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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA directed by Steven SODERBERGH
BORGMAN directed by Alex VAN WARMERDAM
GRIGRIS directed by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN
HELI directed by Amat ESCALANTE
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS directed by Ethan COEN, Joel COEN
JEUNE & JOLIE (YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL) directed by François OZON
JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN) directed by Arnaud DESPLECHIN
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY) directed by Paolo SORRENTINO
LA VÉNUS À LA FOURRURE (VENUS IN FUR) directed by Roman POLANSKI
LA VIE D'ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR) directed by Abdellatif KECHICHE
LE PASSÉ (THE PAST) directed by Asghar FARHADI
MICHAEL KOHLHAAS directed by Arnaud DES PALLIÈRES
NEBRASKA directed by Alexander PAYNE
ONLY GOD FORGIVES directed by Nicolas WINDING REFN
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE directed by Jim JARMUSCH
SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (Like Father, Like Son) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
THE IMMIGRANT directed by James GRAY
TIAN ZHU DING (A TOUCH OF SIN) directed by JIA Zhangke
UN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE (A CASTLE IN ITALY) directed by Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI
WARA NO TATE (Shield of Straw) directed by Takashi MIIKE
That Jia Zhangke film sounds up my alley. The reviews seem to confirm it, at least what I've gleaned from twitter.
There was a Cannes thread about a month ago, but it turned into the involuntarily grinning thread because of that poster.:D
Hopefully we can get bit more discussion in here, so I know what to keep an eye out for :)
cant wait for:
only god forgives (REFNNNNNN)
only lovers left alive (Cronenberg + vampiresssss)
inside llewyn davis (excited though i wish the coens would make another gritty violent no-country-esque movie)
Asghar Farhadi's The Past is getting some of the better reviews so far of the fest. Not raves like A Separation, but reportedly Kidman left the screening wiping her eyes.
Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P is getting pretty poor notices. I loved Kings and Queen and was curious to see Kent Jones (critic at Film Comment) co-write the script.
Borgman sounds interesting. Comparisons to Haneke and Dogtooth aplenty.
The Coens have another winner. Here's some Inside Llewyn Davis tweets:
Ken Adams @TaybackX 32s
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a film crafted by two master filmmakers who know how to make a character-driven atmospheric beauty #cannes2013
Alicia Malone @aliciamalone 42s
Loved Inside Llewyn Davis: trademark Coen interesting characters, great music, funny dialogue, beautifully shot, Oscar Isaac #cannes2013
Maxim Barrault @maximbarrault 1m
Please Mr Kennedy, let the be more films like Inside Llewyn Davis at #cannes2013 P-p-p
Robbie Collin @robbiereviews 1m
The Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis is a melancholic comic delight. Star-making performance from Oscar Isaac, WONDERFUL tunes #Cannes2013
Maxim Barrault @maximbarrault 3m
Finally a film with shading and colour at #cannes2013. The Coens understand that there can be humour in misery with Inside Llewyn Davis.
Alex Billington @firstshowing 3m
Inside Llewyn Davis - A breath of fresh air from Coens, a perfect period piece. Fun, tragic, earnest, enjoyed every last second. #cannes2013
Raffi Asdourian @zaffi 1m
Llewyn Davis is a bittersweet treat for fans of folk music + the best deadpan comedy in years. Still felt like minor Cohen Bros #cannes2013
gregoryellwood @HitFixGregory 4m
Inside Llywen Davis is pretty great. Oscar Isaacs is fantastic. Great script. Coens at #Cannes what else would you expect?
David Jenkins @daveyjenkins 25s
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Coen) Oh Serious Man, Where Art Thou? Lovely stuff. And hilarious.
Rebecca Lewis @bexlewis361 2m
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is my film of #Cannes2013 - incredible performances from everyone, funny yet melancholic, and my OST of the year! (A)
Peter Howell @peterhowellfilm 2m
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: On the knife edge between satire and homage, a primo Coens take on pre-Dylan NYC folk. And a scene-stealing cat. #C ...
Nadia Neophytou @NadiaNeophytou 2m
The music + the mood of Inside Llewyn Davis was the perfect antidote to a day of rain in #Cannes2013. So tragically funny; yet lovely.
