Thursday, May 12, 2011

Must-click links: Cannes Edition

Posted by on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Cannes Film Festival Posters from 1946 and 2011.
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  • Cannes Film Festival posters, 1946-2011.

The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival is now underway. Its certain to be one of the most talked about in years, with the premiere of films by auteurs Terrence Malick, Woody Allen, Lars Von Trier, Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne, Takashi Miike, Pedro Almodóvar, Gus Van Sant and countless others.

The Playlist has a list of the 10 most buzzed about films at the festival.

IndieWire.com has a complete guide to all the films playing at Cannes 2011.

House Next Door blog and Slant contributor Glen Heath Jr. on anticipating his first time attending Cannes this year.

Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog speculates on what projects will get funding and what deals major studios will be making during the festival.

MUBI.com has a collection of Cannes Film Festival posters from throughout its 64-year history.

Oppressed Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi & Mohammad Rasoulof to debut new work at Cannes.

The Guardian.uk talks with legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike on why he's "bringing Japanese classics back to life." Speaking of Miike, if you haven't seen his samurai epic 13 Assassins, available On Demand everywhere (including Amazon.com), then you're missing out.

Firstshowing.net: Cannes 2011 First photos of Hollywood promo art on The Croisette

The Playlist: Beautiful black & white poster & pictures from Cannes Competition silent film entry The Artist.

Keep reading for a festival-sized helping of Cannes trailer videos …

Three incredibly creepy clips from Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Riley. Click here to see Clip #2 and clip #3.

We Need to Talk About Kevin clip 1 by Flixgr

A clip from Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan:

A clip from Oslo, 31. August, director Joachim Trier's follow-up to his international hit Reprise:

Clip for Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne's The Kid with the Bike, starring Hearafter's Cécile De France. Click here for clip #2 and a load stills from the film.

The Kid With A Bike - Clip 1 by ThePlaylist

Gorgeous trailer for Julia Leigh's directorial debut Sleeping Beauty, starring Emily Browning:
Sleeping Beauty from Pollen Digital on Vimeo.

Trailer for Takashi Miike's 3D epic Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai:

Hara-Kiri: death of a samourai Teaser 1 by toutlecine

The trailer for Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas is eerily reminiscent of Nip/Tuck:

Director Eric Khoo tackles the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi (who is credited as the creator of modern manga) in the animated biopic Tatsumi:

Trailer for Kamen Kalev's The Island:
The Island - Trailer from Quinzaine / Directors' Fortnight on Vimeo.

One of my very favorite Cannes trailers — Hong Sang-soo's The Day He Arrives:

A clip from controversial filmmaker Bruno Dumont's (Hadewijch, Twentynine Palms) latest film Hors Satan:

And in case you missed them, here are the high-profile trailers for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Lars von Trier's Melancholia, Gus Van Sant's Restless and that Pirate movie.

Must-Click Links of the Day is a collection of (mostly random) movie and news links we hope will peak your interest and spark discussion. We encourage you to send us your suggestions for the next day’s post to anthonynicholas2@gmail.com and leave comments.

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