Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2016: Midnight Screenings

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2016: Midnight Screenings

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BLOOD FATHER (FR-US)

DIR JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET

Mel Gibson plays an ex-con who must protect his teen daughter (Erin Moriarty) from drug dealers in Blood Father, the latest film from Richet, who directed the two-part crime biopic about French gangster Jacques Mesrine (Mesrine Part 1 and 2). William H Macy and Diego Luna co-star. The English-language action thriller is produced by France's Why Not Productions and is based on the novel by Peter Craig, who co-wrote the screenplay with Andrea Berloff. Berloffreceived an Oscar nomination for her work on the Straight Outta Compton script.

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GIMME DANGER (US)

DIR JIM JARMUSCH

The second of this year's two entries from Jarmusch is a documentary about Iggy Pop and The Stooges, charting the rise of the New York punk rockers and assessing their legacy. …

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