The official selection at Cannes 2020 was just recently announced, so that festival is going on in spite of the pandemic, world unrest, and other global turmoils. And that’s a good thing! We need films and stories now more than ever, don’t we?
Celluloid Dreams, the French film production and distribution company which is also an international sales company, is bringing its slate of films to the festival, and has included its post-production titles in their Cannes line-up document.
One of those films is Death of a Ladies’ Man, which is still scheduled for a 2020 release. It will be marketed at Cannes this year, but not screened. Still, it is on the horizon and we look forward to seeing it with great anticipation!
Here is the film’s information included in the Celluloid Dreams Cannes 2020 line-up document:
Check out the list of Leonard Cohen songs that will be included in the film. What a treat those will be! Telling a story using iconic music like this is such a lovely concept.
Stay tuned for more film news as it happens!
And for more information about Death of a Ladies’ Man, check out its Project Page.
In this Rolling Stone article from 2016, the year of Leonard Cohen’s death, there is a quote that I find both poignant and profound:
“This sounds like the most hackneyed 19th-century platitude,” Cohen once told me, “but in the midst of my own tiny personal troubles, I turned to the thing I knew how to do and I made songs out of it, and in the making of those songs, much of the pain was dissolved. That is one of the things that art does, is that it heals. A man who makes those choices in his own life is often more beautiful than his works. Any artist who remains true to himself becomes a work of art himself, because that is one of the most difficult things to do. If someone does have that vocation, and diligently applies himself to the exigencies that arise, he will lose a great deal but he will have created his own character.”