10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Any predictions are foolish, even on the last day of the festival, when all otsmotren and comprehended - as a rule, the jury is always a rabbit in the cylinder, which is pulled out at the closing ceremony under the disapproving some hooting and joyful hum of others. Therefore, any predictions, just a strict list of dispassionate, for which thousands of people left their business and, as always in the middle of May, flocked to the Cote d'Azur.

"Venus in Furs"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The original name: "La Vénus à la Fourrure"

Director: Roman Polanski

Running time: 90 minutes.

Country: France

Rumor has it that the actress Emmanuelle Seigner, Polanski's wife, she chose a play by David Ives for his benefit - husband has long promised to lift his wife in the French movie, but the script does not find it. And now - play Ives, staged on Broadway and telling about the production on the stage of Sacher-Masoch's novel "Venus in Furs". Seigner plays an actress who should play the lead role in "Venus" and that the director of the play by all means hate. The film, like the newly coveted Polanski, a chamber for up to two actors. Partner wife Polanski chose one of the most popular French actors of the middle generation Mathieu Amalric.

The photo frame from the film with the lead actors Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric

"Only God forgives"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original title: "Only God Forgives"

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Running time: 90 minutes.

Country: France, Denmark

Nicolas Winding Refn of those about whom they say "a lot of promise," although the guy in his forties. Real fame came to him two years ago when he was all of a sudden left Cannes with "palm tree" for best director - the film "Drive" then struck at the heart of the jury members, which, however, still can not clearly explain what exactly. By this director is now increased attention that causes many a surprise and discontent: we also did not explain how good it "Drive". About the new film say it is one of the most radical films of the current Cannes Film Festival (it seems even the gayest band Soderbergh remains in the shadows) and then again brutal Ryan Gosling. This is alarming. However, people in the know say that the "Drive" a new film by Nicolas Winding Refn does not look like. And it gives hope. Gosling plays the owner of the gambling business, which serves as the cover of more serious offenses of his family. As a result, the set of criminal acts, one by one killed family members of the protagonist. And he begins to take revenge. The photo frame from the movie starred Ryan Gosling

"Behind the Candelabra"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original name: "Behind the Candelabra"

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Running time: 118 min.

Country: USA

Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra" promises to be perhaps the most controversial in the Cannes program. And no wonder: Michael Douglas himself, barely regained consciousness after treatment of throat cancer, he agreed to fulfill the role of one of the most famous gay America - pianist Liberace. The role of his partner, friend, lover, played by Matt Damon, who had long since dropped out of the holder of the most fashionable Hollywood actors. Now it may be there again. "Behind the Candelabra" refused to finance in America is the studio, one after the other. "Too geysky film" - formulated the general opinion of one of the potential producers. As a result, with grief in half found a sponsor - in the form of one of the broadcasters. The painting really a lot of homosexual love, feathers, sequins and a very unusual Michael Douglas, who are trying to advance other "palm" for Best Actor.

The photo frame from the film with the lead actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon

"The Past"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original name: "Le passé"

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Running time: 130 min.

Country: France

Farhadi today the most fashionable Iranian director. Given that the general fashion in the Iranian cinema has come to naught, Abbas Kiarostami takes off in Europe and Jafar Panahi in prison does not eliminate altogether, Farhadi is now responsible for the entire Iranian cinema. Special piquancy in anticipation of his new work makes the fact that two years ago, he took out of Berlin "Golden Bear" for the modern drama "A Separation", and now carries in Cannes again about divorce. The main role in the film played by Bérénice Bejo, which has become known to a wide audience after starring in the Oscar-winning "The Artist". The photo frame from the film

"Only Lovers Left Alive"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original title: "Only Lovers Left Alive"

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Running time: 122 min.

