Post-Partum Cannes

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This is the end, Spielberg and his friends have made their decisions, the verdict has been said, Cannes 2013 is officially over. But for us film critics, it’s again D- 364! We will be dreaming over the next months of having a pink accreditation next year (the highest of all recognitions in Cannes because you […]

How to make it in Italy? Meet F. Grassadonia & A. Piazza

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Italian cinema is in trouble, nothing new about that. This has not prevented two tenacious Sicilian filmmakers, Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza to shoot one of the most beautiful films of the Cannes festival, « Salvo », a dark and romantic variation around the figure of Melville’s « Samurai » happening in Palermo. /By Pamela Pianezza/ Lire l’interview en […]

DAILY CANNES #9 L’image manquante

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Rithy Panh, a Cambodian director, has been making movies (S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell) over 10 years about the Khmer genocide that happened in the late 70s when the dictator Pol Pot leading the Khmers Rouge killed almost 2 million people. His latest movie L’image manquante just […]

DAILY CANNES #8 – Blue is the warmest color

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Almost everyone in Cannes believes Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest movie should receive la Palme d’Or, and we do completely agree. This film needs to be seen not only because it is superbly shot, and because the two actresses Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos are amazingly talented, but because this is a movie about a passionate love […]

DAILY CANNES #7 – « Sarah prefers to run »

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We already knew that a fresh Canadian breeze was blowing over the Cannes festival in the last couple of years, Denis Villeneuve, Denis Côté and more recently the very young Xavier Dolan. Chloé Robichaud picks up the torch with her first feature film Sarah prefers to run, the portrait of a young woman (amazing Sophie […]

DAILY CANNES #6 – “Les Salauds”

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Claire Denis’ The Bastards is in line with the rest of her career. No big surprises, no big risks, but a typical “Claire Denis movie”. The actor Vincent Lindon, who already had the lead role in Friday Night plays Marco a supertanker captain who has to return to Paris after his brother in law has […]

DAILY CANNES #5 – « Lunch box »

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You can almost smell the spices and taste the delicious food that Ila (Nimrat Kaur)  prepares in her kitchen every morning. A delicious meal (composed of chapati, vegetables, curry and other wonders) that should be delivered in a lunchbox at her husband’s office. This crazy Indian system is usually flawless, defying all logic, millions of […]

DAILY CANNES #4 – « Grand central »

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Un certain regard – Zlotowski is now playing in the big boys’ team. With a second movie that is quite masculine, filming a nuclear power plant in France and its workers with a love story in the middle, Grand Central has seduced the Croisette. /By Iris Brey/ A love story in a nuclear power plant. […]

DAILY CANNES #3 – « Miele »

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Valeria Golino’s first movie as a director (she is a famous actress in France and Italy) is mesmerizing, as we follow a young woman, Miele (“honey”), who helps people pass because they can no longer bear life with their illness. She gives them a deadly potion she buys in Mexico that is used to kill […]

Daily Cannes #2 – « Suzanne »

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Last week’s What to Watch on Netflix or elsewhere recommended Katell Quillévéré’s first feature film Love like Poison. Yesterday, the director’s second film Suzanne was premiered at the Critics Week and became an immediate success. Suzanne is the story of a young woman who grows up with her sister and father after her mother’s death […]