Perhaps it’s not very surprising that American filmmakers didn’t find much foothold in the Cannes lineup, announced this morning. Anyone remembering the past year’s Telluride, Toronto, and Sundance lineups can see that film from American auteurs is on an extended leave.
And, thankfully, the health of art film doesn’t depend on the health of American art.
But we were upset to see no Werner Herzog-flavored “Bad Lieutenant” with Nic Cage in the midnight section. Contrary to the naysayers, we were thrilled to hear Ferrara’s original was being remade. Beautifully aimless and vague, the film was simply asking for Herzog step in — if only to add more dark to the vague. “Stroszek” with a gun. Irresistible.
Sources say it’ll be in Venice.
Photo from Eric Kohn off his Cinematical story about the film.