Thursday, April 20, 2006

What I'll Be Seeing At Cannes

The official lineup for Cannes has just been announced (a bit early by recent standards). So after The Da Vinci Code opens things up with an anti-Catholic bang, I'll be checking out Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" (which is a drama); a musical comedy called "Southland Takes" starring Mandy Moore, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott (aka Stiffler) and...wait for it...The Rock;Sofia Coppola's costume drama; Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (remind me to brush up on my folk tunes), Brad Pitt and Gael Garcia Bernal in "Babel;" the New Aki Kaurismaki; the new Almodovar and a midnight showing of John Cameron Mitchell's naughty hardcore film "Shortbus;" among others. Sounds promising, actually.

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