Trendy Film Report: Cannes Film Festival 2014 Unleashes a Parade of Gems

It’s that time of year again! The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival is securely bloated with a lineup of noteworthy selections that rhythmically display all the traits that make this particular festival futuristically expectant.

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The bevy of contenders cover every imaginable spectrum; Tommy Lee Jones. David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Michel Hazanavicius are some of the names that crowding the circuit this year. Anyone familiar with the roster of work attached to these notables will be beyond psyched with this level of competition.

Map to the Stars

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It is a fact that mostly French filmmakers are lauded but this time around their Canadian counterparts are holding court in an indisputable way. Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, Egoyan’s heart-wrecnhing thriller, The Captive and Xavier Dolan’s stimulating drama, Mommy, are all cohesive entries that match will most likely stir the pot of emotions on deck.

The Homesman

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American and British cinema is also adequately represented, thanks to offerings from Bennet Miller’s Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo and veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, a period Western piece starring the best in the business – Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Miranda Otto, Hailee Steinfeld and William Fichtner. British treasures, Mike Leigh is back in business with Mr. Turner, which reunites him with his longtime collaborator, actor Mike Leigh, and his comrade Ken Loach who graces the festivities with his entry, Jimmy’s Hall are also flexing their directorial muscles.

Mr. Turner

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This is just the tip of the iceberg; there are more entrees that will leave you blissfully inspired. But the main attraction will hinge on Oliver Dahan’s Grace of Monaco, starring the appropriately cast Nicole Kidman.

Grace of Monaco

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The Cannes Film Festival 2014 will be run from May 14-25.