Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 Cannes!

I've been eagarly awaiting this year's Cannes Film Festival ever since The Tree of Life won big last year. Unfortuantely, this year's lineup is... disappointing.

There's a healthy amount of english-language films in the festival, including On the Road, Moonrise Kingdom, Cosmopolis, Killing Them Softly, The Paperboy, Mud, and Lawless.

I'm mainly disappointed by the lack of Malick and PT Anderson, or a suprise screening of Prometheus. On the bright side, I'm happy that Cosmopolis made it, and am still rooting for Moonrise Kingdom. Full competition below.
Opening Night Film:
"Moonrise Kingdom," Wes Anderson

In Competition:
"Amour," Michael Haneke
"The Angels' Share," Ken Loach
"Baad el mawkeaa," Yousry Nasrallah
"Beyond the Hills," Cristian Mungiu
"Cosmopolis," David Cronenberg
"Holy Motors," Leos Carax
"The Hunt," Thomas Vinterberg
"Killing Them Softly," Andrew Dominik
"In Another Country," Hong Sang-soo
"In the Fog," Sergei Loznitsa
"Lawless," John Hillcoat
"Like Someone in Love," Abbas Kiarostami
"Mud," Jeff Nichols
"On the Road," Walter Salles
"The Paperboy," Lee Daniels
"Paradies: Liebe," Ulrich Seidl
"Post tenebras lux," Carlos Reygadas
"Reality," Matteo Garrone
"Rust and Bone," Jacques Audiard
"Taste of Money," Im Sang-soo
"You Haven't Seen Anything Yet," Alain Resnai

Closing Night Film:
"Therese Desqueyroux," Claude Miller


  1. I'm a little more optimistic than you on the prospects of some of these, but do see what you mean about some of the bigger names not appearing (at least yet, since they always add names as we get closer.)

    The ones that I'm most looking forward to are probably Cosmopolis, On The Road, Moonrise, Mud, the Paperboy and Rust & Bone. I'm not sure what to think of Lawless at this point.

    And Welcome again to the LAMB!

    1. Hey NeverTooEarlyMP!

      I'm a big fan, first and foremost. I'm mainly disappointed because my most anticipated films of this year are 'The Master' and 'Untitled Terrence Malick Project'.

    2. The Master is scheduled for October, so I'm pretty confident that they'll stick to the plan and release it this year. Malick, on the other hand... Let's just say that I'm hopeful but I'm not going to hold my breath!