Who will win the Palme at Cannes? [2019 edition]

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Tarantino and Kechiche added. Think the lineup is complete now. New poll?
― Frederik B, Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:15 AM (two hours ago)

Yeah they hit their perv quota
― Simon H., Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:11 AM (one hour ago)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Céline Sciamma; France) 5
A HIDDEN LIFE (Terrence Malick; USA, Germany) 3
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Quentin Tarentino; USA) 2
PAIN AND GLORY (Pedro Almodóvar; Spain) 2
PARASITE (Bong Joon-ho; South Korea) 2
ATLANTIQUE (Mati Diop; France, Senegal) 2
THE DEAD DON'T DIE (Jim Jarmusch; USA) 2
SORRY WE MISSED YOU (Ken Loach; UK) 1
THE WHISTLERS (Corneliu Porumboiu; Romania, France, Germany) 1
OH MERCY! (Arnaud Desplechin; France) 1
THE YOUNG AHMED (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne; Belgium) 1
BACURAU (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles; Brazil) 1
IT MUST BE HEAVEN (Elia Suleiman; France, Canada) 1
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (Diao Yinan; China) 0
THE TRAITOR (Marco Bellocchio; Italy) 0
FRANKIE (Ira Sachs; USA, France, Portugal, Belgium) 0
SIBYL(Justine Triet; France) 0
LITTLE JOE (Jessica Hausner; Austria, Germany, UK) 0
MATTHIAS & MAXIME (Xavier Dolan; Canada) 0
LES MISÉRABLES (Ladj Ly; France) 0
MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO (Abdellatif Kechiche; France) 0


zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:56 (three months ago) link

Torn between rooting for Hausner and Porumboiu. If they want to give it as a career award I hope it goes to Desplechin.

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:10 (three months ago) link

I'm always shit at guessing these but I don't see it going to one of the Americans (or Canadian) this year

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:12 (three months ago) link

I think most people are shit at guessing these, which is why it's fun.

In that vein, I'm guessing Ken Loach has it.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:20 (three months ago) link

god help me for rooting against the Trot but if he wins again I'm gonna stop paying attention altogether

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:21 (three months ago) link

It's always impossible to guess what will win, though in this case we know that since Iñarittu is head of the jury, it will undoubtedly be shit.

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:53 (three months ago) link

that's not guaranteed, again let's recall Burton/Boonmee

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:54 (three months ago) link

this is exceptionally cynical but I could see him trying to win cred by picking the Diop

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link

xp I'm convinced it was the fish coitus that sealed the deal on that one.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link

Burton >>>>>>> Iñarittu. But who knows, perhaps there won't be any bad movies he can give it to?

Lol

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:05 (three months ago) link

No idea, but I’m happy to learn that there is a new Sachs on the way.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:27 (three months ago) link

I still don't actually believe the Jim Jarmusch zombie movie is for real. Too on the nose tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:41 (three months ago) link

A HIDDEN LIFE

This is a shit title.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:08 (three months ago) link

I liked Filho’s Aquarius, and Bacurau by Filho and Dornelles sounds really interesting

I wish Eggers’ The Lighthouse had made it into competition. I think it’s in Directors’ Fortnight

Dan S, Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:20 (three months ago) link

Filho's Neighboring Sounds might be even better!

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:26 (three months ago) link

Also in Directors' Fortnight that I kinda wish was in the competition, Bertrand Bonello's Zombi Child. At Jarmusch's expense, even!

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:34 (three months ago) link

Adding to films that should have been in main competition: From UCR: Albert Serra's 'Freedom', Oliver Laxe's 'A Sun That Never Sets' and Bruno Dumont's 'Jeanne'. From Quinzaine there's Lav Diaz' 'The Halt' of course, but also Shahrbanoo Sadat's 'The Orphanage' and J-P Valkeapää's 'Dogs Don't Wear Pants'. And I would of course have 'A White, White Day', Hlynur Palmason's follow-up to the Danish language 'Winter Brothers' promoted as well. Also, apparently there's a new Patricio Guzman doc out of competition, would love for that to get some more attention if it's as good as his last few films.

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:48 (three months ago) link

Can someone @Festival_Cannes explain how on the festival's Instagram they announce a new Pedro Costa film in Un Certain Regard (VITALINA VARELA), but it's missing from today's official announcement and the website? (Spotted by @c0mmunicants.) #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/YlDQp17uUF

— Notebook (@NotebookMUBI) May 2, 2019

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:13 (three months ago) link

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Céline Sciamma; France)

Promising looking title

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:16 (three months ago) link

unfortunately the plot synopsis sounds awful

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:22 (three months ago) link

How many people vote in these polls early vs waiting to hear how the films have gone down? I guess I should poll this.

