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AUSTRALIA AT CANNES 2001

Andrew L. Urban talks to Baz Luhrmann and Nick Giannopoulos, two of the Australians who have very different reasons to be excited about the Cannes Film Festival, and previews some of the films that will be screening either in the Festival program or at the international film market - with some exclusive footage seen for the first time in this presentation.


Baz Luhrmann & Nicole Kidman

Andrew L. Urban presents Australia at Cannes 2001

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LISTEN IN to Andrew's phone conversation with
Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann is back in Cannes, this time with the major slot of Opening Film. But this is not just a film to hang an opening party on (as happens sometimes, if the filmís distributor is prepared to pay for the lavish party). This time, the film is in Competition as well.

Itís a clever choice by the Festival, which feels - rightly - that it launched Baz on the international cinema scene. The film is a musical (rare at Cannes, Dancer in the Dark notwithstanding) with a French setting (not rare); but itís the iconoclastic style and approach that make it right for the festival.

If itís a commercial hit, it will also elevate Cannes once more to a special position as not only the altar of cinematic art but as one of its powerful moneymakers.

Outside the Festival, Australia is delivering comedy, drama, horror and thriller. We wish them all well.



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BAZ AND ANDREW TALK!
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Andrew L. Urban attends the FIRST SCREENING in Cannes

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List of FESTIVAL FILMS

Opening Film:


Moulin Rouge (In Competition)*

Offered for sale at the Market:


The Bank*


Cubbyhouse*

Big Night Out, The
Enemies Closer*
He Died With A Felafel In His Hand*
Low Fat Elephants*
Waste

* Clip featured in our special presentation







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