Cedric’s Cannes Rankings

From ICSfilm.org, how someone who’s been going to Cannes for 17 years, Cedric Succivalli,¬†ranked the films he saw. 01. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ***** 02. Of Gods and Men ****1/2 03. On Tour ****1/2 04. Certified Copy ****1/2 05. Another Year ****1/2
Posted On 26 May 2010

Cannes Winners

Palme d’Or: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Grand Prix: Of Gods and Men Best Actor: Javiery Bardem, Biutiful AND Ellio Germano for La Nostra Vita Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, Copie Conforme Screenplay: Poetry by Lee Chang-dong¬†(great choice!) Director:...
Posted On 23 May 2010

Bardem Wins Best Actor in Cannes?

Spain’s leading newspaper is reporting that Javier Bardem has won Best Actor for his performance in Biutiful. ¬†Manuel translates for us: It says: ‚ÄúBardem conquers the Croisette. He won the Best Male Performance award. The jury has recognized him for his role in the film...
Posted On 23 May 2010

Cannes Ceremony Live Stream

You can watch it here.
Posted On 23 May 2010

Guy Lodge Adds Predictions

I just can’t, for the life of me, manage to predict these. ¬†For one thing, I didn’t see everything, but for another thing – it’s such a toss-up. ¬†There is no way to predict it. ¬†Guy, over at InContention, does a good job laying out why it’s so...
Posted On 23 May 2010

Protesting the Lack of Female Directors at Cannes

I didn’t find out about this petition until a few days ago, but Steve Pond at The Wrap covered it. ¬†They have a Facebook group, which reads: To: The Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival As people who care about and are interested in films we must protest the lack of...
Posted On 23 May 2010

Cannes 2010: Why is Biutiful So Controversial?

One of the big head-scratchers for me at Cannes, it being my first time and all, was the vastly different opinions offered up on Biutiful. I still find it one of the great mysteries that I seemed to have watched an entirely different film from most of the louder critics writing...
Posted On 23 May 2010

HaHaHa and Tournee win early Cannes honors

As we wait with baity bated breath for the Palme d’Or and other major awards to be handed out tomorrow night, Steve Pond at The Wrap has the rundown on tonight’s preliminary prizes from other Cannes juries: HaHaHa, a Korean film directed by Hong Sangsoo, has won the...
Posted On 22 May 2010

But what will win the Palme?

A few articles have come out about how this year’s fest might turn out. Also check out this BBC article about which Palme d’Or winners come from which countries. Listening to Kenneth Turan on NPR this morning, he made the good point that, unlike the Oscars, the jury...
Posted On 21 May 2010

Strong Reviews for Uncle Boonmee

While Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives scores high praise in the 11th hour at Cannes, Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about this week’s devastating violence and destruction in the Thai capital. “I feel worried about my home town in Bangkok because when I...
Posted On 21 May 2010