Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cannes 2009

This week marks the 62nd installment of the legendary Cannes Film Festival, perhaps the most famous and prestigious film festival in the world. Cannes has historically been an important forum for celebrating and promoting dope movies from around the globe, giving them a unique opportunity to generate buzz before being released on a wider scale. As usual, the Official Selections seem pretty, well, official. Here's a closer look at two that caught my attention:

In Taking Woodstock, Director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Brokeback Mountain) brings to life the events surrounding the era-defining concert in a comedy starring Dmetri Martin and Emile Hirsch. Looks pretty dope.

Quentin Tarantino won the Palme D'Or at Cannes for Pulp Fiction in 1994. This time he teams up with Brad Pitt to tell the World War II-era story of a squad of Jewish American soldiers on a mission to take down Nazi leaders. Like most Tarantino films, Inglorious Basterds looks to be both entertaining and ridiculously violent.

More info on Cannes and these movies here


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