Cannes Lineup Announced!

Here’s what will be shown. I think I just died a little on the inside.

Opening

UP, U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Closing

COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY, France, Jan Kounen

In Competition

BRIGHT STAR, Australia-U.K.-France, Jane Campion
SPRING FEVER, China-France, Lou Ye
ANTICHRIST, Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier
ENTER THE VOID, France, Gaspar Noe
FACE, France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium, Tsai Ming-liang
LES HERBES FOLLES, France-Italy, Alain Resnais
IN THE BEGINNING France, Xavier Giannoli
A PROPHET, France, Jacques Audiard
THE WHITE RIBBON, Germany-Austria-France, Michael Haneke
VENGEANCE, Hong Kong-France-U.S., Johnnie To
THE TIME THAT REMAINS, Israel-France-Belgium-Italy, Elia Suleiman
VINCERE, Italy-France, Marco Bellocchio
KINATAY, Philippines, Brillante Mendoza
THIRST, South Korea-U.S., Park Chan-wook
BROKEN EMBRACES, Spain, Pedro Almodovar
MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO, Spain, Isabel Coixet
FISH TANK, U.K.-Netherlands, Andrea Arnold
LOOKING FOR ERIC, U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy, Ken Loach
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, U.S., Quentin Tarantino
TAKING WOODSTOCK, U.S., Ang Lee

Out of Competition

THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, Canada-France, Terry Gilliam
THE ARMY OF CRIME, France, Robert Guediguian
AGORA, Spain, Alejandro Amenabar

Midnight Screenings

A TOWN CALLED PANIC, Belgium, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
NE TE RETOURNE PAS, France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy, Marina de Van
DRAG ME TO HELL, U.S., Sam Raimi

Special Screenings

PETITION, China, Zhao Liang
L’EPINE DANS LE COEUR, France, Michel Gondry
MIN YE, France-Mali, Souleyumane Cisse
JAFFA, Israel-France-Germany, Keren Yedaya
MANILA, Philippines, Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin
MY NEIGHBOR, MY KILLER, U.S., Anne Aghion

Un Certain Regard

SAMSON & DELILAH, Australia, Warwick Thornton
ADRIFT, Brazil, Heitor Dhalia
THE WIND JOURNEYS, Colombia, Ciro Guerra
DEMAIN DES L’AUBE, France, Denis Dercourt
IRENE, France, Alain Cavalier
AIR DOLL, Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda
INDEPENDENCE, Philippines-France-Germany, Raya Martin
LE PERE DE MES ENFANTS, France-Germany, Mia Hansen-Love
DOGTOOTH, Greece, Yorgos Lanthimos
NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE PERSIAN CATS, Iran, Bahman Ghobadi
EYES WIDE OPEN, Israel, Haim Tabakman
MOTHER, South Korea, Bong Joon-ho
THE SILENT ARMY, Netherlands, Jean van de Velde
TO DIE LIKE A MAN, Portugal, Joao Pedro Rodrigues
POLICE, ADJECTIVE, Romania, Corneliu Porumboiu
TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE, Romania, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru
TALE IN THE DARKNESS Russia, Nikolay Khomeriki
TZAR, Russia-France, Pavel Lounguine
NYMPH Thailand, Pen-ek Ratanaruang
PRECIOUS, U.S., Lee Daniels

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My Pre-Cannes French Lesson of the Week

This is priceless.

This week’s French lesson : What do you mean I am not on the guest list! I am Brad and Angelina’s plus one!

“Que vous fait signifie que je ne suis pas sur la liste d’invité! Je suis l’avantage de Brad et Angelina plus l’un!”

Because knowing how to say this exact phrase will certainly get me into any event!

Do you speak French?

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have to start remembering-or maybe just practicing-my French before I head off to Cannes.

I took French in middle school and high school (about 6 years in total). But I was never very good at it. One time, my teacher (Hi Mme. Becker!) accused me using an online translator to write a paper, when in fact I had written the paper on my own. I had the proficiency of a google translator; that is how bad I was at French. That fact is very depressing indeed.

But the time has come for me to bust out my Franglais. Then again, I’ll probably end up doing what I did when I went to Quebec with my French class in high school. Go to McDonalds.

Countdown to Cannes 2009: 50 days

Today I received my first weekly email from the American Pavilion, preparing me for Cannes. I didn’t realize there were only 50 days until the festival and now I’m starting to get a bit nervous. I’ve made my plane reservation, I’ve turned in all of my paperwork, I know what I’m packing but that was easy in comparison to what the next few weeks have in store for me.

There is my schoolwork; I don’t know how I’m going to finish it all before I leave for Cannes (I’m leaving before finals even start). Then there is the Mount Holyoke News, which already prevents me from finishing my schoolwork until the last minute. How am I supposed to handle these two major things and get ready for Cannes?

I also realized that I should probably brush up on my French. I took French class for 5 years (aka middle school and high school) but I should refresh my brain a little bit while I still can.

Somehow, I’ll figure this all out. I have 50 days after all ;)