Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Jumps On Oscar Candidates at the Festival

While many festival buyers have been complaining that there isn't much left to acquire in the Cannes Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has not only scooped up what is believed to be the leading contender for the Palme d'Or — delightful zeitgeist drama/comedy "Toni Erdmann," from German director Maren Ade — but Studio Ghibli's animated feature "The Red Turtle," which debuted yesterday in Un Certain Regard. Both films will likely wind up in the Oscar race, assuming Germany submits "Erdmann" for the foreign Oscar; "The Red Turtle" has scored raves and is a likely animated contender.  Read Indiewire's 'The Red...

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