Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL


This year's Cannes Film Festival is the sixty-fifth anniversary (screen legend, Marilyn Monroe blowing out a candle is featured on the poster, pictured above) and will screen twenty-two feature films in competition. for the prized  Palme d'Or. Nanni Moretti, the Italian director who won the top prize in 2001 for his film, "The Son's Room",  heads the competition jury this year.

There will be several films making their world premieres from acclaimed filmmakers including David Croneberg's "Cosmopolis" which features Robert Pattinson ("Twilight"), Michael Haneke, the director of "The White Ribbon" which won the Palme d'Or in 2009 returns with "Amour" starring Isabelle Huppert, "On The Road", a film based on the novel by Jack Kerouac that features Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart and directed by Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") and "The Paperboy", the long-awaited follow-up by Lee Daniels, the director of the 2009  film, "Precious", which stars Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey.

Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will open the event on May 16th with the festival running through the 27th with the closing-night film, "Therese D.", the final film by French director, Claude Miller who passed away last month.

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2012 Cannes Film Festival

I can't wait to see "Moonrise Kingdom", so check out the trailer for this film which is set to open in the U.S. on May 25th: