Possible Cannes Showings

I’m always up to speculate about what might be playing each year at the Cannes Film Festival, and this year is no exception. I doubt we’ll be seeing one of Terrence Malick’s upcoming films, but you never know with him. My guesses on likely high profile films to be included are Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, James Grey’s ‘Low Life’, and Walter Salles’ ‘On the Road’. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that some of those filmmakers are favorites of the festival, and the same goes for Michael Haneke and Ken Loach, who both could have films in competition as well. All those aforementioned names and more are spitballed over at Hollywood Elsewhere in a quick piece on what could show up in France. Check it out:

Filing from Berlin, Cineuropa.org’s Fabien Lemercier has posted a speculation piece about Cannes 2012. Possible American entries, he says, include Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Andrew Dominik’s Cogan’s Trade with Brad Pitt, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Woody Allen’s Nero Fiddled, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time (the IMAX-y flow-of-time documentary component to Tree of Life) and possibly James Gray’s Low Life.

Other likely-maybe’s include Michael Haneke’s Love, Ken Loach’s Angels Shares, Walter Salles’ On the Road, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Carlos Reygadas’s Post Tenebras Lux, Abbas Kiarostami’s The End, Pablo Trapero’s Elefante blanco, Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster, Matteo Garrone’s Big House and Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone.

Possibly more serious contenders are Olivier Assayas’s Something in the Air, Sergei Loznitsa’s In The Fog, Michel Gondry’s The We and the I, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, Hong Sang-soo’s Another Country, Im Sang-soo’s The Taste of Money and Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways.

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