Links We Like: Cannes Unveiled, Brainy Screenplays and New Guy Maddin

Cannes 2010

Cannes 2010

1) Cannes 2010 Lineup. Today the Cannes Film Festival unveiled most of their lineup for the Competition, Un Certain Regard and other screenings to be held next month. David Hudson on The Auteurs did a bit of homework for each title, posting related links and even trailers.

What am I most excited about? New films by Abbas Kiarostami, Mike Leigh, Manoel de Oliveira, Christi Puiu, and Jean-Luc Godard (with what is reportedly his final film).

Have a look at the full list of films, and see which titles and names intrigue you:

Robin Hood, U.S.-U.K., Ridley Scott

Another Year, U.K., Mike Leigh
Biutiful, Spain-Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Burnt by the Sun 2, Germany-France-Russia, Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy, France-Italy-Iran, Abbas Kiarostami
Fair Game, U.S., Doug Liman
Hors-la-loi, France-Belgium-Algeria, Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid, South Korea, Im Sang-soo
La nostra vita, Italy-France, Daniele Luchetti
La Princesse de Montpensier, France, Bertrand Tavernier
Of Gods and Men, France, Xavier Beauvois
Outrage, Japan, Takeshi Kitano
Poetry, South Korea, Lee Chang-dong
A Screaming Man, France-Belgium-Chad, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Tournee, France, Mathieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
You, My Joy, Ukraine-Germany, Sergey Loznitsa

Adrienn Pal, Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria, Agnes Kocsis
Aurora, Romania, Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine, U.S., Derek Cianfrance
Chatroom, U.K., Hideo Nakata
Chongqing Blues, China, Wang Xiaoshuai
The City Below, Germany-France, Christoph Hochhausler
Film Socialisme, Switzerland-France, Jean-Luc Godard
Ha Ha Ha, South Korea, Hong Sang-soo
Les Amours imaginaires, Canada, Xavier Dolan
Life Above All, France, Oliver Schmitz
Los labios, Argentina, Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza
Octubre, Peru, Daniel Vega
Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner?, France, Fabrice Gobert
Rebecca H., France, Lodge Kerrigan
R U There, Taiwan, David Verbeek
The Strange Case of Angelica, Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira
Tuesday, After Christmas, Romania, Radu Muntean
Udaan, India, Vikramaditya Motwane

Tamara Drewe, U.K., Stephen Frears
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, U.S., Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, U.K.-Spain, Woody Allen

Kaboom, U.S.-France, Gregg Araki
L’autre monde, France, Gilles Marchand

Abel, Mexico, Diego Luna
Chantrapas, France, Otar Iosseliani
Draquila – L’Italia che trema, Italy, Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job, U.S., Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia de la luz, France, Patricio Guzman
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Netherlands, Sophie Fiennes

Would-be screen collaborators Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin

Would-be screen collaborators Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin

2) Unproduced screenplays by famous intellectuals. A love story involving a dwarf, by Vladimir Nabokov? Winston Churchill’s version of Napoleon, with Charlie Chaplin in the lead role? A seven hour movie on Freud, written by Jean-Paul Sartre? As uncovered by Salon and The Believer, author Elif Batuman describes seven would-be screenplays by some of the most celebrated minds of the 20th century.

3) Maddin’s latest mad-sterpiece. Guy Maddin, arguably Canada’s greatest living filmmaker (certainly its weirdest), issues his latest film, viewable on Canada’s National Film Board website. Night Mayor is the story of inventor Nihad Ademi, who harnesses the power of the Aurora Borealis in 1939 Winnipeg. Ademi uses the power to broadcast images of Canada to its own citizens from coast to coast, but in the process angers the government. The lead role is actually played by a guy named Nihad Ademi, but the truthfulness of everything else is totally up for grabs. Typical Maddin madness!

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