FILM FEST FOLLOWER CANNES May 2015 MbM Recommends
Opening Film LA TETE HAUTE Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot Starring: Catherine Deneuve. Benoit Magimel. Sara Forester. Rod Paradot. The experience of a juvenile delinquent named Maloney from ages 6 to 18 with Deneuve playing a judge trying to intervene. It is Deneuve's second collaboration with Bercot.
In Competition CAROL Directed by Todd Haynes Starring: Rooney Mara. Cate Blanchett. Kyle Chandler. Sarah Paulson. Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel. A young woman finds herself increasingly attracted to an older woman.
CHRONIC Directed by Michael Franco Starring: Tim Roth. Bitsie Tulloch. It tracks a depressed nurse practitioner who assists terminally ill patients and tries to reconnect with the family he abandoned. Tulloch plays Lidia, whose father is played by Michael Cristofer.
THE LOBSTER Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring: Colin Farrell. Lea Seydoux. Rachel Weisz. Ben Whishaw. In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
LOUDER THAN BOMBS Directed by Joachim Trier Starring: Jesse Eisenberg. Rachel Brosnahan. Amy Ryan. Gabriel Byrne. Isabelle Huppert. First Norwegian film to be featured in main competition at Cannes since 1979.
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