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In and Out of Cannes

Long time no post!
Cannes took all my time, sorry about that peeps.

Anyway, lots of news while I was gone, not the least of which were the Upfronts.

Although the various picks weren’t that surprising (save for a few), the various schedules on the other hand are mind-boggling.
I’ll talk more about that another day (and the trailers for the new show).

In the meantime, since I just exited Cannes, let’s see this year’s winners:

Palme d’Or
The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix
A Prophet by Jacques Audiard

Best Director
Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay

Jury prize
Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold and Thirst by Park Chan-wook

Best Actor
Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

Best Actress
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist

Best Screenplay
Mei Feng for Spring Fever

Clearly Isabelle “Dominatrix” Huppert ruled the jury when she decided to give Haneke (her director in La Pianiste) the Palme d’Or.
Again, very happy for Christoph Waltz, he totally deserved the prize.
Happy too for Gainsbourg, although I would have preferred Vincere‘s Giovanna Mezzogiorno.

Unfortunately I don’t have time right now, but I shall also talk more about my Cannes experience and the movies I saw (including Parnassus, Agora, and of course Inglourious Basterds) another day.

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