Alba, Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:50 (three months ago) link

I usually vote early to ensure maximum embarrassment

Simon H., Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:54 (three months ago) link

I vote Ken Loach every time.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:55 (three months ago) link

I voted for the Tarantino for some reason. I have no idea how to predict this. Thought maybe the Malick, apparently a return to form, could win, but I bet it'll be one of these directors I've never heard of.

flappy bird, Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:17 (three months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palme_d%27Or#Multiple_Nominations

The following directors have had three or more films in competition and thus, are considered to have been nominated for the Palme d'Or:

13 Nominations
Ken Loach

9 Nominations
Carlos Saura
Lars von Trier

8 Nominations
Joel Coen
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Jean-Luc Godard

7 Nominations
Robert Altman
Marco Bellocchio
Luis Bunuel
Pietro Germi
Michael Haneke
Jim Jarmusch
Nanni Moretti

6 Nominations
Pedro Almodovar
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Vittorio De Sica
Arnaud Desplechin
Miklos Jancso
Alain Resnais
Paolo Sorrentino
Andrzej Wajda

5 Nominations
Theodoros Angelopoulos
Michelangelo Antonioni
Clint Eastwood
Shohei Imamura
Chen Kaige
Abbas Kiarostami
Emir Kusturica
Mike Leigh
Alf Sjoberg

4 Nominations
Lindsay Anderson
Jacques Audiard
Ingmar Bergman
Luis Garcia Berlanga
Matteo Garrone
James Gray
Aki Kaurismaki
Joseph Losey
David Lynch
Delbert Mann
Nagisa Oshima
Francesco Rosi
Satyajit Ray
Dino Risi
Volker Schlondorff
Martin Scorsese
Steven Soderbergh
Gus Van Sant

3 Nominations
Jane Campion
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Ethan Coen
Francis Ford Coppola
Costa-Gavras
Xavier Dolan
Alfred Hitchcock
Kon Ichikawa
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Masaki Kobayashi
David Lean
Terrence Malick
Nikita Mikhalkov
Cristian Mungiu
Ermanno Olmi
Elio Petri
Roman Polanski
Martin Ritt
Elia Suleiman
Quentin Tarantino
Paolo Taviani
Vittorio Taviani
William Wyler

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:53 (three months ago) link

"Nominations" is a weird way to tag it, but yeah. The Loach affinity is radiant.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:56 (three months ago) link

Which, I admit I haven't seen either of his Palme winners, but I did watch The Angels' Share and Looking for Eric and they were both awful.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:58 (three months ago) link

Yeah, the inability to put minor Loach in UCR is boring. Also, 13 noms and non of them are Kes. That's just pathetic.

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:15 (three months ago) link

I,Daniel Blake is my favourite since Sweet Sixteen. His collaboration with Laverty is not particularly fruitful imo.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:24 (three months ago) link

The wind that shakes the barley winning the palme is a bit of a travesty

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:25 (three months ago) link

Yeah, Colossal Youth got robbed!

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:37 (three months ago) link

Every last movie that was also up for a Palme that year probably got robbed

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 3 May 2019 03:11 (three months ago) link

Ok, looked again, and that year was shit for competition. But Pedro Costa was robbed.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 3 May 2019 03:13 (three months ago) link

I usually vote early to ensure maximum embarrassment

I only ever vote anonymously, ensuring maximum anonymity.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 3 May 2019 03:25 (three months ago) link

odds for Palme winner listed:

https://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/film/reviews/cannes2019/

Dan S, Friday, 10 May 2019 06:13 (three months ago) link

so i will be in cannes the day the qt movie premieres~

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:08 (three months ago) link

I liked this preview of some of the films at the festival, by Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland, Christian Blauvelt, David Ehrlich, Zack Sharf, Tambay Obenson (films in alphabetical order):

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/cannes-2019-film-festival-quentin-tarantino-terrence-malick-1202131965/

Dan S, Friday, 10 May 2019 23:25 (three months ago) link

I always abstain cuz I give even less of a shit than I do bout the oscars

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:41 (three months ago) link

right now I have no idea what won last year. was it Frederik's Elephant?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:45 (three months ago) link

Shoplifters

it was a great film!

