Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cannes winners 2010

Glad to see that "Joe," as the always interesting Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is colloquially known, won the Palme d'Or for his new film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. But based on this BBC News plot description--"The film centres around a dying man who is visited by the spirit of his late wife and his missing son, who has mutated into an ape"--I suspect its passage through the multiplexes will be brief. Kidding aside, by all accounts this was a mediocre year for the festival, leaving arthouse audiences high and dry, too. Looking forward to Mike Leigh's unPalmed Another Year and one or two others in any event, as Leigh's cast of losing actors drowns their sorrows.

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