Cannes Film Festival 2012 which is the 65th version of this world renowned cultural event is just on the wings. Cannes film festival is considered to be the most respected film festival in the world and the acclamation and prizes given by this revered competitive cultural event are arguably the most sought after recognitions in the world. Arguably, because Oscar is considered by many as the grandest prize in the film world, though there are opinions that Oscar is mainly the prize or acclamation preferred by the mainstream movies that have limited artistic vision and ambition. If you look at the history of Cannes and judge simultaneously with Oscar you will understand that the specialty of Cannes is the multifarious artistic exposure that it provides to the world film irrespective of any genre and medium. Cannes Film Festival 2012 is starting from May 16, 2012 and scheduled to end on May 27, 2012. Like always people and media from all over the globe are eagerly waiting for the news regarding various aspects of the Cannes Film Festival 2012, like nominations, winner, jury, critical appreciation, prizes, celebrity news, etc. We would introduce here some of the important facts about Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Official Selection of the Main Competition of Cannes Film Festival, 2012
The films for the official selection of the Main Competition of Cannes Film Festival 2012 were announced on 19th April 2012 and it includes a majority of films from the Western European Countries and a minority from the rest of the world. At any rate this year in the Cannes Film Festival 2012 some of the great directors have been featured with their much expected latest work. The films of the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2012 include Rust and Bones by sensational new French director Jacques Audiard, Like Someone in Love by the celebrated director of Iran Abbas Kiorestami, On the Road by another great sensational director of Brazil Walter Salles and a lot many attractive names in the world films. But astonishingly no directorial debut film has been taken in this year's official competition section of the Cannes Film Festival, 2012. The official competition is going to roll out with the screening of Moonrise Kingdom by American director Wes Anderson and the festival is going to end with the screening of late Claude Miller's final film Thérèse Desqueyroux. The official poster of the Cannes Film Festival 2012 will portray Marilyn Monroe to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her death.
Un Certain Regard Selection
There have been great many names from countries other than the European location in the Un Certain Regard selection of the Cannes Film Festival, 2012. This year section included many films from upcoming directors from various countries. The films of this section include 7 Days in Havana by 7 different directors of Spanish origin, Japanese film 11:25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate by the director Koji Wakamatsu, White Elephant by Argentinian Director Pablo Trapero and many other films from all over the world.
The Juries of the Cannes Film Festival 2012
The choice of juries of any film festival is always a subject of immense media attention and debate, especially if the festival is of the stature of Cannes Film Festival. The juries of the Cannes Film Festival 2012v include Italian Filmmaker Nanni Moretti who is also the president of the jury board, Palestinian actress and director Hiam Abbas, English filmmaker Andrea Arnold, French actress Emmanuelle Devos, French Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, German actress Diane Kruger, Scottish Actor Ewan McGregor, American Filmmaker Alexander Payne and Haitian Filmmaker Raoul Peck. British actor Tim Roth is the President of the Un Certain section of Cannes Film Festival 2012.