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Cannes

CANNES 2018: A BALANCE

By Mónica Delgado

It’s been over a week since the Golden Palm was awarded to Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifters, an event which closed a festival that kept its classics leitmotivs in a low key: miserabilism, cruelty or the overrating of a cinema with messages and big issues had its few peaks. Even if this year the program was better in quality compared to other edition, the jury, presided by Cate Blanchett, was discreet when awarding common themes, like the award given to the unambitious Kore-eda film, a plain family drama without any major stylistic attributes. Point aside was the jury prize to Capharnaum by Libanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, a fact which confirm that despite the good films that made this a noble edition, remains a liking for the kind of films that look to edify consciences through stories of misery, war and refugees.

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: BURNING BY LEE CHANG-DONG

By Mónica Delgado

Eight years have passed from Poetry, and now Lee Chang-dong now recreates freely a brief tale from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami  to trace two situations of action: the romantic drama (boy meets girl), with some motifs of adolescent love and a thriller where its climax acquires dostoievskian dimensions.

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: BURNING DE LEE CHANG-DONG

Por Mónica Delgado

Luego de ocho años de Poetry, Lee Chang-dong recrea libremente un breve relato del japonés Haruki Murakami, para trazar dos ámbitos de acción: el drama romántico (chico conoce chica) para luego ir trocando algunos motivos del amor adolescente en un thriller donde el detonante adquiere dimensiones dostoievskianas.

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