David Lowery’s Arthurian legend The Green Knight stars our own Dev Patel as Sir Gawai, and the director’s Fortnight has a majestic and hilarious voice. Without a new rehearsal film from Mark Cousins, it would not be Cannes, and the Edinburgh – based Northern Irish documentary maker has a sleeve: Jeremy Thomas storming the British filmmaker down a national highway. Trip to, Ego, Cannes Film Festival 2019.
To overcome a year of backlog in world cinema, there is still a lot to do, but the following seems like potential entries for the competition. From France, there is the Deception of Arnaud Desplech, a transformation of Philip Roth with Leah Sedoux; Bruno Dumont France’s media satire, Sedoux once again became a well-known journalist; And Stephen Bryce’s socio-realistic play Another World. From Iran May Come A Hero, Asghar Farhadi’s latest Nigu play was shot in Shiraz late last year. Italy may be in the form of Nani Moretti’s life drama Three Stories; Austria in the terrifying form of Ultrich Seidel’s Wicked Games.
Where’s Anne Frank ?, Waltz’s new animation with Bashir director Ari Folman must be completed by now; This also applies to the belle of Japanese mammoth hosoda, with Mirai last seen in Cannes in 2018. Don’t forget the international co-productions that may seem ready to be made for the festival circuit. Mia Hansen-Levine Bergman Island, a play distorting reality starring Mia Vasikovska and Tim Roth; Memoria is an experimental play directed by Thai director Apichatpong Veerasethakul and starring Tilda Swinton.
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