Mattheiu Carratier‘s Cannes Film Festival tips were 75% correct, by the way: Darren Aronofsky‘s The Fountain (Warner Bros., October) will not, sad to say, be screened there, in competition or otherwise. (Perhaps via a market screening…?) And Richard Kelly‘s Southland Tales will not only play Cannes but in competition! Congrats, Richard! (Carratier had half-incorrectly been told it might be shown as a non-competitor or even as a midnighter.) Another French source confides that the reason The Fountain won’t be playing Cannes is that Aronofsky wanted his film in competition but the festival didn’t, so he withdrew it. That was it…plain and simple.