Dan S, Friday, 10 May 2019 23:50 (three months ago) link

I don't think I'm as immersed in the film world as you. to me this is a way of discovering new stuff

Dan S, Friday, 10 May 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

can't argue with Ken Loach being 5 nominations better than JLG or 6 better than Bunuel

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:57 (three months ago) link

I've never seen a Carlos Saura film before, or a Marco Bellocchio or Pietro Germi film for that matter

Dan S, Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:00 (three months ago) link

or one by Miklos Jancso, Alf Sjoberg, Joseph Losey, Delbert Mann, Nagisa Oshima, Francesco Rosi, Dino Risi or others

Dan S, Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:09 (three months ago) link

I’m going to take any Malick pre-screening hype as PR these days...

... (Eazy), Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:16 (three months ago) link

this 'nominations' stuff is unheard of (cuz it's nonsense)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:17 (three months ago) link

You should watch a few Jancsos, Dan :) The early ones are really good.

Frederik B, Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:26 (three months ago) link

if only I could

Dan S, Saturday, 11 May 2019 01:09 (three months ago) link

Also, according to that link above, the single best-reviewed competition film in the last decade at the time, and basically reviled today.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 17:21 (three months ago) link

With 80 ratings in now, Intermezzo is both the lowest-rated competition title with the highest standard deviation:

1.	"Parasite (Gisaengchung)" (Bong Joon-ho)	[8.59/252 1.2]
2. "Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)" (Pedro Almodovar) [8.43/241 1.2]
3. "Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)" (Céline Sciamma) [8.01/234 1.7]
4. "It Must Be Heaven" (Elia Suleiman, Palestine) [8.00/2 1.0]
5. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (Quentin Tarantino) [7.52/182 1.6]
6. "The Traitor (Il traditore)" (Marco Bellocchio) [7.42/63 1.4]
7. "A Hidden Life (Une vie cachée)" (Terrence Malick) [6.98/240 2.0]
8. "Sorry we missed you" (Ken Loach) [6.94/240 1.8]
9. "Bacurau (Nighthawk)" (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles, BR) [6.93/269 1.6]
10. "Les Misérables" (Ladj Ly) [6.70/232 1.7]
11. "The Whistlers (La Gomera)" (Corneliu Porumboiu) [6.46/165 1.6]
12. "Atlantics (Atlantique)" (Mati Diop) [6.39/232 1.6]
13. "The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui)" (Diao Yinan, China) [6.39/161 1.4]
14. "Matthias and Maxime" (Xavier Dolan) [6.19/250 2.0]
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15. "The Dead Don’t Die" (Jim Jarmusch) Opener [5.98/585 1.3]
16. "Little Joe" (Jessica Hausner) [5.85/193 1.6]
17. "Sibyl" (Justine Triet, F) [5.71/7 2.1]
18. "Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed)" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) [5.64/210 1.7]
19. "Frankie" (Ira Sachs) [5.40/173 1.7]
20. "Oh Mercy" (Arnaud Desplechin) [4.81/121 1.7]
21. "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo" (Abdellatif Kechiche) [4.77/80 2.8]

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 17:24 (three months ago) link

OK now I really want to read a rave for the Kekiche

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

The fun part is that there's still supposed to be a third one...

The third part will just be him jerking it to the Cannes premiere of Pt II

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 17:33 (three months ago) link

It's not even really the press conferences, but back to back headlines about Choice Soundbites from Mssrs. Dolan/Kechiche, aieeee.

— Vadim Rizov (@vrizov) May 24, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 May 2019 17:50 (three months ago) link

Just digging through our history of predicting these ...

2018
We Predicted:

Blackkklansman, dir: Spike Lee / Lazzaro Felice, dir: Alice Rohrwacher	5
(tie)
What Won:
Shoplifters, dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu	2

2017
We Predicted:

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos	6

What Won:
The Square
(no votes because it was added to the comp after the poll was posted)

2016
We Predicted:

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)	6

What Won:
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)	3

2015
We Predicted:

Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)	4

What Won:
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard)	3

2014
We Predicted:

Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)	2

What Won:
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)	2

2013
We Predicted:

The Immigrant, dir: James Gray	4

What Won:
La Vie D'Adele, dir: Abdellatif Kechiche	1

2012
We Predicted:

"Like Someone in Love," Abbas Kiarostami	4

What Won:
"Amour," Michael Haneke	1

2011
We Predicted:


Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive / Paolo Sorrentino - This Must be the Place / Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life 1
(tie)
What Won:
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life	1

2010
We Predicted:

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)	6

What Won:
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)	6

2009
We Predicted:

"Antichrist," Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier	6

What Won:
"The White Ribbon," Germany-Austria-France, Michael Haneke	2

2008
We Predicted:

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK	directed by Charlie KAUFMAN	3

What Won:
ENTRE LES MURS	(THE CLASS)	directed by Laurent CANTET	0

2007
We Predicted:

My Blueberry Nights, Hong Kong-France-China, Wong Kar Wai / The Man From London, Germany-France-U.K.-Hungary, Bela Tarr	3
(tie)
What Won:
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Romania, Cristian Mungiu	0

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 18:46 (three months ago) link

Sorry that looks ugly as hell. But so were most of our predictions.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 18:46 (three months ago) link

I feel good about the board's prediction this year.

