Word Comes in On U.S. Releases of Cannes Favorites

Variety has reported that Sony Pictures Classics will release Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon in the U.S. on Christmas Day in New York and L.A. I’m assuming it will get a limited release the week after. It joins the wide releases Sherlock Holmes (meh) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (ouch).

In other Cannes in the U.S.A. news, the vampire thriller Thirst from director Park Chan-wook got its first U.S. trailer today. (And it’s a red-band!) The film gets a limited U.S. release on July 31st. You make take a gander at the trailer below:

The consensus from the festival seemed to be that the film will delight genre fans, but wasn’t one of Chan-wook’s best efforts. It looks like a great horror/vampire film. How long do you think it will be before it gets a U.S. remake that removes all the subtlety?

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