Joachim Trier’s English-language debut delivers a solid score but fails short of the current leader.
Screen’s Cannes Film Festival Competition Jury has cast their latest round of votes, for Stephane Brize’s The Measure of a Man and Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs – both delivering mixed reactions.
Brize’s The Measure of a Man is a drama about an unemployed man who faces a moral crisis when he finally finds a job as a supermarket security guard.
The film recorded one to three star ratings, adding up to 2.3 (out of a possible 4).
In Louder Than Bombs, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid play the husband and sons of a late war photographer (Isabelle Huppert), each confronting their very different memories of her.
Trier’s English-language debut drew scores ranging from one to four, rounding out at 2.2.
It means Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, remains comfortably in front with 3.5 – a high almost as tough to beat as the low of Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with 0.6.
Screen’s jury chart will be updated daily