52 posts categorized "Art House"

June 15, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2012: IN COMPETITION — FRANCE —Bruno Dumont

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FRANCE

France

""France" chronicles the frenetic life of a famous TV star and journalist who becomes caught in the trappings of celebrity and subsequently overcome by a spiral of events which ultimately lead to her downfall. Determined to leave her tragic identity behind her, she redeems herself through hard work and finds her way back to her former life; though this time she’s equipped with a sense of irony and ridicule."

Cannes regular Bruno Dumont returns with the latest addition to an impressive oeuvre of challenging transgressive films. It would be a mistake to underestimate the power of Dumont's haunting Cinema of provocation, for here is an auteur who writes his films as novels before making them into movies. Intellectual rigor comes with the territory. Get your thinking caps on.

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The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Spike Lee © Jason Bell/Netflix - Jessica Hausner © DR - Kleber Mendonça Filho © Victor Jucá - Mati Diop © Lucas Charrier - Mylène Farmer © Marcel Hartmann - Song Kang-ho © DR- Mélanie Laurent © Marcel Hartmann - Maggie Gyllenhaal © Gareth Cattermole - Tahar Rahim © James Weston

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: IN COMPETITON — NITRAM —Justin Kurzel

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NITRAM

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"“Nitram” elucidates events leading to the 1996 massacre in Tasmania’s Port Arthur in which a gunman killed 35 people and wounded 23 others."

"The mass murder led Australia to changes its gun laws in significant ways that have prevented an increase in gun violence since the horror of April 28 and 29 of 1996."

“The Port Arthur massacre remains the worst massacre in modern Australia committed by a single person.”

Nitram

Justin Kurzel's next project, Nitram, begins shooting – Film Stories

Justin Kurzel

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Spike Lee © Jason Bell/Netflix - Jessica Hausner © DR - Kleber Mendonça Filho © Victor Jucá - Mati Diop © Lucas Charrier - Mylène Farmer © Marcel Hartmann - Song Kang-ho © DR- Mélanie Laurent © Marcel Hartmann - Maggie Gyllenhaal © Gareth Cattermole - Tahar Rahim © James Weston

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COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

Get cool rewards when you click on the button to pledge your support through Patreon. Thanks a lot pal!

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: IN COMPETITION — MEMORIA —APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

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MEMORIA

MemoriaA woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.

MEMORIA

Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to Cannes with another metaphysical psychological journey into the history that surrounds us in every spot of earth. As with other films in Weerasethakul's oeuvre, the past haunts as it informs. 

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Biography, Movies, & Facts | BritannicaApichatpong Weerasethakul

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Spike Lee © Jason Bell/Netflix - Jessica Hausner © DR - Kleber Mendonça Filho © Victor Jucá - Mati Diop © Lucas Charrier - Mylène Farmer © Marcel Hartmann - Song Kang-ho © DR- Mélanie Laurent © Marcel Hartmann - Maggie Gyllenhaal © Gareth Cattermole - Tahar Rahim © James Weston

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COLE SMITHEY

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This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

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