Dramatically different works from French New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard and American newcomer Derek Cianfrance illustrate why the Un Certain Regard category is as hot an attraction at Cannes as the main competition.
The Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, intended to showcase works of original vision and style from around the world, has attracted as much attention this year as the official competition. Part of this is thanks to Jean-Luc Godard, whose Film Socialisme was screened in the category on Monday to mostly baffled crowds also nursing disappointment at the New Wave iconoclast's absence from the Croisette.
Peter Bradshaw, film critic for The Guardian
Date created : 2010-05-19