Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 – 22), indieWIRE is publishing an updated compilation of articles from indieWIRE, our blog network and other outlets.
Boyd van Hoeij gives his take on “The Kid With a Bike” with an in-depth review of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest film.
One of the most controversial films at this year’s festival, Markus Schleinzer’s “Michael,” is reviewed by Eric Kohn. Kohn gives the subversive Austrian film high praise, awarding the film an A-.
indieWIRE Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris made it over to the Weinstein Co.’s cocktail event in Cannes and came out mesmerized by the trailer for Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist.” Click here to read her report and see the trailer that struck up so much buzz.
Eric Kohn reviews Kim Ki-duk’s “Arirang” and comes out with nice things to say. Kohn gives the film an A- but warns that it might be too experimental to receive wide U.S. distribution.
Lynne Ramsay, director of “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” talks to indieWIRE in Cannes. The Scottish director spent a number of years working on an adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” before moving on to her current project starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.
“Footnote,” the latest film from Israeli writer/director Joseph Cedar, gets a B+ from Eric Kohn. Our critic predicts the film will get “a warm welcome from art-house audiences” upon its release.
iW Blog Network
Thompson on Hollywood features another profile of Cannes directors, this time it’s Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne -the Belgian directors of “The Kid With a Bike.”
Simon Abrams offers his take on three Cannes films: “Hard Labor,” “Poliss,” and “Puzzle of a Downfall Child.” Abrams predicts two of these films will have a hard time finding a U.S. release, but offers high praise for “Puzzle of a Downfall Child.”
Sydney Levine profiles three filmmakers who began their respective careers at the Mannehim-Heidelberg International Film Festival.
If you’re having a hard time finding a reason to go see the fourth installment of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” series, just imagine how the Cannes crowd felt having to get out of bed for an 8:30 A.M. screening of the film. Anne Thompson wonders why she even bothered showing up and why the programmers bothered adding the Bruckheimer blockbuster to the Cannes line-up.
Around the Web
Ezra Miller is emerging as one of the most exciting talents at this year’s festival. Eugene Hernandez sits down with the yyoung actor from “We Need to Talk About Kevin” in a podcast for the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Gus Van Sant has a new film out in Cannes. He sat down to talk about it and other aspects of his career with the New York Times.
Rebecca Daly’s debut film, “The Other Side of Sleep,” made it to Cannes. The Guardian profiles the director, pointing out the strong accolades her film has received by Cannes critics thus far.
[Compiled by Daniel Loria]