The first major look at the 68th Cannes Film Festival was revealed last night, with films from Todd Haynes, Dennis Villeneuve and Yorgos Lanthimos already building buzz.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival will hit select Australian cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Byron Bay and Hobart from March 3 to April 21.
The British Film Institute has announced the line-up for their 2014 London Film Festival, throwing a spotlight on British film production this year and screening 248 films across London from the 8th-19th of October.
The 2014 Biennale di Venezia looks set to be a great festival, with new films by Iñárritu, Oppenheimer, Bogdanovich and Abel Ferrara’s recreation of Pasolini’s last days among the highlights.
Locarno International Film Festival announces its full line-up, including a 55 film retrospective on an Italian film studio and an incredible Competition slate, cementing itself as one of the most vital Film Festivals in the world.
This years Possible Worlds Film Festival showcases vibrant independent cinema from America and Canada, including a doco on ‘air sex’, Mike Cahill’s latest feature and Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm.
MIFF’s “First Glance” line-up sees a lot of crossover with the SFF but contains a whole heap of interesting World Premieres whilst BIFF looks like it will be shutting up shop for 2014.
Esteemed festivals like Cannes and Berlin are accompanied by a slew of market screenings that are somewhat lacking in the trustworthy selection process of the festival itself. This year at Cannes does not disappoint, with supernatural bad trips, gigolos and a disturbing number of dog-themed films.
It seems premature for an awards ceremony nine months away to kick into gear now but Cannes tends to do that to the Oscars – early front runners are cemented, dark horses are identified and punters start lining up the odds.
Cannes announced today that it will add six new titles to its line-up, including Andre Techine’s In The Name of My Daughter.