The line-up for the 58th Cannes Film Festival was announced this morning, August 20, and leading the pack was a strong selection of former festival winners, plus the usual smattering of A list Hollywood glamour.
At the top of Uncut’s list of movies to catch, there’s David Cronenberg’s History Of Violence, based on John Wagner’s hit graphic novel; Gus Van Sant’s sort-of ‘biopic’ of Kurt Cobain, Last Days; Lars Von Trier’s follow-up to Dogville, Manderlay; Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers starring Bill Murray and Julie Delpy; Wim Wenders’ Don’t Come Knockin’ starring Sam Shepherd as an ageing cowboy star; Atom Egoyan’s Where The Truth Lies; Tommy Lee Jones’ feature debut as director, a Western called The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, and Matchpoint, Woody Allen’s first movie shot in the UK.
Supplying the now familiar quota of Hollywood glitz is George Lucas’ Star wars Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith, which screens Out Of Competition, and Robert Rodriguez Sin City, which in showing In Competiton.
There’s also a major retrospective planned for James Dean, and also Michael Powell.
The Festival runs May 11 – 22, and of course Uncut will be bringing you regular reports from the Croisette, so check back here regularly for the latest movie reviews of gossip.
We can’t wait!