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Friday, May 24, 2013


Posted by Geoff at 7:21 PM CDT
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Thursday, May 23, 2013


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
CANNES UPDATE - ONE WEEK IN
DE PALMA SAW 'THE BASTARDS' YESTERDAY, 'MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT' TODAY
Le Monde blogger Isabelle Regnier posted this photo of Brian De Palma after a Cannes screening of Claire Denis' The Bastards yesterday. And it looks like today, De Palma attended a screening of Stephen Frears' Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, to judge by the tweets of Edouard Austin.

Posted by Geoff at 7:31 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:32 PM CDT
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
DE PALMA & GUEST AT CANNES PREMIERE MONDAY
FOR 'A CASTLE IN ITALY', PRODUCED BY SAID BEN SAID


The photo above was taken by Arnaud Brunet, and published at Metro France. It shows Brian De Palma and an unidentified female guest on the red carpet as they attend the premiere yesterday (Monday) of Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's A Castle In Italy, which was produced by Said Ben Said, producer of De Palma's Passion. Earlier this year, Ben Said had mentioned that he and De Palma have a new, as-yet-untitled project in development: "This is a film about cinema that is not devoid of humor or cruelty," Ben Said told CineObs' Nicolas Schaller. "It happens on a shoot between a director, an actor and an actress. De Palma wrote it by drawing on things that have happened to him. It is a kind of film testament." With both of them currently at the Cannes Film Festival, it would seem likely that they would be talking that project up to potential financers and buyers.

Anyway, according to Blog Do Bonequinho's Rodrigo Fonseca, De Palma is at the fest to raise funds for Happy Valley, although he is working out his cinephilia by going to see films every chance he gets. A few days ago, Deadline's Pete Hammond reported that another of De Palma's old friends, Martin Scorsese, had also come to Cannes to raise funds for Silence, which he has been trying to get off the ground at one time or another for the past 23 years. According to Hammond, Scorsese said that by coming to Cannes to sell the film project, he was doing something he'd never done before in his entire career. This was undoubtedly said to get across the sense of passion Scorsese has for the project. But with Steven Spielberg heading the Cannes jury this year, it's sort of a partial "movie brats" reunion.

In addition to A Castle In Italy, De Palma has been spotted at screenings of the following movies since Friday:

May 18 - Sophie Torlotin spotted De Palma at a screening of Rebecca Zlotowski's Grand Central.

May 19 - Olivier Joyard took a picture of De Palma at a screening of Serge Bozon's Tip Top, which Hollywood Reporter critic Stephen Dalton describes as a mix of Godard and the Coen Brothers.

May 20 - Several people, including Alejandro G. Calvo and F-X Taboni, spotted De Palma at a screening of Johnnie To's Blind Detective. Taboni said De Palma left before the end.


Posted by Geoff at 1:46 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:42 PM CDT
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Friday, May 17, 2013
'PASSION' & CANNES UPDATES
eONE CONFIRMS AUGUST RELEASE DATE FOR ‘PASSION’
Thanks to Lindsey for tweeting eOne to ask for clarification on the U.S. release date for Passion. They tweeted back that “Passion will be in August.” The distributor has already begun posting Passion teases on its TwitPic page, and have noted the August release date on its Facebook page, but with only generic dates so far (August 1 for VOD and August 31 for theatrical release, neither of which is likely to be the actual date for either).

Meanwhile, a BBC news report this morning has shades of De Palma’s Femme Fatale, which centers around a jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the BBC report, “More than $1m (£650,000; 777,000 euros) worth of jewels have been stolen from a hotel in Cannes, French police say. The jewels were to be loaned to celebrities who have arrived on the French Riviera for the famous annual film festival. They were stolen from a safe in the Novotel Hotel room of an employee of exclusive Swiss jewellers Chopard. Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the festival, which opened on Wednesday.” The theft in De Palma’s film is different, of course, with the jewels being stolen almost in plain sight off of the model’s body. The BBC report also notes a curious resemblance to Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring: “The theft happened on the same day that the festival was shown The Bling Ring, a new film by director Sofia Coppola about some high-school students who find out when celebrities are attending red carpet events in order to break into their homes and steal their designer clothes, bags, and shoes.”

On a final note, several tweets this morning mention that De Palma attended a Cannes screening of Katell Quillevere’s Suzanne.


Posted by Geoff at 9:56 AM CDT
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
DE PALMA @ CANNES, DAY TWO
“THIS IS STILL THE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE FILMS OF THE GREATEST DIRECTORS IN THE WORLD”
Le Soir’s Cannes correspondent Fabienne Bradfer was shocked to find himself sitting next to Brian De Palma at Thursday’s competition screening of François Ozon’s Jeune et jolie, and asked him a few questions before the film started. It was a rainy evening, and Bradfer writes that De Palma was there “incognito, umbrella in his right hand, Yankee cap on his knees.” Eventually, De Palma smiled toward Bradfer, “removed his headphones and muttered that at times like these, he is not eligible for Cannes.”

Bradfer’s blog post continues:

”I nod, trying not to soak with my umbrella. I'm sitting next to one of the greatest American filmmakers. We chat a little, timidly at first. After exchanging a few words on his arrival the day before from the United States, the weather, his refusal to watch movies on an airplane and the irritation of getting up every two seconds to let other spectators pass, he said: ‘What is your name? Mine is Brian,’ and shook my hand. I smiled at him, saying that I know his name is Brian and mine is Fabienne. From there follows a friendly conversation about the ironic pleasure of going to see films at festivals. His average: 5 per day. He tells me: ‘This is still the place where you can see the films of the greatest directors in the world.’ Brian De Palma loves to haunt film festivals. I slip in the name of Hitchcock, his eyes light up. He dedicates his boundless admiration. With mischief in his eyes, he says: ‘And Kim Novak is coming ...’. He can’t find the words. Brian De Palma will be able to relive the great cinematic emotion of his youth: watching Vertigo in a restored version thanks to Cannes Classics."

According to a tweet from Francois Yon, De Palma also attended a screening of Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s Salvo. That film is part of Cannes "Critics Week," and one other tweet says that if you want to see De Palma on the Croisette, that is where you will most often find him.


Posted by Geoff at 11:12 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:17 PM CDT
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
VIDEO & PIC - DE PALMA ARRIVES AT NICE AIRPORT
ON HIS WAY TO CANNES FOR THE FILM FESTIVAL


The picture above was posted today at Nice Matin, along with the video below, showing Brian De Palma and others (including Sacha Baron Cohen and Sofia Coppola) arriving at the airport in Nice, stopping to sign autographs on their way to the Cannes Film Festival.


Posted by Geoff at 8:15 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:19 PM CDT
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Monday, May 13, 2013
SOUNDS LIKE DE PALMA IS GOING TO CANNES
WHERE HIS GOOD FRIEND SPIELBERG IS HEAD OF THE JURY, MAY 15-26



Posted by Geoff at 8:23 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 8:34 PM CDT
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