Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Cannes festival launches race for 2014 Palme d'Or  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 18/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Paris: hollywood star power will mix with world cinema at the 67th cannes film festival in may after the announcement on thursday that one of the films to be shown in competition will be the tommy lee jones-directed frontier drama 'the homesman."

among the 18 films competing for the top palme d'or prize at the festival will be movies from russia turkey canada japan and france plus several by women directors festival director thierry fremaux told a news conference.

among the other films in competition are two from canada with director david cronenberg's 'maps to the stars" and atom egoyan's 'the captive" plus british directors ken loach's 'jimmy's hall" and mike leigh's 'mr. turner."

also to be shown are 'leviathan" by the russian director andrey zvyagintsev the turkish film 'winter sleep" (kis uykusu) by director nuri bilge ceylan and mauritanian director abderrahmane sissako's 'timbuktu."

japanese director naomi kawase's 'futatsume no mado" (two windows) will compete as will several french entries including director bertrand bonello's bio-pic 'saint laurent" about the fashion guru and 'sils maris" directed by olivier assayas and starring juliette binoche.

another hollywood offering will be the out-of-competition world premiere of the 20th century fox and dreamworks animation co-production 'how to train your dragon 2" the sequel of the adaptation of the successful book series about a boy growing up with a dragon as his life partner. the festival which runs from may 14-25 will open with an out-of-competition screening of 'grace of monaco" a bio-pic starring nicole kidman and directed by french director olivier dahan. the parallel more art house-focused 'un certain regard" schedule kicks off with 'party girl" by french director marie amachoukeli starring claire burger and samuel theis.

oscar-winning new zealand director jane campion will lead the jury for the main competition. she is the first and only woman to have won the top cannes prize the palme d'or in 1993 for 'the piano."

a total of 49 long-form films were chosen to be shown at the festival out of 1800 submitted. the selected movies are from 28 countries and 15 of the directors are women. the festival is one of the world's oldest and swankiest with stars and movie moguls often showing up at the mediterranean port city on enormous yachts. but there will be time and space for serious world affairs with documentaries about the syrian conflict and the political upheaval in ukraine fremaux said.

the only indian film at cannes this year is 'titli' kanu behl's first film as director. 'titli' starring ranvir shorey will be screened in the un certain regard section of the festival.

also featuring in the un certain regard line-up is actor ryan gosling's debut as a director 'lost river.' the official poster this year for the festival which always pays homage to the film greats of the past is a sepia-toned portrait of the italian actor marcello mastroianni who starred in federico fellini's classic '8."


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 29 2014 - New additions to Local Harvest brand of datesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E dates come from farmers who have contracts with ADFSC and therefore practise date palm farming according to the centres standards.For the next three weeks the Abu Dhabi ...

 Jul 29 2014 - PayTabs to launch online solutions in Bahrain, SaudiMENAFN
(MENAFN) PayTabs, a payment processing solution company co-owned by Saudi Aramco, is set to launch its online payment processing solutions in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Gulf Daily News reported.The ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Mobily signs LTE-4G roaming deal with BatelcoMENAFN
(MENAFN) Mobily telecom has signed an LTE-4G roaming deal with Bahrini Batelco to provide customers with advanced Internet services, Arab News reported.This agreement coincides with Eid Al-Fitr ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Radiant During RamadanMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Keep your skin and hair glowing and shiny even as you're fasting in this holy month. Some tips... Moisturise Your skin too gets dehydrated when you fast. It is ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Duqm Airport takes offMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The newly opened Duqm Airport received its first Oman Air flight ahead of schedule on Wednesday with officials saying that the facility will serve as an air transport and ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Air fares rise by 35 as travellers rush to make the most of long breakMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Fares of most airlines have gone up due to the increase in demand during Eid al Fitr holidays. The prices of tickets to different destinations have gone up by nearly 35 per ...

 Jul 29 2014 - MoHC invites bid for construction of $250mn Oman Cultural ComplexMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) After announcing the appointment of the UK-based international consultancy and construction company, Mace as project manager for the Oman Cultural Complex (OCC), the Ministry ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Moon sighting expected on Monday eveningMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The crescent of the new moon is expected to be visible on Monday evening across all governorates in the sultanate, marking the beginning of the month of Shawwal, according to ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Pakistan's film industry becomes alive againArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) HORE: A breed of brand new independent filmmakers is successfully filling the void left by an obsolete industry known as Lollywood.In many ways 2013 was an era-defining year for ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Pak-British singer faces death threats over Gaza supportArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) NDON: Zayn Malik probably wasn't expecting the barrage of abuse he received from followers after he pledged his support for the #FreePalestine social media campaign The ...

more...


 






Google

Taqs

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help