Cannes 2016 : Movies to Watch

 Ken Loach, Palme d'or - I, Daniel Blake © Valéry Hache / AFP

Ken Loach, Palme d'or - I, Daniel Blake © Valéry Hache / AFP

Cannes Film Festival is always as spectacular, as it is unpredictable. But this year, forecasting the winners looked a lot like fortunetelling on the crystal ball: murky. The juries admitted, their deliberation might have been the longest in the history of the festival, as this year’s 21 competition entries have been very diverse to say the least. 

Certainly, the talk of the festival is the Palm d’Or winner—Ken Loach with his movie «I,Daniel Blake», a social polemic which very few saw to come out victorious. The director himself acknowledged the dissonance of accepting an award for such a movie in such a glamorous setting. 

 Xavier Dolan, Grand Prix - It's Only the End of the World © Valéry Hache / AFP

Xavier Dolan, Grand Prix - It's Only the End of the World © Valéry Hache / AFP

Prolific wunderkind Xavier Dolan, got the Grand Prix for his drama «It’s Only the End of the World», a one of the most divisive film and definitely not an easy watch. 

 Pedro Almodóvar - Julieta © Thomas Leibreich / FDC

Pedro Almodóvar - Julieta © Thomas Leibreich / FDC

Pedro Almodovar might not  be coming back from Cannes with a prize, but his «Julieta», a drama about girls’ life stirred some emotions. 

 Woody Allen - Café Society © Thomas Leibreich in FDC

Woody Allen - Café Society © Thomas Leibreich in FDC

Same goes for Woody Allen’s «Café Society», an out of competition film starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, that premiered at the opening night of the festival. 

 Elle Fanning «The Neon Demon» Film Still © Gunther Campine

Elle Fanning «The Neon Demon» Film Still © Gunther Campine

While Elle Fanning is having the year of her career, she brought in this highlight to «The Neon Demon» a horror set in the modeling industry. 

 Kristen Stewart «Personal Shopper» Film Still © Carole Bethuel

Kristen Stewart «Personal Shopper» Film Still © Carole Bethuel

Kristen Stewart didn’t only shine at the red carpet for the Allen premier—the actress starred in another movie «Personal Shopper», which despite the rocky premier, has actually received rave reviews. 

 Team of the film - The last Face © Cyril Duchêne / FDC

Team of the film - The last Face © Cyril Duchêne / FDC

Finally, Cannes film festival hasn’t been all so very kind to many of the pictures, another of Sean Penn’s directorial work «The Last Face» was one of those movies, that fall out of favorites, receiving vicious reviews. 

戛纳电影节总是令人期待,因为它总能带给人们惊喜。今年对于获奖者的预测,也是各有千秋,难以琢磨。评审小组表示,这可能是戛纳电影节21年以来最漫长的评选过程,因为每一部作品都需要非常细心的评审。

 «I,Daniel Blake» Film Still © Joss Barratt

«I,Daniel Blake» Film Still © Joss Barratt

当然,最热议的话题还是关于金棕榈奖的得主。肯·洛奇(Ken Loach)导演作品 «I,Daniel Blake» 是一部为数不多的对于社会议题深层剖析的电影。导演本人也承认这部电影的轰动程度并不能与戛纳电影节的影响力相比及。

 «It’s Only the End of the World» © Shayne Laverdière, courtesy of Sons of Manual

«It’s Only the End of the World» © Shayne Laverdière, courtesy of Sons of Manual

导演哈维尔·多兰(Xavier Dolan)刚刚凭借电影 «It’s Only the End of the World» 获得大奖赛,这部电影有着诸多争议。

 «Julieta» Film Still © Manolo Pavón© El Deseo

«Julieta» Film Still © Manolo Pavón© El Deseo

佩德罗·阿莫多瓦(Pedro Almodovar)的电影 «Julieta» ,描述了一个女孩在生活中的多种经历和情绪。

 «Café Society» Film Still © Gravier Productions, Inc., Photographer - Sabrina Lantos

«Café Society» Film Still © Gravier Productions, Inc., Photographer - Sabrina Lantos

还有一些人支持伍迪·艾伦(Woody Allen)的电影 «Café Society» , 在电影节开幕那天进行了首映。

 Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning - The Neon Demon © Alberto Pizzoli in AFP

Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning - The Neon Demon © Alberto Pizzoli in AFP

 Team of the film - Personal Shopper © Cyril Duchêne / FDC

Team of the film - Personal Shopper © Cyril Duchêne / FDC

艾丽·范宁(Elle Fanning)在这一年中事业蒸蒸日上,这次她也带来了作品 «The Neon Demon» , 描述了模特行业的种种经历。

克里斯汀·斯图尔特(Kristen Stewart)在红毯上则为另一部作品站场 «Personal Shopper» ,获得好评如潮。

 «The Last Face» Film Still © Kelly Walsh

«The Last Face» Film Still © Kelly Walsh

但是,在戛纳电影节出现的电影也并不都是好评如潮的,比如 电影最后一面 «The Last Face» ,就并没有获得好评,负面消息不断。

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