Tag Archives: Un Certain Regard

Cannes Review – Treasure

When Costi’s neighbour first calls to his door asking to borrow money, then explaining he believes there to be buried treasure at his grandparents’ house, which he needs to hire a metal detector to find, Costi is sceptical but curious. The two men find a technician willing to help them, and set about digging up what could potentially be a fortune. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is the story of a young girl called Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her father in on the fringes of society in a Louisiana area called The Bathtub. The area is populated with those who have chosen to live outside of the society around them, and they are filled with joy and wonder. As a storm approaches, however, Hushpuppy’s life is thrown into chaos with the destruction of everything that she holds dear. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Después de Lucía (After Lucia)

After the death of one of the family, a father and daughter move to Mexico City from a small seaside town for a fresh start, but Alejandra (Tessa Ia) is bullied at her high school after a seemingly innocent mistake, leading her to take drastic action. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Confession of a Child of the Century

Octave (Peter Doherty) is the product of his times; born into a generation at the turn of the century that has nothing to fight for, he turns himself to the pursuit of the idle rich; debauchery. When his father dies, however, Octave meets Brigitte (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and vows to be a better man. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Antiviral

In the not too distant future, the cult of celebrity has grown to such a degree that the most valuable celebrity collectible is their diseases. The Lucas Clinic is the go to place for fans to get their celebrity fix, but when an employee – Syd March – becomes infected with a disease that killed the hottest young starlet, he must find a cure – and solve the mystery behind her infection – before it is too late. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Student

Based on Dostoevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment, Student follows a student of Philosphy who finds himself isolated and broke. Driven to desparation by his situation – and potentially egged on by a comment made in one of his classes – the student robs a convenience store and murders the owner and another customer. Guilt consumes the student, but who can he turn to? Continue reading

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