French kisses & misses

Wednesday night sees the return of the Irish Film Institute’s French Film Festival, which will see the Temple Bar cinema become a hub of Gallic culture for twelve days. We’re prone to a spot of subtitled action here at Spooool and so have taken a few minutes to put together four picks and one miss for the fest.

Check out the official site here or click here to download a PDF copy of the programme. Read More

Cannes 2012′s leaked line-up V the real list

Cannes 2012 Legit

So earlier this morning the Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the slate of films that are showing at this year’s festival. You’ll find the lists and a nice analysis from the LA Times here.

Personally I’m most excited to see Killing me Softly in there, the film sees Brad Pitt reuniting with Andrew Dominik who worked with him on the criminally under-rated Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. 

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65th Cannes Film Festival “In competition” line-up leaked?

edit: There’s a certain amount of scepticism about this list’s legitimacy, with no official confirmation or denial coming from the powers that be in the Riviera. Feel free to take all this with a pinch of salt, but it just makes too much sense not to be the real thing. The official line-up announcement is still scheduled for April 19th.

edit 2: Justin Chang of Variety, a man has since tweeted that this is “obviously fake”. The internet at large is pointing the finger at the lack of Michael Haneke’s Amour and the “interesting” presence of the Monty Python documentary. Only a few weeks until we hear for sure, but there are always bizarre omissions and inclusions in their line-up, so this could be closer to the truth than you would initially suspect.

edit 3‘Leaked’ Cannes film festival list is false, says director (Tues April 3rd)

So Cannes’ “In competition” films have been revealed.

The entries were revealed on the official Cannes site and hastily removed (I feel for the web guy who will probably be sacked for the blunder), but not before being logged by the internet’s magical troops, in this case French blog blogdufestivaldecannes.com. You can read their story here (in French), but for now feast your eyes on the list of 24 films sure to have us all talking in six weeks time… Read More