Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cannes additions including AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS

     More films have been added to the big Cannes Film Festival happening next month in France. The most exciting title to have been included is David Lowery's Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints which stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in where Affleck's character escapes a Texas prison to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has not met. I can't wait to see this film. Feels like a heavy dramatic thriller and that is right up my alley, maybe even a little rebellious Bonnie and Clyde type feel to it. Somewhat, but not exactly. The films director Lowery also edited Shane Carruth's Upstream Color, which I will be seeing sometime this week. The film will have a special screening at the Cannes Critics Week. The other interesting inclusion is the Alejandro Jodorowsky documentary La Danza de la Realidad focusing on the filmmakers childhood. This is the first film from the cult-loved, experimental Chilean filmmaker in over twenty years. There is also another documentary film about Jodorowsky's cinematic attempt at making DUNE. Both films will be apart of the Director's Fortnight.  I will have all the updated films to sidebar collections in the Director's Fortnight and the Critics Week in my list of Cannes films which you can get to here.

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