Saturday, May 7, 2011

Blueprints For A Halfpipe

Cannes, rather than a festival ....

So ...... I was when I was about pesetínes!

Cannes fest
Big names in world cinema will vie for the Palme d'

Carlos Reviriego claim of European cinema from the world's largest festival is particularly evident this year. Of the 20 films in competition, two-thirds are headed by European authors, while the Asian American presence and share the remaining third. The following breakdown of the new works of great authors would have to add the pieces of two rookies-Markys Schleinzer (Michael) and Julia Leigh (Sleeping Beauty) - and the contributions of Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Nicolas Winding ( Refn Drive), Radu Mihaileanu (The Source) and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist).

Woody Allen New Yorker Festival opens with Paris Midnight, screening out of competition two days before its premiere in Spain. Irregular in its European leg, the author returns to Paris Match Point fifteen years after all say I love you to orchestrate a romantic comedy with the very first lady Carla Bruni escorted by Owen Wilson (yet another alter-ego of Woody), Marion Cotillard and Adrien Brody. The lightness and nervousness has gained narrative cinema of the author of Manhattan in recent years, as if I practiced a kind of automatic writing, will meet in this new tale about the fickle passions urbanites. Pedro Almodóvar

When manchego announced that premiered The skin I live in September seemed unlikely that the present in La Croisette, where he has traveled all his movies from Bad Education. Rumors were fired had been a last minute inclusion by Thierry Fremaux, director of the event, at the unexpected fall of great filmmakers of the program: Cronenberg, Wong Kar-Wai, Sokurov, etc. Either way, Almodóvar always among the favorites part in a festival revered, especially when, after having gone four times (three to competition) collects almost all the awards possible exception of the Palme d'Or "I will come time? The creative splendor it goes across the filmmaker in recent years and adaptation of the French novel Tarantula, Elena Anaya and Antonio Banderas to front-up is certainly a great asset. Alain Cavalier

Legendary French filmmaker, who began in the shadow of Louis Malle, explored the commercial cinema, cleansed his art with the camera part Thérèse (awarded in Cannes) and entered in the autobiographical film in the digital age. The "videographer" who portrayed himself in his battle against cancer (Le Filmeur, 2005), or retrospective in their grief over the tragic death of his first wife (Irene, 2009, also presented at La Croisette), now competes Pater, observational film experiment in which over a year, director and actor, Alain Cavalier and Vincent Lindon, old and good friends, are shot each other to build a hybrid between fiction and reality, in which they fantasize about the limits of plausibility of the film. Joseph Cedar

Although born in New York, Cedar is one of the Israeli filmmakers (he moved to Jerusalem with six years of age) most interesting time. Over the past decade has brought to the screen several stories inspired by his military experience in the Israeli military and religious conflicts, political and territorial nation. In Beaufort, striking key chronic overproduction about the invasion of Lebanon, won the Oscar for best foreign film. Compete for the Palme d'Or with Footnote, the story of the rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem defending irreconcilable ideas about the Talmud. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Few filmmakers have so successfully explored the chromatic possibilities of digital imaging. Along with Pedro Costa and Michael Mann, Turkish Ceylan has forced the limits of liquid quality high definition, and works such as Three Monkeys or climates, apart from making him an accomplished portraitist of urban anonymity, fascinated by its beautiful landscapes and aesthetic richness. Everything indicates that in his new job, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, will continue to explore the quiet poetry of his own movie, in the best tradition of Antonioni, through the portrayal of life in this region that separates the Mediterranean from the Black Sea and covers most of Turkey. Stories that take place between the sense of expectation and isolation.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
are one of the "paid" to Cannes since they won the Palme d'Or for Rosetta (1999). Also in The Silence of Lorna collected the award for Best Screenplay in 2008. Belgian brothers once again compete for the coveted prize of the festival with the child on the bike. Drives of his films are as firm as unchanged, camera in hand, objective narrative and lumpen characters facing an impossible moral dilemma. The rigor and social protest film organically weaved into a poetics of realism that has become a mainstay of European cinema. In his new job, Dardenne follow the path of Cyril, a young man of 12 years with the sole purpose of finding her father who abandoned him in an orphanage. Aki Kaurismäki

Perhaps this is the year that Cannes finally pay off their debts to the Finnish master, who competes for the fourth time for the Palme. And it will do with his second film shot in France after Bohemian Life (1992), Le Havre, the story of a shoeshine boy who tries to save an African immigrant child in the port city that gives the film its title. Able to condense the feeling Chaplin's film, De Sica, Renoir, Bresson and Buñuel and also clinch an unmistakable voice, the silent and comical, bittersweet and melancholy look Kaurismaki partly no doubt as a favorite to collect prize. Naomi Kawase

