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Watch on Cineuropa: Five gems from Cannes, with love

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- For the second instalment in our Watch on Cineuropa series, we select five films from previous Cannes editions to watch on our pages

Watch on Cineuropa: Five gems from Cannes, with love
Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski

It was meant to be Cannes’s week, and yet, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s most prestigious film festival was forced to cancel its 73rd edition. To commemorate the event, we’re proud to present a few Cannes darlings from recent years for you to watch and enjoy on our pages.

These titles are brought to you in partnership with eyelet (read news), a streaming platform designed to give cinephiles around the world access to the very best in independent cinema. In conjunction with eyelet, we are now able to showcase films we’ve been reviewing over the years - titles you can stream and read about on Cineuropa.

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For the second instalment in our Watch on Cineuropa series, here’s a selection of recent Cannes titles to help you sweeten the quarantine. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the new movies coming your way soon.

Cold War [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]

Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
conjures a heart-wrenching ode to love across time and space - one of the greatest and most lacerating romances to grace the screen in recent years. Pawlikowski left Cannes with a Best Director award in 2018, the first in a long series of accolades…

Ash is Purest White [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Jia Zhangke’s 2018 Palme d’Or contender conjures a crime saga that doubles as a piercing, melancholic, and subtly ironic portrait of a shapeshifting nation, graced with a towering performance from Zhao Tao.

Asako I & II [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Another 2018 Official Competition entry, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II offers a tender study into why and how we love: an engrossing and moving metaphor for the clashes between the realities and fantasies of relationships.

Paranoid Park [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

From the 2007 official lineup comes Gus Van Sant’s evocative high-school drama, a testament to the director’s masterful ability to capture the ins and outs of adolescence through a haunting portrait of a teen riddled with guilt and anxiety.

The Class [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]

The second doc-style film to win the Palme d’Or in the festival’s history (the first one being Louis Malle and Jacques Cousteau’s The Silent World back in 1956), Laurent Cantet’s journey into an inner-city Paris high school is an energetic and powerful study of present-day France, seen through the exchanges between a teacher and his students.

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