Americans are buying and selling all over the South of France. You want to buy Brad Pitt decapitating Nazi's? That'll be a couple million. Heath Ledger's last on-screen appearance will cost you even more.
Did I remember to mention that, apart from being a prestigious film festival, Cannes is also the place where studios compete with other studios to pimp their film-ic wares? Oh...well, that's what Cannes is. A place where people like Harvey Weinstein go to have a really nice working vacation and hopefully buy Warner Brothers the distribution rights to the next Oscar winner.
Here are the top three buzzes I feel like buzzing about: (trailers below)
It's a musical drama. It has Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, and, most importantly, The Last Great Hope. For those of you who don't know, The Last Great Hope also goes by another name: Daniel Day Lewis.
I would have never thought that The Last Great Hope would do a musical. But if anyone can, he can.
I really don't care about this movie. But a lot of people do. It will make a ton of money and forever cement Brad Pitt as everyman's (gay, straight, or otherwise) wet dream. Pitt plays a ruthless, renegade Nazi killer. Lalala look at the blood.
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
Heath. Enough said. Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law are the fill ins. This is a definite plus, but the real heart is Heath. (No trailer yet, but I will post as soon as it is released. It probably will screen at Cannes and then be ready to go).
And lastly, as a P.S.
Star Trek was amazing. I really can't accurately convey the amount of fan girl giddiness that I felt as the credit rolled. Do yourself a favor...nerd or not...go see this movie. Now.