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The “monster” returns in Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project

The “monster” returns in Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project

Christmas is approaching, fir trees are on display everywhere and family inevitably resurfaces like a mirror from which no-one can escape. Exploring in depth, with his usual uncompromising...  

22/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/Hungary

On the warpath in Outside the Law

On the warpath in Outside the Law

Preceded by a controversy exploited by politicians and fuelled by the complicated relations between France and its former colony Algeria, Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law was unveiled today in...  

21/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition

Loach in war on Route Irish

Loach in war on Route Irish

War is just business. Just ask Julius Ceasar, Attila, Napoleon, the Krupp family of cannon fame, Bayer which produced the Zyclon B for the Nazi gas chambers, the small European factories that make...  

20/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/UK

Germano shines in Luchetti’s Our Life

Germano shines in Luchetti’s Our Life

There’s a moment in Daniele Luchetti’s Our Life, in competition at Cannes, in which the young Romanian Andrei tells main character Claudio: "Things cannot be fixed with money.” Luchetti said that...  

20/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/Italy

Cul-de-sac of death in My Joy

Cul-de-sac of death in My Joy

The only debut feature presented in competition this year at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s My Joy yesterday plunged the press into a totally black world where...  

19/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/Germany/Ukraine/NL

Eight monks come face-to-face with death in Of Gods and Men

Eight monks come face-to-face with death in Of Gods and Men

Today saw an impressive comeback by Xavier Beauvois in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival with Of Gods and Men. Based on the murder in 1999 in Algeria of the monks of Tibhirine, the film...  

18/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/France

Games of love and art in Certified Copy

Games of love and art in Certified Copy

The name of Roberto Rossellini had for some time hovered over Abbas Kiarostami’s films, but this time, there is a real connection in the Iranian director’s "Journey to Italy": Certified Copy, a...  

18/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/France/Italy

Barcelona full of life’s losers in Iñárritu’s Biutiful

Barcelona full of life’s losers in Iñárritu’s Biutiful

Exploitation of illegal immigrants and broken family life are explored through the experiences of a man who has a gift for telepathic communication with ghosts and discovers he has terminal...  

17/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/Spain

Romantic collisions in The Princess of Montpensier

Romantic collisions in The Princess of Montpensier

A woman-child with magnetic eyes and four men lusting after her in sixteenth-century France in the middle of the Wars of Religion, in a nobility where strong feelings seethe beneath the corset of...  

16/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition/France

A Screaming Man,or hell on earth

A Screaming Man,or hell on earth

Cinema has made war one of its most enduring themes, mixing courage, fear, solidarity, and relationships between men that are transformed as a result of the ordeal. But the sheer horror of war can...  

16/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Competition | FR-BE-Chad

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