In the midst of hustling away and sorting out my Tribeca schedule, I took notice of another festival’s announcement. Today, the list of films that will feature at the Cannes Film Festival was announced.
Photo: © Olivier Vigerie
Just a quick look at the press release, and the following films caught my eye:
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels)
Amour (Love) (Michael Haneke)
The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach)
On the Road (Walter Salles)
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Beasts of the Southern Wild (a Sundance Winner)
OUT OF COMPETITION
Thérese Desqueyroux (Closing Night Film)
Hemingway and Gellhorn (will be able to see this one on HBO; will feature along with director Philip Kaufman’s Cannes tribute)
The Central Park Five (Ken Burns); this last title is really of interest of me because I remember the story and the case so clearly:
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.
Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five will tell the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.
For the full list of films in competition, visit the Official Website’s List.
The festival runs from 16 – 27th of May.