A couple weeks back I wrote up a post taking a look at the potential films that may play the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Today, Pamela McClintock at The Hollywood Reporter wrote up a piece citing the films she now knows won't be making it into the festival along with a few we may be able to look forward to.
She starts by saying Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave, which has already been testing for audiences and acquired by Fox Searchlight for a December release, won't be ready, which is exactly what I feared when that date was announced. She also mentions films I'm not sure anyone was expecting to show up such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher and John Wells' August: Osage County.
In addition to other films previously known to be out of the running she adds that Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine won't be making the trip.
Several previously thought contenders do seem to be likely, or at least are being courted by Cannes Film Festival managing director Thierry Fremaux, including Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, Asghar Farhadi's The Past (dir., Alexander Payne's Nebraska and Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives.
The only film I didn't mention previously that looks to stand a chance is Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien in human form on a journey through Scotland.
I have updated my overall list and included it below, removing any titles McClintock mentioned wouldn't be making the trip. The titles listed include potential Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard and Directors' Fortnight possibilities.
I expect the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup to be announced some time around April 18 so stay tuned. Before then I plan on writing up a top ten list of films I hope make the list as well as more speculation as necessary.
- All Is Lost (dir. J.C. Chandor)
- Behind the Candelabra (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
- The Bling Ring (dir. Sofia Coppola)
- Blood Ties (dir. Guillaume Canet)
- Blue is the Warmest Color (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
- Chavez (dir. Diego Luna)
- Diana (dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel)
- Fruitvale (dir. Ryan Coogler)
- Goodbye to Language (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
- La Granda Belezza (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
- The Great Gatsby (dir. Baz Luhrmann) [Opening Night Film]
- Her (dir. Spike Jonze)
- Inside Llewyn Davis (dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
- Jimmy Picard (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
- Like Father, Like Son (dir. Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
- Lowlife (dir. James Gray)
- Malavita (dir. Luc Besson)
- Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne)
- Night Moves (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
- Only God Forgives (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
- Only Lovers Left Alive (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
- The Past (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
- The Raid 2 (dir. Gareth Evans)
- Tom at the Farm (dir. Xavier Dolan)
- Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
- Venus In Fur (dir. Roman Polanski)
- The Way, Way Back (dir. Nat Faxon & Jim Rash)
- White Bird in a Blizzard (dir. Gregg Araki)
- You are Here (dir. Matt Weiner)