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HANEKE'S PLANS CHANGE
In the run up to this year's Cannes Film Fest there was some thought in some quarters that auteur Michael Haneke's secretive "Flashmob" might show up as a part of one of the programs during the fest. I also had it as an outside shot film to keep an eye out for at Telluride because Haneke has made a home there with frequency. But the Cannes screening did not happen, of course, and now we know why.
Haneke has abandoned the project and moved on according to a number of reports. Apparently, things did not come together to his liking and thus, after having postponed the film for some time, Haneke has turned the page and moved on to something new.
Here's the reporting from The Playlist and Rope of Silicon:
FUTURE TELLURIDE: "IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD"
Marion Cotillard in the first image from Xavier Dolan's "It's Only the End of the World" via The Playlist
Xavier Dolan joined the ranks of Telluride alumni with the presentation of his film "Mommy" in 2014. In 2012, Marion Cotillard was feted as a recipient of a TFF tribute which was accompanied by Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone". We found out the last 24 hours that Dolan and Cotillard are teaming for a new film: "It's Only the End of the World" which focuses on a family dealing with a member with a terminal illness.
The film is expected to be released in 2016 and IMDb lists it as currently filming. One could reasonably expect that the film might make its way to TFF #43 next year.
Parenthetically, one also might see both Audiard and Cotillard return to Telluride this year. Audiard with "Dheepan" and Cotillard with Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" (yes please!)
Here's reporting on the Dolan film from The Playlist and Rope of Silicon:
"ELSER" BECOMES "13 MINUTES" AND DROPS A TRAILER
UK Trailer for "13 Minutes" (formerly "Elser") via YouTube
One of the films that emerged as a result of the Berlin International Film Festival back in February was Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Elser". The film was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and was generally well received critically.
We found out yesterday that the film has changed titles. It is now called "13 Minutes".
The film is based on a true story about a lesser known attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939 (as opposed to the more well known attempt immortalized by Tom Cruise in Bryan Singer's 2008 film "Valkyrie".
I may have "13 Minutes" on the very first "Ten Bets" list for 2015 which is coming in about 10 days...
"13 Minutes" reporting is linked here:
And its IMDb page is here:
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