Tim Roth is excellent in an intriguingly enigmatic film that shoots itself not in the foot, but in the head with its final scene.
” Fair is foul, and foul is fair” foretell the three witches in “Macbeth”’s first act and they are right. Despite the expectations for its adaptation by the talented Justin Kurzel, starring two important actors, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the Scottish King drowns ingloriously in the darkness.
In their first joint film appearance, 35 years after Maurice Pialat’s “Loulou”, two French cinema legends meet again in a film that does not know what to make of them – so leaves them to sweat without script or any real aim in the Valley of Death.
Faithful to a metaphysical cinema that speaks primarily of people, Kiyoshi Kurosawa brings his minimal mastery to “Un Certain Regard” with a film – feast for the eyes and soul about all that unites the living with those who have gone.
The most “shocking” film at the Cannes film festival may indeed have brought on some… wetness, but also brought along a boring, immature story.