Adam lives in the poverty-stricken and industrial ‘Down’ world.Eden lives in the ‘Up’ world, which prospers thanks to the resources taken from Down.Everything is against them. Yet love blossoms between these two very different people with very different lives. This very Shakespearean tale is the brainchild of Juan Solanas, stemming from his vision of an [...]
What has become of the young stars we used to see in kids’ TV series? The Disney Channel was the launch pad for stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Ryan Gosling… so could Mickey be the key to finding our future A-listers? Either way, it’s not for lack of trying, as the [...]
Imagine if reincarnation really existed. That our spirit lives on and that people who love each other or who have a common destiny are capable of finding one another beyond space and time. Through various time periods, from a boat in the Pacific Islands in the 19th century to a distant future in which humanity [...]
United States, 1959: Alfred Hitchcock is at the height of his fame. But in the wake of successes such as Vertigo and North By Northwest, the director decides to move towards a more radical and experimental style of film, with the result being Psycho. Paramount Studios agreed to distribute the film but on the condition [...]
In his 27th feature film, director Steven Spielberg delves into the final months of the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Epic and enthralling, the film tells the story of how this unconventional, charismatic leader succeeded in abolishing slavery in the USA. Making a historical film is not always straightforward. [...]
Synopsis: 1915 on the Côte d’Azur. Auguste Rodin, in his twilight years, is tried by the loss of his wife, the troubles of old age, and the bad news that has come from the front: Jean, his son, has been wounded. However, a young woman, Andrée, who has appeared in his life like a miracle, instils a new lease of life into the old man, something he was no longer expecting. Bursting with vitality and radiating beauty, Andrée will be the painter’s last model and his fountain of youth. When Jean, who has returned wounded from the war, comes to convalesce at the family home, he discovers the woman who has become the red-headed star of the Renoir galaxy with fascination. In this Mediterranean Eden, and despite the grumbling opposition of the old painter, Jean falls in love with the woman who will turn the faint-hearted, lame young officer into a budding film-maker, through her muddled, elusive will.
Written by guest blogger Nicolas Gilli Filmosphere.com Is Carlos Reygadas a genius or a swindler? Up until today, we could still wonder; with Post Tenebras Lux, however, we can arrive at a firm opinion on the issue, despite the film’s wonderful title. In fact, the Mexican director is a swindler, one of those people who manage to befuddle the mind and sight of critics and festival selectors enough for them to accept his films with their eyes shut, or to praise all their great qualities.
Written by guest blogger Nicolas Gilli Filmosphere.com You always find the same problems in collective films. And one in particular: the lack of overall discipline, the tendency for some segments to dominate the rest. With this look at Havana by the screenwriter Leonardo Padura, conceived as a joint project, we see it happening again.
David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, an adaptation of the prescient 2003 Don DeLillo novel concerned with financial meltdown, is difficult to love and tiring to endure – but also impossible to forget.
Written by guest blogger Sandra Mézière inthemoodforcannes.fr The days and nights, screenings and galas, real and unreal moments succeed each other and get jumbled in a kind of overwhelming fog and I end up having no time to tell you about these well and truly agreeably filled days but, like each year, you can of course find my fully detailed report after the festival.