Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cannes Lineup

It's in. How come I'm not excited? (Lynch's absence doesn't help.)

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Blogger qta said...

i an excited by a couple of the choices... Inland Empire?

12:54 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

There just isn't a filmmaker here that I trust implicitly. I am pulling for Southland Tales in a huge way after Donnie Darko, but it could really break either way, obviously. I'm worried about Penélope "The Mosquito" Cruz being so central to Volver, and I haven't been as taken by the Kaurismäki, Ceylan, or Moretti that I've seen as I wished I were (though I like them all fine). I'm eager for Marie-Antoinette, but again, only casually. I thought Lou's Suzhou River was intoxicating if somewhat minor, but then Purple Butterfly didn't seem to light anyone's world on fire in '03... and isn't it odd that this is the only Asian film in competition? Not sure what to think about Fast Food Nation. High hopes, too, for Dumont and González Iñárritu, but even they are uneven. Africa, as ever, may as well not exist to these programmers.

I don't mean to be so grouchy. Usually, though, there's a Dogville or a History of Violence or a Holy Girl or a Wong or a Sokurov or a Haneke about which I can't wait to hear first reports. I just don't see myself being on pins and needles about any of these.

1:09 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger tim r said...

I had absolutely the same reaction, though the sheer amount of stuff I'm quite interested to hear about is actually greater than usual.

Still, we're not going, and neither is Lynch! That's almost a plus, right?

1:52 PM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meh. I'm excited about Marie-Antoinette and X3 (I used to be obsessed with the X-men), but otherwise..just..meh.

7:59 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Yaseen Ali said...

I'm also scared about Cruz in Volver, but she was solid in All About My Mother, and anything by Almodovar... well. Suffice it to say, I will not be a happy camper if I have to wait until this fall to see it (which is the likely case).

3:28 PM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

maybe you're all just in bad moods or sumpin' --this looks as good as many a year sight unseen (obviously it could always be atrocious and/or delicious...though I suspect most years are some combo of both)

most excited for
SHORTBUS -it's about fucking time that johncameron mitchell followed up Hedwig.
VOLVER -penelope scchmelope --CARMEN MAURA returns. who cares who else is in it?
MARIE-ANTOINETTE -obviously (the trailer is the reason not really lost in translation --at least for me)

5:10 PM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Not sure what happened to Lynch, or how Darren Aronofsky's "Fountain" somehow didn't make the cut, but I think Inarritu's "Babel" and Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" are the strong suits in this linep .. and a special congrats to Linklater on his rather singular accomplishment

5:39 PM, April 25, 2006  

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