Cannes film festival

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Elvis review – Baz Luhrmann’s squeaky-clean King is shaking no one up
Incurious yet frantic, Luhrmann’s spangly epic is off-key – and Austin Butler flounders in those blue suede shoes

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jun, 2022 @8:56 AM

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A great Cannes goes pear-shaped giving the Palme d’Or to Triangle of Sadness
Ruben Östlund’s super-rich satire is an unworthy winner, particularly given the calibre of competition on the Croisette

Peter Bradshaw

28, May, 2022 @9:27 PM

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Mother and Son review – moving immigrant drama goes from Ivory Coast to Paris
A son reflects on the struggles he faced with his brother and wayward mother after they moved to France from Africa, in a meditative coming-of-age story

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Showing Up review – Kelly Reichardt’s indie art drama is downbeat but diverting
Michelle Williams plays struggling Portland artist Lizzie with subtlety in the First Cow director’s latest film

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @3:03 PM

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‘I have never seen a Cannes like this’: verdict and awards predictions for 2022 | Peter Bradshaw
This year’s festival had its ups and downs, but flashes of brilliance broke through the disappointments. Our critic forecasts the winners, and suggests a few more for categories that don’t (yet) exist

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @12:10 PM

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Close review – a heartbreaking tale of boyhood friendship turned sour
When two 13-year-olds are no longer close, the fallout is unbearably sad, in Lukas Dhont’s anguished second feature

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @9:51 AM

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Broker review – Kore-eda gets the tone all wrong in sudsy Korean baby adoption tale
The director of Shoplifters shows naivety in trying to turn two baby kidnappers into lovable rogues. Even Parasite’s Song Kang-ho can’t make it stick

Peter Bradshaw

26, May, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Pacifiction review – trouble in paradise, in apocalyptic Tahitian mystery
Benoît Magimel’s French high commissioner confronts the end of his personal Eden in Tahiti, in Albert Serra’s distinctive film

Peter Bradshaw

26, May, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Nostalgia review – bittersweet crime yarn also homecoming love-letter to Naples
Tremendously shot and terrifically acted, this Neapolitan gangster drama from Mario Martone shatters the rose-tinted spectacles

Peter Bradshaw

26, May, 2022 @10:12 AM

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Stars at Noon review – languid tale of sex, lies and intrigue in the Nicaraguan heat
Benny Safdie stands out among a strangely lethargic cast in Claire Denis’ erotic and intimate political drama

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Leila’s Brothers review – one woman, five misogynistic parasites in fierce Iranian drama
Iran’s Saeed Roustayi puts the spotlight on a woman driven to distraction by the indolent, incompetent patriarchy

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @4:20 PM

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The Silent Twins review – powerful story of Welsh sisters in a world of their own
Agnieszka Smoczyńska directs this well-acted, disturbing drama about June and Jennifer Gibbons, whose shared isolation ended in criminal acts

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @11:15 AM

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