Friday, April 19, 2013
More Cannes Films
Well, one film that I posted in the notable films not at Cannes section was Ari Folman's The Congress. The film has been added to one of the sidebar sections of the festival and will open the Director's Fortnight selection. The film is the first to be announced in this category and is a pleasant addition. Based on Stanislaw Lem's short story "The Futurological Congress," an aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job to provide for her disabled son. The studio will scan her image and use it as they see fit, making her unhireable for future projects. The film stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti and Danny Huston, and is shot by rotoscoping live-action performances, much like his other film Waltz with Bashir, but having live-action sequences as well. As more films are announced I will be adding and updating them to my Cannes Film Festival post.