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Hollywood movies at Cannes- an overview

By Gunjan Shastri Subscribe to RSS | June 12th 2012 | Views:

Hollywood movies are well known for their high profile actors, unique stories, music and exotic locations. Every year, many high profile movies are produced and screened in the theaters. Every year, movies in the competition section, are nominated to receive different awards at Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival, introduced way back in 1946 is now one of the premiere film festivals in the world, followed by movie lovers from around the globe. Even the residents in India love to keep track of all movies that are nominated for different awards, in the festival that takes place in Cannes, France.

Cannes is a place where directors, actors, technicians, producers of TV shows and stage plays gather together for one common cause, showcasing their talent to the world. The popularity of Cannes Film Festival rivals the Oscars.

Hollywood movies at the Cannes

If you are a movie lover, the Cannes Film Festival will definitely interest you. Every year, a bunch of Hollywood best movies are screened for movie lovers at the Festival. Cannes is like a second Christmas for movie fans. It is the icing on the cake for all movie lovers when, at the end of the year, their favorite move reaches the award festivals at Cannes. Over the past few years, the number of Hollywood movies entering Cannes has gone up. The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival was successfully held in May 2012 from 16th to 27th. This year’s Cannes festival was inaugurated with the US movie Moonrise Kingdom which was directed by Wes Anderson.

Not just the movie lovers but the directors and producers too consider the Cannes as a gateway to all those movies which are not on their radar. This is because; the movies are unseen until they enter the Cannes and debut at the respected French fest. Talking about the Cannes Film Festival, only the best movies enter the prestigious French fest. Cannes is considered to be a fancy place for film festivals where all the Hollywood bigwigs get an opportunity to showcase their acting skills or fashion quotient. At Cannes, film producers submit their movies with big stars, big names and big stories in the hope that they win the competition and walk away with the most prestigious award.

‘Rust and Bone’, ‘Holy Motors’, ‘Cosmopolis’, ‘Reality’, ‘In Another Country’, ‘The Taste Of Money’, ‘The Angel’s Share’, ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’, ‘On The Road’, ‘Paradise Love’, ‘Beyond The Hills’, ‘The Hunt’ and ‘In The Fog’, are some of the movies that entered the Cannes Festival which took place in 2012. Some of the Hollywood movies that were selected for the French fest at Cannes include ‘Moonrise Kingdome’, ‘The Paperboy’, ‘Killing Them Softly’, ‘Lawless’ and ‘Mud’. Another Hollywood movie, ‘The Central Park Five’ was screened as a part of special screening section. ‘The Chair’ was one of the movies selected from 4,500 entries, as a part of short film competition section.

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