Go ahead Cannes, make MrEastwood’s day
Clint Eastwood is in competition for the fifth time at Cannes next month with Changeling, a 1920s-set thriller starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich.
Steven Soderbergh will present his two films on Che Guevara (played by Benicio Del Toro), The Argentine and Guerilla. The other US film in competition is screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s directing debut Synecdoche, New York, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are aiming for a record third Palme d’Or – they won for Rosetta and L’Enfant – with The Silence of Lorna. The competition includes the new films from Atom Egoyan ( Adoration), Wim Wenders ( The Palmero Shooting), Arnaud Descheplin ( A Christmas Tale), Nuri Bilge Ceylan ( Three Monkeys) and Jia Zhangke ( 24 City).
Among the official selection showing out of competition are Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, animated DreamWorks comedy Kung Fu Panda, Marco Tullio Giordana’s Sangue Pazzo, Terence Davies’s Of Time and City, Emir Kusturica’s footballer documentary Maradonna, and Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson.
Sean Penn is president of the jury, which includes Natalie Portman and Alfonso Cuaron. The Festival de Cannes runs from May 14th-25th.