Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom-starrer Zulu will close the 66th Festival de Cannes. Also in Friday's film news: AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) is moving to the nation's capital; fans remember Jonathan Winters; Hollywood's Chinese Theater is getting a facelift; and the Gulf Film Festival unveils its slate.
Soon to be the recipient of the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award, Streisand's next directorial is unveiled; filmmakers tribute Roger Ebert; HBO plans a Nora Ephron doc; Jane Campion is set for Cannes honors; and H.M. the Queen receives a BAFTA.
The festival unveiled the Official Poster for its upcoming 66th edition, choosing Americans (Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman) for its main image for the third straight year. The latest news comes as speculation heats up over which films will make the official lineup announcement.
Cannes has set its Opening Night film and selected its Jury President. Now speculation begins to mount on which films will and won't join the May festival's lineup. Also, dueling Muhammad pics from Iran and Qatar, Zurich fest set to fete Brazil, and Tribeca All Access names 11 projects for its 2013 program.
Jane Campion heads to Cannes for jury duty; last year's Oscar-winning actors head to the Academy Awards for presentation duty; and Skyfall, Robert De Niro and Patricio Guzmán all have something to party about in today's FilmLinc Digest.
Today we highlight what's sure to be remembered as the breakout indie film of 2012. Benh Zeitlin's debut feature premiered at Sundance, was the surprise Closing Night screening at New Directors/New Films, and took home prizes at Cannes, London, the Gothams, and many more.