5:02 pm Update: Fernando MeirellesBlindness was missing from this morning’s official Cannes Film Festival lineup. And yet it was reported as a definite Cannes possibility by Variety‘s Todd McCarthy, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Zeitchik and Agence France Presse last month.
I gather it will be shown at Cannes under some aegis. I haven’t been told this in so many words, but a person in the Blindness camp has written that this morning’s official Cannes list, as we all know, omitted “a few key announcements that are yet to be made.” The implication seems clear.
These stories — #1, #2 and #3 — presumably had some basis in fact. Blindness is a September 19th release from Miramax and is (also) going to Toronto.