Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 8: Festival Favorites

It’s already been a week since the festival opened and people are already claiming they know which film will get the much-coveted Palme d’Or, even though the subject of their praise seems to vary from one festival-goer to another.

Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Todd Haynes’ Carol seem to be in the lead while, on our end, none of these movies deserved the ultimate award. Mia Madre might be touching and heartfelt but it remains inferior to his most emblematic work, The Son’s Room. As for Youth, it once again shows that Mr. Sorrentino misses the mark every other film, his latest entry losing itself in bad editing and vain ruminations. Regarding Carol, we didn’t get the chance to watch it, so we won’t comment about it.

What is sure is that our favorites so far are Laszlo Nemes’ The Son of Saul (read our review here) and Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure of a Man (read our review here) , two movies with strong direction and themes.

As a side note, today we also got our ticket for the Cannes Mayor’s aioli: every year, the mayor invites the jury and the press to enjoy this yummy Provence dish, which offers the chance to mingle and be part of the Cannes circus.

The Cohen Brothers

The Cohen Brothers at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference

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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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