Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nymph for Cannes?

A speculative Screen Daily article lists Pen-ek Ratanaruang's jungle-bound thriller Nymph as a possibility for the Palme d'Or lineup at the Cannes Film Festival.

Here's more (cache):

[S]electors at the Cannes Film Festival are facing such a deluge of films from the world's greatest auteurs that many will no doubt be rejected from official selection.

The lineup of titles ready for the May 13-24 festival is daunting, and many of the filmmakers involved are accustomed to competition slots.


2009 offers a particularly strong lineup of films from Asia led by Park Chan-wook's vampire drama Thirst (Korea), Tsai Ming-Liang's France-set Face (Taiwan), Hirokazu Kore-eda's Air Doll (Japan), Johnnie To's Vengeance (Hong Kong/France) starring French legend Johnny Hallyday, Tian Zhuangzhuang's The Warrior and the Wolf (China), Pen-ek Ratanaruang's supernatural drama Nymph (Thailand), Bong Joon Ho's Mother (Korea) and Hong Sang-Soo's latest (Korea) which has yet to be titled in English.

Sounds great, and the main lineup of Cannes is overdue for a title by a Thai auteur. I'm just not sure Nymph, which is currently in production, will be ready in time.

The Cannes lineup will be announced on April 23.

(Via CHUD, The Playlist)

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