Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cannes Unveils Lineup

Steven Soderbergh's twin Che Guevara biopics, The Argentine and Guerrilla, will both be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival after all, despite recent speculation that they would not be completed in time to be shown.

Other high-profile screenings include Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Charlie Kaufman's Synechdoche, New York. Major foreign titles include the Dardenne Brothers' The Silence of Lorna, Walter Salles' Linha de passe, and Atom Egoyan's Adoration.

Several highly anticipated films will premiere at the festival, including Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and the Dreamworks animated offering, Kung Fu Panda (has this really not been released yet?).

The 20 films showing in competition are:

"24 City," China, Jia Zhangke
"Adoration," Canada, Atom Egoyan
"Changeling," U.S., Clint Eastwood
"Che" ("The Argentine," "Guerrilla,") Spain, Steven Soderbergh
"Un Conte de noel," France, Arnaud Desplechin
"Daydreams," Turkey, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"Delta," Germany-Hungary, Kornel Mundruczo
"Il Divo," Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
"Gomorra," Italy, Matteo Garrone
"La Frontiere de l'aube," France, Philippe Garrel
"Leonera," Argentina-South Korea, Pablo Trapero
"Linha de Passe," Brazil, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
"La Mujer sin cabeza," Argentina, Lucrecia Martel
"My Magic," Singapore, Eric Khoo
"The Palermo Shooting," Germany, Wim Wenders
"Serbis," Philippines, Brillante Mendoza
"The Silence of Lorna," U.K.-France, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
"Synecdoche, New York," U.S., Charlie Kaufman
"Waltz With Bashir," Israel, Ari Folman

For the complete festival lineup, click here.

2 comments:

nick plowman said...

Oh how I wish I was going!

J.D. said...

The Argentine and Guerrilla confuse the fuck out of me. *scratches head*