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Articles from May 2012

Final Cut - Ladies and Gentlemen
Dir: Gyorgy Palfi. Hungary. 2012. 84minsChristian Marclay has already explored far more elaborately the concept of telling one story or several of them, by using sequences from existing films. And indeed, his celebrated The Clock installation has been...
Gimme the Loot
Dir/scr: Adam Leon. US, 2012. 80minsLed by his two charismatic young lead actors, Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot is an almost compulsively endearing film about two tough-talking teenagers in the Bronx. Set over two swelteringly hot summer days during which...
Larrain's No Leads Cannes Directors Fortnight Winners
Other winners include The Repentant, Camille Rewinds and The Curse.Chile's Pablo Larrain took the top prize, the Art Cinema Award, of Directors Fortnight 2012 with drama No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal as an ad man working in the Pinochet era. The film...
Mud
Dir/scr: Jeff Nichols. US. 2012. 130minsA conventional narrative may be a rarity in Cannes competition this year, but Jeff Nichols' Mud makes no apologies for its classic storytelling. A confident, nuanced, richly satisfying coming-of-age story which...
Renoir
Dir: Gilles Bourdos. France. 2012. 111minsThe bright Summer sunlight of the Cote d'Azur cast a golden glow over Renoir, greatly enhancing the appeal of an impeccably crafted, tenderly felt traditional period piece. Dramatising a defining moment in the...
The Central Park Five
Dir/scr: Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns. US. 2012. 119minsNew York's Central Park Jogger case of 1989 galvanised public and media attention in a crime-ridden city reeling from a wave of violence, much of it associated with the arrival of crack...
Thérèse Desqueyroux
Dir: Claude Miller. France. 2012. 110minsClaude Miller's elegant last film, completed shortly before he passed away, is far removed from the typical profile of a fun-filled Cannes closing night event, the bill it is supposed to fill this year. A thought-provoking...
The Taste of Money
Dir/scr: Im Sang-soo. South Korea. 2012. 114minsAs deep and profound as a comic book printed on glossy paper, Im Sang-soo's latest portrait of lust and corruption, power plays and violence at the highest echelons of Korea's society has all the style...
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