FC @ Cannes 2019 – A piquant problem of plenty

Posted on May 15, 2019


Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/cannes-film-festival-2019-what-to-watch-baradwaj-rangan/

In which I try to explain what it’s like to pick odd little films from emails and the festival brochure.

I’ve landed in Cannes at an odd time, the end of Day 1. So I’ve missed the opening film, Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. I’ll try to catch it today, or else, it will hopefully play again on the last day, which is devoted to repeat screenings. That’s how I caught BlacKkKlansman and Shoplifters last year. Meanwhile, I’m looking through all the emails from PRs, trying to decide if, say, the brunch organised by Monaco Better World Forum, to raise global awareness about oceans, is worth stopping by — just to see how organisations use the platform of a huge film festival to further important, non-film issues. I am also flipping through the festival brochure, speed-reading the synopses, trying to get a grip on what else to watch.

Continued at the link above.

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