The 68th Cannes Film Festival came to a conclusion on last night in France (yesterday afternoon here in the States) with a bit of a surprise as Jacques Audiard's immigration drama "Dheepan" won the Palme d'Or. The film is set for U.S. Distribution by Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
I have a strong feeling that it will likely make the Telluride program this year after its Palme win, reasonable critical reception and the face that Audiard's has been at Telluride twice in the last decade with "Un Prophet" and "Rust and Bone".
Other prizes from Cannes (and a comment or two along the way):
Grand Prix: "Son of Saul" ( I think this could be a very possible T-ride contender)
Jury Prize: "The Lobster"
Best Direction: Hou Hsaio-hsein- "The Assassin"
Actor: Vincent Lindon-"The Measure of a Man"
Actress: Emmanuelle Bercot-"Mon Roi" and Rooney Mara-"Carol"
Screenplay: Michel Franco-"Chronic"
From among these winners, I feel "Carol" and possibly "The Assassin" might be your best Telluride possibilities, in addition to "Son of Saul" and "Dheepan".
Other competition titles that are still on my Telluride radar include "The Tale of Tales", "Youth" and "Macbeth".
CLIPS FROM CANNES CLOSER "MAC BETH"
Clip from "Macbeth" via YouTube
Linked are couple of clips from Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" which, despite being closed out of the awards at Cannes is still very much a film on my list of "could be at Telluride's".
AND FASSBENDER SPEAKS ABOUT THE SCOTTISH FILM
Additionally, actor Michael Fassbender, who plays the Scottish King, spoke with TheSpec about the film.
NOT SO FAST "MR. HOLMES"
We gave up on Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" for Telluride when it's July release date was announced. However, this tidbit might mean that there is a roadblock to that plan. The Conan Doyle estate has sued the film makers claiming copyright infringement. Will this delay the film's release? Probably not, but stay tuned for further developments. Details are below in this story linked from The Playlist:
Look for more on Thursday...