Cannes 2017. La classifica provvisoria dei film del concorso

Arrivati a meta’ festival con 11 film su 19 gia’ visti, cominciamo a fare i conti con la nostra classifica provvisoria del concorso. ‘Sul nostro personalissimo cartellino’ ci sono tre film in testa: Loveless di Zvyagintsev e The Killling of a Sacred Deer del greco Lanthimos assieme a The Beguiled di Sofia Coppola. Un passo indetro l’irrisolto e ambiziosissimo … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Tesnota – Closeness

Un certain regard Tesnota – Closeness ***1/2 1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature ** One day, a woman receives the parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband some time earlier. Confused and deeply concerned, she decides to go to the prison in a remote area of Russia, to seek information. So begins the story of a journey rife with humiliations and violence, the story of … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. La cordillera – The Summit

Un certain regard La cordillera – The Summit *1/2 At a summit for Latin American presidents in Chile, where the region´s geopolitical strategies and alliances are in discussion, Argentine president Hernán Blanco endures a political and family drama that will force him to face his own demons. He will have to come to two decisions … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. The Villainess

The Villainess **1/2 Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee was brought up to become a deadly assassin. She gets a second chance in life when South Korea’s Intelligence Agency’s Chief Kwon recruits her to become a sleeper cell. “Work for us for 10 years, you’ll gain freedom.” Her new identity is Chae Yeon-soo, 27 … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Jeannette. L’enfance de Jeanne D’Arc

Quinzaine des réalisateurs Jeannette. L’enfance de Jeanne D’Arc *** France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. The Beguiled – L’inganno

The Beguiled – L’inganno *** The Beguiled is a thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Rodin

Rodin * Paris 1880, Auguste Rodin aged 40, finally receives his first State commission: he creates The Gates of Hell, composed of figurines. Some of these will become his most famous works, such as The Kiss and The Thinker. He shares his life with Rose, his lifelong partner, when he meets the young Camille Claudel. … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Dopo la guerra

Un certain regard Dopo la guerra ** Bologna, 2002. The opposition to the Labor Law explodes in universities. The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing activist, sentenced for murder and exiled in France for 20 years, thanks to the Mitterrand doctrine, is accused of having … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Jeune Femme

Un certain regard Jeune Femme **1/2 Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start and she’ll … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Hikari – Radiance

Hikari – Radiance * Misako is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Nakamori, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Nakamori’s photographs, who will strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they will learn to see the radiant world that … Continua a leggere