Opened by the British Ken Loach came to view "Sorry we missed you", the ball of the regulars of the Cannes Festival continued with Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory", before continuing the day with a "hidden life" from Terence Malik.
After opening on the heels of Jarmusch's great comeback, the Cannes Film Festival is now launching its other heavyweight managers in the arena of competition.
"Sorry I missed you," the new portrait of the popular classes, signed Ken Loch
Indeed, the jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will first discover "sorry we missed", Ken Loach's new social drama. With two Palmas d. Or under his belt for "Moi Daniel Blake" (2016) and "Le vent réve" (2006), the British director returns to the crost with a new story of popular classes from across the channel, piercing realism. More than just a movie, "Sorry I missed you" is an indictment condemning the company's growing "ascension." To describe the lesser despair, Ken Lutz chose this time to tell us the story of Ricky, my father and their two children, the Newcastle family. While Avi works diligently for the elderly at home, Ricky goes for poorly paid jobs. Realizing that they will never be independent or homeowners, a real opportunity seems to be offered by the digital revolution: Avi then sells his car so that Ricky can buy a van to become a delivery driver for his account. But the excess of this new modern world will have dire consequences for the whole family …
Pedro Almodóvar tries Palm with "Pain and Glory," a film with autobiographical accents
In the wake of Ken Loch, Pedro Almodóvar arrives in Palm d'Or for the sixth time with the autobiographical pain "Pain and Glory." Inspired by the vivid memories of his life as a cancer, the Iberian's latest director brings on his favorite actors, and old friends Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas. The latter plays Salvador, the fictional expression of Pedro Almodovar tells his story. The story of reunification reunited after several decades, some flesh and bone, others in memory, the life of the suffering director. "The Pain and Glory" will explore the first love, the next, the mother, the death, the actors with whom he worked, the 1960s, the 1980s and the present. But ussi the possibility of separation of creation and personal life. And emptiness, the incomprehensible emptiness in the face of the inability to keep moving.
With a surprising welcome during his presentation, this intimate work by Pedro Almodóvar was, if it were to seduce the jury, Palm d'Or of the Spanish director, a trustee of Cannes, a double reward in 1999 for his film "Tout sur maère".
The festival is not finished displaying its sizes however. La Croisette prepares to discover the new feature film Terrence Malick, back in Cannes with "Hidden Life", eight years after his Palm Tree Light of Life. He will be followed by the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardans, in the operation of a third Palm with "Young Ahmed". Not to mention Quentin Tarantino, who will show his famous "Once in Hollywood", was chosen for the extreme in an official competition.