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CANNES 1999: OFFICIAL SELECTION

The flamboyant and iconoclastic Pedro Almodovar, America’s idiosyncratic David Lynch and John Sayles, the Canadian maestro, Atom Egoyan and Britain’s Peter Greenaway are among the filmmakers whose work is showcased at the 52nd Cannes Film festival, May 12 – 23, 1999.

The Australians associated with the two selections in Critics Week (Siam Sunset (pic) and Strange Fits of Passion) will be joined by other Australians involved with other films at the festival, such as Cate Blanchett (An Ideal Husband) Toni Collette (8 ½ Women)

COMPETITION:
Rosetta, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium)
Felicia's Journey, Atom Egoyan (Canada)
The Emperor and the Assassin, Chen Kaige (China-Japan)
Humanity, Bruno Dumont (France)
Our Happy Lives, Jacques Maillot (France)
Pola X, Leos Carax (France-Switzerland-Germany)
Time Regained, Raoul Ruiz (France)
Love Will Tear Us Apart, Yu Lik-wai (Hong Kong)
The Tales of Kish, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfaz Djalili, Nasser Taghvai (Iran)
Kadosh, Amos Gitai (Israel)
The Nanny, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
Kikujiro, Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
No One Writes to/Nobody Write to the Colonel, Arturo Ripstein (Mexico)
The Letter, Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal)
Moloch, Aleksandr Sokhurov (Russia-Germany)
Everything About My Mother, Pedro Almodovar (Spain-France)
8 1/2 Women, Peter Greenaway (U.K.)
Wonderland, Michael Winterbottom (U.K.)
The Cradle Will Rock, Tim Robbins (U.S.)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Jim Jarmusch (U.S.-France)
Limbo, John Sayles (U.S.)
The Straight Story, David Lynch (U.S.-France)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS (out of competition):
Adieu plancher des vaches, Otar Iosseliani (France)
My Dear Friend, Werner Herzog (Germany)
Dogma, Kevin Smith (U.S.)

EDtv, Ron Howard (U.S.)
Entrapment, Jon Amiel (U.S.)
The Limey, Steven Soderbergh (U.S.)

UN CERTAIN REGARD:
Garage Olimpo, Marco Bechis (Argentina)
So Close to Paradise, Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
If I Give You My Humbleness, Don't Take Away My Pride, Karin Westerlund (Denmark) (short)
The Other, Youssef Chahine (Egypt-France) (opener)
Nadia and the Hippopotamuses, Dominique Cabrera (France)
New Skin, Emilie Deleuze (France)
The Passengers, Jean-Claude Guiguet (France)
The Shade, Raphael Nadjari (France-U.S.)
Away with Words, Christopher Doyle (Japan)
Marana Simhasanam, Murali Nair (India) (short feature)
The Last Dance, Shaji Karun (India)
Harem suare, Ferzan Ozpetek (Italy-France-Turkey) (closer)
Sicilia!, Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet (Italy) (short feature)
Bootleg Film, Masahiro Kobayashi (Japan)
Genesis, Cheick Oumar Sissoko (Mali)
God's Wedding, Joao Cesar Monteiro (Portugal)
Beresina, Daniel Schmid (Switzerland)
March of Happiness, Lin Cheng-sheng (Taiwan)
The Personals, Chen Kuo-fu (Taiwan)
Beautiful People, Jasmin Dizdar (UK)
Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay (UK)
The Winslow Boy, David Mamet (US)

CRITICS WEEK:
Hold Back the Night, Philip Davis (UK)
Belo Odelo, Lazar Ristovski (Yugoslavia)

Siam Sunset, John Polson (Australia)
Flores de Otro Mundo [Flowers from Another World], Iclar Bollain (Spain)
7/25, Watari Hayakawa (Japan)
Gemide [On Board], Serdat Akar (Turkey)
Strange Fits of Passion, Elise McCredie (Australia)

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION:
When the Day Breaks, Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis (Canada)
Nothing to Say, Vincent Perez (France)
Stop, Rodolphe Marconi (France)
An Eternity, Kim Daehyun (S. Korea)
The Picnic, Ilgon Song (S. Korea)
Simultaneity, Kim Seong-sook (S. Korea)
Husk, Jerry Handler (South Africa)
Roulette, Roberto Santiago (Spain)
The Cookie Thief, Toby Leslie, Hugo Currie (UK)
Billy's Balloon, Don Hertzfeldt (US)
Devil Doll, Jarl Olsen (US)
Food for Thought, John Paton, Matthew Ross (US)

May, 1999



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OPENING FILM (non-competing):
The Barber of Siberia, Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia-France-Italy-Czech Rep.)

Starring Julia Ormond, Richard Harris, Oleg Menshikov and Alexey Petrenko

CLOSING FILM (non-competing):
An Ideal Husband, Oliver Parker (U.K.)
Stars Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver and Rupert Everett

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Siam Sunset

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Our festival coverage includes Postcards from Cannes, filed daily May 14 - 20, by editor Andrew L. Urban, who is in Cannes and working with the daily bible of the Cannes film festival, Moving Pictures (in his capacity as Australian Bureau Chief).  Moving Pictures also has a comprehensive film festival site where it summarises the business of Cannes....and other festivals around the world: -
http://www.filmfestivals.com

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FILMS IN
OFFICIAL SELECTION

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See Andrew L. Urban's
POSTCARDS FROM CANNES

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