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 new film of Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, “Cemetery of Splendour” proves once again that the Thai director we all know, but whose name no one can pronounce and mainly, whose films no one ever wants to watch, is fairly considered a great contemporary auteur.
Small everyday stories of surrealism and tenderness in a disarming film about loneliness, the time that passes and a NASA astronaut easting couscous!
With a cinematic viewpoint that grabs you by the neck up to the shocking finale, Stéphane Brizé’s film seems as strong favourite for this year’s Palme d’Or.