Berenice Bejo, Valerio Mastrandrea and Fabizio Gifuni head the cast.And reportedly set for the Directors Fortnight is Paolo Virzi's , a church-and-politics drama with Toni Servillo, Connie Nielsen, Daniel Auteuil, Lambert Wilson, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marie-Josee Croze and Moritz Bleibtreu; and Kim Rossi Stuart's second feature, which could well turn up at the fest either at a special screening or in Cannes Classics.The French films premiered at Cannes are typically the last to be selected, and it's likely that the committee hasn't yet seen many of the hopefuls.
Another star-driven Hollywood title, tagged for a midnight slot, is Shane Black's cop romp , in Cannes, and was jury president in 2008. S.-lensed features ready to debut are Nicolas Winding Refn and Andrea Arnold.
As for films by other American directors, large question marks loom over several much-anticipated ventures, beginning with Martin Scorsese's medieval Japan-set , in which Adam Driver plays a Paterson, N. Refn's British features have been rather few and far between at Cannes of late, but it's very likely that the festival will welcome back one of its perennials, Ken Loach, who announced his retirement two years ago but is now back with a new social drama, , based on a Paul Laverty script about two people caught up in welfare-state red tape in Newcastle.
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Marco Bellocchio's tenure at Cannes goes back nearly as far as any other director's, and it's certain that his latest, ), about a woman helping a man come to terms with his mother's death, will be in competition.
Even as Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux and his selection committee face several more weeks of watching films before deciding on the ultimate lineup for the 2016 edition of the planet's most storied festival, the profile of the May 11-22 event is beginning to take shape. The Disney release, which was written by the late Melissa Mathison, author of the screenplay for , stars Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall and Bill Hader.
Over the past few days, the fest has nailed down a few key high-profile American titles, most notably Steven Spielberg's long-in-the-works adaptation of Roald Dahl's , which will have its world premiere out of competition on the Croisette prior to its U. Spielberg was most recently at the festival when he served as president of the jury in 2013.
The past week has also seen the confirmation of two other big-name-laden non-competing entries: Jodie Foster's, a comedy set in 1930s Hollywood featuring an ensemble cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Judy Davis, Jeannie Berlin, Kelly Rohrbach and Corey Stoll.
After aligning with Sony Pictures Classics on his last seven films, Allen sold the new film to Amazon, which will release it theatrically this summer before moving it to Prime.
Among the top candidates: Bruno Dumont with , a melodrama set in 1910 on the English Channel coast about the disappearance of several tourists, with a cast headed by Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini; Olivier Assayas with his English-language , described as a sort-of ghost story set in the Paris fashion world and starring Kristen Stewart; Nicole Garcia with Mal de Pierro, an adaptation of an Italian novel in which Cannes stalwart Marion Cotillard portrays an independent-minded woman during the two decades after the end of World War II; Alain Guiraudie (, in which Gaspard Ulliel plays a terminally ill writer who has to break the news to his family that he's dying.
Nathalie Baye, Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel round out the stellar cast.
All but a sure thing is the latest from Belgium's competition regulars the Dardenne brothers, , with double Cesar winner Adele Haenel as a young doctor driven to learn the identity of a young woman whom she refused to treat and who subsequently died.