Friday, May 27, 2016

Cannes Today: New Talent Emerges

Halfway through the Cannes Film Festival, buzz is hearing about “Jackie”, now in post-production, an account of the days of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, directed by Pablo Larraín whose Directors’ Fortnight contender “Neruda” is receiving raves here.  Another hot Directors’ Fortnight film “Mean Dreams” with Bill Paxton is praised by one important film buyer as “Mud” meets “Cold in July” in a tense coming-of-age drama about a 15-year-old boy.  And Sony Pictures Classics has snatched U.S. rights to the German Competition comedy, “Toni Erdmann”. This year in the Cannes Film Festival’s Official...

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