Stars lineup for Cannes Film Festival
The line-up for the 67th Cannes Film Festival continues to be introduced – which is, as always, an eclectic and star-studded event.
Director Jane Campion, the sole person to have won the Palme d’Or, is leading the court as of this year’s function, which starts with all the world premiere of Olivier Dahan’s out-of-competition biopic ‘Grace of Monaco’, starring Nicole Kidman.
Altogether, 49 movies can be demonstrated in the event, in categories ranging from your main opposition for the closely watched ‘Un Particular Regard’ area. These were selected from 1,800 films represent 28 different countries, and originally posted.
“You will find, within the standard choice, lots of that which you may contact small, new administrators, but also big names. Which is also among the tasks of the celebration like Cannes – set and to expose new titles around the map of world theatre,” says Thierry Fremaux, Cannes Film Festival General Delegate.
Within the competition for the Palme d’Or, a strong Canadian presence with David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps towards the Stars’ leading the group.
It’s the story of the dynastic Hollywood family, hooked on the La celebrity culture and dysfunctionally deeply set in.
Another Canadian films in competition are Xavier Dolan’s relationship drama ‘Mommy’ and Atom Egoyan’s kidnapping thriller ‘The Captive’.
As would be the Dardenne brothers with ‘Two Times, One Night’, Mike Leigh and previous Palme d’Or laureates Ken Loach are getting ‘Mr Turner’ and their time dramas ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ to Cannes.
Veteran Jean-Luc Godard can also be competitive with ‘Adieu au langage’, alongside France’s Olivier Assayas with ‘Sils Maria’ and Oscar-winner Michel Hazanavicius with ‘The Search’.
In most, 18 shows will soon be competing for that top award.
Also set to create its world premiere in Cannes is DreamWorks’ sequel ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’, out-of-competition, consistent with the festival’s history of testing an US business hit the very first weekend.
The 67th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to 25th.