Cannes 2017. Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story ** Overwhelmed by the success of her latest novel, Delphine is exhausted and has developed writer’s block. She then meets Elle, a smart and intuitive woman who seems to understand her better than anyone. Soon, the intensity of their friendship manifests itself in increasingly disturbing ways. Ultimo film della selezione … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. April’s Daughter

Un certain regard April’s Daughter *1/2 Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half-sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks **** TWIN PEAKS is back, with a story that picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Ad oltre dieci anni di distanza da Inland Empire ed a venticinque dalla fine della seconda serie, David Lynch – con … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. L’amant double

L’amant double *** Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity. La straordinaria prolificita’ e cultura cinematografica di François Ozon – che solo pochi mesi fa portava a Venezia il magnifico … Continua a leggere

Cannes 2017. In the Fade

In the Fade * Katja’s life collapses after the death of husband and son in a bomb attack. After the time of mourning and injustice, here comes the time of revenge. Immagini di un cellulare, all’interno di una prigione tedesca. Uno dei detenuti, il curdo Nuri, di bianco vestito, esce dalla cella e nel tripudio dei … 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. Good Time

Good Time **1/2 After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence … 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