rohanlady writes: Just found out that David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” starring Viggo Mortensen will be shown at this year’s Cannes Festival as well as “Sin City” starring Elijah “Frodo” Wood. Thought you might be interested. It was also stated in VARIETY , but you have to subscribe. [More]

In The Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival looms on the horizon (11th-22nd May) and the Americans are set to dominate once again. Competition entries include comicbook noir Sin City starring Bruce Willis and Clive Owen; David Cronenberg’s A History Of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen as a vigilante killer; Jim Jarmusch’s untitled project featuring Bill Murray; and Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, headlined by Michael Pitt as a suicidal 70s rocker in his final hours.

Of course it wouldn’t be Cannes without Danish director Lars Von Trier, but even his latest is set in the USA. After Dogville, Manderlay is the second part of his Land Of Opportunities trilogy, this time dealing with racial oppression. Willem Dafoe and Lauren Bacall star. Yup, it’s all about as French as freedom fries. [More]