Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cannes in 2012???

Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman collaborating on "The Master"  Cannes and Telluride bound next year?

Ioncinema had a Cannes guess list up earlier this week for NEXT YEAR'S Cannes possibles.  So, if they're crazy enough, I'm thinking, "Why not me?"  You can find their complete list for the possible 65th Cannes field here:

Of those listed and hinted at here are the films from that list that I think would stand the best chance of being booked at the 39th Tellurdie Film Festival...

"Amour" from director Michael Haneke (Cache, The White Ribbon).  Ioncinema's description:
"Currently in post-production, it's been reported that Michael Haneke is planning on taking his time with this one, so the 2009 Palme d'Or winner has a huge 12-month work window. This has Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva in a film about two retired classical music teachers whose relationship is tested by the wife’s stroke."

"Big House" from director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah).  Again from Ioncinema:
"Winner of the 2008 Cannes Grand Prix for Gomorrah, it was reported during this year's Cannes market activity that the Italian filmmaker has already begun filming on his next project, Big House. Filming in Rome, this stars Aniello Arena and Loredana Simioli (who was in Antonio Capuano's L'amore buio), and will focus on “the TV industry, reality shows and the illusions of notoriety.”

"Lay the Favorite" from director Stephen Frears (Tamara Drewe).  The Ioncinema description:
"In his lengthy career, Frears has been to Cannes will only a handful of films (last year's Out of Comp entry Tamara Drewe) was his last. Based on the Beth Raymer gambling memoir, by appearances Lay The Favorite isn't what you'd call your typical Cannes item, glossy and more mainstream than art-house, this stars Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Joshua Jackson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vince Vaughn in a tale that follows the rise of Internet gambling and off-shore sports betting through the story of a woman who becomes involved with a group of fifty-something math geeks in Queens who have worked out a way to rig the sports books in Vegas."

"The Master" from director Paul Thomas Anderson. (There Will Be Blood).  From Ioncinema:
"Can we already put bets on this for the Best Actor prize? If so, Philip Seymour Hoffman would make a return appearance since his Synecdoche, New York, while PTA would be returning for the first time since. It all depends on what kind of strategy The Weinstein Company has in store for the film --- so Croisette, going under a new title would be a strong possibility as production is due to begin next month. This sees Hoffman play a man who creates a religion in 1952, and Joaquin Phoenix stars as his second in command."

"Something in the Air" from director Olivier Assayas (Carlos).  Ioncinema says:
"After the acclaim and presentation that his Carlos received in 2010, Assayas made a festival long stint as a jury member for the main comp this year, which logically means that Something in the Air is next in line. IFC Films didn't wait much time to pick up the film which is set in the 1970s and follows a young high school student in Paris, torn between his artistic ambitions and the politics of the times."

There are also hints at Terrence Malick's post-"The Tree of Life" project (that was shot largely in Oklahoma), Ari Folman's "The Congress" and Mike Leigh's next project.  Any or all of which might capture the attention of Luddy, Meyer, Huntsinger and crew.

So put these at the back of your mind and maybe in a year or so we'll be talking more intensely about them as Telluride film possibles.

On another note...back to speculation for TFF #38.  Alexander Payne is apparently on record that "The Descendants" will be submitted to Telluride.  You can find that at the UCLA FIlm School site.  Here's that web address:
Here's a link to the youtube posting from The Film Informant for the trailer to Alexander Payne's "The Descendants."  Looks good.

1 comment:

James said...

Great trailer! The Film Informant... I don't know about that website though. Did you see the review for the trailer on their site?