Cannes 2013 @FdC_officiel 20 film predictions by @LatAmFilm (Including Latin American Films)
The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013) is fast approaching and we wonder which films Thierry Frémaux might choose.
The only news that we have received so far from this upcoming edition is that Steven Spielberg will be the Jury President, job that he accepted in principle two years ago declared Thierry Frémaux. “He was able to make himself available this year to be the new Jury President and when meeting him these last few weeks it has been obvious he’s excited about the job”.
Jane Campion is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Festival de Cannes, a position held previously held by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman.
Here at Latam Film headquarters we couldn’t help ourselves to put together our predictions and we anticipate the following 20 films to be part of the future Cannes Film Festival line up, or at least we wish as we can’t wait to see this films and what better way than down at the beautiful La Croisette:
20. The Great Gatsby by Australian director Baz Lurhmann
Given the US release date of May 10th, this could well be big film that takes the prestigious out of competition opening night slot.
19. Only God Forgives by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (2013, May 23 release, starring Ryan Gosling)
Having cemented his position as the festival darling with the response to his bonkers but achingly cool Drive, it’s fairly likely that Nicolas Winding Refn will return to France with his latest Ryan Gosling picture in tow.
18. Twelve Years a Slave (an American production) by British director Steve McQueen.
McQueen has already proved he can make astonishing films with both Shame and Hunger, and his reteaming here with Michael Fassbender should do him well, as will his casting of the supremely talented Ejiofor as his lead.
17. Inside Llewyn Davies by the Coen brothers, (2013, release Dec 4)
Possibly the worst, and least appealing title of all time, but the Coens brother label brings with it certain expectations of grandeur and quality.
16. The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, (release June 5)
Coppola skipped Cannes with Somewhere, and chose Venice instead, but the organisers might want to bring her back for a return seven years after Marie Antoinette.
15. Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch (2013, Dec 5, with Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska)
On the surface, Jim Jarmusch’s latest ticks all of the necessary boxes – it’s made by a still-very-hip director with an interesting haircut, and features some outstanding young talents – Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska – and some established old heads – Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. But it doesn’t actually sound all that good, though I will stand to be contradicted.
14. The Butler by Lee Daniels (2013, major A-list talent; including Oprah Winfrey)
13. Blood Ties by Guillaume Canet,
The plot sounds solid enough, as two brothers on either side of the law face off over organised crime in 1970s Brooklyn, and it might well fit with the Cannes that featured both Lawless and Killing Them Softly last year – they like trends on the Croisette – but the biggest appeal here is the fact that the cast features Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana, all in one film.
12. Blue is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche
11. Bird People by Pascale Ferran
10. Grace de Monaco by Olivier Dahan
9. Malavita by Luc Besson
8. La grande belleza by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (2013, April 11 release Italy)
7. Chavez by Diego Luna
6. A los ojos by Vicky and Michel Franco
5. Rodriguez, Robert – Machete Kills (2013, Sept 13 release), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2013)
4. Iñárritu, Alejandro González – Birdman (2013, pre-production)
3. Meirelles, Fernando – Rio, eu te amo (2013, pre-production, starts August 2013)
2 Babenco, Héctor – Words with Gods (2013, segment)
1 Del Toro, Guillermo – Pacific Rim (2013, release July 12)
Other films related with Latin America:
Manto Acuifero by Michael Rowe
Open Windows by Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo
Coixet, Isabel – Panda Eyes (2013, Sept 2nd release)
Greenaway, Peter – Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2013, pre-production)
Legendary British filmmaker Peter Greenaway (The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover) will pay homage to Soviet pioneer Sergei M. Eisenstein, whose contribution to film history with such early masterpieces as Battleship Potemkin and Strike is widely considered to be unsurpassed. Eisenstein in Guanajuato is set to depict the Russian filmmaker’s trip to the titular Mexican city in 1930 while researching for the unfinished Que Viva Mxico! The time spent in the silver mining town was reportedly highly influential for the filmmaker, who fell both deeply in love and began to question his ideological beliefs upon being confronted by non-European thought. Production is expected to begin in Mexico in September this year.
Desplechin, Arnaud – Jimmy Picard (2013, starring Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric)
Other films possible up for selection:
Grisgris by Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Venus in Fur by Roman Polanski if editing is speeded up
We Come As Friends by Austrian director Hubert Sauper
The Invisible Woman by British director Ralph Fiennes
A Field in England by Ben Wheatley
The German film Happy Birthday by French director Denis Dercourt
Nude Area by Urszula Antoniak, a Dutch director of Polish origin,
Dau by Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky
The Gambler by Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu
Oktober November by Austrian director Götz Spielmann
Histoire de la Meva Mort by Portuguese director Albert Serra
Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard
The Nightingale by James Gray
Nebraska by Alexander Payne
Night Moves by Kelly Reichardt
Tom à la ferme by Xavier Dolan
An Enemy by Denis Villeneuve
Le Passé by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi
The Congress by Israeli director Ari Folman, (2013, starring Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel)
Snowpiercer by Korean director Bong Joon-ho
Diary of a Young Boy by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang, (2013, post-production)
Blind Detective by Chinese director Johnnie To
A Perfect Day for Plesiosaur by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, (2013, June 1 release)
Like Father, Like Son by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Dog Eat Dog by Shinji Aoyama
Once Upon a Forest by Luc Jacquet,
L’extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S Spivet by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowki
Suzanne by Katell Quillevéré
Jacky in Women’s Kingdom by Riad Sattouf
Une autre vie by Emmanuel Mouret
Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo
Gare du Nord by Claire Simon
Tip Top by Serge Bozon
Tirez la langue mademoiselle by Axelle Ropert
L’inconnu du lac by Alain Guiraudie
Réalité by Quentin Dupieux
Dark Touch by Marina de Van
Nine Minutes Interval by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallières (starring Mads Mikkelsen)
Un château en Italie by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Jeune et jolie by François Ozon
Abus de faiblesse by Catherine Breillat (2013, starring Isabelle Huppert, Aug 28 release)
Bastards by Claire Denis
Egoyan, Atom – Devil’s Knot (2013, completed)
Garcia, Nicole – Il est parti dimanche (2013, post-production)
Gray, James – Lowlife (2013, Jeremy Renner, Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard)
Hou, Hsiao-Hsien – The Assassin (2013, wrapping production in April)
Jaoui, Agnès – L’art de la fugue (2013, completed)
Koreeda, Hirokazu – Soshite chichi ni naru (2013, Oct 5th release)
Malick, Terrence – Knight of Cups (2013)
Miike, Takashi – Straw Shield (2013, release April 26)
To, Johnnie – Man Tam (2013)
Avati, Pupi – Miniseries: Un Matrimonio (2013)
Cronenberg, David – Maps to the Stars (2013, pre-production)
Garrel, Philippe – La jalousie (2013, pre-production)
Hazanavicius, Michel – untitled project (2013, pre-production)
Hillcoat, John – Triple Nine (2013, pre-production)
Jones, Tommy Lee – The Homesman (2013, pre-production, Meryl Streep, TLJ, Hilary Swank, shoots March 19th)
Kaufman, Charlie – Anomalisa (2013, pre-production)
Kusturica, Emir – Words with Gods (2013, segment)
The big absents will be:
von Trier, Lars – Nymphomaniac (2013, May 30 release)
I’m So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros) by Pedro Almodovar 28 June 2013 (USA)
Source: Latam Film
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