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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

in Cannes Film Festival Blog

Today’s red carpet arrival highlight was undoubtedly the presence of Julia Roberts making her debut at the Cannes festival, accompanied by George Clooney and Dominic West for the premiere of Money monster, a failed satire of the media and finance worlds from Jodie Foster. Besides Ms. Foster’s film which was presented out of competition, Mohamed Diab’s Clash opened Certain Regard […]

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Dheepan

in French Movies

Rather than playing it safe, award-winning French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rush and Bone) always tries to push the boundaries of cinema, whether it’s in terms of content or format. With his latest movie, Dheepan, he attempts to create a realistic work, this time taking on topical themes, immigration and violence in the projects. While he doesn’t pretend to […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

in Cannes Film Festival Blog

The opening of the 69th Cannes film festival was marked by the screening of Woody Allen’s Café Society (out of competition), the American filmmaker being accompanied by his leading cast including Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively and Jesse Eisenberg. While the jokes about Jews and a cruel movie industry are pretty effective, the love story is reminiscent of James Gray’s Two […]

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George Miller, President of the Cannes film festival 2016 Jury

Cannes 2016 – A First Impression

in Cannes Film Festival Blog

After making a successful comeback last year with the stunning Mad Max: Fury Road which was shown out of competition, the Australian filmmaker George Miller presides this year’s Cannes jury. While this is great news, the experience shows that a visionary president doesn’t mean the most groundbreaking works will win as choices made by the Coen brothers and David Cronenberg’s […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2016

in Cannes Film Festival

The 69th Cannes film festival is taking place from May 11th to May 22nd 2016 in Cannes, France. Read our movie reviews below and check out our Cannes festival blog for exclusive pictures, commentaries and behind-the-scenes. CANNES FILM FESTIVAL BLOG CANNES FILM REVIEWS Gimme Danger The Neon Demon AWARDS Here is the list of award winners, including sidebars: OFFICIAL COMPETITION Palme d’Or: I, Daniel Blake – […]

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Louder Than Bombs

in Norwegian Movies

After gaining attention on the international film festival circuit with two Norwegian-language works, Reprise (2006) and Oslo, August 31st (2011), Scandinavian filmmaker Joachin Trier is now ready to take over the world with Louder than Bombs, his first English-language effort which is supported by a solid cast including Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), Isabelle Huppert (Valley Of Love) and Jesse […]

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Valley Of Love

in French Movies

Valley of Love is kind of a concept work, reuniting powerhouse French film couple Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu, 35 years after Maurice Pialat’s iconic Loulou. The rendez-vous is this time set in California’s Death Valley, following their son’s death and this is mostly a pretext to allow them to visit the ghosts of their past and make us witness […]

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The Sea of Trees

in American Movies

With the release of his latest movie, American filmmaker Gus Van Sant’s glory days – more particularly radical, unapologetic works such as Elephant, Gerry and Last Days – seem to suddenly be distant memories: taking us for a walk in the forest where he loses both himself and his audience, it almost looks like the trees were casting a shadow […]

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Son Of Saul

in Hungarian Movies

Son of Saul’s opening shot is fixed and blurry. A character walks into the frame, gets closer and becomes focused. From there, the camera will follow him with a long sequence shot. Laszlo Nemes’s first film establishes its marks right away, with rigorous direction, realism and pertinence. The Hungarian filmmaker used an almost documentary-like approach to tackle his difficult, traumatic […]

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Love

in French Movies

Gaspar Noé’s latest much talked-about provocation isn’t exactly what you might expect: it isn’t just a 2-hour skin flick; it is a beautiful film. There are no improbable stunts here, no plumber coming to fix some girl’s pipes. There are lots of sex – some real, some fake – graced by beautiful bodies and an elegant light. And, to be frank, […]

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The Lobster

in Irish Movies

Amusing, disturbing and quite surreal, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster is a very singular work delivering an incisive portrait of a totalitarian society. Supported by a cold, meticulous direction and subtle performances, Mr. Lanthimos’ work clearly takes a stand against normality, both surprising and frightening spectators. The movie is set in a rehabilitation center for bachelors located in a grand hotel. During their […]

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Vincent Lindon at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Recap

in Cannes Film Festival Blog

When we heard that the Cohen brothers would be president of the Cannes 2015 jury, we were hoping that some audacious work would take home the glorious Palme d’or. As the festival was unfolding, day after day, it became clear that several movies could pretend winning the much-coveted prize – at least in most festivalgoers’ eyes – the likes of […]

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Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco

in French Movies

The announcement made during the opening credits sounds like an excuse: “the film that you are about to watch is a fiction based on real facts”.  With Grace of Monaco, French filmmaker Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) delivers his own adaptation of a true story in order to create an ambitious work and this is certainly his right. The […]

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