Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Argento's Take Over Cannes
Here are a few shots, from the always great and exhaustive Ode To Azia website, of Dario and Asia just a few days ago at the Cannes Film Festival. They are attending the premiere's of the newly restored SUSPIRIA as well as one of Asia's newest films.
Asia has an incredible four films premiering this year at Cannes with a fine slew of directors including Dario, Abel Ferrara, Catherine Breillat and Olivier Assayas.
I must say that after their much publicized troubles it is great to see these two looking so happy together and supportive of each other. Is there a cooler father and daughter team on the planet?
I haven't heard how the reception to SUSPIRIA went or what exactly is restored about it but I can't imagine anyone seeing it on the big screen and not being totally blown away.
Of Asia's four new films, I believe Assayas' BOARDING GATE and Breillat's UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE are in official competition while Ferrara's much anticipated GO GO TALES and secions of Dario's MOTHER OF TEARS are screening out of competition. I might have that a bit backwards but I think that is the set up. Either way it is a great thing to see Asia in four high profile films by respected director's at an otherwise pretty dull, from what I have heard, festival this year.
Many more pictures from Cannes over at Ode To Azia which is linked to the right.