Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nuri Bilge Ceylan sends Three Monkeys to Festival de Cannes

The poster of the Festival de Cannes 2008 is a photograph by David Lynch, adapted by Pierre Collier, a cinema poster artist.

A mix of old and new, of Hollywood glitz and auteur fare, has proven a recipe for success as the film industry's biggest annual festival gearing up for its 61st edition from May 14 to May 25.

After viewing 1,792 films from 96 countries, organisers selected 19 movies to compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or that winds up the yearly 12-day extravaganza of showbiz parties, red-carpet screenings and wheeling and dealing.

When a final 20th film from France is announced in the coming days, the countdown per continent will be Asia (3), Europe (7), Latin America (3), the United States (3), and a film each from Israel, Canada and Turkey.

The list of 19 films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or award. A 20th film from France is to be announced in the next few days.

"Uc Maymun" (The Three Monkeys) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
"Le Silence De Lorna" (The Silence of Lorna) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
"Un Conte de Noel" (A Christmas Tale) by Arnaud Desplechin (France)
"Changeling" by Clint Eastwood (United States)
"Adoration" by Atom Egoyan (Canada)
"Waltz With Bashir" by Ari Folman (Israel)
"La Frontiere De l'Aube" (The Frontier Of Dawn) by Philippe Garrel (France)
"Gomorra" by Matteo Garrone (Italy)
"24 City" by Jia Zhangke (China)
"Synecdoche, New York" by Charlie Kaufman (United States)
"My Magic" by Eric Khoo (Singapore)
"La Mujer Sin Cabeza" (Woman Without A Head) by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina)
"Serbis" by Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
"Delta" by Kornel Mundruczo (Hungary)
"Linha de Passe" (Line of Passage) by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas (Brazil)
"Che" by Steven Soderbergh (United States)
"Il Divo" by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
"Leonera" by Pablo Trapero (Argentina)
"The Palermo Shooting" by Wim Wenders (Germany)
Out of competition:

"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" by Woody Allen (United States)
"The Good, The Bad, The Weird" by Kim Jee-Woon (South Korea)
"Kung Fu Panda" by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson (United States)
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" by Steven Spielberg (United States)
Feature Film Jury
Sean PENN, President
(American actor, director, screenwriter)
Sergio CASTELLITTO (Italian actor, director, screenwriter)
Natalie PORTMAN (Israeli-American actress)
Alfonso CUARON (Mexican director)
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Thai director)
Alexandra Maria LARA (German actress)
Rachid BOUCHAREB (French director)

1 comment:

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