"Venus in Fur (La Vénus a la Fourrure)" by Roman Polanski
May 15, 2013
10 Most Anticipated Films at Cannes 2013
The Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies at Cannes Film Festival 2013
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival kicks of its 66th annual showcase today on the French Riviera, where the industry’s VIPs come to mix, mingle, and experience the best new films to hit the silver screen. But with so much to see in such a short amount of time, and with so much buzz already surrounding the films—whether or not they’re set to compete for the Palme d’Or—we rounded up the top 10 buzziest films on everyone’s lips this year. See below for the list, in order of appearance, and shop the gallery for previous prizewinners.
The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola THURSDAY, MAY 16, 11:00, 19:45 Emma Watson leads a pack of celebrity-obsessed teenage kleptomaniacs in this story based on true events. The film by director Sofia Coppola also stars Amy Mann, and will open the Un Certain Regard portion of the festival.
The Congress by Ari Folman THURSDAY, MAY 16: 9:00, 19:30 This combination of live-action and animation stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, and Jon Hamm. The story is an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s novel The Futurological Congress, and will compete for the Palme d’Or.
The Past byAsghar Farhadi FRIDAY, MAY 17: 8:30, 15:00, 19:00 An Iranian man leaves his French wife and children for his birthplace, only to return when he receives a petition for divorce. This film by the Oscar-winning director will compete for the Palme d’Or.
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel and Ethan Coen SUNDAY, MAY 19: 11:30, 19:00 Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund star in this film set in New York’s Greenwich Village during the 1960s folk-music movement.
Behind the Candelabra By Steven Soderbergh TUESDAY, MAY 21: 8:30, 15:00, 19:00 Nearly 25 years after winning the Palme d’Or for sex, lies, and videotape, director Steven Soderbergh returns to Cannes with a biopic exploring the relationship between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). The film will air on HBO on May 26, and is in competition.
Only God Forgives by Nicolas Winding Refn WEDNESDAY, MAY 22: 8:30, 13:30, 23:30 The director behind Drive is at it again with another neon-lit show of violence staring Ryan Gosling. Refn casts Kirstin Scott Thomas as Gosling’s mother, and the hard boss of a drug empire.
Nebraska by Alexander Payne THURSDAY, MAY 23: 8:30, 15:30, 19:00 The Descendants director Alexander Payne will premiere his film about a father-son road trip set in the Midwest. Shot in color, but shown in black and white, the movie will also compete for the grand prize.
The Immigrant by James Gray FRIDAY, MAY 24: 8:30, 15:00, 19:30 An immigrant woman, played by Marion Cotillard, arrives at Ellis Island and is persuaded to prostitute herself to keep her sick sister alive. Joaquin Phoenix plays her pimp.
Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch SATURDAY, MAY 25: 14:00, 22:00 Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play a pair of vampires whose long-time love is disrupted when Swinton’s younger, wilder sister played by Mia Wasikowska enters the game.
Venus in Fur (La Vénus a la Fourrure) by Roman Polanski SATURDAY, MAY 25: 8:30, 19:00 This adaptation of David Ives’s play stars Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, as an actress trying to persuade a director she is the perfect person for the kinky, foul-mouthed part.