L’enfant prodige returns to Cannes

Today the competition is between two Francophone films directed by two popular directors.

The first film, Matthias et Maxime by l’enfant prodige Xavier Dolan, tells the story of two childhood friends that after an innocuous kiss start to have doubts about their sexual preferences.

In the second film in competition is, Oh Mercy! by Arnaud Desplechin (Un conte de Noël),  a police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally killed on Christmas Day; he suspects of two street girls ( Léa Seydoux and Sara Forestier).

Quinzaine des realisateurs

Lav Diaz, the winner of the golden lion in Venice with the woman who left, presents at the quinzaine The Halt (Ang Hupa), a four and a half dystopian nightmare that tackles environmental themes. Set in Asia in the year 2034 it features a world ruled by corrupted, crazy forces where the sun doesn’t rise anymore because of continuous volcanic eruptions. Cataclysmic epidemics have devastated the continent. Millions of people are gone, millions of people have died.

Other movies that tackle environmental themes are the second movie in competition at the Quinzaine, Les Particules by Blaise Harrison and Ice on Fire, a documentary directed by Leila Conners and produced by Leonardo Di Caprio which will be out of the competition.

In Wounds, the last movie in competition today at the Quinzaine, directed by Babak Navari and starring Armie hammer and Dakota Johnson, the life of a bartender turns into a nightmare after he picks a phone that a group of students forgot at his bar

 

Un certain regard
En terre de Crimée by Nariman Aliev

Summer of Changsha by Zu Feng

 

Semaine de la critique
Sejour dans les monts Fuchun by Gu Xiaogang.

I am a filmmaker and a journalist based out of Berlin. I graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I have a passion for film, music, and Italian cuisine.

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