”There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity…”

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Director Arnaud Desplechin  with actors Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hippolyte Girardot and Alba Rohrwacher attend the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2017

2017 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

Opening Night Film

  • “Ismael’s Ghost” directed by Arnaud Desplechin


  • “The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo
  • “Loveless” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • “Good Time” directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
  • “You Were Never Really Here” directed by Lynne Ramsay
  • “Jupiter’s Moon” directed by Kornél Mandruczo
  • “L’amant Double” directed by François Ozon
  • “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
  • “A Gentle Creature” directed by Sergei Loznitsa
  • “Radiance” directed by Naomi Kawase
  • “Wonderstruck” directed by Todd Haynes
  • “Happy End” directed by Michael Haneke
  • “In the Fade” directed by Fatih Akin
  • “Rodin” directed by Jacques Doillon
  • “The Beguiled” directed by Sofia Coppola
  • “Le Redoutable” directed by Michel Hazanavicius
  • “Okja” directed by Bong Joon-ho
  • “120 Battements Par Minute” directed by Robin Campillo
  • “The Meyerowitz Stories” directed by Noah Baumbach
  • “The Square” directed by Ruben Östlund

Un Certain Regard

  • “April’s Daughter” directed by Michel Franco
  • “Lucky” directed by Sergio Castellitto
  • “Jeune Femme” directed by Léonor Serraille
  • “Western” directed by Valeska Grisebach
  • “Wind River” directed by Taylor Sheridan
  • “Directions” directed by Stephan Komandarev
  • “After the War” directed by Annarita Zambrano
  • “Dregs” directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
  • “Out” by György Kristóf
  • “The Nature of Time” directed by Karim Moussaoui
  • “Before We Vanish” directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi
  • “L’atelier” by Laurent Cantet
  • “Beauty and the Dogs” by Kaouther Ben Hania
  • “Barbara” directed by Mathieu Amalric
  • “Closeness” directed by Kantemir Balagov
  • “The Desert Bride” directed by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato
  • “La Cordillera” directed by Santiago Mitre 
  • “Walking Past the Future” directed by Li Ruijun

Out of Competition

  • “Blade of the Immortal” directed by by Takashi Miike
  • “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” directed by John Cameron Mitchell
  • “Visages, Villages” directed by Agnès Varda
  • “D’après une histoire vraie” directed by Roman Polanski

Special Screenings

  • “12 Jours” directed by Raymond Depardon
  • “They” directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
  • “An Inconvenient Sequel” directed by Ronni Cohen and Jon Shenk
  • “Top of the Lake: China Girl” directed by Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman
  • “Promised Land” directed by Eugene Jarecki
  • “24 Frames” directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  • “Napalm” directed by Claude Lanzmann
  • “Come Swim” directed by Kristen Stewart
  • “Demons in Paradise” directed by Jude Ratman
  • “Sea Sorrow” directed by Vanessa Redgrave
  • “Clair’s Camera” directed by Hong Sangsoo
  • “Twin Peaks” directed by David Lynch
  • “Le Vénérable W.” directed by Barbet Schroeder 
  • “Carré 35” directed by Éric Caravaca

Midnight Screenings

  • “The Villainess” directed by Jung Byung Gil
  • “The Merciless” directed by Byun Sung-Hyun
  • “Prayer Before Dawn” directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire

70th Anniversary Events

  • “24 Frames” directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  • “Come Swim”, directed by Kristen Stewart
  • “Top of the Lake” directed by Jane Campion
  • “Twin Peaks” directed by David Lynch

Virtual Reality

  • “Carne y arena” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Eustace Chapuys was always one of my favorite people in Tudor history because it seemed like the guy was running his own Page 6-style gossip column at times.

“Well, Henry is apparently tired of Anne and has moved on to one of her friends. The friend ain’t so hot, but Anne is still mega-crazy with jealously.”

No, read his correspondence. This is stuff he would actually report

Then, as the years go by, you can tell even he has gotten bewildered by Henry’s increasingly strange antics and thinks the man has flipping lost it. (”Another wife!?”) 


The Grand Budapest Hotel [2014]

Rudeness is merely an expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower.

Plot: It recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Director: Wes Anderson

Actors: Ralph Fiennes (M. Gustave), F. Murray Abraham (Mr. Moustafa),
Mathieu Amalric (Serge X.), Adrien Brody (Dmitri)

Writers: Wes Anderson & Stefan Zweig