David Croneneberg spoke to AFP at the International Film Festival in Toronto and mentioned how he thought Maps To The Stars is a film for Cannes. We have to agree with David and think it would be fantastic to see it at Cannes. Keeping everything crossed this happens.
I did a rough translation of the article using Google translate, but if you want to check out the full article over at Europe1 (in french) click HERE
Canadian director David Cronenberg hopes his next film Maps to the stars will be selected for the next Cannes Film Festival, he told AFP Thursday on the sidelines of the International Film Festival in Toronto. “I really think that this is a film for Cannes. It would be nice!” Said David Cronenberg, former president of the Cannes jury in 1999 who completed filming his latest movie this summer. David Cronenberg won the Cannes Jury Prize in 1996 with Crash.
Maps to the Stars promises to be a fierce critic of the Hollywood system. The film director was allowed to shoot “for the first time” in the United States, while many of his films are supposed to take place there. “It was always cheaper to shoot in Canada” and then the landscapes are lifelike, he noted. So for Dead Zone, “those of Ontorio resemble New England, and for History of Violence, supposed to take place in Idaho. But Hollywood was different. We don’t have palm trees here! “he exclaimed.