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Cannes Film Festival Official Line Up announced!

18 Apr


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Lots of hustle and bustle with the Cannes Film line up this year – but it looks like a fab run down of films that will be gracing the Croisette this year Here’s the long list of what to watch out for….what are your most anticipated films to come out of this years selection?

Personally, I’ll be interested to see is opener The Great Gatsby has substance as well as style, and it will be interesting to catch Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn teaming up once again with Only God Forgives, following the smash hit Drive. Finally The Bling Ring is hotting up on press and marketing, so all eyes will be peeled to see if Emma Watson really can play that bad girl!



  • “The Great Gatsby” (Baz Luhrmann)


  • “Behind the Candelabra” (Steven Soderbergh)
  • “Borgman” (Alex van Warmerdam)
  • “The Great Beauty” (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • “Grigris” (Mahamet Saleh-Haroun)
  • “Heli” (Amat Escalante)
  • “The Immigrant” (James Gray)
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • “Jeune et jolie” (Francois Ozon)
  • “Jimmy P.” (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • “La Vie d’Adele” (Abdellatif Kechiche)
  • “Like Father, Like Son” (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  • “Michael Kohlhaas” (Arnaud Despallieres)
  • “Nebraska” (Alexander Payne)
  • “Only God Forgives” (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • “The Past” (Asghar Farhadi)
  • “Straw Shield” (Takashi Miike)
  • “A Touch of Sin” (Jia Zhangke)
  • “Un chateau en Italie” (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)
  • “Venus in Fur” (Roman Polanski)


  • “All Is Lost” (J.C. Chandor)
  • “Blood Ties” (Guillaume Canet)


  • OPENER: “The Bling Ring” (Sofia Coppola)
  • “Anonymous” (Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • “The Bastards” (Claire Denis)
  • “Bends” (Flora Lau)
  • “Death March” (Adolfo Alix Jr.)
  • “Fruitvale Station” (Ryan Coogler)
  • “Grand Central” (Rebecca Zlotowski)
  • “La Jaula de Oro” (Diego Quemada-Diez)
  • “L’image manquante” (Rithy Panh)
  • “L’inconnu du lac” (Alain Guiraudie)
  • “Miele” (Valeria Golino)
  • “Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan” (Lav Diaz)
  • “Omar” (Hany Abu-Assad)
  • “Sarah prefere la course” (Chloe Robichaud)


  • “Blind Detective” (Johnnie To)
  • “Monsoon Shootout” (Amit Kumar)


  • “Bite the Dust” (Taisia Igumentseva)
  • “Bombay Talkies” (Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar)
  • “Max Rose” (Daniel Noah)
  • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (Stephen Frears)
  • “Seduced and Abandoned” (James Toback)
  • “Stop the Pounding Heart” (Roberto Minervini)
  • “Week End of a Champion” (Roman Polanski)


  • “Zulu” (Jerome Salle)

Kickstarting February with a brand spanking new showreel…

1 Feb

So 2011 has been a great and busy year! What better way to kick off 2012, than rounding up some of the best bits into one fun, funky new showreel. So here it is, freshly squeezed and for your viewing enjoyment.

Any feedback is always welcome and if you think I’d be a great presenter for your project then get in touch with my fabulous agent Liz Beeley at Urban Talent, details on my about me page.

Thanks for watching! x

As one Festival Opens, another one closes…but I’m sure we wont Forget Paris

12 Oct

Prepping up for the London Film Festival, I didn’t have time to attend another great UK film festival which happened just before it, The Raindance Film Festival, however I did manage to sneak into the world premiere of one of its new films Forget Paris and have a cheeky interview with its director and leading man.

I’m lucky enough to know the director Chris Presswell quite well, and without any bias judgement I can tell you that he is going to be one to watch out for. Following on from his well received short film Missed Connections two years ago, he embarked on a labour of love focusing on the subject of falling out of love. It’s called, Forget Paris.

The story is held together by two characters, Dan and Katie, a couple who embark on an awkward trip to Paris together over New Years after their relationship falls apart. They are played excellently by Ed Coleman and newcomer Mai Cunningham as it is no easy job to hold an entire feature film together with just two characters. You get an understanding of the heartbreak and despair from Dan as the film progresses and towards the end you just want to shake Katie and tell her to stop being such a heartless bitch!!

The dialogue throughout is well paced, witty and very cynically British. Paris may be the city of romance, but through what the characters discuss and how the film positions them, this film seems to be the other extreme end of the spectrum. As an audience member you feel cold like the weather, awkward for the characters and it brings you to a point of hoping that you never find yourself in the same position as these two poor creatures- these however are all positive observations and reactions towards the film.

What I liked overall is that it gives you a little window into these characters lives without being obtrusive, you find similarities – good and bad – in yourself and the film is altogether relatable. In terms of the setting – you get a great feel for Paris, there are some beautiful shots of the city and the New Year scene is a fantastic effort considering the one shot opportunity the crew had with this. My only piece of criticism is a couple of overly shaky shots throughout the films journey, but overall a sterling effort. For a twenty something director moving into the world of feature films, you can only assume that the future is going to be bright.

To follow the films progress you can check out http://www.papersunfilms.co.uk and follow them on Twitter @papersunfilms