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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CANNES PREVIEW: Sizing up the Competition, part two

Posted by · 2:21 pm · May 7th, 2010

Continuing the breakdown of the 18 titles in contention for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins Wednesday. (Catch up with yesterday’s preview here.) Among them is the film I’ve put a sneaky wager on to take the gold — though given the foolhardiness of predicting festival awards, I don’t encourage you […]

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Cannes finalizes Competition lineup, jury

Posted by · 8:52 am · April 23rd, 2010

Those who were hoping that the promised additions to the Cannes Competition selection announced last week would bring some added name appeal to a lineup shorter than usual on star auteurs — particularly in the English-language realm — will be disappointed by today’s announcement. Cease your prayers for “The Tree of Life” to show up […]

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