An Overview Of The Films In Competition At Cannes 2014
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A run through of the films In Competition at Cannes Film Festival 2014, including a brief synopsis of each film.

A run through of the films In Competition at Cannes Film Festival 2014, including a brief synopsis of each film.

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An Overview Of The Films In Competition At Cannes 2014 An Overview Of The Films In Competition At Cannes 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • 2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IN COMPETITION FILMS
  • THE CAPTIVE By Director Atom Egoyan, who makes his sixth appearance at Cannes, The Captive is an abduction thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson.
  • CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Director Olivier Assayas’ drama follows an actress (Juliette Binoche) who withdraws to the city of Sils Maria with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. While in Sils Maria she meets an unsettling young version of herself (Chloe Grace Moretz).
  • FOXCATCHER From the Director of Capote and Moneyball, Bennett Miller, and starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher follows the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz.
  • GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE Jean-Luc Godard returns to Cannes with Goodbye to Language, a love story following a man and a woman, with a stray dog that finds its way between them. The film has been shot entirely in 3D.
  • THE HOMESMAN Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman follows George Briggs (Jones) as he escorts Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) and three clinically insane patients across the Midwest.
  • JIMMY’S HALL Ken Loach makes his 12th appearance at Cannes with the fiction feature Jimmy's Hall, following Irish communist leader James Gralton.
  • LEVIATHAN In the modern re-imagining of the biblical tale of the Book of Job, Leviathan presents elements of sci-fi, drama and Russian societal critique.
  • MAPS TO THE STARS David Cronenberg, Director of Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, returns to Cannes with Maps to the the Stars, a satire of the entertainment industry featuring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and John Cusack.
  • MOMMY By one of the youngest Directors in the competition, Xavier Dolan (age 25), Mommy follows a relationship between a widowed single mother and violent son, who find hope when a new neighbour comes between them.
  • MR. TURNER Director Mike Leigh returns to Cannes with Mr. Turner, the biopic following the story of renowned British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), played by Timothy Spall. Deeply affected by his father’s death, Turner travels, paints, and eventually forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady.
  • SAINT LAURENT The biopic following legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and starring Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel and Lea Seydoux marks Director Bertrand Bonello’s third appearance at Cannes.
  • THE SEARCH Returning to the festival after his prize-winning film The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius tells the story of the friendship between an NGO worker and a young boy in Chechnya. The film is a remake of Fred Zinnermann’s Academy- Award winning 1948 feature of the same title.
  • STILL THE WATER Director Naomi Kawase’s story follows a young couple trying to solve a mysterious death on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima .
  • TIMBUKTU Director Abderrahmane Sissako, who previously made an appearance at Cannes with the 2006 film Bamako, tells the story of a Malian couple stoned to death for failing to marry before God.
  • TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Marion Cotillard plays a young woman who has one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so she can keep her job.
  • WILD TALES Argentinean writer-director Damian Szifron makes his first appearance at Cannes with Wild Tales, a series of comic sketches.
  • WINTER SLEEP Former actor Aydin, his wife Nihal, and his sister Necia manage a small hotel in Central America. Animosity is ignited when a snow storm turns the hotel into a safe shelter.
  • THE WONDERS The Wonders, by Italian Cannes veteran Alice Rohrwacher, follows a 14-year- old girl living in the Umbrian countryside whose life is altered by a German ex-con.
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