In the first of our podcast interviews from the Cannes Film Festival, Amat Escalante discusses his Palme d'Or competitor, being a spokesperson for his native Mexico, and why he thinks the brutal depiction of violence in Heli is more responsible than in American blockbusters.
Ari Folman's followup to his Oscar nominated Waltz With Bashir blends futurism with retro animation to paint a dizzying and bleak portrait of the future of moviemaking. As if that weren't enough, it's based on a Stanisław Lem novel and stars Robin Wright as herself (sort of).
Sofia Coppola returns to Cannes with her latest film, based on the true story of a group of teens whose obsession with celebrity and fashion lead them to rob the homes of Hollywood's young and famous. The Bling Ring opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard section as mobs outside vied for a seat.
"A hysteric is a slave looking for a master to rule over." Director Alice Winocour talks about hysteria, dirty jokes, and her directorial debut feature Augustine, which opens Friday at Film Society.
Two Tarantino films topped the movie site's survey, which asked users to pick their favorite Palme d'Or competitors. Also: Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac is set for a Christmas debut; Justin Timberlake parties at Cannes; and Scarlett Johansson readies directorial debut.