A frequent guest here over the decades, Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar presented his new film to an audience of Film Society Patrons on Tuesday, marking a return to comedy and a nostalgic look back at the 80s, when the director rose to fame.
Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris will open the Czech fest later this month; David Lynch will release new album Big Dream in July; Lasse Hallstrom and Helen Mirren eye new project.
At least 10 films by black directors will be released later this year. Also in film news: Penélope Cruz will be a Bond girl; Dom Hemingway heads to theaters; and Stony Brook Film Festival unveils lineup.
The World Premiere of Hong Kong horror omnibus Tales from the Dark Part 1 will open the 18-day celebration of Asian cinema, which includes tributes to Filipino Cinema and Korean character actor Ryoo Seung-Beom, a 40th anniversary screening of Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon, and a whopping 62 films!
In our last Daily Buzz podcast from this year's Cannes Film Festival, James Gray talks about the extensive research that went into the period details of his new film The Immigrant and his popularity in France.