This Day In Film: September 19
by Nicholas Robinson
Today’s feature is not a birth or a death (some of my readers may be going “Thank God! I was starting to get bored with this stupid column.”) but an event. Nowadays, if you follow film blogs, you will know that every year there are film festivals held in different parts of the world. The point of these film festivals is for independent filmmakers to get their film seen by the press and studio heads in an attempt to sell it to a distributor or sometimes just for it to be seen. My point is today marks the 65th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. For those of you who do not know, this film festival occurs in Cannes, France (in May nowadays). This year, they had films including: Midnight in Paris, Melancholia, La Piel que Habito, Sleeping Beauty, The Tree of Life, Drive, The Hunter and dozens more.
Here are some of the more notable trailers from this year’s festival: