Today on indieWIRE Cannes releases its lineup, Zeina Durra dissects a scene, a first look at “Drive” and more.
It was a big day in France, as festival chief Thierry Fremaux revealed the lineup for the 64th annual Festival de Cannes. Among the surprises were the inclusion of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” and the fact that Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” will screen in competition. Click here for the full list of films.
Additional Cannes Coverage
For more on Cannes, check out Thompson on Hollywood’s roundup and compilation of festival trailers, as well as Dana Harris’ cheat sheet on the competition titles. Finally, the Playlist offered a rundown of snubbed films.
Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers
In festival news of another kind, indieWIRE posted interviews with three more directors featured in the Tribeca Film Festival. Click here to get better acquainted with Lisa Aschan, Maggie Betts and Bill Morrison.
Zeina Durra Shares a Scene
Zeine Durra’s first film, “The Imperialists Are Still Alive!,” hits theaters this Friday courtesy of Sundance Selects. In an exclusive feature, Durra dissected a critical scene from her debut for indieWIRE.
indieWIRE Champions Five Projects
IMAX got the spotlight in this week’s in-production column, as indieWIRE focused on “Outside In,” a project being developed in Stephen van Vuuren’s basement. Also included were four more Kickstarter films: “Favor,” “The Startup Kids,” “The Columbia Expedition: Falklands Ho!” and “Jens Pulver: Driven.”
Acquisitions: “Last Days Here” and “Carnage”
In business news, Sundance Selects announced today that it will release the rock documentary “Last Days Here” in North America. Meanwhile, Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” will make it to U.S. theaters courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aspen Shortsfest Awards
Last weekend, the 2011 Aspen Shortsfest came to an end in Colorado. IndieWIRE provided a list of all the awards the festival doled out.
First Look at “Drive”
Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Drive” made the news today when it was announced as part of the Cannes lineup. The Playlist got hearts racing when it offered a still of Ryan Gosling in the upcoming film.