Opening of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

timrothcannesThe 2014 Cannes Film Festival opened today with Olivier Dahan’s fake biopic about Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco (read our film review here).

Unsurprisingly, this controversial entry (the director and US distributor Harvey Weinstein have been fighting about the cut) proves to be a big mess and it’s easy to understand how the Rainier family distanced itself from this melodramatic and free adaptation; And it’s even more disappointing knowing that the two lead actors, Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth deliver some corny performances.

Fortunately, the official competition provided some relief with Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu (read our film review here). Centering on an African village ruled by an Islamist militia, this poetic and politically-charged picture mocks religious extremes.

Picture: Tim Roth. (c) Moland Fengkov.

 

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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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