THE 10 FILMS THAT WILL MAKE A BIG BANG AT CANNES 2017

Here are 10 films that will mark you for life sort of speak. 

l'amant double

L’amant double  (The double lover) that is the transition but the English title might be something else A film by the great François Ozon with Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer, Jérémie Renier. The story goes like this Chloe, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity. In theatre in France may 25 2017.

 

The meyerowitz stories

The meyerowitz stories . A film by Noah Baumbach with Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman. An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. soon on Netflix.

 

Faute d'amour (2017)

Nelyubov a film by Andrey Zvyagintsev avec Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin. The story goes like this: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. (From IMBD) . In movie theatre in September 20 2017

 

The Beguiled

The Beguiled a film by Sofia Coppola avec Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning. At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events (from IMDB).

 

le redoutable

Le redoutable   (Translation the dreaded)   a film by Michel Hazanavicius with Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo. During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later marries her (from IMDB). I have to admit the actor looks like Goddard when he was younger. In movie theatre September 13 2017.

 

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer a film by Yorgos Lanthimos with Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell. A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn (from IMDB) in movie theatre November 1st 2017.

 

barbara

Barbara a film by Mathieu Amalric with Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Lisa Ray-Jacobs. A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara (from IMDB). In movie theatre Septembre 6 2017.

 

in the fade

Aus dem Nichts (in the fade) a film by Fatih Akin with Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, Ulrich Tukur. Katja’s life collapses after the death of husband and son in a bomb attack. After the time of mourning and injustice, here comes the time of revenge. In movie theatre next week. Translation of the title is out of nowhere.

 

D'après une histoire vraie (2017)

Based on a true story a film by Roman Polanski with Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner, Vincent Perez. A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer (from IMDB). In movie theatre next week.  It is from a book I could not find the film poster so I put the book cover.

 

twin peaks

Twin Peaks a film by David Leach with Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Kimmy Robertson. Evénement 70 anniversary in Cannes so Leach is promoting his series. Yes, yes and yes can’t wait to see that one. Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered (from IMDB).

All the date I put in are the release date in France.What you do is put the title in the website IMDB and they will tell you what is the realise date in your country I am sure that most of you knows that by now. Just a reminder.

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (2014)

While We're Young (2014)

A film Noah Baumbach

Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia, a childless married couple who feel they may have let life pass them. He’s a documentary filmmaker, he has one hit to his credit but he has been struggling with his second project for about 10 years. She’s a producer who works with her father (Charles Grodin), a famous documentarian and the inspiration for Josh’s career. Josh and Cornelia are happy together but their marriage becomes routine. There is no excitement, they don’t even take vacation. Jamie (Adam Driver), a young hipster jack-of-all-trades who admires his work and wants to follow in the same footsteps. He’s married to Darcy (Amanda Seyfried), she makes ice cream. The life of Josh and Cornelia gets suddenly interesting.

Here is the funny thing Josh and Cornelia are now in their mid 40’s they embraced the technology CD, cell phone, computers, tablets etc…. Jamie and Darcy 20 something has not, they have still vinyls no cell phone, no computers, no tablets. Both couples need each other in this case one to jump-start their marriage, the other to jump-start his career in film making. I love the scene where Cornelia goes to a hip hop class with Darcy and later Cornelia practices in her own home. Just watching a 40’s something woman dancing hip hop is hilarious as hell. Cornelia and Josh dished their 40’s something friends because they are too caught up with the baby. Watts delivers a great performance here as always. Driver is getting better and better here lucky for him he has a great career in the front of him. It is like that Josh uses Jamie and vice versa. They go to those weird and unusual ceremony , Darcy and Jamie sees life differently than Josh and Cornelia they lived it, experience it breath it, unless that so many married couple I know they are into their routine and it can be boring at times. A nice little comedy for a change a pace an intelligent one at that.

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