Will "The Source" be in Telluride?
The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is in the books. Now we look at the outcome and see if we can read the tea leaves and divine any conclusions for the Telluride Film Festival 3 months from now.
One conclusion...for the second consecutive year the Palme D'Or winner will NOT be on Telluride's list. Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" begins its roll out in the U.S. on May 27th and will continue on a 5 week schedule to add theaters nationally. You can find that schedule on the Fox Searchlight website at:
(I'll always say that "The Tree of Life" played at Tff#37 because that's where the deal was made for Fox Searchlight to pick it up after an incredibly small special screening occurred there).
Here is the list of winners from this afternoon's announcement (and from all categories in addition to the main competition) from Cannes:
In Competition :
THE TREE OF LIFE directed by Terrence MALICK
Grand Prix Ex-aequo
BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU'DA (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) directed by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
LE GAMIN AU VÉLO (THE KID WITH A BIKE) directed by Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE
Award for Best Director
Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE
Award for Best Screenplay
Joseph CEDAR for HEARAT SHULAYIM (Footnote)
Award for Best Actress
Kirsten DUNST in MELANCHOLIA directed by Lars VON TRIER
Award for Best Actor
Jean DUJARDIN in THE ARTIST directed by Michel HAZANAVICIUS
POLISSE (POLISS) directed by MAÏWENN
Palme d'Or - Short Film
CROSS (CROSS - COUNTRY) directed by Maryna VRODA
Jury Prize - Short Film
BADPAKJE 46 (SWIMSUIT 46) directed by Wannes DESTOOP
Un Certain Regard :
Prize of Un Certain Regard Ex-aequo
ARIRANG directed by KIM Ki-Duk
HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (STOPPED ON TRACK) directed by Andreas DRESEN
Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
ELENA directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard
BÉ OMID É DIDAR directed by Mohammad RASOULOF
1st Prize Cinéfondation
DER BRIEF (THE LETTER) directed by Doroteya DROUMEVA
2nd Prize - Cinéfondation
DRARI directed by Kamal LAZRAQ
3rd Prize Cinéfondation
YA-GAN-BI-HANG (FLY BY NIGHT) directed by SON Tae-gyum
Golden Camera :
LAS ACACIAS directed by Pablo GIORGELLI
From this list I'd venture to guess that the Dardennes "The Kid with a Bike" still stands an awfully good chance to be at TFF #38. I'm also betting on "The Artist." Other "in competition titles that I still think have a good shot at being in T-ride despite not winning a prize include: Lynne Ramsey's "We Need to Talk About Kevin," Aki Kaurismaki"s "Le Havre."
I am less inclined to think we'll Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In (or Inhabit...depending on how you want to translate it) or Winding Refn's "Drive" (despite the fact that it stars Carrie Mulligan).
I also continue to think the Lars Von Trier probably closed the book on his chances to have "Melancholia" play at Telluride with his press conference antics concerning Nazism from earlier this week.
In the "It wouldn't surprise me" category: "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" and "The Source."
And let's not forget that over the years Telluride programmers have not limited their Cannes selections to the main competition category. Telluride films have also been culled from Un Certain Regard and Special Screenings as well. Among those from this year that might be part of the Telluride program are Gus Van Sant's "Restless" and don't forget Serge Bromberg's restoration project of "A Trip to the Moon" that we reported about earlier this week.
Attention now turns to upcoming announcements about what will play at other fests especially Toronto, Venice and New York as those announcements can sometimes provide insight into whether a particular film may be in the San Juans on Labor Day. Meanwhile, congratulations to Terrence Malick and "The Tree of Life."