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IndieWire/Playlist’s 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The Cannes Film Festival Includes NO

“No” – dir. Pablo Larrain – Chile Synopsis: A black comedy centering on an ad executive’s campaign to oust Augusto Pinochet in Chile. What You Need To Know: For some reason the distribution deities haven’t been kind to Pablo Larrain. Both “Tony Manero” and “Post-Mortem” were stark, harrowing and darkly funny movies cut from the same cloth of our favorite 1970s renegade new wavers, yet the former barely blipped in theaters and the latter only just made it into the U.S. last month. But with Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal in tow and a picture described by producer Juan de Dios Larrain as “an epic David and Goliath story (and) a black comedy with attitude,” this closing film in the director’s Pinochet trilogy, which focuses on the 1988 referendum that finally got rid of the dictator, should be a rousing one, unlikely to be given the same short shrift as the others. It’ll be interesting to see how much of Larrain’s aesthetic survives with such an optimistic-sounding crowd pleaser, but we’re excited at the prospect of him reaching a wider audience when he returns to the Directors’ Fortnight, where “Tony Manero” premiered back in 2008. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-playlists-15-most-anticipated-pictures-of-the-cannes-film-festival-20120509?page=2