Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cannes Opens / More Views from Films in France / New Potential Telluride Players

Hello Everyone on this Thursday...


The 69th Cannes Film Fest opened with great fanfare and the screening of the latest film from Woody Allen, Cafe Society.  For the next week and a half, we'll be parsing the critical reactions out of France as well as the films that win prizes on May 22nd as we try to divine clues to any and all films that might make their way from the Croisette to the San Juans.  Stay should be fun.


The P.R. onslaught has continued unabated this week for Cannes films that will be making their premieres in the next few days.  Those that seem, at least to me, to have some Telluride potential that revealed some of themselves this week included:

A trailer for Pablo Larrain's Neruda:

Neruda trailer via YouTube

Here's coverage of the Neruda trailer release from the newly situated

New pictures from David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water:

See many more from The Film Stage here:

The Playlist also has a ton of new stills from many, many Cannes films including; From the Land of the Moon, 

The Last Face, The Handmaiden, The Unknown Girl and many, many more Here:


A couple of notes about news that came to light yesterday...

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Paul Verhoven's Cannes competition
piece, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert.  The SPC but makes Elle a film worth keeping an eye on for Labor Day.  Normally I wouldn't have thought about a Verhoven film for T-ride but the SPC presence changes the equation.

Reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire:

And, the release yesterday of a trailer for Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe made us take note.  It gets some Telluride consideration because of Nair's presence as its director and her past appearances at The SHOW (The Namesake, Salaam Bombay).  Additionally, the film is set for a Telluride friendly Sept. 23 and although its distributor, Disney, doesn't have a great Telluride presence, they have had recent T-ride appearances with animated films: The Wind Rises, Paperman, Get a Horse.

Here's the trailer from YouTube:

and the story from Slashfilm:

More to come on Monday...

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