This Thursday, April 19th, the Cannes Film Festival announces its official lineup for 2012. A few days later, the film selection at the independent Directors’ Fortnight will be revealed. Website Film Business Asia speculates whether the new curator, Edouard Waintrop, will showcase any Mainland Chinese films at the Directors’ Fortnight.
The article laments the fact that, in the past, the Cannes Film Festival has favored independent Chinese cinema to the exclusion of Mainland films that could have had a chance at winning acclaim, like Let the Bullets Fly or City of Life and Death.
Possible Chinese-language films to expect at the Director’s Fortnight include a host of titles previously covered at Cityonfire.com, such as Guns ‘N Roses, An Inaccurate Memoir, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, The Last Supper, and more. Stay tuned to this site for more information as the Cannes Film Festival draws closer.
UPDATE: Film Business Asia has the report that three Asian films will be shown at the Director’s Fortnight. They include: the Japanese adult animated film The King of Pigs; the Indian gangster revenge drama Gangs of Wasseypur; and the Chinese/Korean co-production of Dangerous Liaisons, starring Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).