Cannes 2012 daily reviews
All the reviews of the European movies screened during the 65th Cannes Film Festival...
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Love : a second Palme d'Or for Michael Haneke
DAY 12 - Goodbye and Farewell
Claude Miller (
Closing film - Out of Competition) Of Social Constraints and Poison
In the late Claude Miller’s final film, Audrey Tautou shines in the dramatic role of a young woman suffocated by bourgeois conventions...
DAY 11 - Celebration Starts
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD #cannes2012: DESPUÉS DE LUCIA by Michel FRANCO http://pic.twitter.com/IDsKaQxQFestival de Cannes
Un Certain Regard awards Michel Franco, Emilie Dequenne, Suzanne Clément, Aida Begic, Benoît Delepine & Gustave Kervern http://cineuropa.org/2011/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&did=221681cineuropa.org
Tous les lauréats UN CERTAIN REGARD / All the UN CERTAIN REGARD winners http://pic.twitter.com/OBw1ushNFestival de Cannes
Gilles Bourdos (
Un Certain Regard) Father, son, and muse
Art and love in 1915, when a young woman meets painter Auguste Renoir towards the end of his life, and his son, future great filmmaker Jean..
FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
Gyorgy Palfi (
Cannes Classics) Love, Cinema and Final Cut
György Pálfi presents the closing film in Cannes Classics :
Ladies and Gentlemen
. A collage film made with the most beautiful love scenes in cinema...
DAY 10 - Cosmopolitan Fumes
David Cronenberg (
Official Competition) Capitalism’s apocalypse
An obscure, hypnotic tale about the financial crisis and the end of a world in chaos...
David Cronenberg: "The essence of cinema is the face of a human being that speaks" http://pic.twitter.com/oQ3yT1RWFestival de Cannes
IN THE FOG
Sergei Loznitsa (
Official Competition) A Way of the Cross In The Fog
Sergei Loznitsa has made a tragic masterly work about a moral dilemma in the middle of Nazi-occupied Belorussia...
Sergei Loznitsa: "In the film I show that a man can't do everything" #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/D70Lrel7Festival de Cannes
CAMILLE REWINDS (CAMILLE REDOUBLE)
Noémie Lvovsky (
Directors' Fortnight) Camille rewinds into the brillant 1980's
The Directors’ Fortnight closed with Camille Rewinds, a tender and very funny film that catapults its delighted audience into the fluorescent, old school, basically brilliant, world of the 1980s...
DESPUES DE LUCIA
Michel Franco (
Un Certain Regard) A cruel world
A family tries to cope after losing their mother in a car crash. Mexican director Michel Franco delivers a gutty film about teenage harassement...
DAY 9 - Lights & Shadows
POST TENEBRAS LUX
Carlos Reygadas (
Double images and earthly infestation
A poisonous dive into an almighty natural environment where human beings are powerless in the grip of evil...
Carlos Reygadas : "La vie est un peu transformée dans ce film" / "Life is a little transformed in this film" http://pic.twitter.com/gG1hewVFFestival de Cannes
THREE WORLDS (TROIS MONDES)
(Un Certain Regard) A very heavy secret
A hard-hitting film noir about guilt and a spiral of lies against a backdrop of a corrupt society...
DAY 8 - Roadsters' journey
ON THE ROAD
Somewhere between euphoria and mirage
Brazilian director Walter Salles has adapted no less than a landmark in counterculture literature for his latest road movie, in the vein of his previous film
Motorcycle Diaries... Read review
Walter Salles : "Nous avons cherché à travailler dans un esprit d’improvisation permanente" http://pic.twitter.com/NXWBH3FiFestival de Cannes
SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE
(Critics Week) An uncompromising view
Bulgarian director Ilian Metev’s documentary feature debut follows a three-person medical team as it goes taking care of emergencies around Bulgaria’s capital over a 48-hour shift...
(Official Competition) To live and relive according to Leos Carax
French cinema’s enfant terrible is back with a visually exceptional, metaphorical film of dizzying heights and delirious depths...
Leos Carax: "Le cinéma est comme une île, une belle île, avec un grand cimetière." #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/e366dRxjFestival de Cannes
7 DAYS IN HAVANA
Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio, and Laurent Cantet
(Un Certain Regard) Another week would have been nice
Seven directors with seven different points of view each spend a day in the Cuban capital to take us on an initiatory journey that gives off a great air of unison...
