Saturday, April 19, 2014
2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
The Cannes Film Festival had released the official poster earlier this year for the upcoming event with the iconic image of Italian screen heartthrob (and two-time "Best Actor" winner), Marcello Mastroianni. Now the time has come to finally announce the films selected to be screened at the 67th edition of the festival. There had been plenty of speculation of what would be picked with some coming to fruition while others were left disappointed.
In addition to the previously announced opening night film, "Grace of Monaco", starring Nicole Kidman as film legend, Grace Kelly and directed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie En Rose"), there are nineteen films selected for competition of the top prizes.
Many selections are from internationally acclaimed film makers who have made previous appearances at Cannes including Olivier Assayas ("Clouds of Sils Maria"), Mike Leigh ("Mr. Turner"), Ken Loach ("Jimmy’s Hall"), David Cronenberg ("Maps to the Stars"), Michel Hazanavicius ("The Search"), Xavier Dolan ("Mommy") Jean-Luc Godard ("Goodbye to Language") and representing the U S of A, Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher") and Tommy Lee Jones ("The Homesman"). Among the eighteen films selected for Un Certain Regard which recognizes innovative new works is "Lost River", the directorial debut from Ryan Gosling. Director Jane Campion ("The Piano") heads the jury with the festival beginning on May 14th and concluding on May 25th.