Cannes Film Festival Movies + Set Decoration Revealed

Cannes Film Festival


Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Three Monkeys
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne -Le Silence de Lorna
Arnaud Desplechin - A Christmas Story
Clint EastwoodChangeling
Atom EgoyanAdoration
Ari FolmanWaltz with Bashir
Philippe Garrel - La Frontiere de lAube
Matteo Garrone - Gomorra
Charlie Kaufman -Synecdoche, New York
Eric Khoo - My Magic
Lucretia Martel - La Mujer sin cabeza
Brillante Mendoza - Serbis
Kornel Mondruczo - Delta
Walter SallesLinha de Passe
Paolo Sorrentino - Il Divo
Pablo Trapero - Leonera
Wim WendersThe Palermo Shooting
Jia Zhangke - 24 City
Steven SoderberghGuerrilla and the Argentine


Steven SpielbergIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Mark Osborne and John Stevenson - Kung Fu Panda
Ji-Woon Kim - The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Woody AllenVicky Cristina Barcelona


Bong Joon Ho, Leos Carax, Michel GondryTokyo!
Antonio Campos - Afterschool
Chung Mong-Hong - Ting Che
Thomas Clay - Soi Cowboy
Raymond Depardon - La Vie moderne (Profils Paysans)
Andreas Dresen - Wolke 9
Sergey Dvortsevoy - Tulpan
Amat Escalante - Los Bastardos
Abel Ferrera - Chelsea on The Rocks
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige - Je veux voir
Bent Hamer - O Horten
Annemarie Jacir - Milh Hadha Al-Bah
Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Tokyo Sonata
Fendou Liu - Yi Ban Haishui, Yi Ban Huoyan
Matheus Nachtergaele - A Festa da Menina Morta
Ruben Ostlund - De Ofrivilliga
Kelly ReichardtWendy And Lucy
Jean-Stephane Sauvaire - Johnny Mad Dog
Pierre Schoeller - Versailles
James Toback - Tyson


Marina Zenovich - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Wong Kar-wai - Ashes of Time Redux
Daniel Leconte - Cest dur detre aime par des cons
Marco Tullio Giordana - Sangue Pazzo
Terence Davies - Of Time and the City


Emir Kusturica - Maradona
Jennifer Lynch - Surveillance
Hong-Jin Na - The Chaser


Alison Thompson - The Third Wave

Set decoration revealed

Get Smart Set by Leslie Rollins

“Pulling Back the Drapes: Set Decoration Revealed,” which highlights the work of film set decorators, is a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

From the Academy's press release: “As part of the production design team, a set decorator's role is to give a level of physical reality to the various environments in a film, including the spaces that help define a character. In just a few seconds of screen time, the set decorator must convey something about the character's personality, past experience or present emotional state. With input from the film's director and production designer, the set decorator makes decisions about furniture, fabrics, color, personal items and other objects that serve to give the audience a window into the character's mind and heart.”

“Pulling Back the Drapes” will showcase the work of the following artists:

Larry Dias, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Set elements to be featured include Indy's home library and desk.

K.C. Fox, Forgetting Sarah Marshall – An elaborate Hawaiian hotel lobby will be recreated.

Lauri Gaffin, Iron Man – This installation will reproduce part of a cave indoors.

Anne Kuljian, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – This installation will feature oversized pieces inspired by Chinese art techniques and artifacts.

Jan Pascale, The Spiderwick Chronicles – The film's mysterious attic will be reconstructed in the gallery's alcove.

Leslie Rollins, Get Smart (top photo) – The Chief's office will be re-created with references to the original television series.

Susan Bode Tyson, Baby Mama – This installation will feature Kate's bedroom in a New York City apartment.

The exhibition also will include display cases that reveal some “tricks of the set decorator's trade” and video monitors with footage from the movies and behind-the-scenes material.

“Pulling Back the Drapes: Set Decoration Revealed” will be on display through Sunday, August 24. The Academy's galleries, located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, are open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, noon to 6 p.m. The Academy will be closed during the Memorial Day holiday weekend – Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, as well as for the Independence Day holiday weekend – Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6.

For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit

Photo: courtesy of Leslie Rollins

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