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

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

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

Tarantino or Bong for the Palme?

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


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


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

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

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

it does seem like it

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


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

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

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

really glad to read that Netflix acquired Diop's Atlantique

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


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 (eight months ago) link

hypnosis and overload

Dan S, Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:08 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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.

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

seven months pass...

I'm surprised I see no year-end chatter about Little Joe generally and Emily Beecham in particular.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 January 2020 20:05 (one month ago) link

Have it premiered anywhere? I really hope to see it later this month.

Frederik B, Saturday, 4 January 2020 20:55 (one month ago) link

I've only seen five of these so far, sigh. Dead Don't Die just came on VOD here.

Frederik B, Saturday, 4 January 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

Atlantique/Atlantics is on Netflix.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 4 January 2020 21:30 (one month ago) link

The only chatter I've heard about the Hausner is about ti being not v good

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Saturday, 4 January 2020 22:45 (one month ago) link

Ben Whishaw makes everything that he is in bad, imo.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:25 (one month ago) link

I like him fine. He helps this film's drollness.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:26 (one month ago) link

he swivels his eyes from side to side like an eagle-eyes action man which is apparently how he has decided to do emotion/anxiety but he does it all the time.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:29 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Watched "Atlantique" last night on Netflix; my pops has a ridiculous-sized HD TV so I've been taking advantage and binging on good stuff. For a first timer Diop hit this one waaay out the ballpark. A great film.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 7 February 2020 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it's my favourite from competition so far.

Frederik B, Saturday, 8 February 2020 09:29 (two weeks ago) link

The Traitor is unexpectedly rigorous and tough.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 February 2020 23:21 (one week ago) link

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