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Cannes opening ceremony footage online

Cannes.jpgThe opening ceremony footage for the Cannes Film Festival this year features a look at some of their biggest titles, including the first every footage seen in public of Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, and the footage is online.

Not only that but there are teasers for Fish Tank, Bright Star, Bakjwi (Chan-wook Park's vampire film), Taking Woodstock, Vengeance, Antichrist, Looking for Eric, Inglourious Basterds, Drag Me to Hell and Map of the Sounds of Tokyo.

The teasers for most of the films are footage from trailers, but there are a few I haven't seen yet and some shots that are totally new, as they are for Vengeance, Fish Tank, Bakjwi, Looking For Eric and The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

You can see the opening ceremony for Cannes, entirely in French, over at the official Cannes site found through a Doctor Parnassus fan site and The Playlist.

The footage for The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus looks really good, as does some of the other films. I picked out a few that you might find interesting, as well as where they are in the clip.

15:56 Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold
16:15 Bright Star – Jane Campion
16:28 Bakjw – Chan-wook Park
16:45 Un Prophète – Jacques Audiard
17:03 Taking Woodstock – Ang Lee
17:51 Vengeance – Johnnie To
18:17 Looking For Eric – Ken Loach
18:30 Antichrist – Lars von Trier
18:41 Los Abrazos Rotos – Pedro Almodóvar
19:15 Les Herbes Folles – Alain Resnais
19:34 Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
19:47 Drag Me to Hell – Sam Raimi
21:20 The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus – Terry Gilliam
22:02 Map of the Sounds of Tokyo – Isabel Coixet

Some great looking films there, and all from names that you'd want to see more of. At least I know that a few are going to be at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year too.

The footage also shows the introduction of the jury this year, which contains some recnognisable faces, and Bryan Ferry singing, which really caught me off guard!



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