The delayed mobster biopic “Gotti,” starring John Travolta, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Film producers told The Associated Press on Tuesday that “Gotti” will premiere out of competition at Cannes at a special gala screening at the Palais des Festivals on May 15. The Cannes Film Festival begins May 8. “Gotti” depicts the rise and fall of the notorious Gambino family crime boss John V. Gotti. It’s directed by Patchogue native Kevin Connolly (“Entourage”). The movie was supposed to open in December. But just 10 days before its release, distributor Lionsgate sold the film back to its production company. Vertical Entertainment stepped in with a wider release plan set for June 15. Ticketing service MoviePass also invested in the film. In a statement, Travolta thanked Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux for selecting “Gotti.” … [Read more...] about ‘Gotti’ biopic starring John Travolta to premiere at Cannes Film fest
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Updated 3:33 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Brian Douglas, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This image released by Vertical Entertainment shows John Travolta as John Gotti from the mobster biopic “Gotti." The film will premiere at Cannes as a special gala screening at the Palais des Festivals on May 15. The Cannes Film Festival begins May 8. (Vertical Entertainment via AP) less This image released by Vertical Entertainment shows John Travolta as John Gotti from the mobster biopic “Gotti." The film will premiere at Cannes as a special gala screening at the Palais des Festivals on May ... more Photo: Brian Douglas, AP 'Gotti,' with John Travolta, will premiere at Cannes 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — The delayed mobster biopic "Gotti," starring John Travolta, will premiere at the … [Read more...] about ‘Gotti,’ with John Travolta, will premiere at Cannes
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., April 12, 2018 The Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival is always fraught with argument, because Cannes officials see themselves as cinema curators, not social engineers. They simply want the best films they can get, with no attempt made to meet quotas of any kind. With only about 20 slots available in the Palme d’Or competition, chosen from a pool of 1,900 international submissions, omissions and oversights become inevitable, as artistic director Thierry Frémaux told the press Thursday in Paris: “There are more than 200 countries in the U.N. (United Nations). We cannot be totally representative.” Second-guessing is also inevitable, yet Thursday’s live unveiling of the 2018 Cannes slate, which screened online at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m. Toronto time, seemed more ripe for debate than usual. In fact, it seemed downright topsy-turvy, with traditionally rebellious directors like Jean-Luc … [Read more...] about Rebels become comrades, and vice-versa, at topsy-turvy Cannes 2018
THE Cannes Film Festival 2018 will see 18 films battle it out for the prestigious Palme d'Or award. Here's everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated cinematic event... When is the Cannes Film Festival 2018? The Cannes Film Festival 2018 will run from May 8-19. It is an annual event held in Cannes in the south of France which previews the best new films from around the world. The festival was founded in 1946 and is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres. In 2017 the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary. What is the Palme d'Or? The Palme d'Or is the biggest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and was first introduced in 1955. In 2017 Swedish director Ruben Östlund won the coveted award for his dark comedy The Square. There is also the chance to win a non-competitive Honorary Palme d'Or. This is awarded to directors (and, very occasionally, actors) who have never won a competitive Palme d'Or but have achieved a notable body of work. … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival 2018 – what are the dates and which films are in the running to win the Palme d’Or?
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., March 29, 2018 Movie critics and filmmakers have always had an uneasy relationship, not unlike that of judge and accused, but the weaponizing of social media has ratcheted up tensions. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Cannes Film Festival, the annual spring rite of professional moviegoers. Critical opinions used to be kept secret until the day after a world premiere, due to publishing schedules. Now, in the Twitter era, they are unleashed as thunderbolts immediately after advance media screenings. That has made some gala premieres particularly uncomfortable for the makers and stars of critically scorned films, who find themselves walking the red stairs into the Palais des Festivals stinging from mean media tweets sent earlier in the day. Aggrieved Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who endured a tweetstorm for his 2016 film It’s Only the End of the World, describes the experience as running a gauntlet of … [Read more...] about Can Cannes become kind?