Kylie Minogue Leads Aussie Race At Cannes Film Festival

AUSTRALIA will be racing for Cannes gold this year with Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman lighting up the red carpet and two directors from Down Under competing for the Palme d'Or.

With a month to go until the May 16-27 event on the French Riviera, organisers yesterday named the 22 films in the main competition at the world cinema showcase, with Australia looming large in the selection.

Kidman stars in the 1960s-set thriller The Paperboy by Lee Daniels, alongside Zac Efron and John Cusack. The US director won a warm reception in Cannes three years ago for his last film Precious, about an obese black girl from Harlem.

The Australian actress also stars in Philip Kaufman's Hemingway and Gellhorn, shown out of competition, in which she plays the American writer's war reporter third wife Martha Gellhorn, opposite the British actor Clive Owen.

Pop superstar Minogue stars opposite Eva Mendes in Holy Motors, by the edgy French director Leos Carax, about a man who constantly changes identities.
Holy Motors is one of the 22 films in the main competition at the world cinema showcase that takes place on the French Riviera.

Andrew Dominik, the Australian director of The Assassination of Jesse James, re-teamed with Brad Pitt for the gangster thriller Killing Them Softly, set to inject a dose of stylish violence to the race for the Palme d'Or.

And Jessica Chastain, co-star of last year's Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life, returns to Cannes in Lawless, a film about bootleggers by Australia's John Hillcoat, also competing for the top prize.

GO KYLIE (The Actress) GO!

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5 comments:

Teddi said...

Oh my, I had no idea about this movie role!!!

Barbarella's Galaxy said...

Erm - I dont remember hearing about this either!

Marky Marc said...

Remember when K dyed her hair...she said it was for this movie!

Marky Marc said...

I posted about it back in October...http://shineonandon.blogspot.com/2011/10/kylie-films-holly-motors-in-paris.html

Marky Marc said...

http://shineonandon.blogspot.com/2011/10/kylie-takes-walk-on-dark-side.html