...and while none of us are over in Europe for the fest (the dream scenario is the year after next being able to attend) this year, we'll be doing our best to cover the fest as fully as we can. At this point, Woody Allen's newest movie 'Midnight in Paris' has debuted as the Opening Night film to some acclaim. The flick has generated very good buzz (check out a review here and an Entertainment Weekly article here), with some even mentioning the word Oscar...so we'll see what comes next for Allen. Suffice to say, it's always exciting to hear that he's doing something that people are enjoying. I for one can't wait to see it...
As for the films I'm most interested in hearing the response to, they include 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Melancholia', 'Drive', 'We Need to Talk About Kevin', and of course 'The Tree of Life'.
Right off the bat, I'll throw out some completely arbitrary picks for some of the awards at the end of the fest (we'll see how they compare to the winners, and even just my predictions right before the festival ends)...here goes nothing:
Palm d'Or: Drive or We Need to Talk About Kevin
Grand Prix: Sleeping Beauty or We Have A Pope
Best Director: Lars von Trier (Melancholia) or Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling (Drive) or Sean Penn (This Must Be The Place)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) or Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Best Screenplay: The Skin I Live In or The Tree of Life
-What are you looking forward to about the Cannes Film Festival as it unfolds?