Director David Cronenberg opens his new film, Cosmopolis, with a quote: “A rat became the unit of currency.” The quote is by Zbigniew Herbert and also opens the novel by Don DeLillo on which the film is based.
Robert Pattinson is very proud of his latest film, Cosmopolis, which is premiering at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Directed by A History of Violence auteur David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis stars Pattinson as a Wall Street billionaire who embarks on an epic journey through Manhattan after venturing out in search of a quality haircut.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, an eccentric Thai film, has won the Palme d'Or at the 63rd Festival des Cannes. Director Weerasethakul, who calls himself Joe because of the difficulty Westerners have pronouncing his name, has made a ghost story about a man who is on speaking terms with supernatural beings.