Cannes 2018. Knife + Heart

Knife + Heart ** Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Knife + Heart

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Cafarnao

Cafarnao ** INT. COURTROOM ZAIN, a 12-year-old boy, faces THE JUDGE. THE JUDGE: Why are you suing your own parents? ZAIN: For giving me life. Un bambino di dodici anni, Zain, viene accompagnato di fronte alla corte di un tribunale, in manette. Sta scontando una condanna a cinque anni di reclusione. Ma questa volta è… Continue reading Cafarnao

Sofia

Sofia **1/2 Il debutto della regista marocchina, cresciuta in Belgio, Meryem Benm’Barek, si apre in un interno di Casablanca, dove la famiglia allargata di Sofia è seduta a tavola per formalizzare un accordo imprenditoriale importante, che consentirà a tutti di dare una svolta alla loro vita. Sofia però accusa dei dolori improvvisi, la cugina Lena,… Continue reading Sofia

Cannes 2018. Whitney

Whitney **1/2 She sold over 200 million albums. She's the only solo recording artist to score 7 consecutive number 1 singles. Her song « I Will Always Love You » is the most sold single ever by a woman singer. Behind the records, the rumors, the scandals, the secrets and the glory, here is the… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Whitney

Cannes 2018. Dogman

Dogman *** Dubbed an “urban Western,” DOGMAN takes place in an Italian suburb somewhere between metropolis and wild nature. Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Dogman

Burning

Burning **** Tre personaggi in scena. Una donna e due uomini: uno è ricchissimo, l'altro non ha nulla. Un triangolo amoroso imperfetto. La città e la campagna. Il fardello del passato. Sono questi gli elementi che Lee Chang dong utilizza per il suo Burning, tratto da un racconto di Murakami, che diventa negli occhi del… Continue reading Burning

L’angelo del crimine

L'angelo del crimine - El Angel **1/2 Prodotto dai fratelli Almodovar, questo El Angel è il racconto delle gesta di uno dei criminali più singolari e crudeli della storia argentina. Il giovanissimo Carlos Robledo Puch, arrestato nel 1972 quando ancora non aveva compiuto 20 anni, è da oltre 45 detenuto in un carcere di massima sicurezza.… Continue reading L’angelo del crimine

Cannes 2018. Euforia

Euforia ** Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a successful young entrepreneur, audacious, charming and energetic. His brother Ettore (Valerio Mastandrea) still lives in the small provincial town where they grew up and teaches in a middle school. He is a cautious, honest man who has always held back a little, sticking to the shadows, for fear… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Euforia

Cannes 2018. Under The Silver Lake

Under The Silver Lake **1/2 Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Under The Silver Lake

In guerra

In guerra **1/2 Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs. Il francese Brizé… Continue reading In guerra

Cannes 2018. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story ** Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Cannes 2018. Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Long day's journey into night ***1/2 Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget. Il secondo film di Bi Gan, dopo l'acclamato esordio di Kaili Blues, premiato a Locarno nel 2015,… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Long Day’s Journey Into Night

La casa di Jack

La casa di Jack - The House That Jack Built *** Il figliol prodigo ritorna al Festival di Cannes, sette anni dopo essere stato bandito e dichiarato persona non grata, per le frasi razziste e stupide pronunciate durante la conferenza stampa di Melancholia, nelle quale dichiarava di provare empatia - in qualche modo - con… Continue reading La casa di Jack

7 uomini a mollo – Le grand bain

7 uomini a mollo - Le grand bain **1/2 A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team – for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself… Continue reading 7 uomini a mollo – Le grand bain

Cannes 2018. BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman **1/2 Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and almost became the head of the local chapter. Spike Lee è arrabbiato. Furioso. E indignato come non mai. Ed il suo nuovo film BlacKkKalnsman è diventato il catalizzatore di questa rabbia, che dall'america degli anni '70… Continue reading Cannes 2018. BlacKkKlansman