After the closing of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, it’s time to project to the next edition to be held from 11 to 22 May. But already start with the unfinished films in 2015 and we therefore hope for 2016. For the United States, Terrence Malick will present his documentary about the creation of the world, “Voyage of Time”, which would be the same event if the rating of the Texan has faded since both films. Sean Penn could also wait for the appointment of Cannes for his new film, “The Last Face” with Javier Bardem, Charlize Theron and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The release date of “Hail, Caesar!”, The new film by the Coen brothers with George Clooney, is currently set at February 5, 2016, but the sirens from the Croisette may well convince the two co-presidents of the last Festival Cannes. This is a more uncertain vow: Sofia Coppola has finished the adaptation of “Fairyland”, Alysia Abbott cult novel of the ’70s San Francisco Also for North America, impossible not to evoke “Just the end of the world”Québécois Xavier Dolan, and his very French cast: Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye, Gaspard Ulliel and Léa Seydoux.
For Asia 2016 looks uncertain after a beautiful vintage Cannes in 2015. Among the most intriguing projects, note the new film by Singaporean Eric Khoo, “In the Room”. Chinese Wang Chao could come back on the Croisette with its French project, “Seek McCartney”. As for the Japanese Kiyoshi Kurosawa, he turned also in France, “Woman of the silver plate” with Tahar Rahim and Olivier Gourmet. Producer of “The Shameless”, presented in Un Certain Regard this year, the South Korean director Park Chan-wook could come into competition with “Fingersmith”, described by Variety as a sexy thriller.
Member of the jury Un Certain Regard, the Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour could become a regular at Cannes, with “Storm in the Stars,” his first English language film. Another possible return, that of Argentina Lucretia Martel, with “Zama”, produced by El Deseo, Pedro Almodovar’s production company. Always for South America, we will watch the “Pablo Neruda” Pablo Larrain, which turns quickly and well, and “Iguazu” Sebastian Lelio (“Gloria”). “Neighboring sounds” allowed the Brazilian Kleber Mendonca Filho to make a name. It has two projects under the arm: “Aquarius” and “Bacurau”.
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Finally , let’s finish this overview by France. As always, the contenders will become more numerous as we approach the announcement … Benoît Jacquot, often overlooked by breeders , could come into competition with ” Bains de Minuit ” and his brother casting – Kiberlain , Vincent Lindon, Gérard Depardieu. It will take André Téchiné with the adaptation of ” Out with Eddy Bellegueule ” but also ” Planetarium ” Rebecca Zlotowski , with Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Melody Depp would make a nice red carpet , like the ” Holy Love ” Gustave Kervern and Benoit de Delépine with Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde and Michel Houellebecq .
More than a few months to climb the stairs to discover these cinematographic wonders! ( Champagne and toast !)