The Cannes Film Festival is currently in full swing and while the rest of us wait at home to hear the news and see the reviews of the films currently playing, we do have two treats to share with you.
First is the trailer for director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P.” which stars Benicio Del Toro as Jimmy Picard, a Native American WWII vet who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. When his diagnosis is called into question, French psychoanalyst George Devereux (Mathieu Amalric) is brought in to assess the situation. This film will mark Desplechin’s first feature length project since 2008’s “A Christmas Tale.”
The second trailer is for “A Touch of Sin” which is playing in competition for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. This is the highest award that can be given at Cannes and is presented to the director of the best feature film in competition. “A Touch of Sin” is directed by Jia Zhangke and takes a hard look at four separate lives in China that are on a path towards violence. How will the films turn out? Stay tuned for our verdicts later in the week.