Country: Germany, USA, UK, France, Cyprus

Directed Jarmusch inventor invented a genre description of its new tape "crypto-vampire love story." In the center - a pair of noble vampires who refuse to suck the blood of living people, but prefers to get her to the hospital. Heroes named Adam and Eve, they live in the world since time immemorial, and play vampire Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. Even in the picture there is Mia Wasikowska, who plays vampire sister - her complete opposite. Jarmusch, as always, full of existentialism and the grim certainty that if something and save the world, then certainly not humanity.

The photo frame from the film with the lead actors Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton

"The Great Beauty"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original title: "La grande bellezza"

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Running time: 142 min.

Country: Italy

The ability to combine the transcendent misanthropy and delicious naivete rigid rationality and children's admiration colors of the world - an extraordinary and unusual talent. Art follower of Federico Fellini, Paolo Sorrentino made a film like running skipping over the "sweet life" in the course of rethinking it, and continuing to have on the material of modern Italy. Tony Sorvillo as elderly-skeptic writer watching once for the whole of society and for each one individually in isolation, unable to find the slightest justification for all malformations, which are built relationships within modern society. The photo frame from the film with the leading actor Toni Servillo

"Straw Shield"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original title: "Wara no tate"

Director: Takashi Miike

Running time: 124 min.

Country: Japan

Until recently, the Japanese Takashi Miike was shooting for three films a year, and these films to an extent replete with blood and it seemed senseless horrors, that the reputation of the marginal-epatager did not seem to wash away even his own blood. But now Miike settled down a little, and now Cannes wished to see him in his contest. "Straw Shield" - a drama about trying older well-known politician avenge the death of his granddaughter. Seems Miike shouldered full responsibility for national samurai movie.

The photo frame from the film with the leading role of Goro Kishitani

"Inside Lewin Davis'"

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Original name: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Director: Ethan and Joel Coen

Running time: 105 min.

Country: USA

Coen brothers extraordinarily prolific - once a year, they will certainly shoot a new tape, which is a prerequisite to the Cannes Film Festival. Coen in Cannes - sort of a tradition as a calm, familiar and comfortable with them. Even if their new band - it is currently communicating work like "Gentlemen Games", you can be sure that the film is moderately clever, sad and philosophical, the hero - as usual restless, criticism will be very favorably. Oscar Isaac plays the musician '60s, which the majority of those for whom he wrote the music, obviously despises, considering his usual sonneteer and labuhom. The hero rushes and sings a lot by doing this, everyone is always doing in Coen, very significantly. The photo frame from the film with the leading actor Oscar Isaac

Michael Douglas

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

starring: Lead Actor in the film "Behind the Candelabra," directed by Steven Soderbergh

Mr. Douglas - known ladies' man and heartthrob. Was that, at least until his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones. Even his much invited to the role of smart and charming - like the protagonist in "Basic Instinct". And he, by his own admission longtime, like to play enfant terrible, was sick to hell. In the film Steven Soderbergh will be sick not only features, but it is earthly, human beings, are not yet accustomed to the fact that there is light at same-sex love. Douglas paired with Matt Damon portrayed her with all the passion and breadth of the American soul, without the slightest hint of doubt that loyalty and passion does not have the usual privileges pairs "boy - girl". Douglas plays the aged gay man, the famous pianist gay Vladzi Valentino Liberace, Damon - his partner Scott Thomson. For the filming of this movie seriously Douglas learned to play the piano - he took private lessons at home.

In the photo, Michael Douglas film "side effect"

Marion Cotillard

10 main favorites of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Where starred: starred in the film "The Immigrant" director James Gray

One of the most popular and beloved actresses in France, Oscar-winning Marion Cotillard plays in the competitive movie James Gray prostitute from Poland Eve. The search for a better life overseas are longer and more bitter than first thought. Cotillard has at last year's Cannes Film Festival predicted a "palm tree" for Best Actress ( "Rust and Bone"), but it did not work out. Role in the new film by James Gray's "Immigrants" in this year is widely seen as a new stage in the career of the actress. On the photo of Marion Cotillard at the premiere of "Rust and Bone"