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Cannes 2010 Predictions: Complete Recap

I spent all of last week divulging some of films that I expect to be in Cannes this year, and Screen Daily happened to do the same. There are a good number of films that are mentioned of both sites’ lists, but I mention about twenty films that the trade makes no mention of, and of course they have got a long list as well of films that I either passed on as potential selections or I was totally oblivious as to their existence.

I spent all of last week divulging some of films that I expect to be in Cannes this year, and Screen Daily happened to do the same. There are a good number of films that are mentioned of both sites’ lists, but I mention about twenty films that the trade makes no mention of, and of course they have got a long list as well of films that I either passed on as potential selections or I was totally oblivious as to their existence. Here are the three batches, the first two are my pics were comp and sidebar possibilities and the final list are Screen Daily’s choices I skipped or overlooked. The handful of titles with one of these * denotes films whose chances are extremely slim due to the production status.

Another Year — Mike Leigh 
Aurora — Cristi Puiu
Biutiful — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
*Le Bruit des glaçons (The Clink of Ice) — Bertrand Blier
Carancho — Pablo Trapero
The Certified Copy — Abbas Kiarostami
Challenges of Reconciliation — Michael Henry Wilson
Crazy Horse — Frederick Wiseman
The Exodus – The Fortress: Burnt By The Sun 2 — Nikita Mikhalkov
Fair Game Doug Liman
Faust – Aleksandr Sokurov
The Frankenstein Project – Kornel Mundruczo
The Grand Master – Wong Kar-Wai
*Habemus Papam – Nanni Moretti
Hereafter – Clint Eastwood
Hors-la-loi – Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid – Im Sang-soo
Im Keller – Ulrich Seidl
Lope – Andrucha Waddington
Miral – Julian Schnabel, Neds – Peter Mullan
Les Petits Mouchoirs – Guillaume Cantet
Poetry – Lee Chang-dong, Potiche – François Ozon
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Mike Newell
Rabbit Hole – John Cameron Mitchell
Restless – Gus Van Sant
The Revenge (Hævnen) – Susanne Bier
Robin Hood – Ridley Scott
Room in Rome – Julio Medem
Route Irish – Ken Loach
The Rum Diary – Bruce Robinson
Shrek Goes Fourth – Mike Mitchell
Somewhere – Sofia Coppola
The Tree Of Life – Terrence Malick
The Turin Horse – Bela Tarr
The Way Back – Peter Weir
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger – Woody Allen.

22nd of May – Koen Mortier
At Ellen’s Age (Im Alter von Ellen) – Pia Marais
Black Heaven (L’autre Monde) Gilles Marchand
Fuga Mortis – Kirill Mikhanovsky
Gigola – Laurence Charpentier
Here – Braden King
Home for Christmas – Bent Hamer
Incendies – Denis Villeneuve
In Your Hands (Sous ton Emprise) – Lola Doillon
La vida util – Federico Veiroj
Kaboom – Gregg Araki
Love, Imagined (Les Amours imaginaires) – Xavier Dolan
Meek’s Cutoff – Kelly Reichardt
Memoria – Henning Carlsen & Ricardo Del Rio
Morgen – Marian Crisan, Naufragio – Pedro Aguilera
Norwegian Wood – Tran Anh Hung
Our Grand Despair – Seyfi Teoman
Post Mortem – Pablo Larrain
Prey – Antoine Blossier, Le Quattro Volte – Michelangelo Frammartino
Rebecca H. – Lodge Kerrigan
*Le Roman de ma femme – Tadjik Djamshed Usmonov
Shit Year – Cam Archer
Svinalangorna – Pernilla August
Tuesday, After Christmas – Radu Muntean
The Tree – Julie Bertucelli
Two Gates of Sleep – Alistair Banks Griffin
Where the Boys Are (Short Film) – Bertrand Bonello
What’s Wrong with Virginia – Dustin Lance Black
White, White World – Oleg Novkovic
Womb – Benedek Fliegauf
Yelling To The Sky – Victoria Mahoney.

Screen Daily picks that weren’t among my predictions:

Johnnie To’s Death Of A Hostage
Takashi Miike’s Thirteen Assassins
Im Kwon-taek’s latest film
Bartabas’ Zingaro Revisited
Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods & Men
Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s Des Filles En Noir
Isabelle Czajka’s Living On Love Alone
Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialism
Otar Iosseliani’s Chantrapas
Abdellatif Kechiche’s Black Venus
Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess Of Montpensier
Lars Kraume’s The Days To Come
Chris Kraus’ Poll
Sophie Schoukens’ Marieke, Marieke
Oliver Stoltz’s Chanda’s Secrets
Tom Tykwer’s Three
Gabriele Salvatores’ Happy Family
Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia De La Luz
Michael Rowe’s Ano Bisiesto
Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance
Dover Kosashvili’s The Duel
Danis Tanovic’s Cirkus Columbia
Per Fly’s The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man
Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe
Kevin Macdonald’s Eagle Of The Ninth
David Mackenzie’s The Last Word
Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan
Gela Babluani’s 13
Jodie Foster’s The Beaver
Oren Peli’s Area 51 — Robert Rodriguez’s Machete
David O Russell’s The Fighter
Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables
Julie Taymor’s The Tempest.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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