Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by brandon_260, Jul 27, 2017.
I’m very excited for Bacurau
Have you seen Aquarius? Certified masterpiece.
One of my favorites of the decade, hence my excitement!
Hell yeah! New one is getting comparisons to like John Carpenter and Wes Craven, which is sick. When I saw the director speak at a screening of Aquarius he talked about his love of horror films, especially Cronenberg, so it’s really cool to hear that he’s taken that route here.
Mektoub gettin’ the Palme for sure
lmao what i've read makes it seem like the work of a truly insane person. it's insane that a 4 hour sequel to a 3 hour film that no one saw got a competition slot.
The Palme d’Face
Official Selection awards:
Palme d'Or: Parasite (Bong Joon-Ho)
Grand Prix: Atlantics (Mati Diop)
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodovar)
Jury Prize: Les Miserables (Ladj Ly) and Bacurau (Kleber Mendonca Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
Best Director: Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Best Actress: Emily Beecham in Little Joe (Jessica Hausner)
Best Screenplay: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)
Special Mention: It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)
Also, here's a list of competition titles with North American distribution
The Dead Don't Die (Focus/Universal, June 14)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony, July 26)
Pain and Glory (Sony Pictures Classics, October 4)
Frankie (Sony Pictures Classics)
Les Miserables (Amazon)
A Hidden Life (Fox Searchlight)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Neon/Hulu)
The Traitor (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Whistlers (Magnolia)
11 titles without distribution. A Hidden Life and Portrait of a Lady on Fire have been confirmed for 2019 release in the fall/winter, Neon bought Parasite last fall so it seems likely they won't sit on it past the fall festival season. Others up in the air.
I'm shocked that Young Ahmed got it for the Dardennes, among my favorite filmmakers but the reception to it hasn't been great from what I've seen
Parasite, Bacurau and Portrait of a Lady on Fire are definitely my most anticipated but there's a bunch I'm looking forward to, hope the wait isn't too long for some of these.
Honestly, pretty much all the prize winners were very high on my list of anticipated titles at the festival this year, so nice to see some confirmation that they could be great. The Almodovar was probably the only one I wasn't actively anticipating but everything I've heard/read since has really spiked my interest. Would have been nice to see Dolan keep up his streak of always walking away with something, but I am glad to be spared the mind-numbing commentary that would have accompanied that.
Yooo Netflix acquired the Mati Diop film!!!!