After an unplanned layoff, I'm back in the saddle to post this Thursday and glad to be back.
69TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS LINEUP:
Here is the lineup announced from Thierry Fremaux in Cannes from early this morning (via Awards Daily):
Opening Night Film
Some random thoughts regarding the announced films Telluride...remember that Cannes and TFF commonly share seven-ish films by average and that usually the majority of the films come from the competition slate.
Competition films that would seem to have the most likely chance of making the Telluride lineup are:
Arnold's American Honey
The Dardennes' The Unknown Girl
Assasyas" Personal Shopper
Dolan's It's Only the End of the World
Mungiu's Bacalaureat (Family Photos)
Penn's The Last Face
As of today none of the titles from Un Certain Regard or the Out of Competition or Special Screening selections jump out as big possibilities. That could change when Cannes kicks off on May 11th. We could also see some titles show up in the Directors Fortnight that could intrigue T-ride programmers.
MAYBE NO WARREN
There was a good deal of speculation this week regarding the Warren Beatty Howard Hughes project. Reports that it was done. Reports that it was NOT bound for Cannes but could be looking at the fall fests (intriguing!!!) and finally, word purportedly from Beatty himself that seems to cast doubt on ANY fest screening. The last coming from ShowBiz411 quoting Beatty's response to a "fall festival" question with the response "Why would I want to do that?"
Sooo...it seems Beatty is either playing a bluff or...the film won't play any fest (most likely). Perhaps Beatty might not regard New York or AFI a "fall fest; which might allow either of those fests to screen the film.
But taken at face value, it doesn't sound like the highly anticipated film will be at Telluride or anywhere else for that matter.
Here's the coverage from ShowBiz411:
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