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Rushes: Cannes Lineup, Wong Kar-wai's "Blossoms Shanghai," Apichatpong Weerasethakul x Fireflies Press

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI. The lineup for the Cannes 2021 official selection has arrived, featuring new titles from Sean Baker, Julia Ducournau, Bruno Dumont, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mia Hansen-Løve, and even Sean Penn. This year's festival will also see the French premiere of F9, the latest of the Fast and Furious franchise, at a public screening.
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul, David Lowery, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras & More Secretly Shot a NEON Omnibus Film

With the pandemic forcing filmmakers into quarantine it meant many productions and premieres were delayed, leaving creative minds to explore other outlets to produce. We’ve already seen a few results of this with the omnibus films Homemade and Erēmīta (Anthologies)–-both featuring a collection of shorts from world-renowned talent as they were stuck at home––and now another intriguing one has been unveiled.
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NEON 2021 slate: Tilda Swinton in Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Kristen Stewart in ‘Spencer’ and more

NEON, who released last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Parasite, has revealed its 2021 slate including release dates where available. On board is the controversial TIFF 2020 film New Order from Michel Franco and two 2021 documentary hits’ Ailey from director Jamila Wignot, about famed African American choreographer Alvin Ailey and Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Grand Jury Prize winner Flee about a gay Afghan refugee struggling with a long-buried secret.
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‘I Was A Simple Man’: Hawaiian Ghost Story Recalls Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Earthly Dreamscapes [Sundance Review]

Set on the trench that divides waking reality from the subconscious, director Christopher Makoto Yogi’s moody sophomore effort “I Was a Simple Man” achieves the narrative fluidity of dreams in a multigenerational ghost tale that conflates Hawaii’s recent history with one man’s burdensome life—both in irrevocable transition. Faced with the...