Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Day 5: My King and My Mother

Maïwenn’s My King received quite a warm welcome at the end of its early morning – at least by Cannes’ standards – screening. Built on flashbacks, the script centers on a woman who, while being hospitalized for a ski accident, has reminiscences of old affair with a narcissist man.

Vincent Cassel - Cannes film festival 2015

Vincent Cassel at the 2015 Cannes film festival

My King is mostly worth watching for Vincent Cassel’s performance as a seductive but flawed hustler, which clearly overshadows lead actress Emmanuelle Bercot who, incidentally, also directed the festivals’ opening film, Standing Tall.

Somewhat hysterical, My King looks unbalanced, the present time sequences not bringing much to the story.

While we haven’t gotten the chance to watch Todd Haynes’ much talked-about Carol, a lesbian tale starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, reviewed were mixed.

Cate Blanchett - Cannes film festival 2015

Cate Blanchett at the 2015 Cannes film festival

On the other hand, Joachim Trier’s Louder than bombs proved to be a solid, touching entry about a man trying to reconnect with his two kids, following his wife’s suicide.

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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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