Wendy Mitchell @indiewendy 2m
Absolutely loved the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis. Funny, touching, great songs, amazing cast. And a scene-stealing cat. #cannes2013
Matt Patches @misterpatches 17s
As if I need to tell you how lovely The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis is! #Cannes2013
Jake Howell @Jake_Howell 17s
Well, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is incredible. Rave review to follow tomorrow. #Cannes2013
Matic Majcen @maticmajcen 1m
Coen bros. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' It's great. And it has a cat. 5/5 #Cannes2013
Jill Lawless @JillLawless 41s
Not sure if INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS will be the best film at #cannes2013, but nothing so far has given me more pleasure.
erickohn @erickohn 4m
Calling it: The cat from INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is this year's Uggie. #cannes
John Bleasdale @drjonty 1m
Inside Llewyn Davis great stuff classic Coen. Barton Fink, Lebowski, have a new soul mate #cannes2013 @CineVue
Gabriele Capolino @gabrielecapo 1m
Inside Llewyn Davis: I just love it. Incredible. Perfect screenplay, perfect ost, a remarkable main performance, & a cat #Coen #Cannes2013
kateyrich @kateyrich 1m
Why Inside Llewyn Davis is now #1 most anticipated of 2013. RT @misterpatches: The cat gets more screen time than Timberlake. Essential.
Hollywood Elsewhere @wellshwood 28s
“Inside Llewyn Davis” is as perfectly & completely realized a Coen Brothers film as I’ve ever seen, but it’s about less being a lot more.
Geoff Andrew @Geoff_Andrew 36s
#Cannes2013 Coens' INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a delight: typically quirky, funny, beautifully observed tale of a folk singer who wasn't Dylan
Brian D. Johnson @briandjohnson 25s
Saw #InsideLlewynDavis at #Cannes2013. Unplugged perfection from Coen bros: droll, dry & tender portrait of the artist & the time. #macleans
Liam Lacey @liamlacey 23s
Coen bros.' Inside Llewyn Davis first look: slender but lots of charm and Brother, Where Art Thou? echoes #cannes
Total Film @totalfilm 34s
The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis is tight yet relaxed, melancholy but funny, and features a star-making turn from Oscar Isaac #Cannes2013
Jamie Graham @totalfilm_jamie 5m
Inside Llewyn Davis: beautifully sombre, deliciously funny; one prolonged sequence that's as surreal & nightmarish as Barton Fink #Coens
Peter Bradshaw @PeterBradshaw1 27s
Oh mon Dieu. The glorious Inside Llewyn Davis (dirs. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) is the best thing at #Cannes2013! So far anyway
My most anticipated film of all of those is easily Only God Forgives(and my most anticipated film of 2013) so I cant wait to hear what people/critics are saying about it.
I'll probably steer clear of the longer more detailed reviews though cause I dont want to get spoiled.
Anyways should be a good Cannes this year.
And I just now noticed The Immigrant on that list. I like James Gray as a director ( really dug We Own the Night) and I have no doubt that this will be good. Just take a look at the cast (Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard)
You get to see it sometime this week?! Who's dick did you have to suck to get that hook up???
Just kidding of course. Damn would I love to trade places with you. Definitely let me know what you thought of the film.
So apparently Only God Forgives got booed at its premiere screening.
here's what one critic had to say:
Movies really don't get much worse than Nicholas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. It’s a shit macho fantasy — hyperviolent, ethically repulsive, sad, nonsensical, deathly dull, snail-paced, idiotic, possibly woman-hating, visually suffocating, pretentious. I realize I sound like Rex Reed on one of his rants, but trust me, please — this is a defecation by an over-praised, over-indulged director who thinks anything he craps out is worthy of your time. I felt violated, shat upon, sedated, narcotized, appalled and bored stiff.
I dont give a shit. I'll still be seeing this opening day.
Tons of tweets in this article
'Only God Forgives' garnered middling reviews from critics today. Every one I read give it 3/5 stars, with The Telegraph summing it up as "a beautiful disaster".
My interest lies with 'Borgman'.
Looking forward to Only God Forgives more now than ever.
especially with Sasha Stone's Tweet
Sasha Stone @AwardsDaily
Imagine the bloody shoot out in Django turned into a two hour Malick movie=Only God Forgives. This crowd loved it. I hated it
As much as I love to see onscreen violence, some of these reviews and comments from the director himself make it sound over indulgent and masturbatory.
I'm not nearly as excited to see a torture porn spiritual successor to Drive sadly :(
Just came back from vacation.. and slowly getting back into the swing of things with Cannes. Was not following it at all.
There's so many movies that are interesting this year... gotta get back here once I formulate my thoughts more clearly, I have no idea what even screened yet apart from Inside Llewyn Davis thanks to Lazy Boy's awesome Tweet post up there. Makes me happy to hear that the movie is getting so much love, but I'm with whoever said that I want the Coens to go back to darkness like Fargo and No Country for Old Men.
Only God Forgives got 5 stars from the Guardian while everyone else seems to be shitting on it. And Rosling was booed for not showing up? Lol. Can't wait to see the film.
