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An Unfinished Film | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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The Act of Watching: Lou Ye Mixes Picture Lock Dreams & Lock Down Nightmares Does a film exist if it was never completed? It’s a reality that no working filmmaker ever wants to entertain, and yet we find sixth-generation Chinese...
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The Hyperboreans | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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From the Land of Ice and Snow: Cocina & Leon Pursue Hermetical Cinematic Spell To say the latest feature from the experimentally inclined Chilean directing duo Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña is unclassifiable would be something of an understatement, delving...
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The Damned | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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The Damned Do Cry: Minervini Details a Doomed Mission For his first narrative feature, Roberto Minervini tackles another aspect of the evolving American identity with The Damned. A period piece depicting a company of volunteer soldiers charged with patrolling and protecting...
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Locust | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Code of Silence: KEFF Revisits Time of Turmoil For his directorial debut, KEFF revisits the pinnacle of turmoil during the 2019 Hong Kong protests as a backdrop for a pseudo gangland thriller and romantic drama in Locust. Much like its...
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Magnus von Horn’s The Girl with the Needle – 2024 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 2
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The slot belonging to the second film of the competition belonged to Magnus von Horn‘s The Girl with the Needle (aka Pigen med nålen) – a Danish-Polish-Swedish co-production in glorious b&w photography. Three feature films in and three Cannes Film...
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Agathe Riedinger’s Wild Diamond – 2024 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 1
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We kicked off the competition of twenty-two films with a debut feature, which is worth noting given the rarity of newbies in the competition section. It marks two consecutive years for a first feature from a female filmmaker, following Ramata-Toulaye...
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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Other People’s Money: Rosselli Finds Being Criminal is Relative In keeping with a growing tradition of contemporary Argentinian cinema’s unorthodox narrative structures, editor Hernán Rosselli adds to this offbeat wave with his sophomore narrative feature, Something Old, Something New, Something...
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The Girl With the Needle | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Casa de los Babys: von Horn Hits a Bleak Streak You know you’re in for something dark and dreary when a film opens upon a character in a world where despair has coagulated into grim apathy. Such is the case...
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When The Light Breaks | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Grieving Rights: Runarsson Explores Interrupted Mourning For his fourth narrative feature, Iceland’s Rúnar Rúnarsson returns to themes of emotional disruption with When the Light Breaks. The film’s Icelandic title, Ljósbrot, roughly translates to ‘refraction of light,’ which is arguably a...
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Woman Thou Art Loosed: Miller Wades into the Wasteland In all likelihood, George Miller presumably will be closing out his filmography the same way it began, fleshing out the iconic dystopian desert world he created back in 1979 with Mad...
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