Cannes Film Fest 1989: Spike Lee’s Denied Top Honor for Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee still feels that he was unfairly denied the top honor of the Cannes Film Fest, the Palme d’Or, for Do the Right Thing in 1989, when the winner was Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies and videotape. “Look, me and Steven are cool, have always been cool. But that thing was commandeered by Wim Wenders,” […]

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman–Preview

    Based on a memoir by Ron Stallworth, BlacKkKlansman centers on an African-American cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, duped Grand Wizard David Duke and became the head of a local chapter in Colorado. John David Washington, son of Lee’s collaborator Denzel Washington, stars as Stallworth, and Adam Driver plays […]

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Dear Son (Weldi), Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia

Weldi (Dear Son), Written and Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia   Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy’s repeated migraine attacks are […]

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Treat Me Like Fire (Joueurs)–Directors Fortnight

JOUEURS (Treat Me Like Fire), Directed by Maria Monge Written by Marie Monge
Julien Guetta
with the collaboration of Romain Compingt Starring Tahar Rahim, Stacy Martin, Karim Leklou, Bruno Wokowitch, Marie Denarnaud, Jean-Michel Correia, Henri-Noël Tabary When she meets Abel, Ella’s life is turned upside down. Irresistibly drawn to this elusive lover, the young woman discovers the […]

Cannes Film Fest 2018: El Angel–Directed by Argentinean Luis Ortega

El Angel, Directed by Luis Ortega Written by Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín Starring: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darin, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani, Cecilia Roth Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted […]