Directors: Nadine Labaki ("Where"), Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Elena"), Maïwenn ("Polisse"), Joachim Trier ("Oslo")
Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics ("Where"), Zeitgeist Films ("Elena"), Sundance Selects ("Polisse"), Strand Releasing ("Oslo")
Why is it a "Must See"? Cannes quadruple feature! While the 2012 Cannes Film Festival takes place over the pond, American audiences can check out some of the best films from last year's festival as Joachim Trier's "Oslo, August 31st," Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Elena," Nadine Labaki's "Where Do We Go Now" and Maïwenn's "Polisse" all hits US screen this May. Hailing from Lebanon, Russia, France and Norway, respectively.
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Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Distributor: Magnet Releasing
Why is it a "Must See"? Comedian-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait follows up his "World's Greatest Dad" with another very dark comedy. In "God Bless America," he gives us Frank (Joel Murray), a jobless, loveless man who decides to give up on life, grab a gun and kill the folks who he considers the most repellent members of American society. And he's not doing it alone. He finds an unexpected accomplice in a 16-year-old girl who is similarly fed up with her world.
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