Cannes 2011: Trailers for ARIRANG, DAYS OF GRACE, and TATSUMI; poster for THE ARTIST

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 10th, 2011

Just about twenty-four hours away from the start of the Cannes Film Festival, the first looks and sneak peeks keep on rolling in.

First up, we have a trailer for the upcoming film from Korean helmer Kim Ki-Duk, entitled ARIRANG. Ki-Duk is arguably best known for his film SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING, and this trailer is definitely a bit of an intriguing little piece of footage.

The film looks at the director’s career and how it hasn’t quite given him the complete life that one would hope for. The trailer is absolutely off-the-wall in how intense it is, and looks to be one of the most introspective films hitting the Croisette this year. I’m a fan of what I’ve seen from the director, so this will be an interesting look through his eyes at his own career.

Check out the trailer and much more news from Cannes after the break.

Next, the trailer for the upcoming film DAYS OF GRACE has hit (hat tip to The Playlist who has the embed) and is both interesting, and also quite NSFW. The film will be part of the Cannes Midnight Movies portion of the festival, and is set over the span of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups following “A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.”

A trailer for Eric Khoo’s animated film, TATSUMI has also hit, and looks gorgeous. The film follows a man, the iconic Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who invents manga, and will be playing in the Un Certain Regard portion of the festival. It looks gorgeous and while it also looks a bit straightforward, the visual style is so unique and it will be a real joy to see this thing pop on the big screen.

Finally, a poster for THE ARTIST has hit (thanks to Allocine and The Playlist), and it’s a winner. The film is a silent film shot in black and white (those are two things that should be uttered a bit more in today’s film landscape) so it’s definitely one of the more intriguing films set to hit the Croisette later this week.

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