Surprise Wish List from the Cannes 2020 Official Selection

On Wednesday the Cannes Film Festival released the list of films that would have screened at the festival this year. After 31 days of wishes for what could have been at the festival only The French Dispatch, Ammonite, and Soul made the cut. Honestly based on the list of films the festival put out there […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Tre Piani”

Italian director Nanni Moretti is hardly a stranger to Cannes. His kitchen-sink drama The Son’s Room picked up the Palme d’Or in 2001, and he served as president of the jury in 2012. His next film, Tre Piani, is Moretti’s first adaptation of another source material, lifting from an Israeli book by Eshkol Nevo. Moretti […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Tenet”

Christopher Nolan’s latest film Tenet seemed to be destined for a gala opening at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The director has screened at the festival several times over the years and was heavily rumored, and all but confirmed by the festival director, to have nabbed one of the coveted spots this year. Instead Warner […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Nomadland”

Director Chloe Zhao has been a fixture in Cannes in the past. Her last two features Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider have screened at the festival in the Directors Fortnight section. The Directors Fortnight is an independent section held in parallel to the main competition of the festival. Chloe’s latest film Nomadland stars Frances McDormand […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The World To Come”

There was also strong buzz, according to Screen Daily,  around Norwegian actress-filmmaker Mona Fastvold’s English-language drama The World To Come about two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier. Casey Affleck produces, under his Sea Change Media banner, and co-stars alongside Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby and Jesse Plemons. […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Woman In The Window”

Joe Wright’s “Rear Window”-style psychological thriller about the mental collapse of an agoraphobic, alcoholic psychologist has already endured a push back after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox Studios. Adapted from author AJ Finn’s 2018 potboiler, it was originally slated for an October 2019 awards season release, then moved to May 15 of this year, and […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Story Of My Wife”

Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi’s The Story Of My Wife held Cannes promise, in part thanks to its French cast members Lea Seydoux and Louis Garrel. The Cannes habitués star alongside Dutch actor Gijs Naber in this adaptation of Marin Fust’s eponymous 1942 literary classic about a Dutch sea captain obsessed with the idea that his […]

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2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Souvenir Part II”

Mother daughter duo Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne debuted The Souvenir at the Berlin Film Festival last year. According to Screen Daily there had been hopes that director Joanna Hogg would make her Cannes debut in Competition this year with The Souvenir II, reuniting her with the cast of the original, Honor Swinton Byrne, […]

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