Ayka – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Ayka Sergey Dvortsevoy – Kazakhstan IN A NUTSHELL This Russian-Kazakhstani film follows a young Kyrgyz girl called Ayka (Samal Yeslyamova) who lives and works illegally in Moscow. After giving birth to her son she leaves him in hospital. However, her motherly yearning leads her to desperate attempts of finding the abandoned child, but will she […]

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Capernaum – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Cafarnaúm / Capernaum Nadine Labaki – Lebanon IN A NUTSHELL This politically-charged fable, which features mostly non-professional actors, tells the story of a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents. This is the third feature by Lebanese actress-turned director Nadine Labaki and is based on an original story penned by Labaki and Jihad Hojeily […]

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Dogman – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Dogman Matteo Garrone – Italy IN A NUTSHELL Dubbed by it’s director as an “urban western” this film is inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s in the gangland outside Rome. The case, involved hours of torture in a dog cage, and is considered among the most gruesome […]

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First Reactions: Under the Silver Lake

I rather enjoyed David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, it was an entertaining, fresh debut which left a lasting impression. So, I was eagerly anticipating his next film, and from my first impressions Under the Silver Lake looks to be just as good as It Follows, if not better. Before I even watched the trailer, I […]

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Burning – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Beoning / Burning Lee Chang-dong – South Korea IN A NUTSHELL Based on the short story Barn Burning written by Haruki Murakami,  this story follow Jong-Soo (Yoo Ah-In) who ends up meeting his childhood friend Hae-Mi (Jeon Song-Seo). Hae Mi asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa, when […]

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Asako I & II – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Netemo Sameteo (Asako I & II) / Asako I & II Ryūsuke Hamaguchi – Japan IN A NUTSHELL This Japanese romantic drama based on the 2010 novel by Tomoka Shibasaki, follows Asako (Erika Karata) a 21-year-old woman who lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku (Masahiro Higashide), who is a free-spirit. One day, […]

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At War – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

En Guerre / At War Stéphane Brizé – France IN A NUTSHELL Set in Bologna, 2002, when the opposition to the Labor Law explodes in universities. This film follows the fallout of a murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing activist, sentenced for murder and exiled […]

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Shoplifters – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters Hirokazu Kore-eda – Japan IN A NUTSHELL This moving drama, is centred around Osamu (Lily Franky) and his eccentric family. Osamu is a poorly paid day laborer, and to make ends meet, he and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) like to shoplift together. On the way back home from a shoplifting […]

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BlacKkKlansman – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee – United States IN A NUTSHELL An adaptation of the book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, this film follows an African-American detective (played by John David Washington) in Colorado Springs, who infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Stallworth and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) risk their lives to […]

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Under the Silver Lake – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell – United States IN A NUTSHELL Sam is aimless young man (Andrew Garfield) who becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbor (Riley Keough). He explores East Los Angeles in the search of any […]

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Happy as Lazzaro – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Lazzaro Felice / Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher – Italy IN A NUTSHELL Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo), is a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, who makes a new friend called Tancredi (Luca Chikovani), a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated village Inviolata is dominated by the […]

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3 Faces – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Se Rokh / 3 Faces Jafar Panahi – Iran IN A NUTSHELL This Iranian film follows three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama school. The film begins with the […]

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Girls of the Sun – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Les filles du soleil / Girls of the Sun Eva Husson – France IN A NUTSHELL Set in Kurdistan. Bahar played by Golshifteh Farahani is commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, a Kurdish female battalion. The Girls of the Sun are trying to take back the town of Corduene, which is where Bahar […]

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Ash Is Purest White – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Jiang hu er nv / Ash Is Purest White Jia Zhangke – China IN A NUTSHELL Spanning over 17 years, this film begins in 2001 and ends on a melancholy New Year’s Eve that ushers in 2018, we follow the character of Qiao (Zhao Tao), a local beauty from a dying coal-mining town in love […]

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