Cannes Film Fest 2017: Lea Mysius’ Ava

  The Critics’ Week sidebar showcased the debut of a gifted French helmer, Léa Mysius, whose film Ava charts the summer of a teenager, played by the actress Noée Abita, who learns how to contain personal demons and meets challenges. Ava says something about a generation facing the fear of a bleak future, said Tesson. […]

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Tehran Taboo

The lineup of this 56th edition of Critics’ Week shows a definite political tendency with several films dealing with social and political issues. A politically charged works to compete at Critics’ Week is an animated feature, Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, which shows an uncompromising portrait of life in Teheran, a city where basic civil liberties […]

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Sicilian Ghost Story

The Cannes Film Fest’s Critics’ Week, a small, selective section dedicated to first and second films, will open with Sicilian Ghost Story from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, the Italian directors who made Salvo.

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Claire Denis Let the Sunshine In, Starring Luminous Juliette Binoche

Claire Denis’ exquisitely executed romantic dramedy, Let the Sunshine In, world premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest (In Directors Fortnight sidebar), then play at the New York Film Fest and is now being released by Sundance Selects, beginning April 2018.

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Carpignano’s A Ciambra

The Directors Fortnight of the 2017 Cannes Film Fest also selected Jonas Carpignano’s “A Ciambra,” based on his 2014 short, which won the Discovery award at Critics’ Week. A follow-up to Carpignano’s 2015 Cannes-selected feature “Mediterranea,” “A Ciambra” is produced by Sikelia Productions, the outfit jointly launched by RT Features, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger […]