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Fliques Osman
Top Five Films to Watch Out for in Cannes
on May 8, 2011 at 12:52:07 am

It's Cannes time. And I've narrowed down the films I think will be a big hit IMHO. If I'm missing any good ones, add it to the list.

1. The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is an upcoming 2011 American drama film featuring some surreal and sci-fi elements, written and directed by Terrence Malick, and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.

2. Melancholia

Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

3. Habemus Papam (We Have A Pope)

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

4. Ichemel (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai)

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

A masterless samurai prepares to commit seppuku, but before doing so he tells his story to the lord of the house where he is staying.

5. Drive

A stuntman by day, who out of boredom takes a night job as a getaway driver.

All the trailers for my top 5 films can be seen here: http://www.fliquesosman.com/?p=501

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Scott Roberts
Re: Top Five Films to Watch Out for in Cannes
on May 9, 2011 at 2:13:40 pm

I'm really interested to see Tree of Life, because it seems like one of those movies that's either going to be the greatest thing ever, or a colossal disappointment. Lots of amazing imagery in the trailer; but how will it play into, like, an actual story?

Melancholia also looks pretty decent. I saw Lars von Trier's last film, Antichrist, and I must say it competes with Enter the Void as one of the most depressingly insane films of the last decade. Gotta give credit to a film in which one of the more mild scenes involves a talking fox eating its own intestines and saying "CHAOS REIGNS". But overall I didn't care for it, just a collection of disturbing moments. Melancholia seems on the other hand, more focused. I think.

I also noticed that Woody Allen's new film, Midnight in Paris, is debuting at Cannes. Based on the trailer, it looks, uhhhhhhhhh... ...fairly mediocre.

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I'm still waiting for that Woody Allen / Jesse Eisenberg neurotic kid wandering around Rome collaboration. It's coming soon!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/woody_allens_rome_set_film_...


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Fliques Osman
Re: Top Five Films to Watch Out for in Cannes
on May 10, 2011 at 2:43:54 am

Hey Scott, you never know W. Allen can surprise you. But I agree, his latest works haven't been up to par with Annie Hall.

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Scott Roberts
Re: Top Five Films to Watch Out for in Cannes
on May 11, 2011 at 2:32:33 pm

Even when Woody teamed up with Larry David for Whatever Works a year or two ago, a match seemingly made in heaven, it wasn't a very good result.

Though, I did really like Match Point from a few years ago, but that was a suspense/drama, not a comedy.


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