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Cannes 2006 / Competition

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No sure-fire winners

No sure-fire winners

In Cannes, an air of uncertainty surrounds the speculations of this year’s winners, after a competition that failed to produce one or two definite favourites. However, the last days of the...  

27/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | Predictions

Black and white magic in Pan’s Labyrinth

The last film screened in official competition at Cannes 2006, the Spanish/Mexican title Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro, was well received this morning in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, taking...  

27/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | Spain

The Singer: "Music is my life"

There was a warm welcome from the international press this morning for The Singer, the third feature by French director Xavier Giannoli, and especially for the film’s leading actor, Gérard...  

26/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | France

Pedro Costa in search of hypnotic perfection

Pedro Costa in search of hypnotic perfection

An immersion into a purist and minimalist auteur cinema greeted audiences at yesterday evening’s press screening of the first-ever competition title Juventude em Marcha by Portugal’s Pedro Costa....  

26/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | Portugal

An unglorified Days of Glory

This morning’s press screening of Days of Glory, by French/Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb, was greeted with grand applause. Featuring four top actors – Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami...  

25/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | France

The extravagant Paolo Sorrentino

The extravagant Paolo Sorrentino

Change was in the air yesterday in official competition, with the screening of the third feature by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Family Friend, a film that sets itself apart from other...  

25/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | Italy

Lucas Belvaux’s "brothers"

Lucas Belvaux’s "brothers"

Social realism was featured on yesterday evening’s evening programme, at the screening of Belgian director Lucas Belvaux’s The Weakest Is Always Right, in official competition. With its run-down...  

24/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | France

Flanders: War and (in)humanity

Flanders: War and (in)humanity

Yesterday evening was a triumphant one for French director Bruno Dumont, who left the press food for thought following the screening of Flanders, his new, radical masterpiece presented in official...  

23/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | France

Moretti and the Italian anomaly

Moretti and the Italian anomaly

Silvio Berlusconi lost the elections but continues to be as dangerous as before. After the press screening of The Caiman (see focus), Nanni Moretti met with international journalists to explain...  

22/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Competition | Italy

Kaurismäki’s touch

Kaurismäki’s touch

Selected for the third time in official competition at Cannes, where he picked up two awards in 2002 for his The Man Without a Past, Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki somewhat disappointed his fans...  

22/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Compétition | Finlande

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