Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015: Midnight Screenings

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015: Midnight Screenings

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Kapadia hoped to bring his debut feature documentary Senna to Cannes in 2010 but could not get it ready in time. Amy arrives with arguably even more expectation attached, given musician Amy Winehouse's popularity in France and around the world, the tragic circumstances leading to her early death in 2011, and the fact it features unseen footage of the star as well as unreleased music. The film is fully financed by Universal Music Group and is being sold by ex-Focus Features International co-president Alison Thompson through Cornerstone Film, her new outfit with Mark Gooder.

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If the explicit poster is anything to go by, Noé's take on the theme of love will be physical in the extreme. A late but by no means surprise addition to the Cannes roster - though in a Midnight slot rather than the anticipated Competition berth - the cult Argentinian film-maker's follow-up to his 2009 Competition entry Enter The Void, is reputedly an almost three-hour long sexual love story. …

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