Variety hat nun die ersten Gerüchte bezüglich des Cannes 2009 Line-Ups veröffentlicht. Die offizielle Meldung der gezeigten Filme, erfolgt am 23. April, aber hier einmal die wahrscheinlichsten Kandidaten laut Variety:

  • Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, the Nazi-hunter saga with Brad Pitt
  • Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, about 1969 music fest, with Emile Hirsch
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro, an Argentine family drama with Vincent Gallo
  • Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant remake with Nicolas Cage
  • Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell,  horror-thriller with Alison Lohman
  • Pete Docter’s Up, the 3D Pixar adventure with Ed Asner
  • Jane Campion’s Bright Star, a John Keats bio with Ben Wishaw
  • Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, horror in the woods with Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, about a troubled teen soccer fan
  • Johnny To’s Vengeance, a hitman-turned-chef in Hong Kong to avenge his daughter’s murder, with Johnny Hallyday
  • Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, teen troubles with Michael Fassbender
  • Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, about incipient fascism at a rural school in 1913
    (Tetro and The White Ribbon are both shot in black and white)
  • Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, a noirish melodrama with Penelope Cruz
  • Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere, about Mussolini’s secret lover
  • Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, a thriller about a ghastly murder
  • Park Chan-wook’s Thirst, about a small-town priest who turns into a vampire
  • Lou Ye’s Spring Fever, about a young threesome overcome with erotic longings
  • Lu Chuan’s City of Life and Death, epic about the 1937 massacre of Nanking by the Japanese army
  • Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Air Doll, about the love affair between a videostore clerk and an inflatable sex doll
  • Tsai Ming-liang’s Face, about a Taiwanese director in Paris to make a film about Salome, with Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Nathalie Baye, Laetitia Casta and Jean-Pierre Leaud

Vielleicht auch:

  • Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, a fantasy with Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law

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