Last year, the Cannes Film Festival opened anarchist militant “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which is quite calm and balanced program of introspection. This time, the director of “Mad Max” George Miller headed the jury and festival program at first collected in the genre of “best, favorite and only for you.” In any event, in regard to the name Director: Pedro Almodovar, Jim Jarmusch, Olivier Assayas, Dardenne brothers, Bruno Dumont – already one of the listings in sensitive moviegoers breath. However, first things first
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opening film this times were “beautiful people” – a new picture of Woody Allen, who at 80 years is not going to slow down the speed and delivers the film annually. This time the hero was a young actor played by Jesse Eisenberg, falling into the vortex of Hollywood Life 1930 in the company of the heroine of Blake Lively. Total retrofler this adventurous comedy bit like a similar (but about 60) experiences the Coen brothers ( “Hail Caesar”), which opened the Berlinale. American Jarmusch also decided to return to their experiences in the genre of comedy – the hero of his “Paterson” has become a bus driver, prone to versification. An important fact is that the main role was played by Adam Driver, who at the end of last year from the star of the American independent cinema has become a star of the first magnitude, playing villain Kailo Rena in “Star Wars” George. George. Abrams. Festival favorite of Jeff Nichols, who took part in the Berlinale competition with the painting «Midnight Special», unlucky in another Cannes, just a new picture of “Loving”, dedicated to the issue of interracial marriages in America 1950. Finally, another American in the competition, Sean Penn, the first in nine years directorial film called “Last person».
The film tells about the director of the African humanitarian mission and a physician, which together to survive the revolt broke out in the country. Actors – Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem
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Dardenne brothers brought “Stranger” – a drama about a girl who has not started at the door of another girl, and when the kill, decided to plunge into the circumstances of her life. Bruno Dumont – comedy with Juliette Binoche about cannibals called “Still Waters Run Deep.” Another French festival favorite, wunderkind Xavier Dolan, will present the film “This is just the end of the world” about a writer who returns to her parents’ house to tell about his illness. Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel. Crowned by the French unit’s new film by Olivier Assayas “Personal Shopper” with Kristen Stewart, who is described as “the story of the ghost in the fashion world.” The unexpected move was the inclusion in the competition program of the former Hollywood king, now an outsider Paul Verhoeven with his new thriller, “She”, where the main role performed brilliant Isabelle Huppert. Pedro Almodovar is also addressed to the favorite subject of research of female psychology – his “Juliet” analyzes the changes in the mental state of the title character in 30 years
Dane Nicolas Winding Refn ( “Drive”). introduce a new horror “Neon demon” with Keanu Reeves, but in the sense of cruelty couple of what is happening on screen, it may well make “maid” from the author “Oldboya” Park Chan-wook.
There is a competition and unexpected solutions. For example, the inclusion in the contest of two heroes of popular zero “Romanian wave”: Cristi Puiu ( “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”) will show the film “Sierra Nevada” and Cristian Mungiu ( “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”) – ” Family photos. ” If the Romanian film really comes to a new stage, the two paintings are excellent chances of getting a “Palm” – if the jury, of course, will not solve the re-distribute all the prizes French filmmakers, as happened a year ago
<. span class="idea"> and finally, some good news for those who are longing for the presence on the European festival of Russian cinema.
new film Cyril will be shown in a parallel competition “Un Certain Regard” Serebrennikov ” (Martyr”. The director moved to the screen his own play, which tells of students who believed so much that went into the fight with a teacher of biology. The self-titled show has been called by critics one of the 2014 theater season the main events of the year.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival will be held from 11 to 22 May.