Dau was filmed in a full-size replica of a Soviet scientific institute featuring real-life physicists, Communist party bosses and former KGB agents. But you might never get the chance to see the results of the huge production.
One of the hottest tickets at this year's Cannes International Film Festival was for Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" starring Gerard Depardieu as a thinly-veiled version of the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the film is the actor Depardieu himself.
In Benh Zeitlin's first film, he transports audiences to a Louisiana fairy tale land eerily similar to pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans. The movie follows the life of a 6-year-old, as the life she knows is built up and then torn apart.