Cannes 2011: Brillante Mendoza’s CAPTURED to hit the Croisette?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 30th, 2011

Speculation is still running rampant with regards as to which films will or won’t be hitting this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and now it’s time for yet another turn for Isabelle Huppert to get sent to the Croisette this year.

With her turn in Michael Haneke’s LOVE yet to be disclosed as to its plans for this May, Cineuropa is reporting (via The Playlist), that the Brillante Mendoza film, CAPTURED, in which Huppert stars as a French woman who must escape a group of Muslim extremists who have kidnapped her and her colleague, may hit the fest.

The film co-stars Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta, Maria Isabel Lopez, and Rustica Carpio, and would be the return of Mendoza to the festival, who won the Best Director award in 2009 for his film KINATAY.

Based on the true story of Therese Bourgoin, this does sound like an immensely intriguing project, and one that seems far more likely to play the festival than Huppert’s other film, LOVE, which just wrapped a few weeks ago. However, if this appears to be anything, it appears as though Huppert is set to have one hell of a 2011.

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