Monday, May 27, 2013

Cannes Completes/Clips From Blue/Jane Saga Continues

Good Monday morning everyone and a Happy Memorial Day!


The Cannes Film Festival came to a rousing conclusion yesterday with the presentation of awards.
"La Vie d'Adele/Blue is the Warmest Color" won the top prize, the Palme d'Or.  The film was directed by .  The Grand Prix (or runner-up) Prize went to the Coen Brothers "Inside Llewyn Davis".

Best Actor went to Bruce Dern for his turn in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska".  Best Actress was Bernice Bejo for her role in Asgahr Farhadi's "The Past".

Check out the complete rundown of the winners from

Additionally, here's the check of Ioncinema's Cannes critics collation:

"Blue" was way out front with a combined average of 4.3.  "The Past" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" finished in the second spot with a 3.7 average.  Jim Jarmusch's vampire film starring Tilda Swinton

"Only Lovers Left Alive" was next at 3.5.  "A Touch of Sin" was at the five spot with a 3.4 average.

Other films with a 3 or better average included: "Venus in Fur"' "La Grande Belezza", "Behind the
Candelabra", "Young and Beautiful" and "Like Father, Like Son".

My guess is that any of the above except "Llewyn Davis" and "Venus in Fur" could be a possible Telluride choice.  I also think that "Nebraska" and "The Immigrant" are also still real possibilities.


Awards Daily posted links to a couple of clips from yesterday's Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color".  You can find that here:


Despite the vagaries of a director switch and multiple cast changes "Jane Got a Gun" may well have distribution before it's done filming.  The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter both posted stories that indicate that The Weinsein Company and Relativity Media are both in position to dually handle the troubled film.  Check their stories below:

Have a great Memorial Day

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