Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cannes Opens/Nebraska Clip/Frances Ha/Jane's Losing Ammo

Good morning on a Thursday!


As you read this (as of Thursday morning in the States), the Cannes Film Festival is well underway in France.  As I did last year, I'll post collective critical reaction and the Palme d'Or buzz for the two week run of the festival as a way of gauging possible Telluride prospects.

Anyway, here are some Cannes related items from the past few days that may provide some TFF #40 insight:

Eugene Hernandez lists 12 titles that he says have the most buzz prior to Cannes beginning.  A number of these titles have serious Telluride potentialities including: "The Past", "Les Saluds", "The Immigrant" and "Michael Kolhaus".  "Saluds" and "Kolhaus" enter the Telluride conversation for the first time.

Here's Hernandez's full article:

Meanwhile, another Cannes competition title that will almost certainly play Telluride is Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" which has had coverage pick up as the festival in France as approached.  HitFix included it this week in its Cannes previews and a clip has been released and is linked below from both Rope of Silicon and The Wrap:

HitFix preview:

First clip:


Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" also continues its roll out (with generally great it should be).  An official website is up and running:

Meanwhile, The Playlist interviewed Baumbach:

And The Long Beach Press-Telegram provides this preview of the Baumbach/Greta Gerwig collaboration:


My continued fascination with the disaster epic that has become "Jane Got a Gun" turned up this story this week from The Hollywood Reporter that suggests that the "money" is now the thing that's walking after director and actors...

More on Monday...have a great weekend!

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