Magazine article Variety

Who Sank and Who Sizzled on the Croisette This Year

Magazine article Variety

Who Sank and Who Sizzled on the Croisette This Year

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Will Smith cu

Winner

The A-list star made his Cannes debut by serving on the jury, and he managed to bring a dose of fun to the buttoned-up Palais. "I was probably 14 years old the last time I watched three movies in one day," he said at a press conference. "Three movies a day is a lot!"

The market

Loser

Forget about studios splurging $20 million on their next big hits. Not even a trickle of small deals made much of a splash because this year's strongest projects had been scooped up at the script stage or at festivals like Sundance or SXSW.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Emanuel Lubezki »

Winners

The "Revenant" director and his frequent DP dazzled critics with virtual reality installation "Carne y Arena," which puts viewers in the shoes of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Many speculated it could mark a new chapter in the way audiences consume stories. …

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