Cop­pola to Cannes: re­spect the fam­ily

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Given that Francis Ford Cop­pola be­longs among that elite group who have won the Palme d’Or twice (the oth­ers are Emir Kus­turica, Bille Au­gust, brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dar­denne, and the late Sho­hei Ima­mura) it was widely ex­pected that Cop­pola would give Cannes his latest movie, Youth With­out Youth, his first as a di­rec­tor since The Rain­maker in 1997. The new film is re­ported to be fin­ished and to have been shown to dis­trib­u­tors, but Cop­pola is giv­ing it in­stead to the new Ro­maFilmFest, where it will have its world pre­miere in Oc­to­ber.

The me­dia con­sen­sus is that Cop­pola was not at all pleased at the neg­a­tive re­sponse ac­corded his daugh­ter Sofia’s Marie An­toinette at last year’s Cannes, where it was sub­jected to some boo­ing and failed to col­lect any awards from the jury.

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