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I have returned to New Jersey after two weeks in Cannes. It was a great experience. I’ll post pictures from my trip this week. 

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One Week To Go


Seven days until I leave for Cannes.

Am I freaking out yet? A little. But I’m more concerned about finishing my finals than going to Cannes. I think as long as I don’t think about Cannes (and subsequently get too excited to concentrate), then I should be able to get everything done.

Fingers crossed.

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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A Guide to Cannes

For my Christmas gift this year my sister picked out a copy of Cannes: A Festival Virgin’s Guide (left).

The guide has valuable information about everything from the history of the festival to how to dress to where to eat to what tourist attractions to check out to where the post office is. It even has information on how to network, which is really the reason why I’m going to Cannes in the first place.

It will certainly come in handy because other than what I know about the films that have won awards at Cannes, I know little about the actual festival.