Cannes Film Festival reviews



'Directions': Cannes Review

A bleak insight into modern-day Bulgaria.

Based On A True Story

'Based On A True Story': Cannes Review

Playing Out Of Competition, Polanski’s latest harks back to his early work.

You Were Never Really Here

'You Were Never Really Here': Cannes Review

Joaquin Phoenix turns in a masterful performance as a hired gun in Lynne Ramsay’s blistering fourth feature


'Makala': Cannes Review

A Congolese charcoal seller attempts to build a better life for himself in this Critics Week-winning documentary

In The Fade

'In The Fade': Cannes Review

An unflinching Diane Kruger anchors this unfortunately-timed drama about a terrorist attack in Hamburg


'Bushwick': Cannes Review

Dirs. Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott. US. 2016. 93mins


'Djam': Cannes Review

Tony Gatlif’s latest is a female road movie set between Greece and Turkey

The Desert Bride

'The Desert Bride': Cannes Review

A long-distance bus ride turns into an adventure for Pauline Garcia’s Argentinian maid


'Zombillenium': Cannes Review

A new employee must find his feet at a monster theme park in this French animation

12 Days

'12 Days': Cannes Review

Raymond Depardon’s latest doc takes in life at a French psychiatric hospital

I Am Not A Witch

'I Am Not A Witch': Cannes Review

An arresting debut from Rungano Nyoni is set in and around Zambia’s capital city Lusaka

Amant Double

'Amant Double': Cannes Review

A surprising change of pace for Francois Ozon sees the French auteur venturing into De Palma territory

The Nothing Factory

'The Nothing Factory': Cannes Review

This Portugese labour relations drama - with songs - is an adventurous, energetic piece

A Gentle Creature

'A Gentle Creature': Cannes Review

Dir/scr Sergei Loznitsa. Fr/Ger/Lith/Neth, 2017. 143mins.

The merciless

'The Merciless': Cannes Review

South Korea has another international hit on its hands with this crime-based noir thriller

Robert Pattinson in Good Time

'Good Time': Cannes Review

The Safdie brothers unite with Robert Pattinson for an “unforgettable ride”

The Summit

'The Summit': Cannes Review

Ricardo Darin plays the newly elected Argentine president in Santiago Mitre’s character drama


'Closeness': Cannes Review

A social realist debut from Kantemir Balagov is an intense film influenced by the Dardenne brothers

Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts

'Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts': Cannes Review

Feminist western set in rural Indonesia is a modest gem in Directors’ Fortnight


'Scaffolding': Cannes Review (ACID)

Israeli drama of a tense father-son relationship by first-timer Matan Yair