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Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan Writer: Neeraj Ghaywan, Varun Grover Starring: Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Bhagwan Tiwari Synopsis: Two narratives surrounding encounters with the opposite sex. The first is a brutal story of two young lovers – Devi (Chadda) and Piyush – who are caught up in a sex scandal which leads to a...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Shan He Gu Ren [Mountains May Depart]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Shan He Gu Ren [Mountains May Depart]

Director/Writer: Jia Zhang-Ke Starring: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jingdong, Chang Sylvia, Dong Zijang Synopsis: In 1999, two men fight over the love of Tao (Tao), with one becoming destroyed, losing to the richer man. In 2014, Liang, who lost his love, has become a husband a father but is stricken with severe illness due to his work in the coal mines. He...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Chronic

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Chronic

Director/Writer: Michel Franco Starring: Tim Roth, Bitsie Tulloch, Michael Cristofer, David Dasmalchian Synopsis: David (Roth), a health care worker looks after terminally ill patients, giving them all the support he can. However, some find his zeal somewhat strange, and his home life seems oddly specious. Chronic has a great deal in its content to make an...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Comoara [Treasure]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Comoara [Treasure]

Director/Writer : Corneliu Porumboiu Starring: Toma Cuzin, Radu Banzaru, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina Synopsis: Costi (Cuzin) is up one night reading Robin Hood to his son when his neighbour calls at his door asking for a loan. He declines, and the next day he returns saying it isn’t for bills, but to hire out a metal detector and search for buried treasure...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Dheepan

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Dheepan

Director: Jacques Audiard Writers: Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga Synopsis: As he sees defeat in the Sri Lankan civil war, Tamil freedom fighter, Dheephan (Antonythasan), decides to flee, taking a woman (Srinivasan) and a small girl...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Lamb

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Lamb

Director: Yared Zeleke Writers: Yared Zeleke, Geraldine Bajard Starring: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Surafel Teka Synopsis: After Ephraïm (Amare) has to leave his home town – sent to live with his relatives – he has to protect his pet sheep after his uncle orders to be slaughtered and eaten for a holiday meal. Ethiopian cinema and...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Je suis un soldat [I Am a Soldier]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Je suis un soldat [I Am a Soldier]

Director/ Writer: Laurent Larivière Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Laurent Capelluto Synopsis: Out of work, Sandrine (Bourgoin) goes back home and begins working with her uncle Henri (Anglade) in order to make some money. She is an apprentice at his kennels, and soon finds out he is in the illegal dog trafficking trade, but finds her own...

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

When the opportunity arose to miss a Cannes screening, and instead see a preview – presented by John Lasseter – of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming releases, the animation greats took precedence. And what a treat it was – two hours of footage, images and descriptions of 5 new projects, as well as a full preview of The Good Dinosaur’s...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Youth

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Youth

Director/ Writer: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda Synopsis: Fred (Caine), a retired music maestro, is enjoying a holiday, accompanied by his close friend Mick (Keitel), a director using his time away to finish a script. Fred and Mick contemplate youth, older age, and careers in their days at the Swiss...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Louder than Bombs

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Louder than Bombs

Director: Joachim Trier Writers: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, Amy Ryan, Rachel Brosnahan Synopsis: After the death of Isabelle (Huppert), her husband (Byrne) and two sons (Druid and Eisenberg) start reflecting her part in their life, as well as examining themselves, and one...