Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 10: A selection lost in the desert

Now that there’s only one movie left to catch in competition (Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth), it seems to be a good time to start conjecturing about the winners. According to the buzz, any of the latest entries from the following filmmakers is a strong contender: Jia Zhangke, Sorrentino, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Jacques Audiard, Todd Haynes and Nanni Moretti. What all these directors have in common is having been able to emotionally move spectators.

Here at Plume Noire, it’s all about the works that have been leaving us a strong, long-lasting mark: While, visually, the striking Mad Max and graphic Love were probably highlights for different reasons, Laszlo Nemes’ Son of Saul and Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure of a Man are, without a doubt, the two movies that keep haunting us. They both are sober, precise works with a strong message and would breathe some fresh air into this otherwise dull 68th Cannes film festival edition.

As for today’s screenings, Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley of Love offered a mystical journey in Death Valley, which, despite strong performances by Gérard Depardieu (see picture below) and Isabelle Huppert, remains in the shadow of Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point and Bruno Dumont’s 29 Palms.

Gérard Depardieu at the Cannes film festival

Gérard Depardieu at the 2015 Cannes film festival

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Moland Fengkov

Moland Fengkov

Based in Paris, Moland is a journalist and photographer; He is more particularly responsible for covering the Cannes film festival for Plume Noire, writing movie reviews and taking gorgeous pictures.
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