Friday, April 26, 2013

Cannes Competition Jury & Additional Films

     Yes! In being a huge Jim Jarmusch fan since I first saw his noir comedy Down By Law and his revisionist, black and white anti-Western Dead Man. I am always intrigued and excited about all his upcoming projects. I know the vampire film, damn, it is basically a genre all by itself now, but knowing Jarmusch has made a vampire film is exciting. The witty, dry directors new film Only Lovers Left Alive will indeed be in the competition selection at the upcoming Cannes film festival. The film stars Tilda Swinton as Eve and Tom Hiddleston as Adam, two fanged-lovers that have been in and out of love for centuries. The film also stars John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin. It is great that we will be able to hear and read about the Cannes veterans newest film in a couple of weeks.
     The competition jury has also been announced that is headed by Film Jury President Steven Spielberg. The jury members include Nicole Kidman, British Director Lynne Ramsay, who also has a short film at the festival, Japanese Director Naomi Kawase, Daniel Auteuil, Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan, two-time Academy Award Director Ang Lee and Romaninan Director Christian Mungiu.
     The festival also added Claude Lanzmann's Le Dernier des Injustes as an Out of Competition selection. Three films have been added to the Un Certain Regard selection including Hiner Saleem's
My Sweet Pepperland, Lucia Puenzo's Wakolda and Katrin Gebbe's Tore Tanzt.

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