It’s fun tracking down Cannes titles. Ion Cinema has a bead on the Director’s Fortnight line-up, including filmmakers Denis Villeneuve, Tran Anh Hung, Gilles Marchand, Lodge Kerrigan, Pernilla August, Marian Crisan, Gregg Araki, Lola Doillon, Agnes Kocsis and Julie Bertucelli. Ion also predicts for the official selection, Brazilian and Cannes vet Andrucha Waddington’s Lope, “a chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega” with Sonia Braga and Alberto Ammann in the title role, and Gael García Bernal in Icíar Bollaín’s Even the Rain, from Spain.
Meanwhile the French-language Cine Europa lists two Cannes-bound Korean films, Poetry, from Lee Chang-dong and The Housemaid from Im Sang-soo, and from Japan, Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage, from Argentina, Carancho, from Pablo Trapero, and Ciencias Morales, from Diego Lerman, as well as The Frankenstein Project from Hungarian Kornel Mundruczo.
UPDATE: Word is Blue Valentine, which Harvey Weinstein picked up at Sundance, is looking like a strong possibility for either the Fortnight or Un Certain Regard. I’m betting that Harvey will get Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams onto that red carpet. (And now word is Harvey and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle are in cahoots to buy Miramax back, possibly with the Gores brothers.)
[Photo: Andrucha Waddington’s Lope]