not actually hearing much of what he's said to the media in the past, is that a good sign? Is it rare?

Manderlay better be a masterpiece.

grace miao said...

I'm really looking forward to "Manderlay". I agree with David on this one: after "Dogville", the expectations on this one will be huge.

I'll be keeping my ears open on how it performs in Cannes. And then hopefully it will come to Toronto. ;)



as Woody's feelings about his own work goes, the only comment I can think of that might be relevant is that he originally didn't seem all that enthused about Manhattan (or so I've read) or Hannah and Her Sisters (which I remember) and said at the time that whenever one of his pictures gets 'masterpiece' type of acclaim he feels instantly that he's done something wrong.

Or something to that effect. So his own view of his work might not correlate with the public response.

But Match Point seems to be some sort of departure. Back to pure drama. London based. etc... If Melinda is any indication, maybe he's going back on an upswing?

Anonymous said...

Manderlay is my most anticipated film of the year after Dogville became my favourite of 2004.

I actually made the quite hilarious miscalculated prediction that Bryce Dallas Howard would get an Oscar nomination. They liked Von Trier's woman in the past, why not now with a hot up and coming daughter of Ron Howard??

I am looking forward to new Van Sant as well.

But I will the first to admit I've never seen any films by a lot of those directors (or even heard of them to be ever more honest)

(I've read the same about Allen and his thoughts on his movies)

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