Cannes first crush

Cannes film festival is an annual event which is organized to recognize talents of directors and actors who compete through their films on this mega event. It is usually meant to promote the entertainment industry and production of films which afterwards meet their fate in this event. It acts as a Launchpad for upcoming directors and actors who dream of making it big in this line. The applause they earn in this event will prove to be very beneficial because they have to satisfy the group of critics who attend this festival with their eyes searching for new upcoming talent and exceptional portrayal of the acting and directing endowment.

It’s just the start of the Cannes film festival 2012 and it seems the critics have already found an exceptional talented and physically imposing person who might have the capability to compete in the Hollywood industry. Just as they had selected Jean Dujardin,the French actor last year, Matthias Schoenaerts, might also meet the same fate of becoming globally renowned for his talent. Although he is not a newcomer in the entertainment industry and has a couple of films and awards in his bag, he is quite new to the eyes of the critics who come to Cannes. The role played by him in the movie ‘Rust and Bones’ has already captivated a lot of hearts globally after he got critically acclaimed for it in this year’s Cannes film festival. The film ‘Rust and Bones’ has Schonaerts playing axial role of a bad-tempered man who is in search of his luck and eventually lands in an opportunity of fighting for money. In this film he has been cast alongside the Oscar winner Marion Cotillard who plays the role of Stephanie, a physically disabled woman who works as a marine land employee. The film was a success and a great new talent was recognized by the critics. The director was totally ecstatic about the film and was heard saying that the modern technology provided him great help in portraying Stephanie’s severed limbs and he confessed that this type of cinematography wouldn’t have been possible 10 years ago.

Cannes Opens with Comedy and Chaos

The Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday will be opening with Wes Anderson’s child fantasy ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and is pitted against Sacha Baron Cohen’s anarchic alter ego General Aladeen for the world media’s attention.

The French Riviera will be host to thousands of journalists and media executives for 12 days of screenings, red carpet premieres, parties and deal makings and typical of the first day at the festival there are bound to be diary clashes. Guaranteeing a sensational launch on Wednesday evening complete with a press screening, news brief, interviews and a red carpet gala, Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is the official opening entry in the main competition, starring Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. Also just a stone’s throw away, on the famous Croisette waterfront, Cohen will also be a part of the action with a press conference at the glamorous Carlton Hotel to promote his latest offering ‘The Dictator’. However, amid the galas and parties there’s a lot of hard work in the huge market of films in the hope of rising out of the economic gloom that envelopes much of Europe with a flurry of sales.

Cannes film festival puts spotlight on rising stars

Cannes film festivalThe most publicized film festival on the globe is the Cannes film festival which is an annual event featuring new films and documentaries from around the globe belonging to directors of different cultures and origins. This film festival is considered to be the Launchpad for upcoming directors and film actors. The 2012 Cannes film festival is being held from May16 to May27 2012 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Nannimoretti, the Italian film director has been elected as the president of jury for the film festival. One more attractive feature of this film festival is that it has a large gathering of distributors from around the world which also helps film directors to publicize their films and debutant actors to showcase their talent and gain massive media attention.

Pitt-Kidman to Premiere at Cannes

Pitt-Kidman to Premiere at CannesThe glamorous French Riviera is host to the world’s biggest film festival from the 16th to 27th of May. Two movies starring the famous actors will premiere at Cannes which promises a strong North American accent this year. There are 22 films in the race to win the festival’s top honor the Palme d’or. It’s the most coveted prize at the glitzy cinema showcase known to significantly boost a films box office and awards potential.

Officials are hoping that the strong Hollywood presence and filmmakers from around the world will help to overshadow last year’s controversy relating to the Danish director Lars Von Trier’s Nazi jokes in a press conference. “Killing me softly”, directed by Andrew Dominik, starring Brad Pitt is about a heist investigation during a mob-protected poker game. Anderson’s drama “Moonrise Kingdom” will kick off the festival on the 16th while Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” starring “Twilight” actor Robert Pattison is in the main running. Cronenberg’s son is in the smaller “un certain regard” selection for his film “Antiviral”. Twilight fans also have something to look forward to with “On the Road” starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Contenders from the host country include “Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu” from Alain Resnais and Jaques Audiard’s “De Rouille et D’Os” starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.


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