Worst Cannes line-up ever?

April 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm (Festivals, Movies)

The Cannes Film Festival just announced its official line-up for 2010, and, at first glance, it’s highly disappointing. Long gone seem the days in which most of the official competition films came from renowned directors – only a handful of films at Cannes 2010 are directed by household names. Last year’s extravaganza, with the brand new flicks from Von Trier, Tarantino and Noe, also seems far away: no controversial titles for 2010? Nothing pops out at first glance, anyway.

At least from a Romanian perspective, it seems to be somewhat okay: the new films from Radu Muntean and Cristi Puiu both made the festival. However, they’re not in the official selection, but in the smaller competition, Un certain regard.

Here’s the list of flicks for Cannes 2010 – judge for yourselves, but my first thought is, I’m glad I didn’t spend a fortune to attend this year’s festival. Other than Inarritu’s new flick Biutiful, there’s nothing in the line-up I’m really interested in.

As a comparison, TIFF is looking better and better each year – they announced just bits and pieces of this year’s films, and there are already a lot more flicks I’m looking forward to.


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