Cineuropa has always been one of the more reliable European outlets for Cannes rumors. Today they posted their annual preview of the fest, which is set to take place May 14th through May 25th.
Yes, most of the Cineuropa article is comprised of rumors we’ve been reporting for a few weeks now, but there is surprisingly new intel to be found:
Jay Roach's Roger Ailes biopic "Fair and Balanced" is rumored to premiere out-of-competition.
Armando Iannucci's "The Personal History of David Copperfield” also seems to be headed towards an OOC slot.
A major find for American cinema will be director Danielle Lesowitz’ debut, "Port Authority," which is rumored to be part of the Un Certain Regard section of the fest.
Rumor has it that Pablo Larrain’s “Ema” will not make it to Cannes because…wait for it…Netflix is in the midst of finalizing a deal to buy it. Ouch.
I have also been told that the new Cristi Puiu is 199 minutes. Also, Marco Bellocchio’s new movie has major ‘Godfather’ vibes.
23 SOLID BETS for competition:
BACURAU | Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles
PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU | Céline Sciamma
PAIN AND GLORY | Pedro Almodóvar
RADEGUND | Terrence Malick
OH MERCY | Arnaud Desplechin
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS | Roy Andersson
AHMED | Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
PARASITE | Bong Joon-ho
THE BEANPOLE | Kantemir Balagov
UNTITLED | Brillante Mendoza
IT MUST BE HEAVEN | Elia Suleiman
FRANKIE | Ira Sachs
THE DEAD DON´T DIE | Jim Jarmusch
MANOR HOUSE | Cristi Puiu
MATTHIAS & MAXIME | Xavier Dolan
FIRE NEXT TIME | Marti Diop
SATURDAY FICTION | Lou Ye
THE TRAITOR | Marco Bellochio
SIBYL | Justine Trite
SORRY WE MISSED YOU | Ken Loach
UNE FILLE FACILE | Rebecca Zlotowski
THE WHISTLERS | Corneliu Porumbuiu
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD | Quentin Tarantino
GLORIA MUNDI | Robert Guédiguian
LA CORDILLÈRE DES SONGES | Patricio Guzmán
THE NEST | Sean Durkin
NOMADLAND | Chloe Zhao
WICKED GAMES | Ulrich Seidl
MIENTRAS DURE LA GUERRA | Alejandro Amenabar
WENDY | Benh Zeitlin
FIRST COW | Kelly Reichardt
THE LIGHTHOUSE| Robert Eggers
WAVES | Trey Edward Shults
COOK, FUCK, KILL | Mira Fornay
GUEST OF HONOR | Atom Egoyan
ETRE VIVANT ET LE SAVOIR | Alain Cavalier
C'EST EXTRA | Guillaume Nicloux
THE THOUSAND MILES | Sylvain Chomet