Cannes 2021

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Compartment No 6 review – meet-uncute train romance is a Finnish Before Sunrise
An archaeology student is on her way to Russia’s remote north-west when she has to share a compartment with a shaven-headed drunk

Peter Bradshaw

08, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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The Worst Person in the World – a mesmerising heroine for our times
Renate Reinsve’s barnstorming, flesh-and-blood performance is the heartbeat of Joachim Trier’s wistful tragicomic romance

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

27, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Worst Person in the World review – Nordic romcom is an instant classic
Renate Reinsve is sublime as a young woman veering between lovers in a film that reminds us of the genre’s life-affirming potential

Peter Bradshaw

24, Mar, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Paris, 13th District review – Jacques Audiard’s sexy apartment-block anthology
Audiard brings his typical visual fluency to this entertaining collection of interlocking stories about characters hooking up in the 13th arrondissement

Peter Bradshaw

18, Mar, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Red Rocket review – Sean Baker’s vivid study of a washed-up porn star
The film-maker’s follow-up to Tangerine and The Florida Project is another lo-fi comedy about lives at the margin of US society

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2022 @2:50 PM

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Lingui, the Sacred Bonds review – ties that bind loyalty between mother and daughter
Fierce stabs of sexuality and violence cut through the stoic calm of Chadian film-maker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s urgent drama of survival

Peter Bradshaw

04, Feb, 2022 @10:16 AM

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The Souvenir Part II review – a flood of austere sunlight in Joanna Hogg’s superb sequel
Hogg’s double-Swinton, highly autobiographical study of a young film-maker is less detached, more emotionally engaging, as we enter Julie’s world for a second time

Peter Bradshaw

03, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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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