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16 films at the Cannes film festival, including 3 trading on HSX...

Posted by: GalacticPothealer on May 25, 05:08 in response to islander's post So Who Saw What Last Week? (me: Girl with the dragon...

Here's the list and some thoughts:

Uncle Boonmee (Palme d'Or winner): B (for its poetic imagery and sheer weirdness)

Of Gods and Men (Grand Prix du Jury): A (for its respectful handling of a difficult theme, and for the brilliance of its "Last Supper" scene)

[HOWL]: B (for the way it blends three genres and makes poetry visible)

Poetry (Script prize winner): C (for the last 20 minutes, which however do not redeem the hour and a half before that)

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow: B+ (art doc on Anselm Kiefer directed by Sophie Fiennes)

[FGAME]: B- (for its well handled script and for the performance of [NWATT])

Rebecca H.: F (can't even begin to explain this one)

Boxing Gym: B+ (great doc by living legend Frederick Wiseman)

Outside the Law: D (for the utterly clichéd way in which everything is handled, and for the most horrible dialogue in recent memory)

Tender Son: B (nice modern take on Frankenstein by Hungarian helmer)

Route Irish: D (for the bulldozing way in which Ken Loach tries to drive his point home)

Ha Ha Ha: B- (because it kept me interested, although this Korean winner of the Director's Fortnight was utterly incomprehensible)

[BIUTI]: B+ (Inarritu delivers the goods even without screenwriter Arriaga, although this is just a tad overly dramatic)

Armadillo: B+ (haunting Danish doc on the war in Afghanistan, filmed right in the middle of the action)

The Housemaid: D (simple Korean thriller, dunno what this was doing in competition)

Two Gates of Sleep: F (for its profetic title) 


Tag(s): HOWL, FGAME, NWATT, BIUTI





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