Cannes Film Festival reviews



Cannes 2023: the stand-out short films

Screen mentee and Unifrance Critics Lab participant Khushi Jain explores the highlights of this year’s short films at Cannes


‘Elemental’: Cannes Review

Pixar brings Cannes to a close with its immigrant-themed animation


‘Anita’: Cannes Review

The life and times of notorious rock chick Anita Pallenberg, as executive produced by her son, Marlon Richards

L'abbe Pierre

‘L’Abbé Pierre - A Century Of Devotion’: Cannes Review

Benjamin Lavernhe takes the title role in this epic sweep through the social problems of modern France


‘Cobweb’: Cannes Review

Kim Jee-woon’s Cannes entry is an entertainingly affectionate ode to film-makers and film-making

In Our Day

‘In Our Day’: Cannes Review

Hong Sangsoo closes out Director’s Fortnight with this slender conversation piece

Strangers By Night

‘Strangers By Night’: Cannes Review

Alex Lutz directs and stars in this Un Certain Regard closer about the chance meeting of a Parisian couple

The Old Oak

‘The Old Oak’: Cannes Review

Ken Loach returns to Cannes with his ensemble swansong about Syrian refugees arriving in a small town in the North of England

La Chimera

‘La Chimera’: Cannes Review

Alice Rohrwacher’s fourth feature stars Josh O’Connor as an archaeological psychic in Italy’s Etruscan badlands


‘Salem’: Cannes Review

Jean-Bernard Marlin’s fiery gang-war film confirms the promise of his debut ’Shéhérezade’

Last Summer

‘Last Summer’: Cannes Review

Catherine Breillat’s Competition title explores the fallout of an affair between a woman and her teenage stepson

Perfect Days

‘Perfect Days’: Cannes Review

Wim Wenders returns to Cannes competition with this meditative tale of a man living a quiet existence in Tokyo

All To Play For

’All To Play For’: Cannes Review

Virginie Efira shines as a single mother attempting to save her son from the French care system

Just The Two Of Us

‘Just The Two Of Us’: Cannes Review

Virginie Efira and Melvil Poupaud star in Valerie Donzelli’s well-observed domestic abuse drama


‘Kennedy’: Cannes Review

The latest from veteran filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is the murky tale of police corruption in lockdown-era Mumbai


‘Agra’: Cannes Review

The ugly cycle of domestic violence shadows Kanu Behl’s second feature

Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell

‘Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell’: Cannes Review

A man embarks on a physical and spiritual journey in this arresting debut drama from Vietnam

The Pot-Au-Feu

‘The Pot-Au-Feu’: Cannes Review

Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel make an appetising combination in Tran Anh Hung’s food-themed Competition entry


‘Hopeless’: Cannes Review

A troubled teenager turns to the mob in Kim Chang-hoon’s brutal South Korean drama

Room 999

‘Room 999’: Cannes Review

The future of cinema is addressed with unfiltered interviews inspired by Wim Wenders’ ‘Room 666’