Also, just saw this and had to mention,
"We will see films, we will talk about them and we will present you with the outcome. Here there is no campaign, like in the Oscars, and it is a breath of fresh air.” Steven Spielberg
I would of bet money that Spielberg would of snuck in some kind of diss at the Oscars haha. The man is pretty predictable.
I'm pretty sure that the jury is utterly controlled by his whim just because of the name. After all the movies screen and the reviews are out, shouldn't be too difficult to predict the winners. One thing seems for sure, Refn is going empty handed this time around.
If we're talking Palme predictions, it seems like La Grande Bellezza is the safe bet right now. Well-received, and it's mainstream enough while appeasing to the arthouse crowd that Spielberg could get away with picking it. To me it sounds like Like Father, Like Son would be more up Spielberg's alley. Nothing else has really made a dent, even with the Coens and The Past being well-received. Not surprised that people would grow tired of Refn's self-indulgence (I personally like it but I understand why others wouldn't), and thankfully the movie by Sarkozy's sister-in-law got the thrashing it deserved. Thierry Fremaux will probably get made fun of for a long time for moving Claire Denis to UCR while letting Bruni's through
Still waiting for word on Nebraska and the Jarmusch, the latter of which I'm really excited about.
Don't know about Palme d'Or, but Blue Is the Warmest Color is certainly on my radar:
Guy Lodge @GuyLodge 4m
Too tired to think of anything clever and lucid to say about BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR, but it might be my favourite thing in Competition.
Wendy Ide @wendyide 44m
Kechiche's Blue is the warmest colour is stunning: thumbs up. When I say thumbs up, I mean, not literally *flustered by lesbo sex scenes*
Boyd van Hoeij @filmboyd 1h
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR is the best of the competish films I've seen and certainly Kechiche's best #Cannes2013 #GoodLuckQueerPalmJury
Total Film @totalfilm 4h
Blue is the Warmest Colour is a wonderful study of first love. At 3hrs, it's not a minute too long #Cannes2013
Tim Grierson @TimGrierson 4h
God, did I love BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR. Still need to absorb it, but it may be my favorite film at the festival. #Cannes
Jonathan Romney @JonathanRomney 3h
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR - terrific performances, astonishing intensity, one of the few authentic emotional experiences in competition.
Jordan Hoffman @JHoffman6 27m
I've decided to wait a day on my BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (La Vie D'Adele) review. I gotta make sure I mean it before I say perfect 10.
erickohn @erickohn 14m
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR: Brilliantly acted, beautifully scripted, sexually frank coming of age epic is definite Palme contender. #cannes
Justin Chang @JustinCChang 1h
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, one of the #Cannes competition's strongest:
Dave Calhoun @davecalhoun 39m
CANNES:Abdellatif Kechiche's BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR a real surprise: warm, real, honest, raw, exciting, true. Lovely performances.
Glenn Heath Jr. @MatchCuts 45m
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (A-): Acutely aware of lies we tell inadvertently out of fear. Epic themes, tenderly focused in scope. #Cannes2013
Jordan Cronk @JordanCronk 1h
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Kechiche) After the demanding BLACK VENUS this=effortless. Beautifully captures difficult dynamic. B+ #Cannes2013
I know Spielberg loved A Separation, so he'll probably love The Past also. I think Kore-eda's film is also something he would respond well to.
That's too bad about the Only God Forgives response so far. I was hoping Kristin Scott Thomas could get some buzz going, but if Albert Brooks couldn't get in for the much better received Drive, then Scott Thomas is definitely out at this point.
I read in one review that Gosling's character only has 17 lines? lol is this true? I never would of guessed that Gosling's character in this would have less lines than the Driver.
Some reviews do say that the character is a near-mute so the 17 lines bit wouldn't surprise me at all. There is also one review that mentions how one particular scene in the film symbolizes what the whole thing is really about. Masturbation at Gosling.
The only thing that worries me is the slow motion stuff coz that could get old fast, but I'm still insane with excitement over this.
Some tweets about Jarmusch's Ony Lovers Left Alive:
The French critics are really going bananas over Blue is the Warmest Color (original title: La Vie d'Adele). Don't know if sex shy Spielberg will go for it. Adèle Exarchopoulos could get the consolation prize for Actress if the film doesn't get the Palme.
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I'm really happy that Jarmusch appears to have a hit on his hands and I hope its acquisition by SPC brings it a profit and an audience. I'm not sure if it'll win awards but like Holy Motors last year, that of course will not hurt it. It'll be his biggest mainstream hit of his career and find a sizable audience and he deserves it. I frequently underrate him and never really saw him as a 'master' or whatever despite Dead Man being the best American film of the 1990s but perhaps I should check myself.
I wish Fremaux would retire Miike from 'In Competition'. His generic genre players deprive exposure from those typically relegated to 'UCR'.
