The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrap up of Cannes.
Overall, this had to be the worst Cannes film festival in living memory.
The Guardian’s Derek Malcolm chimes in.
If it was the best weather in Cannes for years, the general run of films were the worst for some time, allowing us all to sit grumbling gently in the sun.
Okay, here we go again. More complaints about Cannes.
As I peruse through the weekly edition of Variety I notice that there are a lot more positive reviews than negatives.
POSITIVE for: Mystic River, Dogville, Soul of a Man, Distant (Uzak), Invasion of the Barbarians, Young Adam, Swimming Pool, Belleville Rendez-vous, At Five in the Afternoon, Mansion by the Lake, Japanese Story, Time of the Wolf, Strayed, Coming and Going, Sansa
MIXED for: Purple Butterfly, Carandiru, That Day, Bright Future, Niki and Flo, A Thousand Months, Gozu, James' Journey to Jeruselum
NEGATIVE for: The Brown Bunny, Elephant
Overall that's 15 positive reviews, 8 mixed and 2 negative. That's not a bad ratio of watchable films to not watchable films.
So was Cannes really that bad?