Celebrities share their wish list from Cannes Film Festival 2015
It is that time of the year when glamorous French fashion and the finest world cinema unite. The 68th Cannes Film Festival opened with Emmanuelle Bercot’s French drama, La Tete Haute (Standing Tall). Incidentally, the last time a female
director opened the event was in 1987, with Diane Kurys’ A Man in Love. With 19 movies competing for
the Palme d’Or prize, we ask top actors and an editor what they are looking forward to:
Amy by Asif Kapadia is a film I can watch over and over again. The documentary on the singer is heart-touching.
I also want to watch Natalie Portman’s A Story of Love and Darkness. She was my co-star in New York, I Love You and it would be a delight to watch her.
Finally, I want to watch Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot, which has an interesting story.
Though I’m part of the film, I haven’t watched Masaan. It has made it to the Un Certain Regard category and, for a debutant director (Neeraj Ghaywan), that is no mean feat.
One of the most awaited film is Youth. I am a fan of the star cast as well. It has an interesting story.
I am a huge fan of Dogtooth so I want to watch Yorgos Lanthimos’ Lobster, which boasts a highly unusual storyline.
The director’s film, Miyan Kal Ana, is competing at the film festival. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be checking out other directorials:
I want to watch Masaan, by director Neeraj Ghaywan. I saw his short film, Shor, in 2013, and he did a great job with that. So I am curious about his feature debut.
Asif Kapadia’s Amy is next. I loved the UK-based director’s previous film, Warrior and The Bypass.
I want to end with the Irrational Man by Woody Allen. He is a director I have grown up watching and he is my guru in filmmaking.
Our leading film editor is clear about his choices. “Arabian Nights because of Miguel Jontel Pimentel, whose previous film was stunning. I also want to watch Lobster because of its premise and the Greek directors. Finally, there is Carol from director Todd Haynes and Cate Blanchett who is brilliant.”
Text: Mrinalini Sundar