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Here are some exclusive updates on Cannes 2013: Sources say Steven Spielberg‘s yacht has left Ft. Lauderdale and set sea for the Cote d’Azur. I’m told Spielberg will run the Cannes jury from the yacht, possibly screening films there instead of attending public screenings. I hope he does come to some of the screenings at the Palais. When Robert DeNiro was chief judge he was spotted constantly, and it gave the Festival a buzz.

The Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reported last month that the Seven Seas is “at 282 feet long, it would soar 28 stories tall if set on end. Its cost: $200 million. It boasts luxury amenities for 12 guests, with a crew of 26. There is a large master stateroom with a study and private deck, a helipad, indoor cinema and an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that converts to a movie screen so the director and his guests can take in a film while swimming.” …

Roman Polanski was in Cannes last year for a tribute. But it’s been a while since he had a film in the festival. That may change today. Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux is screening Polanski’s take on the Broadway play “Venus in Fur” which stars Matthieu Almaric and Mrs. Polanski– Emmanuelle Seigner. The film is in French and would be Part 3 of Polanski’s “confinement series”– in “The Ghost Writer” everyone was stuck in that house on Martha’s Vineyard, then in “God Carnage” it was an apartment in Brooklyn. “Venus in Fur” takes place in a rehearsal studio.

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

 

Ali  ASGARI

BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT

(MORE THAN TWO HOURS)

 

Iran

15’

Mohammed  ABOU NASSER, Ahmad ABOU NASSER

 

CONDOM LEAD

 

Palestine Jordan

14’

Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON

HVALFJORDUR

(WHALE VALLEY)

 

Iceland Denmark

15’

SASAKI Omoi

INSEKI TO IMPOTENCE

(THE METEORITE AND IMPOTENCE)

 

Japan

10’

Gilles COULIER

MONT BLANC

 

Belgium

14’

Elzbieta BENKOWSKA

OLENA

 

Poland

14’

Annarita ZAMBRANO

OPHELIA

 

France

15’

MOON Byounggon

SAFE

 

 

South Korea

13’

Adriano VALERIO

37°4 S

 

France

11’

 

13 replies to this post
  1. I’d rather watch the last twenty years of Spielberg’s career than the first twenty – those films are much more interesting than the cornball adolescent fantasies that made his fortune.

  2. ok that’s crazy. Starting with Lincoln, and including Minority Report, AI, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Schindlers List not to mention the very entertaining Catch Me If You Can and the weirdly interesting Terminal. Did I miss anything? War of the Worlds. A monster hit.

  3. I would like to see Dog the Bounty hunter capture Polanski and bring him back to answer for Drugging, raping and sodomizing an underage girl. ,

  4. Elitist. Just go to a cinema like the rest of us. It’s how the movies are supposed to be seen, anyway. Pretty sad for a filmmaker of his caliber and influence to shirk the cinemas for his luxury yacht.

  5. Isn’t liberal petitioning – voting Commodore Spielberg simply wonderful? Commanding jury from his eco-yacht that is registered in the BVI’s so as to avoid over $4M in taxes per year, which when running upon the seas burns upwards of 1,900 gallons of fuel per hour…………..

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