THE CANNES COUNTDOWN SPEEDS UP
"Two Days,One Night" Marion Cotillard directed by The Brothers Dardennes
I'm continuing to link to Jake Howell's capsules of each of the Cannes Palme d'Or competition films in today's post for Movie City News. Howell and MCN have added several since my last post on Thursday including a couple of films that have some serious Telluride potential (thinking the Dardennes brothers and Hazanavicius). Here are the links:
"Timbuktu" dir: Abderrahmane Sissako
"Levathan" dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
"Two Days, One Night" dir: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes
"Saint Laurent" dir: Betrand Bonello
"Goodbye to Language" dir: Jean Luc Godard
"The Search" dir: Michel Hazanavicius
"Jimmy's Hall" dir; Ken Loach
TRAILERING "THE WONDERS' OR "THE MARVELS"
Photo via The Playlist
Depending on which translation you read the title of Alice Rohrwacher's competition film at Cannes is either "Wonders" or "Marvels". Either way, The Playlist posted a trailer for the film this week and I am passing it on to you here:
"MADDING CROWD" MOVES OUT OF THE CROWD
Photo via Thompson on Hollywood
Fox Searchlight announced this past week that Thomas Vintenberg's "Far From the Madding Crowd" has been dated for limited release on May 1, 2015. That pretty much nukes the notion that it will be a Telluride choice. After the splash Vintenberg's "The Hunt" had made in Telluride in 2012 I thought there was a good chance that we'd see this film. The fact that it's in the hands of Fox Searchlight prodded me to think of it as a possibility as well. Finally, there had been a lot of speculation that it would be a Cannes selection led me to think that we could see it at the end of August but the release date tends to make me believe that it's off the tale.
Here's the story from Thompson on Hollywood:
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