ERNEST & CÉLESTINE
Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier (Directors' Fortnight)
Inventing a better world
A delightful feature which has everything for children as well as bringing pleasure to adults...
DAY 7 - Laughing & Crying
THE ANGELS'S SHARE
(Official Competition) An opportunity called whisky
Ken Loach dives into the fountain of youth with a social comedy which is often very funny and less innocent than it seems...
Ken Loach: "The British middle class is obsessed with swear words" #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/5c875hr5Festival de Cannes
OUR CHILDREN (A PERDRE LA RAISON)
(Un Certain Regard)
The horrors of motherhood
Lafosse's fifth feature-length film continues the director's exploration of limits and fractured families...
LE GRAND SOIR
Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
(Un Certain Regard) The misadventures of NOT and DEAD.
Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern have made a mastered, wickedly black humoured film, starring two wild actors during the economic crisis...
AQUÍ Y ALLÁ
Antonio Méndez Esparza
(Critics Week) Rekindling family ties
Spanish filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza set up his camera in a small Mexican village to make a profound, calm, and delicate first film...
DAY 6 - Seeing is Believing
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET (VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU)
(Official Competition) A strange rendez-vous.
A brilliant stylistic exercise for the very inventive maestro Alain Resnais in the form of a tribute in mirrors to creation and actors...
Alain Resnais: "Je suis un bricoleur“ #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/4Iso84ZgFestival de Cannes
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
(Official Competition) The Grandfather Experience
After Italy, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami celebrates Japan in his latest film...
Abbas Kiarostami: "Mon film ne commence pas et ne se termine pas" http://pic.twitter.com/iQ12TvQ3Festival de Cannes
HOLD BACK (RENGAINE)
Rachid Djaïdani (Directors' Fortnight)
Same ol' song, brotha!
This debut from bestselling French novelist is an impressive take that mixes comedy and dramedy in a low budget feature that was shot in the course of 9 years...
WHITE ELEPHANTS (ELEFANTO BLANCO)
(Un Certain Regard) Where is God in the shanty towns?
Two activist priests grappling with poverty, gangs, the police, money and spiritual doubts. An effective social-realist thriller...
CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO (DJECA)
Aida Begic (Un Certain Regard)
Yesterday's children, Today's adults
is back with a second feature about modern day Sarajevo as experienced by a part of the population busy with reconstructing their lives after the war...
DAY 5 - There Is No Age For Love
Michael Haneke (Official Competition)
At the heart of life and death.
Michael Haneke has made a refined, deep, and modest masterly work about old age, feelings, and the end of life...
Michael Haneke : "Je suis très content d’avoir fait un film simple" http://pic.twitter.com/UMmUfL7OFestival de Cannes
THE HUNT (JATGEN)
(Official Competition) A witch hunt according to Thomas Vinterberg
Vinterberg is back in the competition with his best film since
Festen, a psychological drama about social fractures that never completely heal.
Thomas Vinterberg : « Avec internet, le monde est devenu un petit village où foisonnent les rumeurs. » http://pic.twitter.com/4QrjPt7VFestival de Cannes
GRANNY'S FUNERAL (ADIEU BERTHE)
(Directors' Fortnight) On hesitating and lessons from the grave
Bruno Podalydès has made a farcical, inventive film featuring his brilliant brother Denis in a role reminiscent of Jacques Tati...
BEYOND THE WALLS (HORS LES MURS)
(Critics Week) Is love stronger than absence?
Belgian director David Lambert has made a sensitive first film about love, absence, and the disenchanted reunion of an endearing couple of actors. Selected for the Critics' Week in Cannes...
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (INFANCIA CLANDESTINA)
(Directors' Fortnight) An idealised, family version of resistance
Benjamín Ávila has made a personal film about the dictatorship years in Argentina...
A SPECIAL DAY (UNE JOURNEE PARTICULIERE)
The Cannes Film Festival turns 65 this year and Festival President
has been hard at work on a unique birthday gift...
