After a one year sabbatical, the Cannes Film Festival is making its return. Arguably the most prestigious film festival of the year, the 2021 edition has some strong movies in its line up. Filmmakers from around the world will be represented, including some of the biggest names in the industry. Here is a look at the films we are looking forward to most.
This star studded musical includes a screenplay and songs written by Sparks, stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, and is already slated to appear on Amazon’s summer schedule. The story is about a stand up comedian (Driver) and his world famous soprano wife (Cotillard). When their daughter Annette is born, the life takes an unexpected turn.
While it is not known for showcasing groundbreaking animation, some animated films were introduced to the world at Cannes. This year will see three more, with Japan’s Belle seeming like the most interesting. The plot is another of the high school student has a dual life that consists of the real world and an online persona variety, but director Mamoru Hosoda has a strong pedigree. His last film Mirai was a critical favorite and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time won many awards.
The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson’s last film Isle of Dogs may have quickly faded from people’s memories, but that does not change the fact he has one of the most impressive resumes of any director of the last quarter century. The French Dispatch brings together an ensemble cast in a film that is comprised of three different storylines. The Anderson charm and quirks are expected.
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground are known as one of the most innovative bands of all time. During the band’s existence, they were largely ignored. This documentary looks at what the band did and how they came to be regarded as so influential. Director Todd Haynes is no stranger to the era having directed Velvet Goldmine, a tribute to 1970s glam rock.
Julia Ducournau’s Raw is one of the most overlooked horror films of recent years. Her follow up has the potential to be even better. The film’s plot is being kept under such tight wraps, that a proper synopsis has not even been provided. Instead, what reads is a definition of the movie’s title. “A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due to its pronounced biocompatibility.”
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