Cannes: Download THR's Day 1 Daily
The fest's first daily issue includes a ranking of all the Palme d'Or winners and exclusive news of the first project from Ridley Scott's new genre shingle.
The Hollywood Reporter released its first Cannes Film Festival daily issue as the festival kicked off on Wednesday, May 10. The issue features a comprehensive ranking of all the Palme d'Or winners, a look at The Orchard's festival strategy and exclusive news of the first project from Ridley Scott's new genre shingle.
All the Palme d'Or Winners
What's most apparent from the ranking of the 69 films by THR's reviewers is that the majority of the top 10 — and even 20 — films chosen were made several decades ago. Are critics nostalgic by nature? Or are movies just not what they used to be? That’s for you to decide.
The Orchard's Croisette Plans
Paul Davidson, executive vp film and television, is shifting his game plan heading into this year’s Cannes market thanks to the dearth of available titles screening in the festival, and expects that he won’t be alone on that front. "More than ever before, you’re going to see a lot of stuff get picked up just based on promos," he says. The 44-year-old married father of two spoke to THR about his festival strategy, the Amazon/Netflix factor and why he’ll watch Captain America: Civil War after Cannes.
Teresa Palmer's Twisted
The Warm Bodies star will head up the cast of the sci-fi thriller, which marks the first project from the newly launched "Ridley Scott Presents …" genre label. Based on true events, the story centers on a child psychologist with a haunted past (Palmer) who is dispatched to an isolated orphanage to investigate a group of children who start exhibiting peculiar symptoms following an extraterrestrial encounter.