Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cannes do!

Let's not even talk about the fact that there are a whole bunch of really interesting film being screened this year, not to mention one each from fantabulous Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu and the premiere of John Cameron Mitchell's sex-tacular new film Shortbus.

Check out the competition jury:
  • Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong director (president)
  • Monica Bellucci, Italian actress
  • Helena Bonham-Carter, English actress
  • Lucrecia Martel, Argentinean director
  • Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress
  • Samuel L. Jackson, American actor
  • Patrice Leconte, French director
  • Tim Roth, English actor
  • Elia Suleiman, Palestinian director
This whole group is a modern-day cinephile's wet dream. The directors of Chungking Express, The Girl on the Bridge, and The Holy Girl, and the actors from Howards End, Irreversible, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Reservoir Dogs and (yeah!) Snakes on a Plane? In one room?! Can I please just sit in a corner and watch them all talk? (Yes, I am truly a geek because I want to watch them talk and not have a big cinematic orgy. OK, maybe that wouldn't be so bad either. But really, I want to watch them talk. Yep.)


Karamale said...

the actors i'd like to see in a cinematic orgy already "act" in films where participation in cinematic orgies are required.

Karamale said...

sorry, "is" required.

KC said...

I think it's time for you to start your Birthday Registry (i.e. 2 airplane tickets to France, hotel, binoculars, drool bib...)

Reel Fanatic said...

That jury room is just gonna be party central! .. I hope Inarritu wins big at this one