Thursday, May 01, 2014
2014 Cannes Film Festival Marathon Announcement
From May 14 to May 25 during the entire duration of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, I will once again hold my Cannes Film Festival marathon. This time however, this marathon will be focused exclusively on films that have won the Palme d'Or. An award that is without question one of the highest honors in the history of the festival and in cinema itself. Over the years ever since I became aware of the festival and have seen many films that had played at the festival. I had seen films that won the Palme d'Or as based on this list, I've seen 41 of them so far. This year's festival will feature new films from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas, Bennett Miller, Xavier Dolan, Tommy Lee Jones, Atom Egoyan, the Dardenne Brothers, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, and many others as they will compete for the coveted prize as I'm sure it's going to be one hell of a festival.
For this year's marathon, I will focus solely not just on the Palme d'Or winners that I haven't seen but I will open and close the marathon with two that I have previously seen as I feel they needed to be properly re-watched.
Opening the marathon will be the 2004 winner in Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 as it was a controversial film that won the award. Closing the marathon will be the 1967 winner in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up.
Here are the 8 following films that I haven't seen that I will watch in competition for my own fictional version of the Palme d'Or:
The Lost Weekend (co-winner 1946)
The Third Man (winner 1949)
The Cranes are Flying (winner 1958)
A Man and a Woman (co-winner 1966)
If... (1969 winner)
The Tin Drum (co-winner 1979)
The Mission (1986 winner)
& The Son's Room (2001 winner)
These will be the films I will watch from the 14th to the 25 of May. On the last day, I will present my fictional prizes to coincide with the announcement of the winners of this year's festival. Until then, ciao.