Controversies Already Simmering At Cannes

The menu of films at the Cannes Film Festival is never complete without the added spice of controversy -- and this year's lineup is no exception. There is Scotish director Lynn Ramsay's We Need to Talk about Kevin , which explores the aftermath of a Columbine-type school shooting through the eyes of the parents of the shooter. Then there's Australian Julia Leigh's debut feature Sleeping Beauty , described as "a haunting erotic fairy tale about a student who drifts into prostitution and finds her niche as a woman who sleeps, drugged, in a 'Sleeping Beauty chamber' while men do to her what she can't remember the next morning." It already created a small political storm in Australia when it received government funding. Close to home, there's director Xavier Durringer's The Conquest , to be screened out of competition, about the rise to power of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. And then there's the Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver , starring Mel Gibson, whose release has been delayed repeatedly because of Gibson's outraageous behavior. It, too, will be screened out of competition, a decision that might have been based in part on the fact that the head of the jury is Robert De Niro, who might have been emotionally conflicted about it. On the one hand, he is known to have had a longtime friendship with Foster, who starred opposite him in the 1976 classic Taxi Driver . On the other hand, De Niro quit the production of Edge of Darkness following a reported falling-out with co-star Mel Gibson.

14/04/2011


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you are sooo full of shit as usual damnet! Robert de Niro is a long term friend of Mel gibson and has defended him on several occasions last summer you fcking bastaRD!Robert de Niro walk for the edge of darkness movie because he had problems withthe lines and withhte director fo the movie! not with mel gibson!The movie was out of competition and so was woodie allen movie and so was pirat of the carrabiean you dead fc idiot! you only show that you have no idea of how movies are include and what it means!And for your knowledge De Niro went off edge of darkness mvoie set less than 3 days after entering it and he had not even played a single scene with Mel Gibson in that time!!All he spedn those 3 days at was repeating the same gold scene on an don and at the 10th time he simply walk away. he didnt knew his lines...Robert de Niro is head of the jury, whihc mens that he DO NOT chose what movies will be in the competition list you moron!!Its Mister Frémeaux that chose the movies!
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