It was just a week ago that Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux said that up to eight more films could be added to the festival’s prestigious lineup. And he wasn’t joking around. Today, seven more films have been added to the slate, but the one that has everyone talking is Gaspar Noe‘s “Love,” which will get a Midnight Screening.
Previously described as “a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl…that will give guys a hard-on and make girls cry” (remember, this is Gaspar Noe we’re talking about), not much else has been spilled about the movie. But the filmmaker behind “Enter The Void” and “Irreversible” is known for his audacious visuals, and he’s is taking it up a notch.
“The film I’m finishing is going to be very unusual, because it’s a love story in 3D,” he recently told Marfa Journal (via Les Temps Detruit Tout). And it appears that’s the big selling point of the film, but the actual story is nothing new, Noe admits.
“But all the elements in it have already been seen over a hundred times in different films,” he said. “It’s just the mix that will make it different. […] It’s going to be closer to the life I really know. […] The only violence in the whole film is how people who are madly in love insult each other. […] With my next film I hope guys will have erections and girls will get wet. […] KG is the coolest actor I have ever met. He is daring, joyful and intelligent. He has love scenes throughout the whole movie. He is the ultimate 3D baby maker.”
If anyone knows how to sell a movie, it’s Gaspar Noe. The full list of the new films added to Cannes is below. The festival runs from May 13-24.
Cronic by Michel Franco
The Valley of love by Guillaume Nicloux
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Alias Maria by José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Taklub by Brillante Mendoza
Lamb by Yared Zeleke – 1st film first entry of Ethiopia in Official Selection
Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
AN by Naomi Kawase, will be presented in Opening of Un Certain Regard
Une histoire de fou (Don’t Tell me the Boy was Mad) by Robert Guédiguian
Love by Gaspar Noé