Quentin Tarantino takes over Cannes

All eyes on Tarantino today. Once upon a time in Hollywood premiers on the 25th anniversary of when Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction won the Palm d’Or. Once upon a time a Hollywood. tells the story of an aging tv star (Leonardo Di Caprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) striving to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969. Little is known about this movie that stars Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, and the late Luke Perry just to mention a few. Tarantino posted a plea inviting the audience to keep the secret about the plot.

Joon-ho Bong (Memories of a Murder, Okja), the craziest Korean director around in these years, presents in competition with Gisaengchung, Parasite. In this family tragicomedy, the eldest son of a poor family living on unemployment benefit gets a job with a rich couple thanks to the falsification of some documents. This will lead to an unexpected incident with dramatic consequences.

 

Un certain regard

The famous invasion of bears in Sicily by Lorenzo Mattotti. This animated film based on a children’s book by Dino Buzzati tells the story of an armed conflict between the bears and humans of Sicily.

In O que arde by Oliver Laxe, Ramon is a notorious Galician arsonist who just got out of prison. Life goes on calmly until the night when a fire devastates the region.

Semaine de la critique

Our Mothers by Cesar Diaz

 

Quinzaine des realisateurs

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa

Tlamess by Ala E. Slim

Pour l’argent by Alejo Moguillansky

Red 11 by Robert Rodriguez

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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