Posts Tagged: Cannes Film Festival Results 21
The news from Cannes’ opening weekend was reassuringly familiar. Woody Allen opened the festival for the first time since 2011’s hit “Midnight in Paris,” with a far more tepidly received entry. Ken Loach was forgiven for reneging on his promise of two years ago to stop making films after “I, Daniel Blake,” a tear-jerking critique of Britain’s welfare system, had critics here in ecstasies.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival has what it takes to be a vintage edition, with Woody Allen leading a pack of celebrated filmmakers presenting their movies to the French Riviera crowds.
Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society,” his 46th feature as a director, has been chosen to open the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival.
Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in “Black Swan,” but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.