Cannes took a dark turn with two offerings from Japanese director Takeshi Kitano (with "Outrage") and Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Biutiful"). But not all that convincingly, according to FRANCE24’s film critic at the Croisette.
Hitting the halfway mark, the Cannes competition got a double shot of darkness Monday with new films from Japan's Takeshi Kitano and Mexico's Alejandro González Inarritu. But those complaining that the competition thus far has been less than dazzling left screenings of Kitano's "Outrage" and Irritu's "Biutiful" - films that deal in different ways with the themes of crime and family – with their minds unchanged.
Fans of Kitano, who competed for the Palme d'Or once before in 1999 with “Kikujiro”, will likely drool over the director's new offering. The rest of us can admire the technical skill on display, while finding 109 minutes of this stuff ultimately very tedious.
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Date created : 2010-05-17