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Cannes Venice Candidate?: I’m Not There

If there is one film this year that deserves to been amongst the offerings at this year’s highly special Cannes edition it is the highly anticipated “morphed biopic” on legendary figure Bob Dylan. No stranger to the festival, filmmaker Todd Haynes was honored with the prize for Best Artistic Contribution for Velvet Goldmine (98’) and his masterpiece Safe was showcased as part of CannesSection parallèle.

In what should be a trippy meditation on the folksinger’s life in the spotlight and behind the scenes, and an out of the ordinary usage of what we have come to understand as your typical film protagonist. Ranging in ages, race and gender –
Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger , Christian Bale , Ben Whishaw  and Cate Blanchett (featured in the pic above) play Dylan. Imagine what the poster artwork might look like.  

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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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