All this talk about how “weak” 2008 was for film got me thinkin’ about what’s in store for 2009. And what better way to start that discussion than by starting at one of the earliest (and biggest) fests of the year…CANNES!
It’s gonna be a few months before we get an official line-up, but there are already rumors abound as to who will be submitting their films for consideration. Some of the films rumored to be included are:
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
Antichrist (Lars von Trier)
Looking for Eric (Ken Loach)
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar)
Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
The Box (Richard Kelly)
The White Tape (Michael Haneke)
Angels & Demons (Ron Howard)
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch)
Agora (Alejandro Amenábar)
Bad Lieutenant (Werner Herzog)
Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee)
(NOTE: my list, as you can see, doesn’t have a lot of foreign filmmakers on it…this wasn’t done on purpose, it’s just that I’m not really up on who’s producing what on the international scene, at least not at this point in the year…as Cannes gets closer and I learn about more projects I’ll add them to the list).
Remember to take this list with a grain of salt…these are all RUMORS…some of them may not make it in, some might not even be submitted for consideration…hell, some of them might not even be DONE (as I think is the case for Malick’s new film).
So…of these rumors, which films are you anticipating the most? Are there any that you hope compete? And are there any you have absolutely no intention of seeing and/or whose release you are dreading?
For me, I can’t wait to see new films from Almodovar, Jonze, and Malick the most (that is if Malick’s film is done). And I’m hoping Cannes learns from its mistakes and doesn’t incorporate “Angels and Demons” into the line-up.
Hoping Where the Wild Things Are, Inglourious Basterds, and The Tree of Life will be there so we can hear some early reviews.
I also can’t wait to hear more about Public Enemies but I am not sure it will be there, maybe Toronto instead.
There’s a new Malick movie? Thank god.
Are you sure Tree of Life wasn’t rumored for 2019?
Can’t wait for Antichrist to be released
Maybe the new Jane Campion (‘Bright Star’)?
Ooohhh, any Haneke gets me all a-twitter!
Not a single French filmmaker??
I’m think Inglorious Basterds is a definite inclusion.
I’m really excited about Where the Wild Things Are.
Maybe the new Bruno Dumont´s film: Hadjewijch
Hope to see Haneke and Jarmusch in the mix
Yes, Bruno Dumont, yes. I don’t see how Tarr gets there in time. Didn’t he just begin Turin Horse? What’s happening with Sally Potter’s new film? Her website is very informative. She seems like a deeply cool soul. If Tree of Life is shown does that mean Malick will have to show up and be photographed and GASP talk to people?
Taking Woodstock will be amazing, I hope.
Tree of Life rumored for 2019! Haha, sounds like it could be true, but let’s hope for this decade to be Malick’s most productive yet. Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant remake with Nic Cage sounds like it’s going to be worthwhile, along with the new Almodovar and the new VON TRIER!
Has anyone submitted a film to Cannes and heard back yet? Official announcements are April 23—but I’m curious when the filmmakers will be notified.
Werner Herzog’s remake of Bad Lieutenant is the most anticipated film this year for me. I’m excited to see what Herzog will do with the material and being a huge fan of the original and of Herzog, i cant wait to see the final product. I hope this will be as successful as his last remake (the fantastic Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht in 1979).
Surprisingly, I want to see the majority of those films.
Maybe the new Jaco Van Dormael’s film, Mr Nobody. Story seem awesome.
Hopefully Bad Lieutenant will be a return to form not only for Herzog, but also for Nic Cage.
Park Chan-wook’s Thirst
Bong Joon-ho’s Mother
The new Hong Sang-soo film
The new Kore-eda Hirokazu film
Johnnie To’s Vengeance, hopefully
maybe Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Lou Ye’s Spring Fever
Tsai Ming-Ling’s Face
Well, the list at the top here would be quite high-powered and mainstream; i would be most interested in Malick.
As mentioned a couple of posts before Park Chan-wook’s Thirst is having its european debut at Cannes I think. Will be interesting to see the reaction to it, and whether he can go one better than the grand prix he won for OldBoy in 2003.
The trailers for it look really promising, and i wonder if he will reinvent the vampire genre, like the impact let the right one in had.
It’s loosely based on an Emile Zola novel so I have high hopes!
Ron Howard does stick out a bit like a stripper at a nun’s retreat. Poor Howard! He never recovered from Opie and he tries too hard to be serious.
They should broadcast Cannes as a US cable pay per view.
I predict Agora or Broken Embraces will win. It feels like a Spanish year.
Tetro-Francis Ford Coppola
Drag Me to Hell-Sam Raimi