Key Players in the 2012 Cannes Film Market: Fortissimo Films

Scott McGehee Daivd Siegel What Masie Knew

Michael J. Werner’s Fortissimo Films was surprisingly almost shut out from showing in any of the sections at Cannes (they’re repping the Un Certain Regard title Miss Lovely), which only means they’ll got plenty in the coffers for the near future. Loaded in Asian fare, among the titles that stick out from the pack is recent Tribeca winner Una Noche from Lucy Mulloy, and for the near future Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s next film, What Masie Knew (see pic above), John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties and let us not forget the best picture of the year so far in, Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer.

BEIJING FLICKERS (YOU-ZHONG) by Yuan ZHANG
FULL CIRCLE (FEI YU LAO REN YUAN) by Yang ZHANG
MARLEY by Kevin MACDONALD
BUGIS STREET REDUX by Yonfan
CAMERA by James LEONG
CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL by Alex STAPLETON
DJINN by Tobe HOOPER
EL GUSTO by Safinez BOUSBIA
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI by David GELB
LOST IN PARADISE (RIOT HOT BOYS) by Vu Ngoc
MISS LOVELY by Ashim AHLUWALIA
MONSOON SHOOTOUT by Amit KUMAR
SEA SHADOW by Nawaf AL JANAHI
SHIP OF THESEUS by Anand GANDHI
WHAT MAISIE KNEW by David SIEGEL
WHITE FROG by Quentin LEE

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)