DAY 4 - Gods & Monsters
BEYOND THE HILLS (DUPA DEALURI)
Cristian Mungiu (Official Competition)
Mungiu's prayer carries Beyond the Hills
After his Palme d'Or in 2007, Romanian film director Cristian Mungiu has made a demanding film that is a powerful cry against the harmfulness of ignorance.
Cristian Mungiu : "J’essaie de faire un autre type de cinéma" / "I try to make a different kind of cinema" #cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/y7eTof5oFestival de Cannes
Dario Argento (
Midnight Screening - Out of Competition)
An anti-twilight take on Bram Stoker classic novel by the Italian master of horror...
GOD'S HORSES (LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU)
(Un Certain Regard) Paradies is not here
Nabil Ayouch's latest film is an impressive depiction of a Casablanca slum as a breeding ground for terrorism...
THE REPENTANT (LE REPENTIS)
(Directors' Fortnight) The dangerous burdens of the past
Merzak Allouache returns with a thriller set at the heart of Algeria's recent murderous past...
Meni Yaesh GOD'S NEIGHBORS (LES VOISINS DE DIEU) (Critics Week)
Meni Yaesh's film follows three young men who take it upon themselves to police their Bat Yam neighborhood for transgressions against the letter of religious laws...
DAY 3 - Escaping Reality
PARADISE: LOVE (PARADIES: LIEBE)
(Official Competition) Who is black and who is white?
Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl returns to the Cannes official competition with a story about sex tourism, five years after his radical film
Ulrich Seidl : « Le tourisme de masse est un moyen de parler du monde » http://pic.twitter.com/EZnxAg0DFestival de Cannes
(Un Certain Regard) A third film about the third sex
Xavier Dolan reconstitutes the decade in which he became a man to tell the story of a man's turbulent path to become a woman...
(Official Competition) Matteo Garrone's Reality shock
After the success won with
Gomorra, winner of the Jury's Grand Prix in Cannes 2008, Matteo Garrone is back in Competition with a popular tale...
Matteo Garrone : « Le grand pari de ce film est de trouver le lien entre rêve et réalité » #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/7R29pZPYFestival de Cannes
(Directors' Fortnight) Next year in Israel
FEMIS graduate Elie Wajeman has made a bittersweet first feature about a Parisian drug dealer's Jewish reinvention...
IN A RUSH (AU GALOP)
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
(Critics Week) A man and three women
For his first feature, experienced actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (48 years old) takes the well-trodden path of a quest for identity through sentimental events (or ordeals)...
Read the review
DAY 2 - Sand, Bones & Broken Memories
(Critics Week) A patchwork journey into the circle of life
An inventive and very promising first feature by Britain’s Rufus Norris, which mixes comedy and drama with amazing virtuosity...
(Un Certain Regard)
A husband, wife, and lover
After five years of being banned from filmmaking, Lou Ye returns to China to shoot an intimist drama with hints of a thriller...
Read the review
RUST & BONE (DE ROUILLE ET D'OS)
Jacques Audiard (Official Competition)
Blood, sweat, and tears
A new masterly work by Jacques Audiard who adds poignant melodrama to his realist and violent universe of social film noir...
Jacques Audiard: "Le film raconte des personnages en temps de crise" #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/bDDr77uwFestival de Cannes
AFTER THE BATTLE (BAAD EL MAWKEAA)
(Official Competition) If Tahrir were told After the Battle
Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah is back in Cannes with a fiction - the first real fiction since the beginning of the Arab Spring - about his country's revolution...
Yousry Nasrallah: "Un engagement politique et un engagement pour le cinéma" #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/cFJQ8DXgFestival de Cannes
ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR
An intimate journey into the life of the famous film director, retracing the tragedies of his private life and his exceptional path as an artist...
DAY 1 - Thy Kingdom Come
Press Conference of the Jury Nanni Moretti
: "I am one of nine, and only a sort of head of the class. What is important is to see all the films with the same attention and same respect."
What an honour to be amongst this group. Here we are doing our press conference. 1st movie tonight. Wes Anderson. http://pic.twitter.com/PT0iIoGGEwan McGregor
Bérénice Bejo and the team of “Moonrise Kingdom” declared the 65th Festival de Cannes open! #Cannes2012 http://pic.twitter.com/uUJnlNPnFestival de Cannes