Now that the world is witnessing helplessly as the Japanese cataclysms, now that its population is reconstituted, the work of Naomi Kawase, author of The Mourning Forest, takes on added depth. His films breathe a constant sense of loss and absence, while beautiful are offered as links between ancient tradition and the overwhelming modern Japan. In his new job, Hanezu, travels to the Asuka period, 500 years a. C., the same origin in Japan, where according to the archaic belief in the mountains inhabited by the gods, to bring the story of Takumi crisis and Kayoko. Terrence Malick

The festival's most anticipated presence, although we know that the author of The Thin Red Line, the Salinger of movies, did not appear on the Croisette, it maintains strict anonymity (no interviews, no public appearances or photographs) for over thirty years. But the important thing is his work, a continent in itself, only a handful of films in almost forty years. And are two issues in which there was speculation in Cannes presentation of his mammoth project The Tree of Life, an epic family in America in the fifties that expands on the origins and limits of time, with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn the deal. It's finally here, preceded by a trailer of dazzling beauty that sets very high expectations. Takashi Miike

Shortly after her remake of 13 murderers (1963) projected in Venice and Toronto, the energetic head was immersed in Japanese 3D reworking of another classic, Hara-kiri of Kobayashi. Mannerist finished the ultraviolence, provocative fan born and treat all sexual taboos in their work, Japanese Takashi Miike takes over this year to filmmakers like Johnnie To and Zhang Yimou to add the item chambara (samurai film) to the programming contest. Featuring a picture of kabuki theater, Ebiz Ichikawa, Hari-Kiri: Death of a Samurai will stage the reckoning of a disillusioned samurai with leaders who forced his son to commit Japanese ritual suicide. Nanni Moretti

premiere in Italy of Habemus Papam has left something cold to the press, not found in the film the same reasons for the controversy surrounding Il alligators. Portrait Berlusconi bitingly satirical and moderate, say reactionary, Moretti immersion in the corridors of the Vatican. With the legendary Michel Picolli in a Leading Role, Habemus Papam recounts Pope's decision not to accept a job as elected leader of the Catholic Church. Moretti's film, which picked up the Palme d'Or for the relentless The Son's Room (2001), is well as the speaker offered some uncomfortable truths of Italian consciousness. Paolo Sorrentino

There are very few actual figures of Italian cinema, devoured by a resounding industrial crisis and creative, able to rub shoulders with the greats of European cinema. Along with Moretti and Gudagnino, the celebrated author of Il Divo is one of them. The new work of the Neapolitan Sorrentino change the political third Giullio his portrayal of Andreotti, the Music, and the Italian scene to America to film at key road movie in the history of Cheyenne, an old rock legend played by Sean Penn after the death of his father, embarks on an important trip for the American landscape. Lars von Trier

After his fiery press conference Antichrist (which was declared "the best director of the World") returns to Cannes to plant the controversy and comment upon their vision of the Apocalypse. Melancholia promises to transcend cultural phenomenon. A Danish production that the author defines as "a film psychological disaster ", in which Kirsten Dunst (a lack of Penelope Cruz, who turned down the role) joins the extensive list of tortured female characters in the work of Von Trier. With his usual irony, the author of Breaking the Waves (Palme 1996) stated that "the film does have a happy ending." Everything that comes out of the tortured mind of this career of imposture seems destined to push the visual boundaries of contemporary cinema, that elusive territory where the game takes place in Cannes.

The other great directors I would like many festivals
for competitive section to have a small percentage of content of the parallel sections of Cannes-that is, 'Un Certain Regard', 'Fortnight' and 'Crítica' Week, "where they always are displaced some proposals that do not detract nothing compared to the films that will compete for Palme d'Or this year, for example, participate in the prestigious 'Un Certain Regard' the latest film from Gus Van Sant, Restless, with the most influential of American indies still tacking adolescence and death. Korean cinema has been cornered in the same section, and the prolific Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-duk will present respectively The Day He Arrives and Arirang. One of the most genuinely radical voices of French cinema Bruno Dumont, will attend his sixth feature film, Hors Satan, while compatriot Robert Guédiguian premiere The Snows of Kilimanjaro, based on a poem by Victor Hugo. The only Latin American participation in "Un Certain Regard" will be the debut of Brazilian fonctionner tired, measured with the works of other renowned filmmakers such as Andreas Dresen (Halt auf freier Strecke), Eric Khoo (Tatsumi) and Andrei Zviaginstev ( Elena), closing the section. The programmer 'Fortnight' Frederic Boyer faces its revalidation after a disappointing first year, and among the twenty selected titles can be seen André úiltimos Techiné jobs (Impardonnables), Kamen Kalev (The Island) or Ruben Ostlund (Play). It also raises high expectations, opening the 'Critics' Week', the film Walk Away Reeney, second feature by Jonathan Caouette, who in 2003 debuted with Tarnation, confessional cinematic masterpiece.


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