Thursday, May 09, 2013
2013 Cannes Film Festival Marathon Announcement
From May 15 to the 26th, the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival will commence to showcase many new films from the world's great filmmakers. New films from Sofia Coppola, Baz Luhrmann, Steven Soderbergh, Jim Jarmusch, Francois Ozon, the Coen Brothers, Roman Polanski, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alexander Payne, Asghar Farhadi, Takashi Miike, James Gray, Hirokazu Koreeda, and many others will be unveiled at the festival. Some of which will be in competition and some are just are there for different reasons to show new films. It's the moment where film buffs all over the world come together to see these films and it is around this time that I also will be taking part in my annual Cannes Film Festival Marathon. This year, I have selected a total of 15 films for the festival. 2 of which will be re-watches while 13 others will be first-timers as they will be competing for a fictional version of the Palme D'or.
The opening film of the marathon will be Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire that won the director the 1987 Best Director prize at the festival.
The closing film of the marathon will be Terry Gilliam's wild adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's classic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which played in competition at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Here are the 13 first-timers I will be watching for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival.
Farewell My Concubine
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
& Enter the Void
These will be the films that will compete for the fictional prizes I will bestow at the marathon which will begin on the 15th of May and end on Sunday May 26th where the festival will announce the winners. Au Revoir.