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 18:47 (three months ago) link

Un Certain Regard winners...

« UN CERTAIN REGARD » PRIZE
A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO
(LA VIE INVISIBLE D’EURÍDICE GUSMÃO/THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO)
BY KARIM AÏNOUZ

JURY PRIZE
O QUE ARDE
(VIENDRA LE FEU/FIRE WILL COME)
BY OLIVER LAXE

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
CHIARA MASTROIANNI
FOR CHAMBRE 212 (ON A MAGICAL NIGHT) BY CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
KANTEMIR BALAGOV
FOR BEANPOLE (UNE GRANDE FILLE)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
LIBERTÉ
BY ALBERT SERRA

JURY’S « COUP DE CŒUR » (Ex-aequo)
LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE (A BROTHER’S LOVE)
BY MONIA CHOKRI
THE CLIMB
BY MICHAEL ANGELO COVINO

JURY SPECIAL MENTION
JEANNE (JOAN OF ARC)
BY BRUNO DUMONT

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:20 (three months ago) link

That looks really good, though I'm not the world's biggest fan of Aïnouz. But Serra and Laxe ftw!

Frederik B, Friday, 24 May 2019 21:26 (three months ago) link

would love to see the Sciamma win.

Indiewire is predicting Pain and Glory:

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/cannes-2019-palme-dor-contenders-winners-prediction-1202141512/

all of the diverging reviews of Mektoub make me curious about it. I really liked Blue Is the Warmest Color

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:40 (three months ago) link

Diverging? Most everyone seems clear it's a piece of shit.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:44 (three months ago) link

Again, if anyone spots a rave, please share it here.

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:54 (three months ago) link

I haven’t seen any raves, but the ratings on the Todas las Criticas grid (Apitchatpoll) place it in the middle of the competition pack, and the discussion of it on the awards watch forum is somewhat interesting (if you can stand the horrible interface)

I like this paragraph from Cineuropa (badly translated), which comes after a description of the plot: “The tireless partying and fun, reproduced without filter and with overflowing duration by the filmmaker up until a particularly crude climactic scene (but one dominated by a woman), are dotted with micro-events, brief looks or exchanges at the bar, in a continuous flood of sound, an exponential consumption of alcohol, and a loosening of cultural mores which “doesn’t do things by halves”. In this boiling aquarium, Abdellatif Kechiche details all the “good and bad sides” of a stupendous and highly energetic moment with fabulous virtuosity in his mise en scène. But his commitment to a radically elongated runtime — oscillating from hypnosis to overload — and to the deliberate, repetitive onslaught of sexualised dances he orchestrates, will require great tolerance and a firmly open mind for the viewer to truly appreciate the real value of the film as a whole.”

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:05 (three months ago) link

the ratings on the Todas las Criticas grid (Apitchatpoll) place it in the middle of the competition pack

Cool. It has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:08 (three months ago) link

yeah it's probably really bad, but even the bad reviews make it sound at least somewhat interesting (to me)

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:11 (three months ago) link

It's produced some of the only inspired pans I've read in a while, at least.

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:22 (three months ago) link

Those critics survived a longer ordeal than the Titanic victims, so.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:36 (three months ago) link

Sounds like it takes even longer for the characters to get off in this one, too.

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:44 (three months ago) link

Portrait of a Lady on Fire won the Queer Palme

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 06:17 (three months ago) link

Xavier may never recover.

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 06:31 (three months ago) link

What time is the closing ceremony?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:04 (three months ago) link

Since 1955, the Cannes Film Festival has awarded the Palme d’Or to some of the greatest filmmakers of all time, from Frances Ford Coppola to Jane Campion.

k3vin k., Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:43 (three months ago) link

FIPRESCI winners

Competition: It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)
Un Certain Regard: Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov)
Directors Fortnight/Critics Week: The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-prize-1213726

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

Indiewire just reordered their Palme predictions, putting Sciamma first. Sight and Sound critics's predictions are split between Sciamma and Bong

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

i was in cannes on wednesday, interesting scene for a normal person.. saw someone get a miracle free ticket to parasite, nice moment

johnny crunch, Saturday, 25 May 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

this looks like a working livestream if anyone is interested:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5gv6be

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 17:26 (three months ago) link

Thanks. Céline Sciamma hasn't won the Palme then - just got the screenplay prize.

