Time runs by and we can't believe it is been one year already! The 2015 Festival De Cannes is set to start from 13th May, 2015. Commonly known as Cannes Film Festival, the 12 days festival marks the premiere of some of the most anticipated films every year.
While we were still not over last year's Palme winner "Winter Sleep", we are flooded with new films which have been official selection for Cannes 2015. From Shakespeare's Macbeth to Amy Winehouse's biopic, we have everything at the Cannes this year as well! La Tête Haute starring Catherine Deneuve, the grande dame of French cinema will mark the grand opening of Cannes 2015.
While Ingrid Bergman is one of the biggest highlights of Cannes 2015, we also have some of the most talked about Hollywood releases such as Amy (documentary on the late Amy Winehouse), Carol and many more.
Interestingly we have 'The Assassin' from 'The Puppetmaster,' 'Millennium Mambo,' 'Flight Of The Red Balloon'director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien. The movie has been planned for over 25 years and is finally arriving on the big screen at the Croisette this year. Taiwanese director Hou is also coming back after a long break of 7 years.
Before the Cannes Film Festival 2015 starts, here is a look at the most anticipated films that will be shown at the Croisette this year.
Cemetery of Splendour
Coming from Cannes winner, Thai director, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul is his follow-up to 'Uncle Boonmee'. It has been selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Starring Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett, Carol is directed by Todd Haynes and is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Price Of Salt". In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk begins a relationship with an older, married woman.
Woody Allen is back with his next venture starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix. The love story about a professor falling in love with one of his students is one of the anticipated films this year at Cannes.
Max Max: Fury Road
Max teams with Furiosa to keep five women away from the evil Immortan Joe. This is the fourth movie in the franchise, with Tom Hardy stepping in for Mel Gibson as Max and Charlize Theron beside him. George Miller is making his first live-action movie in seventeen years, and his first action movie since "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" thirty years ago.
Be it the poster or unstimulated sex on the big screen, 'Love' promises to be the talk of Cannes. The filmmaker calls it "a very, very naturalistic love story, even if the style is not going to be naturalistic. The Midnight screening selection explores the many facets of love beyond good and evil: genetic needs, surpassing oneself, altered states of consciousness, hard drugs, mental illness, power games, blinding lights, releases of sperm, fluids and tears."
After a long wait, The Assassin is arriving that too at the Festival De Cannes. The movie which tells the story of an assassin who falls in love with one of her targets during the Tang Dynasty, has been planned for over 25 years and is finally arriving on the big screen at the Croisette this year. It's production was on and off since 2010 and Taiwanese director Hou is also coming back after a long break of 7 years.
Two old friends Fred and Mick; one a film director preparing his last film, the other a retired composer vacation together in a plush Alpine hotel. Directed by Foreign Language Oscar winner, Paolo Sorrentino, the movie stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano.
The Sea of Trees
A suicidal American (Matthew McConaughey) travels to the famous "suicide forest" at the base of Mount Fuji, where he meets a similarly depressed Japanese man. This movie stars Oscar winner, Matthew McConaughey and is directed by Cannes favourite Gus Van Sant.
Directed by BAFTA-winning "Senna" director, Asif Kapadia, Amy is a documentary on late singer, Amy Winehouse. The movie conveys Winehouse's ambivalence about fame. "I'm not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician. I don't think I'm gonna be at all famous," Winehouse tells an interviewer early in her career. "I don't think I could handle it. I would probably go mad. Do you know what I mean? I would go mad." She died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011.
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Based on Amos Oz's international best-seller memoir, the film tells the story of Oz's youth at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. We get to see an intimate tale of the birth of Israel from a child's eye view starring Natalie Portman.
Macbeth is stored for the last day of the Cannes Film Festival. Starring Fassbender in a Hoxton-hipster beard and a dark tunic with his Lady Macbeth, French actress Marion Cotillard, we are getting to see a Shakespeare's adaptation on the big screen after a long long time!
Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. He flees from Civil War to a asylum in Europe to start a new life but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts.
Want some animated fun? Inside Out starring Amy Poehler shows Riley's five emotions; Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness are been portrayed after her family moves to San Francisco.
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