Cannes Diary 2016: Days 2 & 3

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A rolling stone gathers no moss they say, and the days at this year’s Cannes Film Festival keep on rolling by, as Jack Toye discovers


Café Society

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Woody Allen’s latest film, set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, comes under the Film Festival gaze of Jack Toye


Cannes Diary 2016: Day 1

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Head down to the 69th Cannes Film Festival, with our roving reporter, Jack Toye!


Evolution

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Evolution is not so much an out-of-body experience as an inner body one…


Traders

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A series of underground fight-to-the death duels begin to develop into a twisted kind of pyramid scheme in TRADERS.


Remainder

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If you’re looking for an intelligent and intriguing film in the style of Christopher Nolan or Jonathan Glazer, REMAINDER fares very well indeed.


Virgin Mountain

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VIRGIN MOUNTAIN could probably take place anywhere and lose none of the poignancy or humour in the universality of its observations on human nature.


Schneider vs Bax

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Alex van Warmerdam is back with a new film, and the Dutch director has a very original and entertaining spin on the hitman movie genre in SCHNEIDER VS BAX.


The Bunker

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What THE BUNKER lacks in substance it certainly makes up for in style and the inventiveness of its colourfully surreal situations.


Louder than Bombs

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Huppert is the one vital element that holds all the other meticulously crafted pieces of LOUDER THAN BOMBS together, structurally and emotionally.


Parisienne

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PARISIENNE’s greatest asset is a strong sympathetic central performance from Manal Issa as an 18 year old Lebanese woman in a foreign land.


Land of Mine

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Even if you think you know what is coming next, you can’t look away from LAND OF MINE for even a second, writes Noel Megahey.


WOW Film Festival

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The big theme for this year’s WOW Film Festival was ‘F-rated’: films centred around women, either made by female directors, or films about women.


Watersprite: Relationships

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Garry Pope reviews three brilliant short films in the “Relationships” series, from three confident filmmakers at Watersprite this year.


Watersprite: Emotions

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Copulating dogs, explicit sex talk and full-frontal puppet nudity: Stephen Watson reviews the “Emotions” strand of shorts at Watersprite 2016.