Alba, Saturday, 25 May 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

yeah that's disappointing

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

Dardennes get director prize, Bacurau and Les Miserables share jury prize.

Alba, Saturday, 25 May 2019 17:57 (three months ago) link

Tarantino or Bong for the Palme?

Alba, Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:14 (three months ago) link

BONG

Alba, Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:18 (three months ago) link

Yesssss

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:20 (three months ago) link

Diop got the Grand Prix so my vote wasn't totally off!

Simon H., Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:21 (three months ago) link

Oh the whole, at least based on the critics, this seems like a really good set of winners overall?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:51 (three months ago) link

it does seem like it

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 19:01 (three months ago) link

I liked the first "Mektoub..." quite a lot. Felt it worked fine as a self contained film. Think I'll be p(ass)ing on this one, though.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 25 May 2019 21:32 (three months ago) link

lol

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 21:48 (three months ago) link

It’s really been an amazing couple of decades for South Korean films

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 23:26 (three months ago) link

Peppermint Candy (Lee, 1999), Chunhyang, (Im, 2000), Oasis (Lee, 2002), Painted Fire (Im, 2002), Oldboy (Park, 2003), The Bow (Kim, 2005), Tale of Cinema (Hong, 2005), Crying Fist (Ryoo, 2005), The Host (Bong, 2006), Woman on the Beach (Hong, 2006), Secret Sunshine (Lee, 2007), Breath (Kim, 2007), Night and Day (Hong, 2008), Mother (Bong, 2009), Thirst (Park, 2009), Poetry (Lee, 2010), Hahaha (Hong, 2010), The Day He Arrives (Hong, 2011), Arirang (Kim, 2011), Snowpiercer (Bong, 2013), Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong, 2015) The Handmaiden (Park, 2016), On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong, 2017), Okja (Bong, 2017), The Day After (Hong, 2017), Claire’s Camera (Hong, 2018), Burning (Lee, 2018), Parasite (Bong, 2019)

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 23:41 (three months ago) link

haven't seen all of them, my favorites are Burning, Poetry, Secret Sunshine, Right Now Wrong Then, On the Beach at Night Alone, Claire's Camera. Oldboy and The Handmaiden had some amazing scenes

Dan S, Saturday, 25 May 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

really glad to read that Netflix acquired Diop's Atlantique

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 00:02 (two months ago) link

Haven’t seen the first part of Mektoub yet, it hasn’t ever been available in the US as far as I know

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 00:54 (two months ago) link

Nope, but I hear Brazzers is picking up the North American distro on Intermezzo

Simon H., Sunday, 26 May 2019 00:59 (two months ago) link

lol

Is it possible that as the intermezzo in a trilogy of films from a director who is interested in exploring depictions of sexual expression the second part is meant to represent a kind of musical sustain

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:03 (two months ago) link

hypnosis and overload

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:08 (two months ago) link

I do wish that a director like this would turn his gaze on male sexuality

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:11 (two months ago) link

I liked what Eric Kohn had to say as a wrap-up: "the narrative of this year’s Cannes goes back to the beginning. Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” opened the festival to lukewarm reviews, but the master of deadpan’s dark zombie comedy is nothing if not a pointed critique of an exploitative system. The undead in Jarmusch’s kooky ensemble are drawn to products that they obsessed over in their lives — wifi, Xanax, coffee, you name it — and it doesn’t take much to see just how much contempt Jarmusch has for the way we’ve all become materialistic slaves.

It’s a blunt metaphor, explained in bitter terms in Tom Waits’ apocalyptic voiceover, but in retrospect it set the stage for the festival’s many depictions of global outrage against capitalist persecution. Wealth attracts and it takes away; in the process, it catalyzes dramatic narratives that must be told. Even bad movies can be portals to the fears, anxieties, and frustrations of the times in which they’re made; the 2019 Cannes Film Festival brought us some great ones."

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 02:40 (two months ago) link

On Korean film: It seems the story is pretty straight forward: The military only lost power in the early nineties, and censorship was only abolished in 1994, and there'd just been a lot of talent that was unleashed all of a sudden. Lee Chang-dong was a writer who only turned to film in his fourties, once it became a more free medium.

That said, this youtube-channel is pretty great for watching the treasures of early Korean cinema. I'd recommend The Aimless Bullet, The Empty Dream, Mandala and Sopyonje.
http://www.youtube.com/user/KoreanFilm

Frederik B, Monday, 27 May 2019 08:54 (two months ago) link


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