Pawel Pawlikowksi’s 1950s love story Cold War has become the new leader on Screen’s Cannes 2018 jury grid, with five films declared so far.
The film, which depicts a romance between Wiktor and Zula that starts in post-war Poland then moves to Paris, achieved an average of 2.9, including three 4s from Sight & Sound’s Nick James, Meduza’s Anton Dolin and Screen’s own critic. Julien Gester and Didier Péron of Libération were less impressed, awarding it 1 star.
Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel, his first Competition title since 2007, achieved mid-range scores, with five 3s balanced out by 1s from Michel Ciment of Positif and France Culture and Anton Dolin. Titled Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite in France, the film depicts an HIV-positive writer suffering from AIDS in 1990s Paris.
Coming up on the grid are the latest film from Jean-Luc Godard, The Image Book, and Jia Zhangke’s Ash Is Purest White starring Zhao Tao.