The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is about to begin shortly and the details were recently announced by Chief Thierry Frémaux. The popular film fest is being held from 17 to 28 May this year and has a lot of wonderful movies lined up. It is going to open with Arnaud Desplechin’s drama film Ismael’s Ghosts. A lot of returned auteurs will be seen along with a new set of contenders.
2017 Cannes Film Fest Details
2017 Cannes is likely to come up with several surprises with the entry of new filmmakers who have the potential to outrun the veteran directors. Certainly, judging any film before the opening can bring injustice to it. Last year was a perfect example for this when newcomers like Maren Ade took away all the attention with his brilliant work in his comedy-drama film Toni Erdmann.
This year will mark the 70th Anniversary of this event and there are probably some surprises yet to be revealed. There are a total of nine new filmmakers who are going to make their debut at Cannes this year.
Furthermore, Frémaux stated that there is a common theme which will show in many of the movies—the refugee condition in Europe. It will show love and war prevailing in the continent despite the Middle East crisis. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
Frémaux also made subtle hints about two emerging players in online streaming—Netflix and Amazon. Last year, there were some wonderful original movies released by both, and that cannot be ignored.
Russia is making a big entry this year despite being in a controversy after the Syrian chemical attack. There are many wonderful movies from Russia which imply that there is a significant transformation in the film world there. However, there are no major entries from China, India, Romania, and Spain, which have been major contributors of the fest in the recent years.
The poster of the festival features an iconic image of beautiful Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. The image is dated back to 1959 and was taken at a rooftop in Rome. The idea is to signify freedom, joy, and dare of thoughts on screen. There is a blend of a passionate red color melange with gold text, and this seems like a promise of celebration.
TV Episodes Lined Up For Cannes
2017 Cannes will feature a special screening of the highly anticipated Twin Peaks reboot by David Lynch and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake Season 2. Both are going to have a special session which will feature two episodes of each.
Nicole Kidman’s Quadruple Feature
Indeed, the beautiful actress is going to have a great time at the event this year with four entries of her work. She will be seen in the following:
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – A drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos starring Colin Farrell and Kidman in lead roles.
Top of the Lake – The BBC TV series will feature season 2.
The Beguiled – The Sofia Coppola directorial is based on the novel written by Thomas P. Cullinan. It has been selected to be featured in the Palme d’Or section of the event.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties – The sci-fi rom-com film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman.
Nicole Kidman is making a comeback at the event after a long time since Moulin Rouge! happened. She graced the opening of the event in 2001 with the film. Moulin Rouge! is considered one of her best works until now.
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