The lineup for the 65th Festival de Cannes was announced last week with a number of names familiar to Walker Film/Video. As Curator Sheryl Mousley prepares for her annual trip to Cannes to forge new connections, we thought we would highlight Walker appearances and screenings connected to this exciting slate of directors and films.
After The Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), directed by Yousry Nasrallah
March 23, 2006: Mercedes, introduced by director Yousry Nasrallah
Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg
January 1992: David Cronenberg Retrospective
Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax
June 2000: Léos Carax: L’amour Fou (Crazy Love) – A Regis Dialogue & Film Retrospective including the regional premiere of Pola X.
Like Someone in Love, directed by Abbas Kiarostami
February 1998: Abbas Kiarostami – A Regis Dialogue and Retrospective including the regional premiere of Taste of Cherry.
On the Road, directed by Walter Salles
October 1999: Cinema Novo and Beyond – Sixteen Brazilian films curated for the Walker by Walter Salles.
Post tenebras lux, directed by Carlos Reygadas
April 25, 2008: Regional Premiere Silent Light, introduced by Carlos Reygadas
Un Certain Regard:
White Elephant (Elefante Blanco), directed by Pablo Trapero
April 13, 2003: El Bonaerense, directed by Pablo Trapero, screened as part of the Hubert Bals Fund at 15: Making a Reel Difference program.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
June 22, 2012: Regional Premiere Beasts of the Southern Wild re-opening the New Walker Cinema
Ai To Makoto, directed by Takashi Miike
June 2003: Retrospective Tokyo Underground: Takashi Miike’s Mad Bad World
Journal de France, directed by Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon
June 6, 2002: Peasant Profiles: The Approach, directed by Raymond Depardon, screened as part of the Vignettes of Life program
Mekong Hotel, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
November 2004: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: New Language from Thailand Regis Dialogue and Retrospective
June 2012: New work commissioned for the Walker Channel
Check out the full lineup for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival here.