OUVERTURE : UP de PIXAR. Pedro ALMODÓVAR LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS. Andrea ARNOLD FISH TANK. Jacques Audiard Un Prophete. Marco BELLOCCHIO VINCERE. Jane CAMPION BRIGHT STAR. Isabel COIXET MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO. Xavier GIANNOLI A L’ORIGINE. Michael HANEKE DAS WEISSE BAND. Ang LEE TAKING WOODSTOCK. BEIJING, April 23 -- Ang Lee's new film, "Taking Woodstock," is high on the media's shortlist for the top gong at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The jury panel will announce the final lineup for Cannes' main competitions - including such major honors as Best Picture and Best Director - on Wednesday, French local time. Ang Lee has not yet confirmed any nomination for his film, a second homosexual-themed picture following his Oscar-winning success, "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005. Lee's Woodstock film is based on the book, "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life" - a memoir by Elliot Tiber, the man who enabled the Woodstock music festival to take place in 1969.
The three-day Woodstock event not only changed Tiber's life, but became a turning point in American culture. Cannes Film Festival regular Quentin Tarantino's World War II picture "Inglorious Bastard," starring Brad Pitt, will debut at the festival which opens on May 13. Ken LOACH LOOKING FOR ERIC. LOU Ye CHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN. Brillante MENDOZA KINATAY.
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