Someguy mentioned it earlier, but the appearance of Sarkozy's sister-in-law is embarrassing, especially in light of Denis (with an all-star cast) denied 'IC'. I assumed it would be the Year of the Lady at Cannes, but it appears we only get a lightweight comedy about one percenter problems.
Ozon's looking like the most sexist film playing.
I'm really intensely interested in seeing Blue is the Warmest Color, but here's an interesting and perhaps vital pan from Manohla Dargis: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/mo...r=0&ref=movies
A Touch of Sin seems the most underrated right now. It got good notices and Jia has a handful of masterpieces but it could very well be the Three Times of this year's lineup---a barely recognized masterpiece.
Of course, the critical reaction at festivals is pretty much irrelevant. They're instant reactions from tired, perhaps hungover critics. That's why Jimmy P. remains my most anticipated from this year's slate, mainly because it's Desplechin but also because I've a history at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS. A Dangerous Method and Like Someone in Love both received somewhat of a drubbing but I absolutely loved them.
Palme: Asghar Farhadi, The Past
Grand Prix: Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin
Jury: Amat Escalante, Heli
Director: Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty
Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive
Actress: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
Actor: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Un Certain Regard awards
Prize of UCR: Rithy Panh, The Missing Picture
Jury Prize: Hany Abu-Assad, Omar
Director: Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize: the cast of La Jaula de Oro
Avenir Prize: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
15% for Only God Forgives.......ouch. I did not expect it to be so hated, now I'm thinking that it might actually suck because it could be crossing the cum-and-blood-soaked self-indulgent line. I expect that rating will increase, somewhat, once the film hits the public but damn.... my anticipation is dropping a notch by each passing day.
As for the rest I'm definitely interested in Blue is the Warmest Colour, All is Lost, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Immigrant apart from Jimmy P. which I've been anticipating for some time already and Michael Kokhlkaas which had me at 16th century Mikkelsen & Ganz.
The Past will most likely get the Palme, with Warmest Color getting a big prize and I'm predicting Bruce Dern for Best Actor, not Michael Douglas who will no doubt win every single TV award possible.
It's a little surreal (and a lot awesome) that Behind The Candelabra actually airs tomorrow on HBO and lots of us will get to see it already, on the festival's last day.
Initial, gut predictions that have no basis in reality and do-not-take-me-seriously-on-this-these-are-just-guesses:
Serious Palme contenders (in order of preference): Inside Llewyn Davis, La Grande Bellezza, The Past, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Like Father Like Son
Grand Prix: Blue is the Warmest Colour, La Grande Bellezza, The Past
Jury Prize: Like Father Like Son, A Touch of Sin, Nebraska
Director: La Grande Bellezza, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Borgman, Only Lovers Left Alive, Shield of Straw
Screenplay: The Past, Nebraska, Inside Llewyn Davis
Actor: Michael Douglas, Oscar Isaac, Toni Servillo
Actress: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Marillon Cotillard, Berenice Bejo
Make your combinations so the rules aren't broken accordingly (Palme and Grand Prix winners can't win any other awards, whereas the other categories can only win in 2 categories maximum as long as the fest heads give it the OK).
Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Actress: Berenico Bejo, The Past
Screenplay: Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin
Jury: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father Like Son
Director: Amat Escalante, Heli (!)
Grand Prix: Joel/Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Palme d'Or: Blue is the Warmest Color
With Reygadas, Refn, and Brilliante Mendoza's films winning Best Director over the last several years it seems like Best Director is the go to 'fringe' prize.
Not surprisingly French critics and people are fucking bonkers over Blue winning Palme. I seriously had the feeling that Spielberg was gonna give something to La Grande Bellezza. The only obvious picks were Like Father, Like Son winning Jury and Bruce Dern for Best Actor (I thought that Michael Douglas would have had Dern beat in the 'old famous actor' category but oh well). Jia was the only legitimate surprise for me.
Spielberg went with popularity and everyone followed suit. It makes sense.
Those are some good looking winners. I'm super excited to see so many of those movies.
Just saw two scenes out of Blue - looks really strong. Looks like a deserving win.
Clip of Blue winning the Palme, with Kechiche and lead actresses accepting.
Behind the Candelabra was way funnier than I expected!
Seriously, who saw All Is Lost coming? Redford's reviews were amazing. I think we have our first major contender for Best Actor next year. It would be easy to say that Bruce Dern has the edge because of his Best Actor win, but All Is Lost was inelligible and Dern isn't nearly as beloved as Redford.
What do you think?
Edit: I'm aware that we have many other contenders to see before the end of the year, but going by performances that have actually been seen, Redford and Dern have to be the top 2 right now.
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