This is a story of spin and how works of art travel in our media-sick culture. Terrence Malick's film, The Tree of Life is a truly great film in my view, a masterpiece. It’s by no means a difficult film. Its narrative is straightforward.
This Must Be the Place, a very offbeat film by the talented Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) premiered here at Cannes on Friday.It features a knockout performance by Sean Penn as Cheyenne, an aging rock star.
Lars von Trier, whose film Melancholia had its world premiere here at the Cannes Film Festival, was just made “persona non grata” at the Festival for incendiary comments he made Wednesday at the press conference following the first press screening of the film.At the press conference,
The “big guns” have come out at Cannes with the Festival reaching its mid-point.Today was the well-received Dardennes’ brothers Kid With a Bike, and the American film by maverick Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life, a film that’s been gestating for several decades.Toplining Sean Penn
Reflections from Cannes, Day 5The “dailies” – the daily trade papers like Variety, Screen and Le Film Francais - which are published here in Cannes in special editions balance the sometimes uneasy relationship between the film business and art of film.