Friday 14 April 2017

Kidman, Huppert To Grace 70TH Cannes


Nicole Kidman and Isabelle Huppert will top the bill at the Cannes Film Festival next month as the world’s flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary.

The Australian megastar features in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War thriller “The Beguiled”, while France’s Huppert headlines in Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “Happy End”, a family drama set against the backdrop of Europe’s migrant crisis.

Ben Stiller, Julianne Moore and French star Marion Cotillard will also do star turns at the May 17-28 festival on the French Riviera, organisers told a Paris news conference on Thursday.

Other movies vying for the prestigious Palme d’Or include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck”, one of two Amazon-backed films in the lineup.

“Wonderstruck”, starring Moore and Michelle Williams, tells the parallel stories of two deaf American children in the 1920s and the 1970s.

“Redoubtable” by the director of the Oscar-crowned silent movie “The Artist”, Michel Hazanavicius, focuses on the love affair between New Wave guru Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky.

Opening the extravaganza, out of competition, will be “Ismael’s Ghosts” by French director Arnaud Desplechin, about a filmmaker disturbed by the return of his former love.

It features A-list French talent in the form of Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric.



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