Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Face of Cannes/"Crisis" for Telluride?/Another "Macbeth"?

Good Thursday everyone...Kind of treading a little water here as we wait, impatiently for Cannes to begin announcing its lineups for its various programs.  The word came down yesterday that the extension of the "Mad Max" franchise, "Fury Road" will play out of competition at Cannes but will not be the opening gala film.  Otherwise, we're still around three weeks away from an official announcement.


What we don't have to wait for is the official poster which was revealed this week and features the glorious Ingrid Bergman:

I have linked a couple of posts from major outlets that covered the release of the poster:

Cannes is to announce the lineup on April 16th.


I've mentioned in more than one post that I think that it's a reasonable likelihood that Warners will return to Telluride this fall with one or two films.  Warners' has had a rising presence over the last few years and a dynamic one at that.  Warners was at T-ride in 2013 with "Gravity" and "Prisoners" and in 2012 "Argo" landed in Telluride before anywhere else and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Last year, Warner's two big awards films looked to be "Inherent Vice" and "American Sniper" neither of which seemed like Telluride-bound films...and they weren't.  

This year, however, Warners has at least four films that could be in the mix: Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea", Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special", Scott Cooper's "Black Mass and David Gordon Green's "Our Brand is Crisis".

Green was featured this week in a story from The Playlist and "Crisis" was one of the topics of discussion.  Look at that here:

"Crisis" IMDb page:


For a couple of years now, I have been following the path of Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" which is being hotly tipped for a Cannes slot, possibly in competition.  The film stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the Macbeths.  Yes please.

Now comes word from Kenneth Brannagh, no less, that another version may be coming to the screen fairly soon as well and under the direction of Martin Scorsese...

Well, I'd want to see that as well.  Maybe Telluride could program the two films in consecutive years as they did with "Capote" (in 2005) and "Infamous" (in 2006) both of which focused on the story of Truman Capote and his development of "In Cold Blood".

The Playlist reports that the Scorsese/Brannagh version would be a filmed version of Brannagh's stage production.  Check that story here:

More on Monday...have a great weekend!

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