Trailers for most of the Cannes 2009 Competition selection

Written by Nic Wistreich on . Posted in Festivals

As Cannes Film Festival relaunches it website with a new service offering all films selected for the festival the chance to preview the first five minutes of their film, on release, on their site, and in a year bursting with the latest offerings from the festivals favourite auteurs, here's as many of the trailers as I could find. Starting with Lars von Trier's first return to horror since the Kingdom. It's a long time since a trailer scared the fluids out of me, and I can only hope it lives up to its promise. Full marks to Zentropa for having the only film in competition to shun YouTube's inferior quality streaming - in fact half the films don't even have websites or trailers ready, presumably because the films are still being finished, (or the producers are linktards). For more detailed write-up - Variety has a good run down.

Lars VON TRIER - ANTICHRIST -   1h44

More info from www.antichristthemovie.com

Jane CAMPION - BRIGHT STAR -  2h00

More info from www.brightstarthemovie.com

CLOSING FILM - Jan KOUNEN - COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY  - Out of Comp. - 2h00

No trailer yet. Photos available on the official site -  www.chanelstravinsky.com/

Pedro ALMODÓVAR - LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS  (Broken Embraces) -  2h09

Gaspar NOE  -  ENTER THE VOID -   2h30

No trailer yet. Photos available on the official site - www.soudainlevide.com

TSAI Ming-Liang - VISAGE (Face) - 2h18

Footage above of extracts from the film - no trailer yet. 

Andrea ARNOLD -  FISH TANK -  2h02

No trailer or website exists for this film (in fact BBC Films and Artifical Eye don't even give it a page on their sites. I've seen coffee mornings better promoted).

Alain RESNAIS -  LES HERBES FOLLES  - 1h36

No trailer or website for this yet either. Pah, publicity? Poo!

Quentin TARANTINO - INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS -  2h40

Yeah! Woo! War! Killing People! WOW! Cruelty! And not just people, but NAZIS! With Cruelty.
That Hitler guy, he so funny, he get so angry!

Can't Quentin just go into rehab or somewhere for a few years and come out to make one more masterpiece? Is it so much to ask?

Brillante MENDOZA - KINATAY -   1h45

Erm, no trailer or website for this film either. Which planet are these guys living in?

Ken LOACH - LOOKING FOR ERIC -  1h59

Ken Loach in feel good film shock?! And a stoner film at that? More info from lookingforericmovie.co.uk

Isabel COIXET - MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO -  1h44

More info from www.mapofthesoundsoftokyo.com. The site has a video diary, but no trailer.

Xavier GIANNOLI -  A L’ORIGINE  - 2h30

No trailer or website either, as far as I can tell

Jacques AUDIARD  - UN PROPHÈTE  - 2h35

No website or trailer.

LOU Ye CHUN - FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN (Spring Fever) -   1h55

No website or trailer.

Ang LEE - TAKING WOODSTOCK  -   1h50

PARK Chan-Wook - BAK-JWI (Thirst)  - 2h13

Elia SULEIMAN - THE TIME THAT REMAINS -   1h45

No website, no trailer.

OPENING FILM - Peter DOCTER - UP -  Out of Competition -  1h35

More info from website - www.pixar.com/featurefilms/up/

Johnnie TO - VENGEANCE  -   1h48

Marco BELLOCCHIO - VINCERE  -   2h08

Michael HANEKE - DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon)   - 2h24

Extract above, full trailer and website awaited.

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