I need to add some upcoming films to Friday’s post on Best Bets for May.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams opens this week. Werner Herzog explores the 33,000-year-old cave paintings in Chauvert, France. Herzog knows what he is doing (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), and he says that this needed to be shot in 3D, so I believe him.
Also opening this weekend is Queen to Play. Sandrine Bonnaire plays a hotel maid who is taught chess by chess expert Kevin Kline and learns that she is gifted, which shakes up her family’s life. Jennifer Beals shows up in the film and, hey, Kevin Kline acts in French!
Midnight in Paris: In Woody Allen’s latest, Owen Wilson accompanies wife Rachel McAdams to Paris, where she is intrigued by pretentious Michael Sheen, leaving him to explore midnight Paris and discover his muse (Marion Cotillard, perhaps?). Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates and French first lady Carla Bruni all pop in. Releases widely May 27.
You can see trailers and descriptions of upcoming films at Movies I’m Looking Forward To. Here’s the trailer for Cave of Forgotten Dreams.