Cannes 2021

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Film-maker Julia Ducournau: ‘Women kicked serious ass this year’
Only the second woman to win the ​prestigious ​Palme d’Or, the French director behind Raw and new film Titane discusses the boom in female-led horror

Jonathan Romney

21, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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From Annette to Shang-Chi: eight new films to watch as Australian cinemas reopen
As locked-down regions reopen this month, here’s our guide to the best bet for your next night out

Michael Sun

11, Oct, 2021 @2:01 AM

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Titane may not have been the best film at Cannes, but it had guts, drive – and an anthro-automotive hybrid devil child
Julia Ducournau has became the second woman ever to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Her triumph is a suitably rock’n’roll ending for this year’s festival

Peter Bradshaw

17, Jul, 2021 @8:21 PM

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Cannes 2021 week two: heatstruck delirium and instant classics
Julia Ducournau’s bizarre Titane sent punters over the edge, while films such as Asghar Fahadi’s A Hero offered more subtle rewards

Xan Brooks

17, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Vortex review – Gaspar Noé’s latest goes gentle, for once, into the night
The provocateur has shocked Cannes with a change of pace: an extraordinary midnight movie that follows an elderly couple’s pained last steps in their Paris apartment

Xan Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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The Restless review – unflinching study of an anguished artist
Damien Bonnard is a bipolar painter whose life is unravelling in this earnest drama that avoids cliches and pulls no punches

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jul, 2021 @6:58 PM

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Casablanca Beats review – Morocco’s answer to Fame strikes a chord
A group of talented teens push the boundaries of their religious society by putting on a concert in Nabil Ayouch’s earnest film

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jul, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Cannes 2021: who will win the Palme d’Or – and who should
As a very strange edition of the festival draws to a close, our film critic predicts who will walk away with the Palme d’Or and other prizes – and awards his own alternative Braddies

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nitram review – deeply disturbing drama about mass killer Martin Bryant
Director Justin Kurzel shies away from depicting the Port Arthur massacre itself but outstanding performances mean it’s still a highly unsettling story

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jul, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Léa Seydoux: ‘Art is a sexual energy. It’s the highest form of creation’
She has four films at Cannes film festival, but instead of strutting the Riviera red carpet the actor is isolating in Paris. She talks creativity, sex scenes and the joy of Bond stunts

Xan Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @1:11 PM

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France review – Léa Seydoux provides firm anchor for unsteady media satire
Bruno Dumont takes aim at 24-news culture but his tale of a star reporter features its fair share of ill-conceived plot points

Xan Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Memoria review – Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton make a dream team
The Thai master’s English-language debut – about an expat attuned to strange frequencies in Colombia – more than matches his past mystic odysseys

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jul, 2021 @3:45 PM

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