Maybe next year they’ll invite us *sniff*
A further insight into neon lit criminal underworlds and psychotic mothers…
Thomas Vinterberg’s latest is a troubling meditation on the damage done by a single lie, upending a rural village and unearthing some dark truths at the heart of its close-knit community. Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor at Cannes for his performance as Lucas, a nursery teacher who becomes a pariah when he is wrongly accused of terrible crime.
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French film monthly Premiere has announced that Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will be opening Cannes Film Festival 2012. To save you from having to find a French newsagent/actually read any French, here are the predicted titles that have us wishing that we could spend a week on Brangelina’s fuck-off-huge yacht…
We’ve got a waft of what he’s cooking.
Lucky son of a…
You probably won’t have heard of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Maybe you vaguely recall them picking up a few awards at Cannes, but the filmmakers have somewhat flown under the radar of the international press. Here we celebrate the Belgian duo’s remarkable socio-realist films.
At the 2009 Cannes film festival, Antichrist was released onto the world to sneers of disgust. Its graphic portrayal of sex and violence left even the most steely of critics gaping in disbelief. There is no doubt that Antichrist is monstrous, leaving the majority of audiences reaching for their torches and pitchforks, but like most monsters, Antichrist has been criminally misunderstood.
Winning the Camera D’Or at Cannes, the Australian movie directed by Warwick Thornton tells us the story of two Aboriginal teenagers living in the Australian outback. Although barely a word is spoken between the two main characters, Delilah and Samson begin an affectionate relationship when faced with the hardships of living in absolute poverty.