The current lineup for the Cannes Film Festival is already promising, with plenty of veterans and respected filmmakers presenting their new work. Now, in a recent announcement, 30 more films have been added to the festival program.
While most of the films are newly restored classics that will screen in the Cannes Classics program, eight of them are brand new films, though all but one are either out of competition or special screenings. Kornél Mundruczó’s Fehér Isten (White God) was the latest addition to the Un Certain Regard competitive category, while longtime festival veteran André Téchiné’s (Best Director winner for Rendez-vous ) L’Homme qu’on aimait trop (In The Name of my Daughter) will premiere as an Out of Competition piece. The four additions to Special Screenings are Of Men and War (Des Hommes et de la guerre) by Laurent Bécue-Renard, The Owners by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Géronimo by Tony Gatlif, and El Ardor (which stars jury member Gael Garcia Bernal) by Pablo Fendrik.
As the guest of honor for the Cannes Classics program, Sophia Loren will present a screening of the The Human Voice (La Voce Umana) (2014), a new short film in which she marks her return to the big screen since her appearance in the Fellini-inspired musical Nine (2009). A 50th anniversary screening of Vittorio De Sica’s Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’Italiana), in which she also starred, will screen afterwards
Speaking of Italy, other films include Federico Fellini’s 8½ (1963), starring Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi (who is literally the festival’s poster boy this year), and Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (1964), marking the 50th anniversary of “the birth…of the Italian western.” In recognition of the 30th anniversary of both Wim Wenders’s Paris, Texas (1984) and the death of renowned critic-turned pioneer director Francois Truffaut, screenings of Wenders’s past Palme D’or winner and Truffaut’s The Last Metro (1980) will screen in addition to countless others.
Two new documentaries are special additions in Cannes Classics: Steve James’s Life Itself (2014) trails the life and legacy of iconic critic Roger Ebert and The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films (2014) by Hilla Medalia documents the history of Cannon Films. Below is the full list of added features.
FULL LIST OF ADDITIONS:
Un Certain Regard:
– Fehér Isten (White God) by Kornél Mundruczó
Out of Competition:
– L’Homme qu’on aimait trop (In The Name of my Daughter) by André Téchiné
– Of Men and War (Des Hommes et de la guerre) by Laurent Bécue-Renard
– The Owners by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
– Géronimo by Tony Gatlif with Céline Salette, Rachid Yous (1h44)
– El Ardor by Pablo Fendrik
– Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’Italiana) by Vittorio De Sica (1964)
– 8½ by Federico Fellini (1963)
– A Fistful of Dollars (Per Un Pugno Di Dollari) by Sergio Leone (1964)
– Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders (1984):
– Regards Sur Une Revolution: Comment Yukong Deplaça Les Montagnes by Marceline Loridan et Joris Ivens (1976)
– Cruel Story of Youth (Seishun Zankoku Monogatari) by Nagisa Oshima (1960)
– Wooden Crosses (Les Croix De Bois) by Raymond Bernard (1931)
– Overlord by Stuart Cooper (1975)
– La Paura / Angst / La Peur by Roberto Rossellini (1954)
– Blind Chance (Przypadek) by Krzysztof Kieślowski (1981)
– The Last Metro (Le Dernier Metro) by François Truffaut (1980)
– Dragon Inn by King Hu (1967)
– Daybreak (Le Jour Se Leve) by Marcel Carné (1939)
– Color of the Pomegranate (Sayat Nova) by Sergei Parajanov (1968)
– Leolo by Jean-Claude Lauzon (1992)
– Gacious Living (La Vie De Chateau) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1965)
– Jamaica Inn (La Taverne De La Jamaïque) by Alfred Hitchcock (1939)
– Les Violons Du Bal by Michel Drach (1974)
– Blue Mountains (Les Montagnes Bleues) by Eldar Shengelaia (1983)
– Lost Horizon (Horizons Perdus) by Frank Capra (1937, 2h12)
– The Bitch (La Chienne) by Jean Renoir (1939)
– Tokyo Orinpikku (Tokyo Olympiades) by Kon Ichikawa (1965)
– Life Itself by Steve James (2014)
– The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films by Hilla Medalia (2014)
The Cannes Film Festival will go from May 14 to May 25.