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Cannes Directors' Fortnight Tribute

The legendary May 1968 strike of Paris left its indelible mark on the Cannes Film Festival, just as assuredly as it left its mark on all of French society. ... 1968 saw the Cannes Film Festival halt in solidarity with striking students and workers across France, and from this swelling of leftist ... Read more
"By far the most punk movie ever made." - Richard Hell, punk legend ... Banned in France for its daring portrayal of alienated youth - and called a masterpiece by the likes of Francois Truffaut - The Devil, Probably was one of Robert Bresson's most prescient films, in its depiction of aimless ... Read more
“It's the nearest thing yet to a genuine political science-fiction movie. Brilliantly original, utterly haunting.” - Time Out ... Filmmaker Werner Herzog describes Fata Morgana as “a documentary shot by extraterrestrials from the Andromeda Nebula, and left behind”. It was actually shot in ... Read more
“One of Fassbinder's easiest, most naturalistic movies.” - New York Times ... Fox is a financially strapped gay man who performs in a travelling circus as ‘Fox the Talking Head'. When he wins the lottery, his life takes an upswing - or so it seems. His supposed new friends (and lover) ... Read more
“Like Jacques Demy on speed.” - Time Out ... Chantal Akerman's candy-coloured musical is set entirely in a Parisian shopping mall, in an unashamed celebration of 80s French pop, young love and friendship. ... Peppy, energetic and sprinkled with a plethora of plotlines, Golden Eighties follows ... Read more
“You want to be treated like men? You want to be treated fair? Well, you ain't men to the coal company, you're equipment.”Featuring Chris Cooper, David Strathairn and an early screen role for musician Will Oldham (aka Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy) as a child preacher, Matewan looks at a volatile ... Read more
“Today, pleasure has to be won, just as you win a war.”Plunging into the murky depths of a sectarian pleasure cult, filmmaker Bertrand Bonello - who, incidentally, also composed the film's score - makes a bold statement about one person's exploration of his deepest subconscious. He goes so far ... Read more
“An energetic thumb-nosing fossil of 60s fragmentation, cinematic upset, and sub-Marxist yowlings.” - Village Voice ... This rarely seen, unorthodox retelling of Dostoevsky's The Double is Bernardo Bertolucchi at his most Godard-esque. Decidedly absurdist and anti-establishment - and fashioned ... Read more
“A classic of stylistic, abstract cinema.” - VarietyLong before Star Wars, George Lucas debuted on the big screen with this modest science fiction film, starring Robert Duvall in the titular role. THX 1138 was also the first feature for Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Studio ... Read more
“Maybe it is like a mirror. People hold it up to themselves and see reflected only what they are most offended by.” - filmmaker Dusan MakavejevWhat does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Dusan Makavejev's insanely brilliant comedy ... Read more
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