2 days ago
Monday, May 23, 2011
Another reason to marvel in May is over.
Another good field ran in the 64th reeling of the festival de Cannes.
Malick, von Trier ... even Takashi Miike got a long overdue invite to compete for the Palme d'Or.
The jury, headed by Robert De Niro, gave the nod to Malick. Which doesn't mean much, of course. What makes the festival noteworthy are the films buried in the sidebar competitions and non-competitions that finally make it to wider distribution.
One of the best parts of all this was watching De Niro speak French. I guess his Italian didn't help him out very much.
http://www.festival-cannes.com/en.html ("Best of du 64eme festival de Cannes" - at the 6:30 mark)