Monday, February 20, 2012

Cosmopolis and Cannes - What's the buzz?

Cineuropa recently posted an article speculating about Cannes with a list of films that will likely make it to the festival. Cosmopolis was included.
As Berlinale comes to a close, professionals have turned their attention to the 65th Cannes Film Festival, to be held from May 16 to 27, and observers are already speculating about the films that will be selected this year by Thierry Frémaux.

Among those most likely to make it to Cannes are (...) Cosmopolis by Canadian director David Cronenberg.

Also, from Cineuropa, another article where Cosmopolis' executive producer, Grégoire Melin, says he's "counting on" the film going to Cannes.
The European Film Market at the 62nd Berlinale was buzzing for Franco-American production The We and the I by Michel Gondry (photo), pre-sold by the Parisian company Kinology. The new film by the director of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind was filmed last year in New York in the Bronx, and follows high school students on the bus home on the last day of the school year. The film is a sort of study of group dynamics and the evolution of relationships as the bus gradually becomes emptier, and has been acquired in Berlin for several small territories, according to Grégoire Melin, who will unveil footage from the film a few weeks before Cannes, where he will also be counting on Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg (article), already pre-sold practically everywhere in the world.

Different movie sites commented the articles above:

The Playlist posted an analysis of the articles and lists 'Cosmopolis' as Strong Contenders.
Cannes is still a couple of months away so anything can happen, and much can change so this is our more level-headed, buyer-beware cautious entry into the world of speculation that tends to become engulfed in a lot of wishful thinking. All signs point to another strong festival, with a top tier list of filmmakers likely to make the journey.


Strong Contenders

“Cosmopolis” (dir. David Cronenberg)
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Sarah Gadon
Before the end of the year, David Cronenberg told us that he was finishing the sound mix for the film, which means it’s nearing the finish line. Meanwhile, producer Gregoire Melin recently told Cineuropa he is “counting on” the film showing up on the Croisette. Additionally, “Cosmopolis” is a co-production between French and Canadian backers, so we presume we’re looking at Cannes premiere, followed by a TIFF bow before rolling into theaters this fall. Cronenberg is a regular at the festival but hasn’t been there in a decade since “Spider,” so we’re sure they’re going to want him back.

Hollywood-Elsewhere and AwardsDaily also commented Cineuropa's speculation list.

We can't forget about the 'Cosmopolis' poster that was released a couple weeks ago with a new release date: May 18th, 2012. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16th to May 27th.

For now, there's no official word about which films will make it to the festival, but we'll keep you updated if anything new comes out.

1 comment:

Iluvthemovies said...

I am crossing every body part and I hope this comes to fruition. I can just sense how dynamic this movie is going to be with Robert as the lead. I am hoping it blows the audience, critics, and my mind on Rob's performance. I can feel it that this will be so ground breaking for his career.