More Cannes speculation

The official lineup for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival (5.16 through 5.27) won’t be revealed until 4.19, but Cineuropa is reporting that “according to different sources,” the event will open with Wong Kar Wai‘s My Blueberry Nights and close with David Fincher‘s Zodiac, with Francis Coppola‘s Youth Without Youth expected to join Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s Thirteen as an out-of-competition title.


My Blueberry Nights star Norah Jones (l.) with director Wong Kar Wai. The English-language romantic drama costars Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Tim Roth and Ed Harris.

I ran a Peter Howell-inspired piece a few weeks ago that covered a lot of the same likelies and maybes. The only thing I missed earlier is the relatively fresh news that a longer version of Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof will be shown as a stand-alone feaure.

Potential Golden Palm contenders, in the view of Europa’s editor[s], include Denys Arcand‘s Age of Innocence, Todd HaynesI’m Not There, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s No Country for Old Men, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s Ballon rouge, Gus Van Sant‘s Paranoid Park and Emir Kustarica‘s Promise Me This.

Other distinct possibilities include Takeshi Kitano’s Kantoku Banzai, Im Kwon-taek‘s Beyond The Years and Carlos ReygadasSilent Light.

.

The Europa item says that “an air of uncertainty” hangs over Woody Allen‘s Cassandra’s Dreams, Sean Penn‘s Into the Wild, Michael Moore‘s Sicko and Michael Winterbottom‘s A Mighty Heart. Hey, what about Martin Scorsese‘s Rolling Stones documentary?