Cannes 2018. Lo svedese Border trionfa ad Un certain regard

La giuria presieduta da Benicio Del Toro ha annunciato ieri sera i vincitori di Un certain regard, il secondo concorso del Festival di Cannes. Ad imporsi la fiaba horror Grans - Bonder dello svedese Ali Abbasi. Il migliore regista è Sergei Loznitsa, mentre la migliore sceenggiatura è quella di Sofia. Avremmo quasi preferito l'inversione dei… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Lo svedese Border trionfa ad Un certain regard

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Cannes 2018. Border

Border **1/2 Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify.… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Border

Cannes 2018. Sofia

Sofia **1/2 Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide the father's papers before informing the authorities… Il debutto della regista marocchina, cresciuta in Belgio, Meryem Benm’Barek, si… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Sofia

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. 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

Cannes 2018. Donbass

Donbass ***1/2 In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.  In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love.  A journey through the… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Donbass

I segreti di Wind River

Un certain regard I segreti di Wind River *** Taylor Sheridan, attore televisivo sin dai primi anni '90, affermatosi soprattutto per il ruolo dello sceriffo Hale in Sons of Anarchy, quindi sceneggiatore sorprendente e acclamatissimo con Sicario e Hell or High Water, debutta alla regia con il terzo capitolo di un'ideale trilogia della frontiera. Ma… Continue reading I segreti di Wind River

A Rasoulof il premio di Un certain regard. Jasmine Trinca miglior attrice

Presieduta da Uma Thurman, la giuria di Un certain regard, il secondo concorso del Festival di Cannes ha incoronato Lerd - A Man of Integrity dell'iraniano Mohammad Rasoulof miglior film della rassegna. Jasmine Trinca è stata scelta come miglior attrice, per il suo ruolo generoso in Fortunata di Sergio Castellitto. La Thurman ha dichiarato: "Nous ressentons… Continue reading A Rasoulof il premio di Un certain regard. Jasmine Trinca miglior attrice

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… Continue reading Cannes 2017. April’s Daughter

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… Continue reading Cannes 2017. Tesnota – Closeness