Posts tagged "Cannes Film Festival 2016"

Dane DeHaan

“I don’t think it’s really up to me to tell people what the bear is…” Dane DeHaan has garnered quite a fan following, becoming one of the film industry’s most sought after actors of his generation.  From his critically acclaimed performance as Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings to his turn as Green Goblin Harry […]

69th Cannes Film Festival Awards

The 69th Cannes Film Festival jury, presided by George Miller, has announced the names of the festival’s 2016 prize-winners: Palme d’or I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach Grand Prix JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It’s Only the End of the World) by Xavier Dolan Best Director Cristian Mungiu for BACALAUREAT (Graduation) Olivier Assayas for PERSONAL […]

69th Cannes Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of cinema on an international level, showcasing innovation and raising the profile of the films it selects for its strands.  The festival is the most famous of its kind, and also considered to be the most prestigious.  It is one of the world’s largest film […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Handmaiden

In Competition The Handmaiden (Mademoiselle) Directed by Park Chan-wook Starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook and Moon So-ri In UK Cinemas April 14th, 2017 Watch on iTunes (US) or pre-order Blu-ray on by Joanna Orland Part one of The Handmaiden may come as a surprise to those familiar with the […]

Cannes Film Festival: Two Lovers and a Bear

Director’s Fortnight Two Lovers and a Bear Directed by Kim Nguyen Starring Dane DeHaan and Tatiana Maslany by Joanna Orland Two Lovers and a Bear is not your typical love story, obviously.  Set in the Canadian Arctic, the film tells the story of Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two lovers who find a connection in […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Neon Demon

In Competition The Neon Demon Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves by Joanna Orland “Beauty isn’t everything – it’s the only thing,” says one of the many vacuous characters in Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest polarizing film The Neon […]

Cannes Film Festival: Dog Eat Dog

Director’s Fortnight Dog Eat Dog Directed by Paul Schrader Starring Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Matthew Cook by Joanna Orland Once I realized that Dog Eat Dog director Paul Schrader is none other than THE Paul Schrader who directed The Canyons starring Lindsay Lohan, everything about this film made sense. I was drawn to the […]

Cannes Film Festival Women in Motion: Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny “The more women in power we have, the better it is for us,” says Chloë Sevigny at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.  Sevigny is in Cannes promoting her short film Kitty, her directorial debut which tells the story of a young girl who finds herself transforming into a kitten as she grows up. […]

Cannes Film Festival: Paterson

In Competition Paterson Directed by Jim Jarmusch Starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland A dry yet slightly surreal character study of a bus driver with an inclination towards reading and writing poetry, Paterson is a minimalist observation of the everyday life of an everyday man.  Adam Driver plays Paterson, […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Nice Guys

Out of Competition The Nice Guys Directed by Shane Black Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley and Kim Basinger by Joanna Orland In 1970’s Los Angeles, inauspicious private detective Holland March (Gosling) teams up with muscle-for-hire Jackson Healy (Crowe) to solve the case of a missing girl named Amelia.  Amelia […]