Keep an eye on it

Posted by · 9:35 am · July 13th, 2010

Writing from Cannes in May, I broke form to issue my only concrete Oscar prediction of the year: that Oliver Schmitz’s South African AIDS-crisis drama “Life, Above All” (then competing in the Un Certain Regard strand) will be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar next year, and could even win. “Is it that […]

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CANNES: ‘Life, Above All,’ ‘Tender Son,’ ‘Cameraman’

Posted by · 7:03 pm · May 21st, 2010

“It is finished so soon?” asked the chipper French festival volunteer manning the theater doors as I slunk out of Hong Sangsoo’s “Hahaha” just before 11pm. No, I explained — it had a good hour left to go. “Is it that boring?” he asked. No, I explained — it wasn’t that boring. Modestly boring. Sweetly […]

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