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Screen Play: Cannes Film Festival 2013

Sneak peek 3 movies competing on the Croisette

screen play: cannes preview!

What’s better than watching Games of Thrones and picking your cuticles?

Nothing. But the following three trailers run a close second.

All of which are competing for the Palme d’Or (a.k.a. top prize) in the French Riviera. Other notable competitors include Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace pic, Behind the Candelabra.

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring; Margin Call director J.C. Chandor’s second, All Is Lost; and the first English-language film from actor-turned-director Guillaume Canet (who directed fantastic French thriller Tell No One, but you’ll know him better as this handsome guy), Blood Ties, premiere as well.

Spielberg’s got his hands full.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives
Two years ago, NWR took Cannes’s director prize for Drive. Judging by the trailer for his latest noir thriller, his formula remains intact: Ryan Gosling + violence - chitchat = winning.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis
Their last Cannes visit was with No Country for Old Men. Here, old men are replaced with Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and an orange fuzz ball we like to call the star of the show.

François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful
No stranger to the fest, the Frenchman comes to play with a portrait of a 17-year-old prostitute, which reminds us of Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience — just with a lot more boob, we’re sure.

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