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SWATH, Cosmopolis, and OTR strong contenders for Cannes 2012

Cannes is still a couple of months away so anything can happen, and much can change so this is our more level-headed, buyer-beware cautious entry into the world of speculation that tends to become engulfed in a lot of wishful thinking. All signs point to another strong festival, with a top tier list of filmmakers likely to make the journey.

“On The Road” (dir. Walter Salles)

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Sturridge, Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard

With production on the film beginning way back in August 2010, and additional photography happening last spring, it has been a slow but steady path for this highly anticipated, years in development adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel. The director gave fans good news in January when he revealed that editing and mixing on the film was finally finished. And with a May 23rd release already set for France, the film’s appearance at Cannes feels like a fait accompli from our vantage point.

Cosmopolis” (dir. David Cronenberg)

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Sarah Gadon

Before the end of the year, David Cronenberg told us that he was finishing the sound mix for the film, which means it’s nearing the finish line. Meanwhile, producerGregoire Melin recently told Cineuropa he is “counting on” the film showing up on the Croisette. Additionally, “Cosmopolis” is a co-production between French and Canadian backers, so we presume we’re looking at Cannes premiere, followed by a TIFF bow before rolling into theaters this fall. Cronenberg is a regular at the festival but hasn’t been there in a decade since “Spider,” so we’re sure they’re going to want him back.

“Snow White And The Huntsman” (dir. Rupert Sanders)

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth

Again, Cannes is no stranger to hosting blockbusters and the last two years have seen summer movies “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Robin Hood” unspool in the south of France. Will “Snow White And The Huntsman” fill that slot this year? With the film set to open on June 1st (just a few days after Cannes closes) the timing seems right, and a splashy premiere would be a nice final topping on what is already a steady publicity machine behind the pic.

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Rob and Kristen in a question on ‘Die Millionen Show’

On Austri’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire” the question was “According to the press, Robert Pattinson does not only love his co-star…….. in the movie”.

She didn’t even have to think about that one! How many of you Twi-hards would get giddy and starting screaming, “KRISTEN STEWART” if you were the one answering this question? I would!  

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Fan account from Bel Ami premiere

Thank you to @barnsie_com for sharing! 

Berlin Report (slightly repetitive, sorry)

I have been lucky enough to meet Robert on a few occasions, so my trip to Berlin was because I was REALLY keen to see the movie. Watching from the red carpet would be fun, but a screening was my main objective. And to see a little of Berlin and also to have fun.

I had to get up at 4am for a 7am flight. Arrived in Berlin and first stop was the Dali exhibition, which is definitely worth avisit. On our way back, we chanced upon Robert and the cast/directors going into the press conference. There were LOTS of fans, but they were all very respectful and patient. Robert seemed to be happy and chilled and signed for AGES. We watched from the barrier, he is a delight to look at obviously, and this was an added bonus.

About 1pm we got in the line for return tickets, and at 2.30pm, the line was moved inside. We obtained tickets about 6.30pm, and the screening was due to start at 7.30pm.

The tickets were 12 euros, and we were on the Parkett level (same as the VIPS). I feel very very lucky.

Inside the theatre was a screening of the live feed, so we were kept busy whilst we waited for the screening to start.

Robert and the cast/directors arrived and were placed on the best row, in the middle of the movie theatre (Row 17 approximately). BEFORE the film, TLitBD (The Lady in the Black Dress) announced their names, and they all stood up where they were seated, and were applauded. I got a VERY blurry pic, which I will, of course, post.

My camera is hopeless, but I refuse to chuck it because Robert has used it. #normal

Then when the movie started, the main cast left.

His parents and family were sitting away from him, to my left (looking at the screen) and ten rows forward. My friend sat directly behind them, one row away. I was directly behind RP and CR but about 8 rows back.

His family all stayed for the screening, but the cast left. It was dark but I could tell Robert and Christina went. Not sure about Holliday or Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan.

Dean and another chap are listed in the credits as Security to Mr Pattinson (or similar) and Tom Sturridge is in the credits under Special Thanks, with a whole bunch of other people.

At the end of the movie, there was a lot of applause. Then, TLitBD came on again and announced them, and they all came on stage and that is when the mini interview happened.

Amongst other things, she says:

“Robert, where is your hair?”

He says: “I left it at home. What does that mean? What am I talking about, Jesus? I have been hiding too long. Sometimes I forget I have a microphone in front of my face” (or similar)

Then when they filed off stage, it was all over. There was no after party. The party was the night before (16 February, according to a lady we chatted to). I guess he had dinner with his family last night.